iPhone 6s Users Facing Battery Problems Due to Faulty Samsung Chips

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If you’ve got your money ready for the new iPhone 6s that is due to hit Indian stores on the 16th of this month, you may want to make sure you buy the right one. The internet is buzzing with news of some iPhones 6s units having shorter battery life than others. The reason behind this is that there are two producers of the A9 processor – Samsung and TSMC.iPhone 6s 3

Apparently, the chips from the two firms are not identical. Chipworks, a site that specializes in teardowns, noted that Samsung’s A9 processors use a 14-nanometer processor while TSMC uses 16-nanometer. Early testing revealed that Samsung’s A9 chip fares poorly on battery performance when compared to TSMC’s chip.

Apple’s partner-cum-rival Samsung has produced nearly half of the A9 chipset found in the latest iPhone 6s, while around 70% of iPhone 6s Plus phones have a TSMC processor. A Redditor recently posted tests of a pair of iPhone 6s Plus phones, one having Samsung’s A9 processor and the other having TSMC’s. It was found that TSMC gives an extra two hours of battery life compared to Samsung’s processor under identical conditions.

TSMC A9 Processor

TSMC A9 Processor

Samsung A9 Processor

Samsung A9 Processor

“Ran this test a couple times and results were consistent,” wrote Raydizzle on Reddit. “Always about a 2 hour difference in duration. Both phones were tested using the same backup, same settings. Also tried testing them as new phones and results were similar.”

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Furthermore, you won’t be able to tell which processor you’re buying when you purchase the iPhone 6s. However, there is an app called Lirum Device Info Lite that can detect whether the new iPhone has a Samsung A9 processor or a TMSC one along with every other information regarding the specs of your device. Once you download the app, click on ‘Model’. If your model is N66MAP or N71MAP, you’ve got a TSMC chip. If it says N66AP and N71AP you got the Samsung one.

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  • Raj Malhotra
    October 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Anything people should sue Apple

  • Raj Malhotra
    October 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Nikhil Lodha dude the Samsung phones battery last longer than the iPhone don’t be stupid

  • Abdul Ahad
    October 9, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Ayush because Apple has been trying to milk as much as they can out of a pre-existing model instead of actually innovating something for once yet again.

  • Debasis Patra
    October 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Nikhil i too have iphone and ipad even i have nexus and asus zenphone leser, for your kind information yes the verge is a reputed site but not gsmarena or igyan . and please no more argue i use my phones for gaming and multimedia not only for show off and yes its heat up but my asus phone not as heat up unlikely iphone or nexus

  • Dipanjan Nickname
    October 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Hurt them till death

  • Kartikay Sharma
    October 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

    It was apple only who showed green flag to Samsung before implementation of the chips in the phone

  • Nikhil Lodha
    October 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Debasis – I own an iPhone 6 and an iPad so kindly let go of that stupid argument. I am using it from past 11 months now. The iPad even longer. So don’t even get me started on this. It doesn’t heat – at all – unless you play intensive games. Because of the aluminum encasement the heat disburses within few minutes. Try playing the same game in One Plus One and know the difference. Or better, try Samsung.
    Abdul – An average user doesn’t bother about 1715 mAH or 3000 mAH. What s/he wants is a phone that lasts a day and that 6S manages to do quite comfortably. I have already checked out the reviews before writing this. I urge you to check the reputed sites like The Verge, Gsmarena or iGyaan for that matter.

  • Ayush Kothari
    October 9, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Why did Apple downgrade the battery ? 6 had 1810 mah so this one must be something like 2000 mah approx but they gave just 1700 mah ?why ? Can’t they fit a 2000 mah battery in a 4.7 inch phone ( same as 5 inch androids)

  • Pavan Jain
    October 8, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Why did Apple ask them to make U0001f602U0001f608

  • Debasis Patra
    October 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    oh god why dont you people just visit phonearena or youtube hands on video if I’m paying money to apple i too need features and yes every phones gets heat up and iphones too, kindly buy first and talk here

  • Abdul Ahad
    October 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    The phone in question is a 6S and not a 6. The 6S has a 1715mAh battery and for an average user, the battery is insufficient and is resulting in having to charge the phone twice in a day on what is expected from Apple’s mobile devices. Quite Ironical that you are asking for a fact fight when you yourself haven’t quite brushed up on it. I refrain from posting these comments as they are a waste of my time but sometimes it just pisses me off to see comments like yours being affected because of a certain bias towards a product. So to quote a modified part of your ‘speech’ “Check out x tests before you post rubbish.”

  • Nikhil Lodha
    October 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Yet it lasts longer than Samsung’s premium offerings. With all due respect, shut up!
    iPhone 6 lasts easily 9-12 hours, the same as Samsung S6 (not edge) without giving heating issues. Check out gsmarena’s battery endurance tests before you post rubbish.

  • Mohamed Ali
    October 8, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    And the answer is yes U0001f604

  • Saurabh Sharma
    October 8, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I hope Apple won’t sue Samsung for this issue. :-P

  • Kushaal Gupta
    October 8, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Samsung’s way to bring Apple down, look at their sly tactic

  • Ayush Kumar
    October 8, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    yaa true , Aliens are hurting that :p

  • Swapnil Mayuresh
    October 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Not in the case of plus version ..

  • Debasis Patra
    October 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    if the battery size is 1700mah then what samsung will do U0001f602 , grow up admin

  • Ya Yik
    October 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Still they treat apple as a competitor.

  • Aiyappa BN
    October 8, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Can’t blame Samsung, they would have made according to what Apple have designed

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