Lunar Tourism

19 01 2017

I took this shot with my iPhone 6S Plus.
But seriously, it was much too cold on the Moon to use my iPhone. Apple’s HT201678 support document told me:

Using an iOS device in very cold conditions outside of its operating range (0º – 35º C / 32º – 95º F) might temporarily shorten battery life and could cause the device to turn off.

Here’s my feedback:

You guys in Cupertino forgot a message like “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it.” for very cold environments. My suggestion is: “iPhone is like you: It really hates the cold.” Additionally neither my iPhone nor my Apple Watch showed the right Time Zone after leaving the Earth. Your products might be water resistant but they are definitely not space-fit.

Btw, here’s an offer you can’t resist …

The Golden Spike Company is charging only $750 million per seat for future lunar landing. But do not wait for iPhone 8,9, … or any other device running a competing OS. I’m sure they also won’t work on the Moon. So call Golden Spike Company today and grab your ticket now.

Happy landing.
Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Birthday iPhone

9 01 2017

January 9, 2007

Do you remember these words?

“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. … Apple’s been very fortunate. It’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world. …

The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls.
The second is a revolutionary mobile phone.
And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device.

So, three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls; a revolutionary mobile phone; and a breakthrough Internet communications device.

An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you getting it?

These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone.

In 2007 the iPhone started its way around the world and its name is still a synonym for a mobile device. Best build quality, easiest way to use it, and the highest prices which sadden many people.

The iPhone, the most influential gadget of our times …

10 Ways Everything Changed

Steve Jobs’ announcement

More about the iPhone

Thanks for dropping by.

A wise saying

27 12 2016

There are 3 constants in modern life:

death, taxes, and iPhone leaks.

Just a camera shot

21 12 2016

The surrounding area of Ban Dong Phong, a small village near Khon Kaen, Thailand, where I live since 4 months.

The shot was taken with my iPhone 6S Plus at 6:30 this morning.

Modern smartphones can replace classical cameras not only for normal users like me. Most often it’s not the image quality which is important but the brain adding lots of thoughts to it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Find My iPhone in the Darkness

9 12 2016

From the Watch Face swipe up.
Press and Hold the phone symbol.


If your phone is locked it not only will give you an acoustic but also a visual signal by letting the LED flashlight blink.
So far so good.

But …

  • people usually put their device on a table with the screen upturned
  • people forget many of the “hidden” features built in operating systems.

Dear developers,
if people use their  Watch to find their iPhone let the LED flashlight always blink (not only when long-pressing the control) and let the screen act like a flashlight when the gyroscope sensor detects that the screen is upturned.

More about sensors …


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iPhone’s Camera

4 12 2016

Photos taken with my iPhone 6S Plus in our garden in Khon Kaen, Thailand

More …

Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20

10 11 2016

With its phones Microsoft did and still does a poor job.

“500 dollars? Fully subsidized? With a plan? I said that is the most expensive phone in the world. And it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard. Which makes it not a very good email machine. … Right now, we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year. In six months, they’ll have the most expensive phone by far ever in the marketplace.”

Today Ballmer praises Apple’s cellular subsidy model and admitted he wished he had come up with it first.

“I wish I had thought of the model of subsidizing phones through the operators. People like to point to this quote where I said the iPhones will never sell. Well the price of $600 or $700 was too high and it was business model innovation by Apple to get it essentially built into the monthly cell phone bill.

Ballmer also admitted it was a mistake for Microsoft not to make handsets and tablets sooner.

“I would have moved into the hardware business faster and recognized that what we had in the PC, where there was a separation of chips, systems, and software, wasn’t largely going to reproduce itself in the mobile world.”

Ballmer about the iPhone …

Never mind, Steve.

You shouldn’t worry about your past decision, because you can’t change it now. Even Satya cannot fix this bug in the aftermath. Good for your competitors, bad for customers.

Thanks for visiting iNotes4You.

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