Recently iPhone 6s/Plus with TSMC A9 chip and iPhone 6s/Plus with Samsung A9 chip became one of the trending topic over internet. According to reports and tests, iPhone6s and Plus with TSMC A9 chip are performing better, giving 2 hours of extra battery life, having less heating issue than iPhone6s/Plus with Samsung A9 chip. After seeing that this can affect the sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models, Apple responded to this by giving a statement to TechCrunch. Apple says:
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.
Now, these type of statements are not going to change the impression of most of the people about Samsung’s bad chip and TSMC’s good chip. Obviously every iPhone 6s / 6s Plus buyer will prefer TSMC’s A9 chip models. We will help you to identify your iPhone 6s / 6s Plus models, as if they are having TSMC or Samsung chip in our next post.