Apple takes swipe at Samsung and Huawei

As both Samsung and Huawei are left reeling from various troubles, Apple is taking the opportunity to kick its opponents while they are down. And only a few weeks ago it seemed like Apple was being crushed by the competition.

Speaking to The Independent, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, lifts the lid on some of the super-secret intensive testing that Apple puts components through to ensure they are not vulnerable to attack.

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Some of the tests sound quite incredible.

“The aim as the chips are being stress tested is to see if they misbehave in these kind of extreme scenarios — and, if they do, to ensure that happens in this lab rather than once they are inside the phones of users,” The Independent wrote in a report published Sunday. “Any kind of misbehaviour could be fatal to a device.