A year without a controversy related to Apple’s new smartphones feel incomplete, but fortunately, it’s not the case. Over the last few days, a couple of users claimed that the iPhone 6S battery life can vary, depending on the chipset the phone is using, a Samsung or a TSMC-made one.
Of course, we’re not talking about huge differences, as, according to Mashable, the battery life between two identical models may vary by 2-3%. The Internet reacted, as usual, leading to a new trend: Chipgate.
It starts from the inside
The cause of the iPhone 6S battery life issues is the fact that the two chips are different, from a few points of view. The Samsung-made A9 chip measures 96 mm and it’s made using the 14 nm manufacturing process, while the TSMC model has 104.5 mm and it’s made on the 16 nm process.
But the regular user has no idea about this, since this difference is not mentioned anywhere on the specs sheet, so her or she can’t choose.
Also, the same source mentioned that tech reviewer Austin Evans noticed another issues, besides the iPhone 6S battery life differences. Apparently, the handset using the TSMC-made chip is also cooler, an aspect which for high-end users, for example, can be very important.
You can check out his video here and see for yourselves:
We should mention that the differences aren’t that big, in order to create a major problem, since no user the issues were pointed out after intense tests which made the chipset deal with a huge workload amount. In regular use conditions, everything should go unnoticed.
Could this affect sales, in some way or another?
What are your thoughts on this? Is the iPhone 6S battery life issue something which could made you think again before buying Apple’s new smartphone? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!