Just to be clear – neither does Apple. Of course.
After a good bit of sleuthing, we can confidently say Samsung appears to be artificially boosting the US Note 3′s benchmark scores with a special, high-power CPU mode that kicks in when the device runs a large number of popular benchmarking apps. Samsung did something similar with the international Galaxy S 4′s GPU, but this is the first time we’ve seen the boost on a US device. We also found a way to disable this special CPU mode, so for the first time we can see just how much Samsung’s benchmark optimizations affect benchmark scores.
You’ll never guess.
Good on them.
Did I mention this before? Oh yeah, in April of 2012.
965 million lost. This last quarter.
Get it via software update from your iOS device.
So, Blackberry – makers of “amateur hour is over” devices – is being sold for around 4,7 billion.
Almost as much as Apple made this past launch weekend with iPhone sales.
That’s right. Apple SOLD 9 million iPhones (%s, and 5C) to customers on opening weekend.
Only 4 million more than the iPhone 5 opening weekend numbers, so I’m sure Apple is doomed somehow.
This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales. The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/246829/iphone-sales-top-9-million-in-first-weekend/#RmYkEdlW7jvVR8M4.99
I’ve had it since it became publicly available. I love the new look, and the new features. Go get it, if you haven’t already.
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