Scandal of the Day: Turns Out, Not All iPhone 6s' are Made Equally. Some May Have Worse Battery Life.
Just like last year's bendable iPhone 6 and Antennagate before that, along with a new iPhone release comes a technology scandal.
Which are either the least sexy or the sexiest scandals imaginable, depending on your tastes.
Tech bloggers and testers are discovering that iPhone 6s have one of two possible different A9 chips and, if their tests are to be believe, a significant contrast in battery life exists between the two.
9to5 Mac breaks it down:
Some models ship with a processor made by TSMC while others come with a Samsung-made component. While you'd expect that Apple would ensure both are built to offer comparable performance, it appears that may not be the case. It's already been revealed by Chipworks that the Sammy model is 10% smaller, but if a couple of videos recently published are anything to go by, you might be better off with a TSMC model…
Well-known tech YouTubers, Austin Evans and Jonathan Morrison both uploaded videos showing how they tested the TSMC and Samsung models against each other and ended up with the same conclusion: You'll get better battery life from the TSMC model.
Here's the original video which discovered the difference between the battery life.
9to5 Mac did their own tests to double check, corroborating the original video.
The story gets ickier.
Both videos suggest that iPhone 6s users download a free app called Lirum Device Info Lite to check which chip users have in their phone.
Well, as of this Oct. 8 morning writing, Apple appears to have removed it from their App Store.
Apple swiftly removed the app that let you check what CPU is in your phone. LMBO #ChipGate— ℵ яΛιđאя ʞנΛи (@LEVST3R) October 8, 2015
I am pretty sure this Lirum Device Info Lite app just got taken down. Apple was not having it. #chipgate— Robert Bassett (@YourDailyTechy) October 8, 2015
What do you think? Are you worried about your new phone and its battery life?