Apple’s Phil Schiller Making Fun of Samsung’s Benchmark ‘Shenanigans’

October 1, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Earlier today, there was a report published by Ars Technica, that Samsung again was trying to game the benchmarks with the Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3 blew away the LG G2, which has the exact same processor as the Galaxy Note 3, which got Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo interested to see what’s going on here. As Samsung did with the Galaxy S4, Samsung is basically overclocking the processor when a variety of benchmarking apps are being ran. So Ars Technica came to the conclusion that Samsung is artificially boosting the device’s benchmark scores for speed and processing power. Something we talked about just a few months earlier.

Of course the folks at Apple aren’t going to let this one go. As one of the more popular Senior Vice Presidents at Apple, Phil Schiller has taken to Twitter regarding this. Basically saying “shenanigans” and adding a link to the Ars Technica post in the tweet. That tweet has over 500 retweets and over 200 favorites. So it’s pretty popular. And I can’t say I blame Apple for going after Samsung like that.

In the past Schiller definitely hasn’t been shy in calling out his competitors. Earlier in the year, he “complained” to Reuters about the Android fragmentation experience and criticized Samsung for introducing a phone with a year-old operating system that would need updating. He made those comments the day before Samsung had their big Broadway show in New York City to unveil the Galaxy S4 in March.

Schiller usually goes after either Samsung or Android as a whole. He usually doesn’t go after the other manufacturers out there. Probably because Apple and Samsung have been to court countless times over patents and other things. As Forbes is reporting “Schiller can fall back on some credibility when it comes to benchmark scores…Apple 5S is the first smartphone to use a 64-bit processor based on ARMs architecture, making it the fastest mobile processor out there.” Not sure about it being the fastest, but supporting 64-bit does ensure it’s future proof for a few years, which is good for Apple.