iPhone 6S/6S Plus

15 09 2015

Welcome to the iOS family.

See this concept map (created with the app INSPIRATION on an iPad) which shows all iOS versions in relation to all iPhone models on which they can be installed. 

It started with compatibility to 2 models. Since iOS 6 the installation on the actual model and 3 predecessors is supported. With iOS 7 and 8 Apple’s mobile OS is ready to install on 5 models. iOS 9 now supports 6 iPhone iterations and these iPad models: Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3, 2, 3, 4, Air, Sir 2, Pro

Some people argue that less fragmentation isn’t as important as Apple officials tell us on the company’s yearly events. Well, stats about iPhone device share (Localytica, 2014) tell us that usually more than 60% of iOS users are on older devices (with a higher percentage for the iPad) but like to benefit from improved OS versions. This is proofed by extremely high adoption rates (>80%).

Alan Kay is one of the key people who have shaped the way we are using computers today. He can be seen as the key scientist behind the graphical user interface and the object-oriented programming. Regarding Apple’s success the most important thing Steve Jobs overtook from Alan Kay was the belief that

“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.”

Jobs made it to one of the core principles of Apple.

Less fragmentation is just one of the benefits Apple brings to its customers and it’s possible because they build both, hardware and software. Customers love the durability of their iPhones giving them an extraordinary resale value. Beside customers thousands of happy developers can see their apps running on old iPhone young timers, a not to be underestimated economic factor.
Of course not all features of updated operating systems are available for older devices. 3D-Touch for example needs a new touch screen technology. 
Anyway …

“There is a huge difference between market share of units and usage share. We’re about selling the best and having the best experience and having the happiest customers. Happy generally means using more.”

(Tim Cook)

Start being creative …

Read about 

The app Inspiration

if you are interested in creating awesome infographics.

Thanks for paying attention.


Imagination and Reality

9 09 2015

Many workout apps for iOS are too narrow in focus and omit important guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine, according to a recent study.

Here is the imagination

and you’ll find the reality in the research study below.


My suggestion …

Do not delegate your way of life to any mobile device. Just keep your brain running.


Related …

Fitness apps ignore guidelines


Stay healthy.
Physically, socially, and financially.

Ready for September 9, 2015?

7 09 2015

200 million waiting in the wings?

Nearly nothing comes out of the box. So innovation is always combined with the ability to connect the dots in a way that people are excited, benefit from a new technology, let them change the way to do things more efficiently or even with more fun and engagement, and inspire them to think different and force creativity.

Apple, aka The iPhone Company, is focused on a few products with the highest possible build quality. All their products simply do what they are intended for without bells and whistles. Each new product iteration brings remarkable value.

Glass! Handle with care!

My iPhone 4S is now 4 years old and I’m excited to install iOS 9 on this youngtimer not suffering from any circulatory problems. But oleophobic coating has gone and it’s a soul-destroying task to keep the vista. Anyway it’s still an eyecatcher, the most amazing iPhone yet (Apple’s slogan for the 4S) and doesn’t have these ugly inlaid work on the backside. I’m 60+ and sadly Apple still didn’t invent an age sensor which automatically upgrades the screen size to users in their declining years.

But there are many fans out there who think differently.

The typical mobile phone user upgrades every 18-24 months (depending on contract and country). Here is what you should know when saying Goodbye to your actual companion and Hello to Apple’s new product iteration.

Saying Goodbye

Now it’s your turn, Tim.

9:41 am

4 09 2015

9:41 am, January 9, 2007

This was an announcement which started to change lives of many people all over the world. Today smartphones are indispensable e.g. for all the refugees to find their way from Africa to Europe. We learn that social media and mobile devices entail risks but also life and hope.

Enjoy Steve Jobs initiation of the ultimate mobile device.


This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two and a half years.

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. One is very fortunate if you get to work on just one of these in your career. Apple has been very fortunate that it’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world. In 1984 we introduced the Macintosh. It didn’t just change Apple, it changed the whole industry. In 2001 we introduced the first iPod, and it didn’t just change the way we all listened to music, it changed the entire music industry.

9:42 am

today, we’re introducing THREE revolutionary new products. The first one is a widescreen ipod with touch controls” The crowd goes wild. “The second is a revolutionary new mobile phone.


And the third is a breakthrough internet communications device.

An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator.
An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator …
these are NOT three separate devices!
And we are calling it iPhone!


  • Thankfully we have manufacturers (predominantly Asian companies) whose devices are affordable for the poor.
  • Europe, help the poor and weak people from Syria and other African countries. You cannot close your eyes any longer.

