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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

Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:14pm by iClarified
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
odedoo1 - 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.
Ho No....
Ho No.... - October 8, 2015 at 5:45am
Samsung chip in my 64gb iPhone 6s from Australia delivered in the 25/09
joshWUa - October 8, 2015 at 5:15am
Yea no wonder my 6S sucks with battery, another reason why to hate Samsung.
odedoo1 - October 8, 2015 at 1:54am
This is another stupid rumor, You know that Apple tested every part before giving an ok for use. Just think about law suits and recalls, we are talking billions, no way that Apple didn't test every chip before using it!!! And talking about better company, nobody beats Samsung when it comes to chips and TVs or any hardware which is the reason Apple is buying screens and many other digital parts from them, so if you have a Samsung chip don't trip, infect keep it because if this story turns out to be true which I don't believe but if it does then you'll be able to make good money suing Apple, I wish mine will turn up to be Samsung when I get it next week.
Jakontil - October 8, 2015 at 1:11am
Yeah.. No sim va Rogers? Despite data connected to wifi, would that make any difference in battery performance
Scofield1 - October 8, 2015 at 1:03am
With activated SIM, connected on cellular vs No SIM? Test is totally irrelevant.
Great - October 8, 2015 at 2:47am
So which one lasted longer? The one with SIM card? But both on wifi. Shouldn't the one with SIM use more battery though? Unless you are saying without SIM will use more battery?
TheDean - October 8, 2015 at 12:25am
A massive 35% more battery life PLUS slightly better performance? That is way too big a difference coming from the same chip design. Sam-gate maybe?
SimonSays - October 8, 2015 at 12:10am
Yes!!!! TSMC in my 6s plus 64gb!!!!!! Samsung can suck it!
clown - October 7, 2015 at 11:44pm
Wonder what stores got which chips, or is spread out across. Would be interesting point .
Vic - October 7, 2015 at 11:13pm
Thank god. No samcrap in my phone
Wolverinemarky - October 7, 2015 at 10:24pm
I'm lucky enough to have the tmsc chip in my 6s plus
Wolverinemarky - October 7, 2015 at 10:20pm
Now that's gonna work and make sense for why anyone would care if they have one chip or the other
n0m0n - October 7, 2015 at 10:22pm
How does a person find which chip is in the device? Where can I find this info and what would I be looking for in respect to chip #'s? Thanks
AppleGuy299 - October 7, 2015 at 10:22pm
The previous post by iC shows how...
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