Just recently, we posted about Apple’s latest iPhone issue, Chip Gate. In short, Apple chose to go with two manufacturers to produce the A9 chip for the iPhone 6s. Initial tests showed a rather large difference in performance between the two chips. Of course, Apple is denying there is an issue, stating the difference between the two chips result in a minimal battery life difference, and that initial tests were incorrect because the iPhones were being overworked. I suppose by design, iPhone users are expected to not use their phones very much, which would also explain why the waif model phone has an even more petite battery.
As spoke about in our last post, the issue between the chips being manufactured by two different companies, and the difference in performance, sounds very much like an issue Apple had previously with the screens on their Mac Books, which resulted in a class action lawsuit being filed against them. If these issues are as similar as they appear from the outside, it would fully explain why Apple was so uncharacteristically quick to respond that there was no real difference between the two chips.
It appears that we were not the only ones to question the validity of Apple’s response. Ubergizmo is reporting that the Taiwanese government is looking in to Chip Gate. The Taiwanese Department of Consumer Protection as requested tests by the communications regulator to determine the difference between the two chips. If the findings prove that the difference between the chips is “big enough to affect either device”. the Taiwan National Communications Commision may seek discounts or recalls on the devices.
A country choosing not to let Apple steamroll their citizens? What an odd concept. Kudos Taiwan, here’s hoping your the first of many.