SVP of worldwide marketing at Apple, Phil Schiller, takes a jab at Samsung through Twitter today. He sent out a tweet linking to an article which delves into alleged benchmarking adjustments made by Samsung in its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 3. Various adjustments have allegedly been made in the Note 3 so as to boost its benchmarking scores. Schiller’s tweet, which contains the link to the article, says just one word: “shenanigans.”
This is an obvious jab at Samsung, which is one of the main rivals that Apple is taking head-on in the global market. This isn’t exactly the first time that Samsung has been accused of making adjustments in its devices in order to improve their benchmarking scores. Back in July a number of reports surfaced online which claimed that the Galaxy S4 would run its graphics processor at a higher frequency in some benchmarks, thus inflating the actual graphics processing power by 11.04 percent. Samsung responded by saying that the S4 had been designed to allow maximum GPU frequency of 533MHz, while the maximum frequency had been lowered to 480MHz for certain gaming apps that may cause an “overload.” If you’re interested in reading more about the benchmark optimization drama Samsung was caught in back then, do check out our detailed assessment of the entire situation.