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.


3 09 2015

You remember TSOP, The Sound of Philadelphia? It was a hit single by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring The Three Degrees from the album ‘Love is the Message’ released in 1974. ‘Sweet Philly’ was a feeling of being alive and so was the mood of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

TMOSV is The Mood of Silicon Valley best represented by the young entrepreneur Steve Jobs, riding a 1966 BMW R60/2 motorcycle.

27 years old, longish hair, often wearing Adidas sneakers, and no black turtleneck pullover, Steve looks like he’s having the time of his life when riding an old fashioned two-wheel mobile device with some outstanding properties, design and durability. Together with his beloved Porsche Design Watch these two mobiles seemed to be templates for his own ideas.

High Tech, High Risk, and High Life

in Silicon Valley.

But wait …

I feel fondly for all riders of BMW R60/2s but what you see in the image doesn’t look like Steve ever could be a role model (while riding his beloved horse). This mobile device unconditionally needs these accessories:

  • A fullface or flip-front helmet with chin strap cinched
  • A true, padded motorcycle riding jacket
  • Long pants or, better yet, armored riding pants
  • Over-the-ankle boots because the ankle has many delicate bones
  • Full-fingered riding gloves

Well, in 1966 the world (and Steve) didn’t even know anything about a smartphone or an Apple Watch. But today I strongly recommend not to use any of Apple’s mobiles while riding your iron horse.

Keep it in mind.
Your family needs you.

More about a modern source of death …

iOS in the car

Thanks for stopping by.

Apple – IBM – CISCO

2 09 2015

Continuously more Ss in SWOT

Here is a revamped version of Apple’s SWOT Analysis including some groundbreaking decisions and engagements including the announcement of the Apple and Cisco Partnership on August 31, 2015.

The deal with China Mobile, iOS in the car, engagement in mobile payment systems with Apple Pay, development of disrupting technologies based on wearables, the partnership with IBM and CISCO are essential parts of the strategy powered by Tim Cook and his excellent staff.

Strategic Partnerships …

In 2014 Apple and IBM announced an exclusive partnership aiming to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change.
Cisco’s CEO Chuck Robbins about the deal:

I’m thrilled about our new partnership we announced today with Apple. We are coming together to optimize Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhones with Cisco environments and providing unique collaboration capabilities on iPhones and iPads. Together, we will enable mobile apps and experiences that deliver the quality and experience we need while meeting enterprise requirements for management and security.

Summary …

After Steve Jobs’ death many publishing media rumored that Apple’s power of innovation would be over. The contrary is the case and the tech visionary Steve Jobs the business visionary Tim Cook took control.

Companies that continually create value over the long term – meaning decades or more, learn how to ingrain the ability into their corporate makeup; it becomes part of their culture and DNA. They create value, jobs, and growth because of their ability to institutionalize innovation.

(Andrew Taylor, Boston Consulting Group)

About the map …

A SWOT analysis is used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in a business venture. It’s used in any decision-making situation when a desired end-state has been defined. 

SWOTs may look completely different if created from external or involved people.

The changes I made after March 2015:

1 New Partnership Apple – CISCO

2 New Customer demographic

3 New Apple car technology

4 T->O Online music market

Related links …

Apple – IBM Partnership

Apple – CISCO Partnership

CISCO – Apple Partnership

Thanks for paying attention.


1 09 2015

If you’re about to take the leap of faith, switching from one of the 18,796 unique Android based fragmented devices (stats below) to the hightech and sleek-looking iPhone just wait until iOS 9 is out.

There will be an app for that.


There are so many Android devices out there that it’s likely that finding the right one already gave you a headache. A great number of Android powered fragmented devices are cheaper, and have nearly no limitations to personalization and data exploitation. However, there are certain challenges that some might face when making the switch to iOS. Additionally the method of carrying out a task on one device might be different from another device.  

Humans like to go the primrose path, right?

Personalization of your mobile device is great. So style yourself, be creative, engage in social projects, and more but don’t waste your time with customizing your device, e.g. finding out a way to automatically change the wallpaper every full hour.

So here is what you need to get back to basics and focus on what really matters:

A just working iOS-powered device running iOS 9 designed by Apple in California, the epicenter of design, revenues, profitability, and innovation.

Related …

To iOS via app

To iOS via friendly humans

To iOS manually

To Android

(for people not trusting me)

Android fragmentation

About focusing


This post was written by an open-minded user of Apple’s mobile devices. So please do not stone me to social media death. Just take it as one of many opinions with a dash of irony. TIA.

Thanks for dropping by.

Taking the lead

29 08 2015

German car manufacturers don’t want Google or Apple to build up the future of 4-wheel mobility up to their own preferences.

Apple is rumored to build a car (or more likely to develop car technology for autonomous driving). Google already tested autonomous driving with the ugliest looking car I’ve ever seen.  
Germany is still the epicenter of car technology and all leading manufacturers are ready for the start of production of nice-looking cars to seamlessly bring you from A to B. 

It needs more than just some innovative ideas to bring a car successfully on the road. No chance for newcomers to overtake established car manufacturers with experiences made in more than a century. 


Country-specific regulations, complex supply chains, sophisticated production engineering, crash testing, spare parts supply over decades, widespread sales and maintenance networks etc will make it a quite expensive adventure to get out of a minor role in the market of 4-wheel mobiles. History shows us that all attempts ended in a niche or a financial disaster. Cobbler, stick to your trade!

So if you’ve got your eye on a new Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, or the ultimate 4-wheel device (a Porsche), go ahead and pull the trigger. You won’t see an iCar or an aCar within the next decades. It’s like waiting for Samuel Beckett’s Godot.


About the technology

Audi piloted driving

It’s not likely

Money talks

Think before you drive.

Don’t use your iThing in 4-wheel mobiles.

Mailing fails over WiFi

28 08 2015

Given that all settings of your mail accounts are correct it might happen that your iOS device cannot receive or send mails although it connects successfully to the Internet.

I experienced this issue today on my iPhone 4S running on iOS 8.4.1 although this update was already installed weeks ago.
The following steps solved the problem but I cannot exclude that it will return.

1 Go to

Settings – Privacy – Location Services – System Services

and deactivate Wi-Fi Networking.

Go to 

Settings – General – Reset

and tap on Reset Network Settings.

Mailing should work properly now. For me it worked also after re-activating Wi-Fi Networking. Strange, isn’t it?

Notes …

Wi-Fi Networking …

If Location Services is on, your device will periodically send the geo-tagged locations of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers in an anonymous and encrypted form to Apple to augment Apple’s crowd-sourced database of Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations.

Reset Network Settings …

Maybe the problem already can be fixed with just turning off Wi-Fi Networking. If not you must reset the network settings which means that credentials to join networks are deleted from your device’s memory. Onetime you must manually choose a Wi-Fi network and enter the credentials.

Dear Apple devs

it’s annoying to be faced with Wi-Fi issues since years. I hope we will see a *final fix* in iOS 9. If not I will ask Siri to stop working for you. She already told me “OK, maybe not.”. It’s antediluvian to periodically refill an iThing with fresh settings.

Related …


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