Reply to post: Apple's policy

Leaked benchmarks from developer kit for Apple's home-baked silicon appear to give Microsoft a run for its money

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Apple's policy

I'm sure Apple knew that benchmarks would be released so I wonder why they decided to bother banning developers from providing them; apart from the usual paranoia that is. Presumably, because it gives them plausible deniability over benchmarks for code that is almost certainly not optimised, while at the same time knowing that the leaked scores will keep people talking about the speed of the new chips.

Will we see improvements over time as the compiler and emulator get better? Will we see a baseline that allows Apple to gather wows™ when new hardware is released?

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021