“The ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung may be more commonly fought in the courtroom than on social media, but Apple on Tuesday apparently made an exception following the publication of a report suggesting that Samsung may be artificially boosting the benchmark scores of its new Galaxy Note 3,” Erika Morphy reports for MacNewsWorld. “‘Shenanigans’ tweeted Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, along with a link to the story in question on Ars Technica.”

“Samsung appears to be artificially boosting the benchmark scores with ‘a special, high-power CPU mode that kicks in when the device runs a large number of popular benchmarking apps,’ [Ars Technica] author Ron Amadeo explained,” Morphy reports. “Essentially, the CPU treats the benchmarking app differently than it does a normal app, locking into the fastest speed possible, Ars charged, for scores that are inflated by as much as 20 percent.”

Morphy reports, “‘Make no mistake,’ Rob Walch, host of Today in iOS, told MacNewsWorld. ‘This is not an ‘oops’ event for Samsung; this is not something that can happen by accident. This is Samsung deliberately rigging its devices to perform differently when they sense a benchmarking app. This is them saying, ‘hey, let’s put in code to make our unit look better when it is running a benchmark app.””

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MacDailyNews Take: They’re not called “Samscum” for nothing.

I don’t know which is worse: Samsung’s slavish copying or that there are tens of millions of dullards and/or morally-crippled consumers who would buy such obvious knockoffs. What kind of person rewards thieves, especially such obvious ones? What kind of person hands over their money to make sure that crime pays? What’s wrong with you people, exactly?

It makes me sad that there are outfits like Samsung Electronics on the planet, as I was with Microsoft before them. People who work for Samsung Electronics should be ashamed. It makes me even sadder to see people supporting blatant criminals, whether it be blindly or, worse, knowingly. To those people I say: Get some morals, will you, or how about at least acquiring a modicum of taste?

What you’re doing is supporting criminal activity. It’s like you’re buying knockoff Coach handbags, but you’re paying pretty much the Coach price! Not too smart, eh? Oh, sure, you might have “saved” a bit upfront on your fake iPhone (maybe you got one of those Buy One Get One or More Free deals), but you’re paying the same data rates – after a couple years, you’ve pretty much paid the same anyway! So, in the end, you’re saving little or nothing while:

a) depriving the company who basically inspired your inferior, fragmented product;
b) depriving yourself of the real deal and the real experience, and;
c) rewarding the criminal, encouraging them to steal even more.

Not a lot of sense being made in any aspect of your toting around that Android phone, is there? Oh, right it’s “open.” Smirk. And, yes, every one of us with the real thing knows that you’re carrying around a half-assed fake, you tasteless wonder.

Didn’t you people have parents? If so, what did they teach you, if anything? Sheesh.

- SteveJack, MacDailyNews, August 6, 2012

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