There have been a lot of speculations regarding the Apple iPhone 5 release date, and more are surfacing each day. A recent job posting indicated an August iPhone 5 release of the most anticipated smartphone.
Chinese website Sohu.com reported that Apple has been delaying the release of the iPhone 5 because of the A5 processor’s overheating problems. Because of this, the new iPhone’s June to July launch was moved to the mid-August to September timeframe. According to the website, the design team at Apple is having difficulty keeping the dual-core A5 processor cool inside the iPhone 5 chassis.
The A5 chip has been working well in the company’s iPad 2 tablet for a year now and the company should have enough time to test it with the new iPhone. It was reported that the A5 chip is twice as big than its predecessor, the A4 processor, so problems with overheating could be true.
The website also reported that the company will be transitioning to a 28-nanometer manufacturing process for the A6 chip. The A5 chip, which is used in the iPad 2, was manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co.’s 45-nanometer process.
The iPhone News Blog gave an analysis of the A5 chip’s overheating problem. According to the study, heat issues occur due to the phone’s bigger battery and/or its smaller chassis. There are also possibilities that because of its new features, the A5 chip works harder than it should.
Are you willing to wait longer for Apple to come up with a solution to the A5’s overheating problems?
via: Times Wire Service