Apple chip maker TSMC, which is responsible for producing the A9 series processors for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus alongside Samsung, has been forced to decrease shipments during the first quarter of 2016 due to a large earthquake that hit southern Taiwan earlier this month.
With the “iPhone 7” looming in the distance, the Rumor Mill is more than willing to toss out little tidbits for what to expect in the next flagship from Apple.
As 2015 wraps up, rumors surrounding Apple’s next iteration of its iPhone family are ramping up. Now a new report aims to shed light on Apple’s decisions regarding the next processor under the hood.
Consumer Reports states there is ‘no significant differences’ in iPhone 6s battery life between TSMC and Samsung’s A9 chips
First, it was discovered that Samsung’s A9 chip is smaller than TSMC’s A9 chip. Then, soon after, tests showed that iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units installed with TSMC’s variant are outperforming Samsung-equipped models.
Battery life matters, especially on a device as important as a smartphone, so it’s not at all surprising that folks are starting to take a closer look at the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
At the tail-end of September, it was discovered that Apple’s A9 chip actually came in two sizes, with Samsung’s being a bit smaller than the one manufactured by TSMC.
Whether or not TSMC or Samsung have been chosen to make Apple’s A9 processor for the next iPhone still remains a hot topic these days.