Can I tell if I have a TSMC or a Samsung chip without installing anything on my iPhone 6s Plus?

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know which chip is inside my iPhone 6s Plus - TSMC or Samsung? Is there anyway I can say which one I have just by checking the serial number or IMEI number of the phone? I don't want to install any 3rd party software to do this.
     
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  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, open it up.


    But seriously, there has been an app from the App Store floating around here somewhere...

    EDIT: It was called Lirum but it seems to have been pulled...so yeah, crack 'er open homeboy
     
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  5. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    Just download the system status app from the app store. It's free and safe to use. Open app > tap the details icon at the bottom > look under Device Information > type

    N66mAP = TSMC
    N66AP = Samsung
     
  6. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you actually contribute to the thread instead of wasting the OPs time?

    Anyway, to the OP: No, not anymore. Install that "unknown" app, turn on Airplane Mode, launch the app, run it, delete it, restore your device if you'd like to get rid of any potential traces of it from stealing your information (assuming it even does that).
     
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    Apple pulled-out the Lirum app. However, there is another app that allows you to know if your iPhone has the lesser-performing chip: BMSSM. My iPhone 6s Plus has Samsung's N66AP model chip. Now what?
     
  8. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    You know what? I may be happier if I don't know. If I find out I have the Samsung, I'll be disappointed for mostly no reason, and if I have the TSMC I'll feel superior for next to no reason, and realize I'm being shallow. I think I should just be happy with my new phone.
     
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    I have found it but it is showing N71mAP...so TSMC. Is the general consensus that it is a good or bad?
     
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Did not know that Apple pulled the Lirum app. Interesting. I wonder what reason Apple gave to the developer. App potentially causing an influx of iPhone return (?)

    I wonder if the BMSSM app will be pulled soon too...
     
  11. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Someone posted that you can look in the LowBatteryLog file in your Settings->Privacy->Diagnostics & Usage->Diagnostics & Usage Data logs. I don't have a low battery log, but from this one 2 years ago (https://gist.github.com/jonathandeamer/7935297), you can see the Hardware Model. If you've got a "...map" you've got a TMSC, I believe. "...ap" is a Samsung.

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  12. intofx macrumors regular

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    I can confirm this is true.
     
  13. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    Mm hmm, you're trying to make it super easy for me to look, aren't you, after I said I wouldn't. Sigh.
     
  14. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. I wasn't going to look, but I already had an app on my phone with that capability. So I looked...

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  15. intofx macrumors regular

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    i wasn't going to go out of my way to look... download a random app or what not... but that was to easy. TMSC for me
     
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  17. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    You know it's coming, things will be blamed on a specific chip so CHIPGATE. :)
     
  18. mcdj macrumors 604

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    It's quite easy to tell which chip you have. Loop a video on your phone on full brightness overnight. If it's dead in the morning, you have an A9.
     
  19. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Doh! N71ap ATT 64gb Space Grey. Time to grab the pitch fork and join the mob...

    I've been pleased with the battery life, but it is disappointing knowing others get noticeably better for the same price tag. Battery is incidentally one of my main priorities (having disabled damn near everything that consumes idle power from day 1).
     
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  21. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Did you get rid of Facebook app? That a for sure battery killer.
     
  22. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    I still see the Lirum app in the app store , I thought they pulled it ?
     
  23. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded it as well. I have the TSMC, 6s 128gb space grey if that matters.

    Edit: Why do some people say what phone they have, is there some sort of correlation between the different colours?
     
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  25. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    I posted in here earlier how you can find out without any app, if you like. Look in the low battery log file.

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