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How to Check if Your iPhone 6s Has a A9 Chip From Samsung or TSMC

How to Check if Your iPhone 6s Has a A9 Chip From Samsung or TSMC

Posted October 7, 2015 at 9:38pm by iClarified · 71438 views
Both Samsung and TSMC are making A9 chips for the iPhone 6s. Here's how to check which one your device has.

Step One:
Install Lirum Device Info Lite from the App Store for free.
How to Check if Your iPhone 6s Has a A9 Chip From Samsung or TSMC

Step Two
Launch the app and look at the Model number under the Home tab.

If you have model N66AP (6s Plus) or model N71AP (6s) then you have the Samsung chip. If you have model N66MAP (6s Plus) or N71MAP (6s) then you have the TSMC chip.

How to Check if Your iPhone 6s Has a A9 Chip From Samsung or TSMC
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ShajinJoseph - April 18, 2018 at 7:08pm
How to find this in iPhone 7? My iPhone 7 shows model as D101AP. How to find whether it’s intel or Qualcomm ???
Meysam - January 16, 2016 at 9:16am
Hi Please help me With one is better? Thanks
TSMC for sure
TSMC for sure - January 16, 2016 at 2:29pm
TSMC is without doubt and question the best. You already know what it's like with the other company on this one.
evilsearch - October 15, 2015 at 8:55am
King Rollo
King Rollo - October 9, 2015 at 10:48pm
I wonder if Samsung put a battery "defeat device " to make iPhone use more battery :p
Justabrake - October 9, 2015 at 10:17pm
Don't sweat it the 7 is right around the corner!
s is always better
s is always better - October 9, 2015 at 10:32pm
I'd wait and save more along with the s models fixing the problems a new iPhone gets just like bendgate. It may be too thin though.
King Rollo
King Rollo - October 9, 2015 at 8:56pm
Tsmc on mine! Yay!!
Akeveryday - October 8, 2015 at 8:58pm
Thanks the link worked. I have the TSMC chip too.
Pug father
Pug father - October 8, 2015 at 8:48pm
I had a 16gb with the TSMC chip and traded it for the 64gb because 16 just isn't enough. Now unfortunately I am stuck with the Samsung chip and I can honestly see the difference in battery life. I have the 6s 64gb. Huge difference. Wish I would've known before I swapped phones.
Luke Warm Skywalker
Luke Warm Skywalker - October 8, 2015 at 9:08pm
I wish there was some scanner that can detect the chip in the 6s so I can tell which phone model I will want exactly.
PaladinLV - October 9, 2015 at 9:45pm
Not an accurate assessment has the slow down you "perceive" could be from having more memory. The comparison needs to be done between to 64 phones.
Akeveryday - October 8, 2015 at 7:35pm
This app isnt available anymore.
Character178 - October 8, 2015 at 5:19pm
I have the Samsung one. FML. I was lucky to download the app in time.
chiro4u - October 8, 2015 at 2:43pm
Lirum Device Info Lite is no longer available in US App Store
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - October 8, 2015 at 7:17pm
Yes it is still available. Just press the link in the article. That's the way I got it just now. Searching for came up not available.
clown - October 8, 2015 at 2:06pm
Notice one is only WIFI and the other shows it with cellular active. . The post makes no mention of this.
On WiFi
On WiFi - October 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
Well, very sharp attention to details! But actually, the battery's life of the one with "Wifi" only (without SIM card) is 1h50 shorter. I guess that people owning a 6s with a Samsung ship should simply return it. It's abnormal to built and test a device for several months and get so much discrepancies in battery life because of a chip brand! I'm doubting about the screenshot, iClarified... that for clarifying this point ;O)
NoYes - October 8, 2015 at 12:27pm
Presume ones sold in Europe/US and Japan may have TSMC
Andre - October 8, 2015 at 8:44am
Hmmm my iPhone 6 looks like i have tsmc :-/
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