The iPhone 6s Uses Two Different A9 Application Processors!

The iPhone 6s Uses Two Different A9 Application Processors!

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Chipworks has confirmed that Apple is using two different A9 application processors for the iPhone 6s. While it was speculated that the A9 and A9X would be sourced from Samsung and TSMC, respectively, the company found that the Apple is also sourcing the A9 processor from both companies as well.

As pictured below, there is a difference in the die size for the APL0898 (Samsung) and the APL1022 (TSMC). From a benchmarking point of view, the smaller die size shows a leadership in technology scaling for Samsung. On the other hand, for Apple to go through all the trouble of dual-sourcing a custom designed part and launching on day one with both parts, suggests major sourcing problems.

Chipworks says its analysis is ongoing as they continue decapsulation and cross-sectioning to see who made what. We'll let you know as further details are revealed.

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The iPhone 6s Uses Two Different A9 Application Processors!
selvamax - September 29, 2015 at 12:32am
Apple is perfect in optimisation where other manufactures gone 8-cores for their smartphones.
Zanka - September 28, 2015 at 11:22pm
The excitement !! Lol. Smh.
Nat - September 29, 2015 at 1:02am
Android and their phones of course.
! - September 28, 2015 at 10:25pm
iClarified, what is an "application processor"?
Well... - September 28, 2015 at 10:50pm
The processor that processes all the applications
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