The iPhone 5 rumor mill is working overtime.

According to Chinese website – Sohu, Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor that currently powers iPad 2 is overheating in iPhone 5, which might delay the launch of Apple’s fifth generation iPhone.

Apple is widely expected to launch the eagerly awaited iPhone 5 later this fall.

Sohu reports:

Due to the emergence of Apple’s current A5 processor overheating problem, so Apple will not soon be launching a new generation of the iPhone 5 smartphones, but Apple will launch this fall is still an iPhone 4, enhanced mobile products or the name iPhone 4S, this iPhone 4S is mainly based on the iPhone 4 on minor upgrades and no significant upgrade.

According to Sohu, the A5 chip overheating issue initially forced Apple to delay the launch of iPhone 5 to late August and early September timeframe instead of the annual June-July timeframe. However, according to the report, the launch of a completely redesigned iPhone 5 has now been pushed to 2012 and Apple will launch a specs bumped iPhone 4S later this year.

It is not the first time that we’ve heard rumors about the possibility of a new iPhone dubbed iPhone 4S that looks like iPhone 4 and comes with improved specifications such as improved 8-megapixel camera etc..

Please note that Sohu does not have a track record with Apple related rumors so take this with a pinch of salt.

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