Apple Says Battery Performance Varies 2-3% Between Chips

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  1. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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  2. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Thank goodness, my 6S has the TSMC chip.
     
  3. NachoSH macrumors newbie

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    Tomorrow I'm picking up mine (6S+). I'm not going out of the store with it if it has the Samsung chip.
     
  4. dmx macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to see a real world test run the batteries down 100 to 0. Include some heavy tasks like goat simulator.

    For some reason, I doubt the difference is so small.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Haha Samsung folks, when your phones dies I still have 2-3% battery left!! Suckers!!
     
  6. HEK macrumors 68030

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    And how you going to determine chip type. Download Chinese non Apple approved app?
     
  7. db0227 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No you don't have to do that. A free safe app in the appstore "battery memory system status monitor" is enough.
     
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    There will be 'good' Samsung and 'bad' TSMC chips. Manufacturing tolerances and all that.
    The Samsung-equipped 6S+ I returned with a faulty home button actually had longer battery life than the TSMC replacement I'm using now, and yet all I keep reading is how much better the TSMC chips are. People are getting WAY too obsessed with this. They're all ever so slightly different!
     
  10. keeper macrumors regular

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    Ive got a Samsung chip, phone runs great, fast and cool with no issues with battery, how many issues can people try and find with a phone, Apple has so many fragile paranoid users.
     
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    For what?
     
  12. NachoSH macrumors newbie

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    I understand that you're not having any problems with the battery life on your phone (because it isn't a real problem), but I feel ripped off, because I'm spending 1000€ on an iPhone that is inferior to others...
     
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    Must be stale. That popcorn was tasty about 5 years ago, now it's just lame
     
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    Samsung chip here, and also get great battery life on my 6s. In fact my friend who moans about his 6s battery life has the TSMC chip. Go figure.
     
  15. Sgt.ThroatPunch macrumors regular

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    Right, because you and your friend have the exact settings and do the exact same stuff on your phone?
     
  16. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, but I know I'm a much heavier user than he is.
     
  17. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    No wonder my phone is better than everyone else's.
     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Try buying a 6+...
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Fixed it for you. That's all that matters here. :D
     
  20. MadManDan macrumors member

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    Well, there ya go...

    Can we go back to complaining about how Touch ID is too fast?
     
  21. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    This response from Apple is actually completely predictable, and their explanation, likely written by their PR and lawyers, is not unreasonable.

    There are many other components in the iPhone that drain the battery on regular daily use. So a test that turned almost everything off, and only stresses the A9 processor is not the most representative. I do buy that.

    I guess it all comes down to how you use the iPhone. That extra few percents of battery power in theory could allow you to make one additional life-saving phone call. But I wonder how many owners actually use their iPhones down to 0% battery level regularly.
     
  22. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully after 1st or 2nd box you will besatisfied, not sure how many phone store will go through before they kick you out. Because the ones you open other customers won't. Unless you will accept previously opened phones.
     
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