Are you returning your Samsung chip iPhone for a TSMC?

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  1. macfoxpro macrumors 6502

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    Has or does anyone plan on returning your Samsung chip iPhone 6S/Plus?
    For most of us, the 14 day return limit is tomorrow (Friday).
     
  2. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to swap my phone at the Apple Store, but not because it has a Samsung chip (it does). Screen has some issues (not the .001% darker than one spot than others that some are returning because of), but legitimate clusters of dead pixels and a shard of something under the screen. Ive been trying to reserve a space gray 64gb att plus (want band 30 too) in store for a week to no avail.
     
  3. james126 macrumors member

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    Definitely not. I'm delighted with my 6s+ even though it has a Samsung chip inside. If the issue turns out to be important, I'm sure apple will do a free recall/replace program like we've seen in the past.

    It's also important to note that while my Samsung phone is "only" benchmarking about 3800 in the Geekbench test, that's about 1000 points higher than last year's 6+. Which had a larger battery...
     
  4. youngmac macrumors regular

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    have the iphone 6s with samsung chipset, keeping it.
     
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  6. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    Jesus you have to be really ocd to give a crap. Your phone is amazing regardless
     
  7. Macalway, Oct 8, 2015
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    Never fails

    The power of suggestion folks. In all it's glory

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    Since profanity, attacks, and various other things are prohibited, couldn't insanity also be?

    Maybe a separate division of Wasteland. You know, sub-wasteland.
     
  8. ipooed, Oct 8, 2015
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    Apple has released a statement acknowledging a 2-3% increase in battery life with the TSMC chip. My guess is that percentage is downplayed by about 10% at least, not because I have done the test, or because I have both chips, but because Apple claimed only 9 people had issues with bending 6 pluses. We all know that there was way more then 9 cases, but because Apple downplayed it people accepted it.

    if they admitted a 2 hour longer battery life (which these tests showed with the TSMC) people would go ape **** and it would cost quite a bit to make everyone with Samsung chips happy, by swapping them for TSMC.

    I am on the fence truth be told, here in Canada I cannot return the phone as I have gone over the 30min talk time, here we either have 30 min talk time or 15 days whichever comes first. But I imagine if I was to go to the Apple Store and say I want a replacement because I have a Samsung chip I'd have a fight on my hands (I would get what I wanted believe me) but the hassle wouldn't really be worth it, it's almost like I would have to make up another reason like battery life, random reboots etc.


    Edit: now typing this I think I will return it via online through Apple care, claiming battery life. Which is the truth I am getting 1hr-1hr 30min less than I was on my 6
     
  9. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    I'm returning mine because of the Samson chip. Hell, I'm so pissed that I think I'm going to go get a Note 5 now!
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Do you get rubbish battery life? If you had an i6 or 6+ previously and your new phone is running the exact same settings, do you find the battery life to be dramatically inferior?
    If not, chill. Keep the phone.
     
  11. Sgt.ThroatPunch macrumors regular

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    Lucky! I got the Delilah chip. :mad:
     
  12. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    I did it and got tmsc noticely less battery drain out of the box. But not mute button rattles. Exchange one more time and still has other issues than im done with iphone
     
  13. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't exchange my phone since I got one that's been working perfectly since day one. I seriously doubt there's any difference between the chips that anyone would notice in ordinary use.
     
  14. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Just went today to get my 6S Plus 128 GB exchanged for a 64 GB AT&T model. Not for the reason of the chipgate, but because 128 GB was just overkill for me and I couldn't justify the price for it. So I went and exchanged it for the 64 GB model AT&T. Apple had some in stock and reserved mine, and apparently it's a week 37. Which I don't understand as that is the week before the launch week. Tested the chip and is TSMC again:cool:.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is the production week
     
  16. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    Rocking the TSMC chip here. Anyone with a Samsung chip needs to return their phones cuz my TSMC iPhone kicks butt!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    How loose is the mute button? If it is only slightly loose then surely you would be better off keeping the phone. I had one of my 6s's replaced because it had a loose mute and power button but they were really loose to the point I thought the power button was going to fall out.

    I know small things like this really bother some but as I said if it is only small. My wife bought me a fancy air freshener when I got my new car and it made a rattling noise, I fixed it by buying a cat back non resonated Milltek exhaust. Now I can't hear anything.
     
  18. barondebxl macrumors 6502

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    If you can borrow me some infrared glasses that can see through the iPhone I'll do it for you
     
  19. steveh552 macrumors regular

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    I guess I am in the minority. I have the Samsung chip and have no intentions of returning it nor do I think I am getting poor battery life. To the contrary, I have better life with my 6s Plus than I did my regular 6 it seems. No other issues either, so I will keep it.
     
  20. bluechair1984 macrumors regular

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    That's actually not what they said. That is what you wanted to hear. Go back and read it again.
     
  21. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Well the plus models have much better battery life. But I do think this issue should be over now.
     
  22. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    This thing is getting a lot of air time.

    It's going to cost Apple a little.
     
  23. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    Its rattling whenever i touch the screen. Returned one didnt do this. So i want to return it
     
  24. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    Every year it's something. Last year 'bend hate', this year 'processorgate'. For most people it won't mean a thing. Just something getting blown way out of proportion.
     
  25. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    And who could forget the debacle of the 6 benchmarking slightly better than the 6 Plus? That practically brought the forum crashing to the ground.
     
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