Check If iPhone 6s/6s Plus Has a TSMC or Samsung A9 Chip [How-to]

TSMC and Samsung both manufacture A9 chip for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. But the major difference between the chips is TSMC gives two hours extra battery life to your iPhone.

The latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have garnered amazing popularity worldwide and it has been reflected in the number of orders placed by customers on e-commerce sites and offline stores.

However, iPhone 6s seems to have one issue of battery life. If you compare the battery capacity of all the four iPhones, i.e. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, you will notice a considerable difference between iPhone 6 (1810mAh Li-Po) and iPhone 6s (1715 mAh Li-Po); while there is no difference between battery capacity of iPhone 6 Plus (2915mAh Li-Po) and iPhone 6s Plus (2915mAh Li-Po).

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How to Check iPhone 6s-6s Plus Has a TSMC or Samsung A9 Chip

This has created doubts in the minds of users, and many asked questions regarding how to check if iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus has TSMC or Samsung A9 chip. So we found the solution in an app.

First you need to download Battery Memory System Status Monitor, developed by Cactos App.

How to Check if Your iPhone 6s/6s Plus Has a TSMC or Samsung A9 Chip

Step #1. Open Battery Memory System Status Monitor on your iPhone 6s.

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On the top menu, you can see four tabs: Summary, Processes, System and Network.

Step #2. Tap on System tab.

Tap on System in Battery Memory System Status Monitor on iPhone

On your iPhone 6s, you can see information like OS, Kernel, number of CPUs, model, name, Cache Line Size, L1 Cache Size and other.

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Model name is the key, which opens the secret. Check your iPhone 6s model name and you will find if your phone has TSMC or Samsung A9 chip.

  • If your iPhone 6s Plus is made with A9 chip by TSMC, the model name will be N66mAP.
  • If the model name of your iPhone 6s Plus is N66AP, it has A9 chip from Samsung.
  • If iPhone 6s has N71mAP model name, it is manufactured by TSMC with A9 chip.
  • If the model name of iPhone 6s is N71AP, it is made with A9 chip by Samsung.

Check if Your iPhone 6s-6s Plus Has a TSMC or Samsung A9 Chip

You must have noticed that alphabet “m” is common in the model names of iPhones with A9 chip made by TSMC.

There is another app available to check whether your iPhone 6s has TSMC or Samsung A9 chip.

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Download Lirum Device Info Lite – System Monitor, developed by Rogerio Hirooka.

Step #1. Launch the app on your iPhone 6s.

You will see three different options at the bottom menu.

Step #2. Tap on Home.

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Here you will find Model name of your iPhone 6s.

Check iPhone 6s Chip with Lirum Device Info Lite - System Monitor

If your iPhone has Samsung chip, you will find model names: N66AP or N71AP. And if model name is N66mAP or N71mAP, A9 chip is made of TSMC.

Check if Your iPhone 6s/6s Plus Has a TSMC or Samsung A9 Chip on Mac

You can also check the manufacturer of A9 chip from your Mac. First, download iMazing on your Mac.

Step #1. Open iMazing on your Mac.

Step #2. Now connect your iPhone 6s/6s Plus with your Mac.

Step #3. Click on Get Info on iMazing software.

Click on Get Info in iMazing on Mac

Step #4. Scroll down and check the Hardware Model name.

Check iPhone 6s Chip on Mac

If the A9 chip is made by Samsung, it will show model name: N66AP or N71AP. And if the chip is made by TSMC, the model name appears: N66mAP or N71mAP.

There is one more option for you to check the manufacturer of A9 chip on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. For this, you need to download CPUIentifier software on your iPhone. Before you go for this process, a word of caution: this method is not recommended by experts because CPUIdentifier doesn’t work in every iPhone. It is an unauthorized software developed by Hiraku Jira. You can go ahead at your own risk.

Step #1. Open website: on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus.

Step #2. Tap on “Install”.

Once CPUIdentifier is downloaded on your iPhone:

Step #3. Launch Settings app.

Step #4. Tap on General.

Step #5. Tap on Profile.

Step #6. Tap profile for Guangzhou Huimei Electronics.

Step #7. Tap on “Trust This App”

Step #8. Now open CPUIdentifier on your iPhone 6s/6s Plus.

You can see the manufacturer of A9 chip.

Apple has received much censure for this issue of different makers of A9 chip. Everybody knows that A9 chip made by TSMC gives better performance than the one made by Samsung. TSMC chip gives 2 hours more battery life to your iPhone; this is a big difference for any smartphone consumer, they will certainly go for a reality check once they buy iPhone 6s or 6s Plus.

So what chip your iPhone has? Share in comment, on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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  1. So there is no way to check the phone before you get it. Is there any area or place to get a better chance to get the TSMC chip? Does this mean that the 6s plus would get 2 hrs more with the TSMC chip or this is only for the 6 and 6s

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