Not long after the release of the new S variant of the iPhone, someone decided to take it all to pieces to have a looksee what all the hoo- har is about.
Well, it appears that the A9 chip in Apple’s new iPhone 6s is manufactured by two different companies, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). Reports are starting saying that the battery life in the Samsung A9-equipped devices is notably worse than that of the TSMC iPhones.
Some tests have revealed that the TSMC chips last as much as two hours longer than the phones with the Samsung chipset.
Apple’s official response downplays the difference as only a matter of a few percentage points…
With the Apple-designed A9 chip in your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you are getting the most advanced smartphone chip in the world. Every chip we ship meets Apple’s highest standards for providing incredible performance and deliver great battery life, regardless of iPhone 6s capacity, color, or model.
Certain manufactured lab tests which run the processors with a continuous heavy workload until the battery depletes are not representative of real-world usage, since they spend an unrealistic amount of time at the highest CPU performance state. It’s a misleading way to measure real-world battery life. Our testing and customer data show the actual battery life of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2-3% of each other.
So there it is. This year’s Applegate story, which I’m going to call “dependingwhomadeyourchipeffectsyourbatterylife” gate
Apple’s stance on the matter is simple regardless of who made the A9 chip in your iPhone 6s, you should get battery life in line with what the company claims, and let’s be honest with second to none customer care, if you’ve got a battery issue they will more than likely just swap the phone for you.