Chipgate debunked: All iPhone 6s models are created equal

A test to pit the two different iPhone 6s models against each other — one with a TSMC chip and the other with a Samsung chip — has officially debunked Chipgate. It turns out there are no discernible differences in battery life between the two. Consumer Reports acquired an iPhone 6s with an A9 chip made from […]

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iPhone 6 had Bendgate, 6s gets Chipgate, this week on The CultCast

This week: we celebrate CultCast 200! And just in time for the party—it’s the iPhone 6s scandal we all knew would someday come… #CHIPGATE. We’ll tell why the internet is nerd-raging over this newest iPhone scandal, and why it might just be diminishing your iPhone 6s’ battery life. Plus: the new Jobs movie is generating […]

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‘Chipgate’ app returning to fuel iPhone owners’ fears

The app that Chipgate made famous is returning to the App Store after a brief hiatus. Developer Lirum Labs has told Cult of Mac that its diagnostic tool, that can tell people which A9 processor their iPhone 6s contains, is back by popular demand. “As the App was an old version, some crashes were reported, […]

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Apple denies Chipgate means iPhone 6s battery woes

The Chipgate controversy upsetting iPhone 6s owners over the past 48 hours is completely overblown, Apple said this afternoon, claiming battery life on iPhone 6s units varies only slightly. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus owners have discovered that devices with a TSMC A9 chip get considerably better battery performance than ones sporting an A9 […]

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Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer. Even though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 14-nanometer […]

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