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Chipgate debunked: All iPhone 6s models are created equal

A test to pit the two different iPhone 6s models against each other — one with a TSMC chip and the other with a Samsung chip — has officially debunked Chipgate. It turns out there are no discernible differences in battery life between the two. Consumer Reports acquired an iPhone 6s with an A9 chip made from […]

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Cult of Mac Magazine: All you need to know about Chipgate

Another week, another fantastic Cult of Mac Magazine ripe for your perusal! We’ve got a ton of stuff on the latest iPhone 6s controversy, unfortunately dubbed “Chipgate,” as well as a deep dive into OS X El Capitan with a tour and some great tips, a head-to-head comparison of Apple TV versus its next big […]

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iPhone 6 had Bendgate, 6s gets Chipgate, this week on The CultCast

This week: we celebrate CultCast 200! And just in time for the party—it’s the iPhone 6s scandal we all knew would someday come… #CHIPGATE. We’ll tell why the internet is nerd-raging over this newest iPhone scandal, and why it might just be diminishing your iPhone 6s’ battery life. Plus: the new Jobs movie is generating […]

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Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer. Even though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 14-nanometer […]

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Chipgate fuels anxiety, relief and some laughs over iPhone 6s

Heading to social media to vent about Chipgate, some iPhone 6s owners are upset to discover that not all A9 chips are created equal. Worse, some feel duped by Apple, which used two vendors to supply different versions of the chips in “identical” phones. Others worry about reports of inferior battery life — and some […]

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Apple denies Chipgate means iPhone 6s battery woes

The Chipgate controversy upsetting iPhone 6s owners over the past 48 hours is completely overblown, Apple said this afternoon, claiming battery life on iPhone 6s units varies only slightly. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus owners have discovered that devices with a TSMC A9 chip get considerably better battery performance than ones sporting an A9 […]

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‘Chipgate’ app returning to fuel iPhone owners’ fears

The app that Chipgate made famous is returning to the App Store after a brief hiatus. Developer Lirum Labs has told Cult of Mac that its diagnostic tool, that can tell people which A9 processor their iPhone 6s contains, is back by popular demand. “As the App was an old version, some crashes were reported, […]

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Chipgate FAQ: Everything you need to know about iPhone 6s controversy

If you’re confused about the so-called ‘Chipgate’ controversy swirling around the Internet today, we’re here to help. It just wouldn’t be an iPhone launch without something going awry, and the latest outcry concerns the relative performances of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus’ A9 processors, especially their effects on the phones’ battery lives. And if […]

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No, Apple didn’t purge ‘Chipgate’ app from App Store

As iPhone 6s owners freak out over whether their new smartphones might be saddled with a performance-deficient chip, an app that makes it easy to identify the type of chip inside the new smartphones mysteriously vanishes from the App Store. It’s enough to get “Chipgate” conspiracy theorists churning, but the reality is a little less […]

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