The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus uses two accelerometers

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale less than two weeks, and literally every day we learn about the new flagship smartphones Apple something new. This time his discovery experts shared Chipworks, who found in smart phones having both accelerometers, designed for different tasks. This feature, for example, missed by iFixit, which are traditionally the first to disassemble the unit to the last screw.

In Chipworks believe that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with not one accelerometer, but two. The first – a three-axis accelerometer Bosch BMA280, and the second – six axle MPU-6700 production InvenSense. According to experts, the use of two accelerometers can reduce power consumption and improve the quality of their functions.

Accelerometer from Bosch more simple and consumes less power. iPhone 6 uses it in simple tasks that do not require high accuracy and speed. In turn, a six-axis accelerometer InvenSense and applied during complex tasks, such as playing games. Accordingly, the power consumption of MPU-6700 is considerably higher.

In Chipworks called use of two accelerometers example of a careful approach Apple to detail. The effect of their use is invisible to the naked eye, but definitely has a positive impact on both the ease of use, and the battery life of devices. [via MacRumors]

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