Btw, enjoy the Apple event on Sep 9, 2015. Secrecy has gone, but excitement is still there.

Thanks for dropping by.

Switch Points of Power

30 07 2015

Even if your mobile device already took control over you, there are some ways out of possible dilemmas and it’s not necessary to make extensive use of your brain. Just look at my collage to see what can be done.


The worst case for a mobileholic is malfunctioning of her/his beloved companion (stats say that ‘his’ is more likely than ‘her’). A common problem is mismanagement of the device’s memory.

Think of it like this:

You want to send money to an account and already looked up the account number. Somebody asks you ‘What time do we have our appointment with Mr. Smith?’. After answering, your short-term memory containing the account number is deleted or the account number you are sure it’s right now contains transposed digits.

You have to reboot and load your memory with the account number. If you don’t look up the account number again your money transfer might fail.

Regarding your device an app may execute an unwanted operation which might freeze it e.g. by running into an endless loop. You tap on a control but the app doesn’t react or delivers wrong information to the brain of your device, the processor in cooperation with the memory.
A REBOOT removes any not-wanted elements associated with apps or the operating system in the device’s memory and trimming it down to the core elements.

Related …


Saying Goodbye

If you are already on a 6 or 6 Plus, the Sleep/Wake button got a new home on the side of the device to put it comfortably within reach.

Thanks for dropping by.

I’ll be back

11 07 2015

No, it’s not Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger I’m talking about.
It’s a limited offer for Apple’s design masterpiece, the iPhone 4S from the biggest German coffee roaster TCHIBO.

Tchibo is a German chain of coffee retailers and cafés, also known for its weekly-changing range of other products. The latter includes: clothing, household items, electronics and electrical appliances. In Germany, Tchibo’s slogan is “Every week a new world”.

Tchibo’s coffee is sold in supermarkets in the United States, Canada, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Poland and the UK.


My hope

for a redesigned successor of the actual iPhone 6 is Richard Howarth, the new Vice President of Industrial Design. Howarth focuses on hardware and has been part of the iPhone team since the device launched in 2007.

Richard, please remove that ugly “Antenna Design”.

The lines at the top and the bottom are not aesthetically coherent with the materials finishes, build quality, and overall marketing and brand tone of the iPhones.

Would Steve Jobs have allowed the iPhone 6 to have the protruding camera and plastic bands on the back?

Thanks for stopping by.

10 Features of Fanboys

29 05 2015

There are just two platforms dominating the fiercely competitive mobile market: Android and iOS. Both approaches to enrich life are supported by millions of followers.

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The ignoramuses.

and, sorry, the fanboys.


They usually argue that it’s all about specs. Here are the specs of themselves (or should I say here is the list of ‘mental throwbacks’?):

  • 0 They just like images.
    Reading articles is not their bag. The thing-in-itself is represented just by shape and color.
  • 1 Their comments on social networks are quite short-worded, frequently reduced to a single emoji. Authors repeat one emoji up to ten times and highly creative authors use emojis in an alternating order, randomly or following a law of nature which states that the entropy never decreases.
  • 2 Their heartbeat is near to frequency of their devices’ processors.

    Advantage Apple fans. Because their OS is optimized, the frequency is low.

  • 3 While sleeping and dreaming the device always takes up an outstanding room.

    Scientists say that it’s also with young people when making love with their ranked #2 honey.

  • 4 They set their priorities:

    1 news about a successor, 2 getting the money for it, 3 buying accessories for their actual device, and light years later communication with other fanboys, friends and last (but not least) the family.

    This ranking is completely updated with the mother or father in the pole position if she/he pays for an updated device.


  • 5 They change their device’s wallpaper at least 5 times a day to keep up the imagination of loving something new.
  • 6 Youtube, games, and some messaging apps connected to social networks are the most frequently used applications.
  • 7 They patched their brain with a powerful filter mechanism which allows to ignore arguments of normal people using a competing device.
  • 8 They talk about their beloved company as if it’s a political candidate running for control of the universe.
  • 9 An unboxing video is always a case for an academy award, the Oscar, nothing less.

There are more features but expanding the list might be a mental overload for the target group.


If it’s funny, no problem.
If it becomes the philosophy of life, a doctor should be consulted.

Summary …

Please respect everyone’s prerogative to have personal preferences. We all know what happens at an advanced stage if people are disrespectful and regularly run off etiquettes.

Related links …


Out of the Box

Going Apple

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