Merry Christmas 2017

24 12 2017

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends.
It’s about creating happy memories that will last a lifetime.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Thanks a lot for reading posts on my blog.
Have an exciting and healthy 2018.

Yours Thomas.





Sophisticated Pricing

20 12 2017

Increasing revenues with flash memories

Costs for the flash memories of Apple’s iPhone lineup as of Dec 2018 in Germany …

iPhone X

64 GB/€1149 256/1319 €/32 GB = 28.33

iPhone 8

64 GB/€799 256/969 €/32 GB = 28.33

+ 30% for the memory of older models

iPhone 7

32 GB/€629 128/739 €/32 GB = 36.67

iPhone 6s

32 GB/€519 128/629 €/32 GB = 36.67

iPhone SE

32 GB/€409 128/519 €/32 GB = 36.67

Any Questions?

No, economically reasonable.
It’s just an optimization of revenues.
Definitely one of the strengths of Apple.

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iOS internal Outsourcing Service

15 12 2017

for the the quality management of Apple

With the release of iOS 11, Apple developers made too many assumptions, breaking the fragile security/convenience balance and shifting it heavily onto convenience side.

Once an intruder gains access to the user’s iPhone and knows (or recovers) the passcode, there is no single extra layer of protection left. Everything (and I mean, everything) is now completely exposed.

More …

The rise and fall of iOS security

*Thanks for reading.





Rich Man’s World

8 12 2017

Europeans, you have my sympathy.

An example for customer discrimination?

The iPhone X, 256 GB …

  • € 1,329 ($1,580) The beautiful device
  • € 45 ($ 54) Apple’s Silicon Case
  • € 179 ($ 215) AirPods
  • € 65 ($ 78) Belkin Wireless Charger Home
  • € 65 ($ 78) Belkin Wireless Charger Office

€ 1,683 ($ 2020) Total

No iCloud Plan included

No AppleCare+ for € 229 included

Hey, welcome to the Rich Man‘s World!

If this phone sells well Apple‘s strategy of pricing up proves to be successful. Sadly the software quality follows a different strategy: reduce costs through dwindling quality management (or do we still don’t have the finished version of iOS 11 and why do we have this awful bug in macOS High Sierra).

iPhone X TCO

Thanks for 💧ping by.





As time goes by

26 11 2017

A Porsche 356 – build year 1954 – with a German Blaupunkt car radio and slightly improved versions of the radio and the ultimate 4-wheel mobile device, Apple’s CarPlay and the new 911.

According to Apple’s website,

“CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.”

Apple CarPlay integrates with Siri to obey voice commands, but also works wonderfully with the vehicle’s touchscreen and control nobs. Apple CarPlay fully utilizes familiar iPhone apps, including Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, and a variety of others that can be easily added! Best of all, every major automaker supports Apple CarPlay, including and especially Porsche.

Note (The Verge)

Both Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto can turn regular vehicles into connected cars, but according to Porsche, one has a distinct advantage over the other. Motor Trend reports that the German car manufacturer went with Apple’s infotainment system over Google’s in its new 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S because the Android Auto agreement demanded too much data be sent to the search giant.

More …

2017 Porsche PCM Apple CarPlay

Thanks for reading.





The sounds of silence

20 11 2017

Notifications can be annoying.
Situative notifications can stop bugging you.

I’d like to see CATEGORIES for apps that can notify you comparable with different calendars.

How it could be implemented …

  • Define a category eg “Social”.
  • Add Apps to this category eg Google+.
  • Turn notifications for this category on/off.

This would be an acceptable gift for one of the next iOS improvements.

Note

“The Sounds of Silence”, is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was written by Paul Simon.

Thanks for listening reading.





Upgrading the company

5 11 2017

It’s a long way to become a global player.

It’s no secret that Apple wants a bigger piece of the enterprise market and strategic partnerships help solidify their enterprise position and drive Apple hardware sales inside companies that were traditionally PC shops – and hence more often considered Microsoft territory.

Now Apple is in close partnership with IBM (2014), CISCO (2015), SAP (2016), DELOITTE (2016), and GE (2017).

Tim Cook’s long term strategy is to upgrade Apple from the ‘iPhone company’ to an industrial global player.

IBM

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. With IBM’s unparalleled industry expertise, businesses can take the first step in empowering their workforce through mobile technology. These apps, exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, give enterprises a simple way to solve workflow and role-specific challenges, while transforming industries from the ground up.

CISCO

Chuck Robbins, CEO at CISCO

”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.”

SAP

Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, Products & Innovation

“As promised, SAP is delivering real-time enterprise software to iOS devices, transforming core work processes for companies of all sizes with powerful native apps built specifically for iPhone and iPad. Customers, partners and SAP can now quickly develop apps that deliver data with the cutting-edge capabilities of SAP Cloud Platform and SAP S/4HANA. The partnership comes at the right time for our customers as more and more companies build their mobile strategies around iOS.”

GE

John Flannery, Chairman and CEO at GE

“The partnership between Apple and GE is providing developers with the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps. Our customers increasingly need to arm their workforces through mobility. Working together, GE and Apple are giving industrial companies access to powerful apps that help them tap into the predictive data and analytics of Predix right on their iPhone or iPad.”

Deloitte

Punit Renjen, CEO at Deloitte Global

“We know that iOS is the best mobile platform for business because we’ve experienced the benefit ourselves with over 100,000 iOS devices in use by Deloitte’s workforce, running 75 custom apps. Our dedicated Apple practice will give global businesses the expertise and resources they need to empower their mobile workforce to take advantage of the powerful ecosystem iOS, iPhone and iPad offer, and help them achieve their ambitions, while driving efficiency and productivity.”

My opinion is highly speculative but I truly believe that this wouldn’t have happened with a company under Steve Jobs.

More …

IBM

CISCO

SAP

GE

Thanks for reading my post.








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