batterygate

It seems that controversies have become a key part of new iPhone release. However, as usual, most of these controversies and rumors tend to be blown out of proportion and that’s exactly the case with the “batterygate” issue of iPhone 6s.

For those keeping track of iPhone 6s news, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, just a few weeks ago, Apple came under some criticism concerning the A9 chipsets being used in their latest iPhone models. It was believed that there were major differences in the battery life between the Samsung A9 chipset and the TSMC A9 chipset. The 6s models with the Samsung A9 were said to have a battery life that was two hours shorter than the 6s models that come with the TSMC A9 chipset.

According to tests conducted by tech publication, Ars Technica, the TSMC A9-based iPhone 6s models did offer higher battery life under specific circumstances. However, there was nothing significant to be bothered about. In fact, in a WebGL test, the 6s with the Samsung A9 chipset actually came ahead off the TSMC A9 based 6s.

In a GFXBench test, the TSMC A9-based 6s model was able to edge out the Samsung A9-based 6s by a mere six minutes; a difference that is highly negligible. Ars Technica stated that there are differences in the battery life between the Samsung A9 based 6s models and the TSMC A9 based 6s models. However, these differences would go unnoticed as far as real life usage is concerned.

Image Source: Zach Epstein, BGR

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