Come autumn, we may be able to get our hands on the brand-new iPhone 5. Or at least, that’s what the rumors say. There has been no official comment from Apple of course, but that hasn’t stopped the deluge of information coming out about the new product.
One such rumor is that the new iPhone will be equipped with the A5 processor currently being used in the iPad 2. That’s all fine and dandy, especially since the A5 has proven to be great in every day use, giving splendid performance and low power consumption.
It does, however, seem to have a bit of a problem with overheating. Or it may have. While putting it in the larger iPad casing did not cause any trouble with rising core temperature, there are some who say that the smaller iPhone case will make the processor heat up more than advisable, thus making the use of the A5 for the iPhone not viable.
So what is there to do? Well, there is some speculation that Apple is already in the process of developing the new generation of processors, the 3D A6, which might be a more suitable solution for the new phone.
Sources suggest that the new processor’s performance will be 30% better than the current version, while the power consumption will drop by as much as 50%. Such a big drop in power use will of course lead to a much lower core temperature.
The debate goes further and suggests that Apple will be still be using the A5 in a mobile phone, but that that will be a newer iPhone 4 (4S most likely) and that they will put off launching the iPhone 5 until the A6 processor is ready. But, to be honest, I am not going to believe and suggest that iPhone 5 will indeed have the A5 processor, it is the single way to compete with such strong Android opponents.