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Last week, Apple issued a statement claiming that the real-life battery life of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units equipped with A9 chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung may vary a bit. Earlier this week, the experts from Ars Technica have conducted a battery life test on two iPhone 6s models with different processors inside to either confirm Apple’s words or deny them.
It Sunday today, which means it’s time to tell you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of these posts deal with Apple’s iOS 9 and its bugs, new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the worldwide Mac sales. There are also several articles that tell us about the new releases of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, however, if you are not a developer, this is not very important to you. What is important, though, is that soon we may see the jailbreak of iOS 8.4.1.
As it was reported earlier this month, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with A9 chips manufactured by either Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), or Samsung. After some benchmarks and research, several reliable sources claimed there’s a noticeable difference in performance and battery life between the handsets with different processors inside. To make things clear, Apple released a statement explaining how different processors may impact the battery life of new handsets. As it turns out, the battery life of Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may vary within 2-3% range. The company also claimed that the benchmarks don’t represent the real-world results as they put a heavy burden on the processor during a long period of time, which quite unrealistic.
The week has come to an end, so it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There are also some articles that tell us about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.
As you know, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature a brand new A9 processor. This processor is manufactured by two separate companies, namely, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The first vendor uses a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, while the second one fabricates the chips using a 16-nanometer process.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has recently assigned Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the main supplier of the A10 chip, which is expected to be used in the iPhone 7 that will come in 2016. The rumor comes from a rather reliable Asian newspaper China Times, so it’s rather trustworthy. As noted by the same sources, the next-generation iPhone processor will be built using a 16-nanometer technology and InFO architecture. The production of the chip will reportedly start next year in March.
Apple remains top U.S. smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest report from a research firm comScore, the market share of the company from Cupertino was equal to 44.2% during the period of three months ending in July. Such vendors as Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC occupy the places in the top-five list.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently announced the Samsung Gear S2, a smartwatch with a round display. This Apple Watch rival comes in three versions, namely, Classic, standard, and 3G. The first model can boast of a black leather band and a black case while the second one features a gray case and a rubber band. The third model, as can be guessed from the name, is capable of connecting to 3G networks and thus can be used without the smartphone as a separate device.
According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, Samsung is currently working on a massive 18.4-inch tablet. This device is expected to become the main and probably the only rival of the iPad Pro, which is expected to be released later this year. The South Korean tech giant is also working on a 12-inch tablet with an Intel Core M processor inside, 4GB of RAM and a stylus. The device will be running Windows 10.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently launched a new promo campaign for iPhone users called Ultimate Test Drive. The participants of this campaign can get any Samsung smartphone they choose for one month for just one dollar. The main aim of the Ultimate Test Drive is to make iPhone users switch to Samsung devices. The launch of the program comes simultaneously with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. It is very likely that most participants will select these two smartphones as iPhone alternatives.
According to the latest report from a research firm Gartner, global iPhone sales grew 36% year-on-year. Quite obviously, the market share grew as well if to compare with the same quarter of the last year. As noted by the analysts, iPhone market share in the second quarter of this year was equal to 14.6%. That’s a 2.4% improvement in contrast with the Q2 2014. The guys from Cupertino managed to sell more than 48 million iPhones over the past couple of months.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple has recently asked Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to reduce the prices for A9 chips. While the South Korean tech giant has already agreed to cut the prices, TSMC is inclined to refuse. Sources claim this may affect the number of orders for A9 chips the company receives. Looks like Samsung will become the main supplier of 16-nanometer processors for the upcoming iPhone 6s.
According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the market share of Apple’s iPhone grew from 8.2% in the second quarter of 2014 to 10.9% in the second quarter of this year. The analysts claim that over the last few months, the guys from Cupertino have sold 47.5 million iPhone units. Last year, the number of iPhone units sold to customers worldwide was equal to 35.2 million. As you see, the difference is sales and market share is easily noticeable.
According to the latest report from a research firm IDC, the global tablet market continues to decline. Apple, however, remains the largest and the most successful tablet vendor with the market share of 24.5% and 10.9 million iPad units sold to customers worldwide in the second quarter of 2015. In the second quarter of 2014, Apple’s market share was equal to 27.7% and the number of tablets shipped accounted for 13.3 million units.
According to the latest report from, a research firm IDC, Apple’s smartphone market share continues to increase. In the second quarter of 2015, the share reached 14.1%. If to compare this result with the year-ago quarter, we’ll notice a 3.1% growth. The number of smartphone units sold to customers worldwide increased from 35.2 million in Q2 2014 to 47.5 million in the second quarter of this year. That’s definitely a good result, I must admit.