Apple allays iPhone 6S battery fears

iPhone 6 PlusConcerns about battery life variances in the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been dealt with by Apple, in a statement which argues that users will not experience the issues highlighted in benchmark tests carried out by third parties.

Earlier in the month, it was revealed that the new iPhone range is actually powered by processors built by two different manufacturers, with TSMC handling half the order and Samsung sorting out the other. And because these chips are actually built using slightly different processes, testers found that better battery life was being achieved by TSMC-powered models.

In some instances, the benchmarks showed that the Samsung-powered iPhone 6S devices were offering two hours less battery life, which caused some consternation amongst customers, according to

However, in a statement Apple pointed out that the conditions of the testing were entirely artificial and said that, in real world use, it would be almost impossible to tell the difference, with variances in battery life between models of a maximum of three per cent.

This does confirm that Apple has turned to two different manufacturers for the processors of its latest iPhone, a practice that is not entirely unusual in the electronics market