The iPhone 6s and the 6s plus has different A9 chips and, therefore, their performances have been speculated to be different. However, putting all speculations to rest, Apple has announced that the two models will have a difference in battery standby time of only 2-3%. And this difference is too low to be noticed by users.
Apple has claimed that their version of the A9 chip is far more advanced than any other smartphone chip in the world. Apple promises that the chip will utilize battery very efficiently and that the performance and the battery life that one can expect out of it will be of the highest standards. This is true for all capacity, color or variants.
There are certain lab tests that put enormous amounts of stress on the CPU to get unrealistic results about battery standby time and performance. However, real world usage is quite different and these test results amount to nothing. And even though the components used in both the 6s and the 6s plus are different to some extent, their battery performances would not vary to a great extent.
Apple claims that the videos criticizing the difference in battery standby time of the two devices are unrealistic and do not simulate real world conditions. According to Apple sources, these videos are “manufactured”.
Opt-in-dialog allows customers to share real world usage diagnostic information with Apple. The result claimed by Apple has been evaluated from these very sources. Customers use their respective iPhone just as they intend to and, therefore, the results are much more realistic when compared to benchmark tests that stress the CPU with maximum usage for long periods.
Manufacturing tolerance range allows for a deviation of 2-3% in battery performance between the two devices and, therefore, different variants do not necessarily result in different performances. Voight-Kampff test can be taken if real world usage difference can be seen.
Both the s and the 6s plus have had record sales with China having a day one roll-out in 2015. But even though the devices are being sold in such numbers, they are still in stock in retail stores. This indicates that production volume is higher than ever. This also indicates that single vendor foundry/chip manufacturing facilities will most likely face a shortage.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Apple 6sand 6s plus…