Apple Says Real World Battery Life of iPhone 6s A9 Chips Vary Just 2-3%

Apple Says Real World Battery Life of iPhone 6s A9 Chips Vary Just 2-3%

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Apple has released a statement to address reports that an iPhone 6s with a TSMC manufactured A9 chip gets longer battery life than an iPhone 6s with a Samsung manufactured A9 chip.

The company says that tests which have shown a nearly two hour difference in battery life are unrealistic.

"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."

A 2-3% difference in real world tests is still more than expected; however, it's unlikely that you will notice it, especially given the new Low Power Mode in iOS 9.

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Apple Says Real World Battery Life of iPhone 6s A9 Chips Vary Just 2-3%

Bigjiba - October 9, 2015 at 8:48am
Wel Apple just confirm that there is a difference. I'm curious if they new about it. Probably. Anyway, information is power and the consumer can decide what chip they want. I have a Samsung in my 6s plus 128gb but I don't care much about the power difference. I also don't condemn if someone wants to return because of the inferior (albeit small)chip. Consumers decision. And again apple learns a lesson. They need to tighten the tolerances. We all get a better product in the future because of this.
Stfumoronsheep - October 9, 2015 at 9:15am
You retards would never notice a difference unless someone on the Internet told you so. "I heard it on the Internet so it must be true". I hope there's mass amounts of people trying to return their ishits because they want one with the other chip. Lol morons
no ishit here - October 9, 2015 at 12:14pm
Nothing really shitty about iPhones. It's just luck if you have one or the either, but not like it matters that much to them anyway. I am happy with mine being whatever is has on the inside as long as it survives.
ScreenOffscreen - October 9, 2015 at 6:27am
Chipgate? Or Cheapgate?
chipgate - October 9, 2015 at 7:45pm
From what articles say...^
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