Camera technology

20 09 2016

Young bananas

This shot was taken with an iPhone 6S Plus in my garden in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

It’s amazing to see the result of innovative camera and camera software development.

See

iPhone 7 Camera Description

for more details about Apple’s latest stage of development.





Welcome to the iOS family 

16 09 2016

iOS 10
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

See this concept map (created with the app INSPIRATION on an iPhone 6S Plus) 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 10 now supports 7 iPhone iterations and these iPad models: iPad Pro 12.9″, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th gen, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2.

 

 

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, 2016) 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 (about 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 needed 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.

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Not that big deal

23 08 2016

9,943 € for ETIHAD vs 745 € for Apple

For a One-Way-Ticket from Dusseldorf (GER) to Bangkok (THA) with stopover in Abu Dhabi you have to pay about 513 € (571 US$). The total flight time for 10,000 km (6214 miles) is 12h 35min. 

To get the iPhone 6S 16GB as an ETIHAD Airways Reward you have to fly 120,435 miles which is 193,821 km or 19.3821 flights from DUS via AUH to BKK. So the total costs for tickets is about 9,943 € (11,070 US$) and the price of an iPhone 6S 16 GB is 745 € (829 US$) in the German Apple Store. 

Not included is the labor costs of your working time when flying 244 h out of office hours.
As a direct consequence of this calculation you should buy at the Apple Store and enjoy the spicy food in Thailand during holidays.

More about flights on your iPhone

Flight Tracking

Flight Tracking 5 by Mobiata

Test Flight by Apple

Happy landing.





The iWheel

15 07 2016

Did you ever use an iPhone in a tropical country like Thailand (ประเทศไทย)?

The country is well-known for its excellent spicy food but also a challenge when it comes to touch screens.

Clammy fingers are like brakes when using gestures like drag, flick or pinch.
That’s definitely the most annoying bug in the design of bio-machines like human beings and there is no update available.

So …

The next iPhone should come with the Digital Crown of the Apple Watch for navigating, scrolling, and accessing the multitasking view.

Related

It’s a matter of degrees

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I got goose bumps

27 06 2016

the first time I saw this historic event.

Why?

Well, the reason might be that I started to learn about computers by using punch cards. So these micro machines are still miracles for me.

Note
Sad to say that smartphones today cause lots of accidents and are responsible for wrong posture, destroying the ability to focus, straining the eyes. Becoming addicted to a phone has become a condition that experts now call: ”Nomophobia” (no-mobile-phone-phobia). It’s not limited to the hardcore Wall Street types with their “crackberries” though.

Things do not happen.
Things are made to happen.

(John F. Kennedy)

Steve Jobs provides business leaders with a perfect template of how to deliver expertly tailored rhetoric.


The late Apple boss was a master of the art of effective and persuasive speaking, employing various strategies to adapt to differing scenarios and situations, while still delivering a constant message, according to Loizos Heracleous and Laura Klaering, of Warwick Business School.

More

Reckoning out Jobs’ talent

See how the most influential gadget of all times (Time, May 3, 2016) was introduced by the most influential entertainer in the valley. 

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone
(14 min of January 9, 2007)

Thanks for reading.





ADHD

31 05 2016

ADHD isn’t the label of an innovative new processor.

It means Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and it seems to become a new kind of disease propagating throughout the world and caused by mobile devices.


Making an eye contact is replaced by intense usage of screens, audio notifications, and administrative tasks making sure that the mobile device receives every bit created in the digital world.

If we are focused on more essential things and are looking for something that makes our lives easier then the Apple Watch doesn’t really fit into our bag of e-loot. Not now. Maybe never because our eyes and our fingers won’t mutate into useful tools for taking control over a smart watch.

So my opinion is …

The Apple Watch is just another electronic device which is on the way to take control of our daily life in a way that we listen to the device and more often forget those humans around us.

More …

A Sad Reason

It’s almost high noon. Mothers and fathers: Keep yourself and your young smombies healthy.

Pay attention to your communication partner. Your heart should be your processor not the one in your mobile device.

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iPhone, the most influential gadget

9 05 2016

According to the TIME  (May 3, 2016) it’s Apple’s iPhone.


With the iPhone SE Apple released its 13th model and it seems to be a beast amongst all other family members.

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It’s very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. Apple’s been very fortunate in that it’s introduced a few of these.

(Steve Jobs)

It’s not only the hardware which makes a device successful. The environment is an essential part of product acceptance and success. It’s the All-In-One idea with the one and only key to open the doors, the Apple ID.
Think of it like this …

You order the latest Porsche 911 GT 3, for sure the company’s flagship. It’s delivered to a place about 250 miles south-west of India. I’m talking about one of the 1192 islands of the Republic of the Maldives. Your GT 3 is powered by a 475 hp engine and runs about 195 mph. Unfortunately the island is just about 500 ft in diameter and so I’m sure you won’t need one of the implemented airbags, the anti-skid breaking system, or any other innovative feature.


It’s the environment, the ecosystem, which makes the iPhone as powerful as it is seen today pulling millions of people into it and helping businesses to communicate securely with the most advanced OS in the market. Beside the internet (strange, but true, not provided by Apple) it’s the App Store, iTunes, iCloud, and more wherein an iPhone feels well and with it its customers.

Sources …

Speed test

50 most influential gadgets

Steve’s masterpiece

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