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Which chip does your 6s(6s+) have?

BlueGoldAce

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Samsung is 14nm, and TSMC is 16nm. Theoretically, the Samsung should hold in edge in battery life, performance, heat, etc.

http://demo.hiraku.tw/CPUIdentifier/

The above site will tell you which chip you have (some other member posted this in a frontage thread).

Personally:

Silver 64gb iPhone 6s Plus: TSMC chip.

Andantech explains it better:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9665/apples-a9-soc-is-dual-sourced-from-samsung-tsmc

Based on what andantech says, we have to assume either the above "CPU identifier site" is a software based identification method, or total BS.
 
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hutrebug

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Wasn't it on the news that initially Apple was using TSMC to manufacture the A9, but due to insufficient yields it switched over to Samsung? So I would guess the same chip comes from two sources.
 
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Benched08

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Oct 24, 2014
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Got a TSMC. I really don't think it makes a difference. Samsung's 14nm FinFet wasn't a true die shrink anyways, I'm not sure about TSMC's.
 
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MaciMac100

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I wonder if all the reviewers will get handpicked Samsung 14nm A9's... Heat, performance, battery life.
 
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ipooed

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I just get this pop up


Edit: nvm Samsung here 64GB 6S
 

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perkedel

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Samsung is 14nm, and TSMC is 16nm. Theoretically, the Samsung should hold in edge in battery life, performance, heat, etc.

http://demo.hiraku.tw/CPUIdentifier/

The above site will tell you which chip you have (some other member posted this in a frontage thread).

Personally:

Silver 64gb iPhone 6s Plus: TSMC chip.

Andantech explains it better:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9665/apples-a9-soc-is-dual-sourced-from-samsung-tsmc

Based on what andantech says, we have to assume either the above "CPU identifier site" is a software based identification method, or total BS.

While I'm curious to see which chips in my phone, but I'm not anal nor stupid enough to download third party unknown software. thanks to you who would take one for the team :D
 
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