Consumer Reports Disproves ‘Chipgate,’ Finds No Difference In iPhone 6s Battery Life

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Consumer Reports Disproves 'Chipgate,' Finds No Difference In iPhone 6s Battery Life

Consumer Reports examined iPhone 6s units outfitted with a Samsung-made A9 chip and people with a TSMC-made chip, discovering that there isn’t a distinction in battery life or temperature between the 2.
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To satisfy the high demand for the launch of the iPhone 6s, Apple determined to make use of two totally different A9 processor chips—one from Samsung and the opposite from TSMC—to stop earlier delays brought on by not having sufficient chips to power the smartphone earlier than its launch.

However as a result of Apple is utilizing two totally different chips, there have been rumors the iPhone 6s units with the Samsung chips have a shorter battery life and run hotter than the units powered by the TSMC chip.

Nevertheless, Consumer Reports revealed a new report it says disproves these “chipgate” rumors, discovering that there are “no considerable variations” in battery life between the Samsung and TSMC variations.

Consumer Reports examined each variations of the new iPhone through the use of actual-world utilization fairly than battery life benchmarks to find out whether or not or not these claims have been true. They used the Lirum Information Lite app to find out if the device had the Mannequin N71mAP chip ID from TSMC or N71AP for the Samsung version.

To make sure accuracy, every phone was examined utilizing the identical service, on this case T-Cellular, with the newest version of iOS 9.02. Consumer Reports then modified settings to ensure the display, wi-fi connections, operating apps, and so on., have been equal on each units.

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In response to the report, the journal then measured the battery life with steady exercise on the mobile network. “In one check, as an example, we made the telephones transmit at a nominal +10 decibels per milliwatt (dBm) on the identical channel within the generally used Frequency Band 5,” the report says. In one other examine, testers set the display brightness to about one hundred fifty NITS (roughly 50 %) utilizing a digital elimination degree meter, switching off the auto-brightness setting to ensure the room’s lighting did not tamper with outcomes.

Consumer Reports discovered that every of the telephones ran for about 5 hours, with a negligible period distinction of lower than 2 %.

After additional testing that included knowledge-intensive actions similar to loading numerous net pages and playing music, testers discovered that each telephones give up on the similar time after greater than 11 hours and 600-plus net web page downloads, leading to a distinction of lower than 1 %.

Testing the phone’s temperatures between the 2 units, Consumer Reports discovered that there was once more a lower than 1 % distinction between the iPhone 6s with the Samsung and the one it the TSMC chip, with floor temperatures reaching 84 levels F through the 11 hours of testing.

Whereas it is confirmed that Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a barely shorter batter life than their predecessor, the iPhone 6, the studies additionally confirms there isn’t any distinction in battery life or temperature within the 6s units.

Source: Consumer Reports

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