iPhone 6s With TSMC A9 Chip May Get Nearly 2 Hours More Battery Life Than With Samsung Chip

iPhone 6s With TSMC A9 Chip May Get Nearly 2 Hours More Battery Life Than With Samsung Chip

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The iPhone 6s with a TSMC made A9 chip reportedly gets nearly two hours more battery life than the iPhone 6s with a Samsung made A9 chip.

Reports have begun surfacing on various sites including reddit, Engadget, and MacRumors supporting claims that the iPhone 6s with TSMC's A9 chip performs better and provides greater battery life than the iPhone 6s with Samsung's A9 chip.

iPhone 6s With TSMC A9 Chip May Get Nearly 2 Hours More Battery Life Than With Samsung Chip

GeekBench developer John Poole has posted battery test distribution charts which appear to corroborate these reports. Notice in the charts below there is two separate peaks for the iPhone 6s with one having a much higher score than the other.
iPhone 6s With TSMC A9 Chip May Get Nearly 2 Hours More Battery Life Than With Samsung Chip

Compare that to the distribution chart for the iPhone 6 which looks to have a more normal distribution.
iPhone 6s With TSMC A9 Chip May Get Nearly 2 Hours More Battery Life Than With Samsung Chip

Performance tests are much closer with the iPhone 6s (TSMC) just edging out the iPhone 6s (Samsung) by 66575 to 65695.

iPhone 6s With TSMC A9 Chip May Get Nearly 2 Hours More Battery Life Than With Samsung Chip

In addition, the TSMC was found by at least one person to run slightly cooler at 37 degrees Celcius compared with 40 degrees Celcius for the Samsung.

Interestingly, it is the Samsung chip which uses the smaller 14nm process versus the 16nm process used by TSMC. You can find out which chip you have in your iPhone 6s by following these instructions.

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Hary - October 10, 2015 at 2:04am
Lucky me just got mine 6s 128gb rose gold tsmc
odedo1 - October 9, 2015 at 6:43pm
If it was Germany Tim as Apple CEO would be gone with criminal charges case against him just like the VW case that is going on in Germany right now, deceiving the customers is a felony and Apple with all their testing knew but decided to keep quite about it because as it was there where not enough iPhones for release day and if they would have trashed the faulty once it would mean billions of $$$ and a bad reputation for Apple which happened any way, in fact if Apple admitted at first like they did with the Apple Watch they might have lost some money but kept their reputation which as of right now is not looking so good!!!
Eurico - October 8, 2015 at 4:31pm
TSMC on my 6S 64GB gray purchased at Apple Retail Store Carrousel du Louvre on October 3th
yas9in - October 8, 2015 at 8:35am
Sounds like a new Samgate to me, but aren't the 6 and 6 affected in any way?
Thokz - October 8, 2015 at 7:08am
Clearly an attempt by Samsuck to sabotage the 6s and make it smaller and last longer than it actually can.
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