1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Today I bought an iPhone 6S 128GB Space Gray color. I told the guy at the store to put a tempered glass screen protector on it so he opened it and fitted the screen protector. Just as I was walking out of the shop, I met a guy who told me that this model MKQT2ZP/A is the Hong Kong version and I should have bought the chinese version as the Hong Kong version is slower.

    Now I am new to iPhones and felt pretty annoyed that he said that and since I opened it already and had them put a screen protector on it I couldn't tell them to take it back.

    I didn't do my research as I didn't know iPhone had different model numbers, all I knew that the local ones sold here in Dubai have no Face Time in them since Face Time is banned in Dubai and the ones that are imported internationally have facetime so I bought the latter.

    Should I be concerned about this Hong King model number? is it inferior in terms of speed or battery life or is this random guy I met a muppet?
    11-08-2015 02:17 PM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    A muppet.
    There are two different chipsets, which are equivalent but the rest of the hardware remains the same.
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    11-08-2015 02:48 PM
  3. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    A muppet.
    There are two different chipsets, which are equivalent but the rest of the hardware remains the same.
    that's what he probably meant, what are the 2 diff. chipsets? did I buy an inferior one or what? how do they differ?
    11-08-2015 02:53 PM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    TSMC and Samsung.
    One has a tad longer battery life and the other one works a tad better under heavy load.
    Nothing significant, IMHO.
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    11-08-2015 03:05 PM
  5. Quis89's Avatar
    Lol. A muppet.
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    11-09-2015 12:05 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Nothing to be concerned with. The whole Samsung vs. TSMC debacle has been overblown. You wouldn't notice a difference.
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    11-09-2015 12:12 AM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    No.
    11-09-2015 12:47 AM
  8. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Nothing to be concerned with. The whole Samsung vs. TSMC debacle has been overblown. You wouldn't notice a difference.
    So what is the model I bought (MKQT2ZP/A) anyway? Samsung or TSMC?
    11-09-2015 04:04 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    So what is the model I bought (MKQT2ZP/A) anyway? Samsung or TSMC?
    1. Download this from App Store: Battery Memory System Status Monitor by Cactos App
    https://appsto.re/us/pTERD.i
    2. Open the app and tap on the System tab

    3. Under the Device section, look for the model number

    4. N71mAP and N66mAP are TSMC chips, N71AP and N66AP are Samsung. I'm not sure how the model number you provided ties into this, if at all.
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    11-09-2015 06:04 AM
  10. Phill_UK's Avatar
    11-09-2015 06:10 AM
  11. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I have the N71mAP which is a TSMC!! Great! a bit more battery life I suppose

    So that guy I met at the mall was a real jealous muppet I guess trying to make me feel bad that I bought a Hong King iPhone which made it seem like it was an inferior iPhone from the way he was talking.

    Cheers mate!
    11-09-2015 08:45 AM
  12. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    But guys, this is interesting, let's say a friend of mine tells me he wants to buy an iPhone 6S, how can he find out which chip that iPhone has before opening it? Is there a way to find this out from the model number that's on the box?
    11-09-2015 08:49 AM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    But guys, this is interesting, let's say a friend of mine tells me he wants to buy an iPhone 6S, how can he find out which chip that iPhone has before opening it? Is there a way to find this out from the model number that's on the box?
    Not that I know of. The model numbers don't designate what kind of processor is in the device.
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    11-09-2015 09:35 AM
  14. knotsure's Avatar
    Forget about all that stuff. I haven't checked mine and don't care to either. My iPhone 6s 128gb is great and that is that.
    11-09-2015 10:07 AM
  15. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Forget about all that stuff. I haven't checked mine and don't care to either. My iPhone 6s 128gb is great and that is that.
    Strangely enough, I just checked my wife's iPhone 6S PLUS which was bought from the same store (she got the Rose Gold while I got the smaller 6S 128GB Space Gray), is using the Samsung chip. Very strange there is no way to tell from the outside, it's like the luck of the draw. Either you win or.... you win
    knotsure likes this.
    11-09-2015 05:37 PM
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    11-10-2015 12:54 PM

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