Two things happen when a new iPhone is released. One, they sell like crazy and everyone acts surprised. Two, a new controversy pops up. Whether it’s warranted or not, people actively go searching for something to complain about. First it was antenna-gate, and that was quickly followed up by last year’s bend-gate.
This year is no different.
Although Apple thoroughly fixed the durability of its aluminum iPhone, people this year have begun to complain about the new A9 processor powering Apple’s shiny new device. It’s fast, power efficient, and kicks a whole lot of butt. But it turns out the processor inside your iPhone might not match the processor inside of your buddy’s iPhone.
Should you be mad? No, you should not, as a recent test showed it doesn’t matter which chip you have, performance and battery life is pretty much level. And yet, the fact that Apple tapped two manufacturers—TSMC and Samsung—to make the A9 processor doesn’t sit well with people no matter what you tell them.
If you have no clue what’s going on, this post will get you caught up. Basically, Apple used two different partners to manufacture the A9 processor, both of which used their own manufacturing processes. That resulted in a slightly bigger chip from TSMC compared to what was made by Samsung.
Some people claim the Samsung chip results in poorer battery life, though Apple has already come out to say the differences are negligible (about 2 to 3 percent). No matter what, you’re getting a good iPhone, albeit one that might not quite match your neighbor’s.
Check out the video above to hear Jon’s thoughts on the matter, and whether or not you should really care which chip is inside your iPhone 6s.