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Designed by Apple in California

is what you find on the backside of your iOS devices.

Apple's philosophy of hardware and software design clearly states that

Everything needs some custom artwork.

Top designed products increase desirability and desirability always goes along with profitability.

Apple has always been proud of the fact that it's an American company and more specifically, a major force in the growth of Silicon Valley that for decades has been and still remains the EPICENTER of all things tech and, with Apple's Industrial Design Group it will also continue to be a major tech design center well into the future.

It's not only the design made by Apple's IDg, it's everything, hardware, operating systems, software, and services.

Many big companies are diversified and cover lots of completely different markets. Apple doesn't, the company focusses on a straightforward set of products and services with a clearly defined target:

Bring it all together.

Following Steve Jobs' and Tim Cook's philosophy to offer the best products it's obvious that product design also has to be outstanding.

See these quotes of the founder of an admired German company which business philosophy is similar to that of Apple.

Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.

A formally harmonious product needs no decoration; it should be elevated through pure form.

(Ferdinand Porsche)

These beliefs can not only be found in Porsche cars and other Porsche designed products but also in many products designed by Apple in California.


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http://iNotes4You.com/2013/12/08/designed-by-apple-in-california

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The Apple Watch really looks good . 
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LoL. 
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Apple Watch pre-order starts, sold out in just a few hours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkeM7AJHHGY

So the Apple Watch pre-orders started a few hours ago, and it seems to have been a huge demand because shipping dates has been pushed back for at least a month, and even the expensive gold edition models seems to have been sold out already. I'm sure it sold more in just a few hours than Android Wear did in a whole year... Watch this video.

#Apple #Watch #applewatch #demand #soldout #success #preorders
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+Henry Djunaedi they isn't sold in Sweden yet. Not even a date presented yet
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Are you planning to pre-order the Apple Watch? Here is an article that explains how to pre-order it.
This article is about how to pre-order the Apple Watch. There are a couple different ways to get your hands on the Apple Watch (or better yet, to get an Apple Watch on your hand :). First off, it is important to get an idea of which Apple Watch and which Apple Watch band you want. There are 3 primary styles of the Apple Watch: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. Among these 3 Apple Watch types, there are color options as well...
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My Prediction Was Correct ...

Rolex Announce they too along with Tag Heuer Will Enter the Smartwatch Market ###

Seriously ... Rolex and Tag Heuer carrying a History of Precision Craftsmanship .

Apple iWatch .... Can I Laugh Now ??? ???
Introducing the new and unexpected Smartwatch by Rolex, including a control by the bezel of all the phone, navigation and luxury car control operations
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I can not advise you on that choice, I abandoned the watches for a long time. I was never very interested in measuring the passage of time .... +Luke Meiritz-Reid :) :) 
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Here comes the Apple iCar! #apple   #cars   #automotive  
On the heels of a sneak peak at the Apple Car prototype in a secure facility in CA, check out the Apple Car patent application filed with the USPTO here. Reporting by T.E. Wing.
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Thanks God, I'm right and my reputation as an analyst isn't damaged.
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THANK Apple 4 Siri ! ! ! !*! !
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WWDC 2015 Epicenter of change means a new Apple TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLnM922y-cE

The image in the WWDC 2015 invite clearly says that we will see a new Apple TV. Here is why, watch the video!

#Apple #WWDC #wwdc2015 #appletv #keynote
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Honestly +Stefan Svartling this is the only thing that will get me excited about ATV again. I have one but my Roku 3 is such a better streaming box that I rarely use the ATV.

I have however been shopping for some home automation and have been holding out on choosing a platform until I see what happens with HomeKit.

I'd also be interested in acquiring a Time Capsule, but I'm in no way interested in using the Airport Extreme as my router. I do have an Airport Express that I use only as an AirPlay audio receiver.
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Have you been convinced to get an Apple Watch based on the early reviews?
 
"Nothing ever worn on a wrist, or anywhere else for that matter, has done any of these things before. Not only are these things mesmerizing but they are done in a productive way on a wristwatch." 
According analyst Horace Dediu, the launch of Apple Watch is comparable to the launch of the Mac or the iPhone. Dediu elaborated by suggesting the Apple Watch is a completely different pr...
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Apple wants people to stop sleeping in front of its stores for new products.

But how’s everyone going to see that I was one of the first to buy the new Apple Watch?

http://bit.ly/1GHFV7f
Apple may want you to come into one of its retail stores to check out and try on the Apple Watch, but you'd better not plan on actually walking out the door with one. According to Business Insider,...
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Then make more earlier or online only...
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So much freaking win.  The DIY Apple II Watch.
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And, being aware of the fate of ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANICA, the OED, Blackbury and other staid luxury brands that wilted while sneering at innovation, Rolex has announced it will produce a smart watch. 
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The Apple Watch reviews are out, check out all the features from video reviews!
 
TL;DR
Check the latest top video reviews of the Apple Watch
Top Video Reviews Apple The Apple Watch
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+Xavier Taylor Thought so too.
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Apple wants to show off their Watch's features ahead of the launch. Does it make you want the Apple Watch any more? 
With the Apple Watch ready to pre-order on April 10th, Apple have just released four videos which take the user through some of the main features, as well as a general overview of how to use the watch.
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I will be buying one for myself and one for my wife. What is clear from the videos is that Apple has put a lot more thought into the interfacing usability of this watch than Android has done.
My LGR watch is endlessly frustrating in it's usability.
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Do you think the Apple Watch is worth so much? My good friend Adam weighed up some of the competing smartwatches on the market, and we'd love to read your thoughts in the comments!

http://letstalk-tech.com/smart-watch-battle/
If you haven’t heard yet, you must be living under a rock – Apple officially announced the new Apple Watch (not the fabled ‘iWatch’). It’s been hyped up for nearly a ... Read More
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What is the correct price point? For me, anything under $500 is reasonably cheap for a good watch. I love watches. Typical Timex watches fall falls in this category. Gone are the under $100 tick ticks! Seiko and Casio watches are typically $250. So, please stop whining about watch prices. 
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I use my iPhone for content consuming and my iPad for content creation - here is why
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdkW5ajzdGI

Here's is a short vlog where I try to explain how and why I use my iOS devices in different ways when it comes to creating content and consuming it. Check it out!

#Apple #iOS #iphone #ipad #content #consuming #creation #iphone6splus
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The Apple Car

Many publishing media predict a car made/designed/developed by Apple.

California is the epicenter of e-technology and southern Germany the heart of c-technology with Daimler Benz, Porsche, Audi, and BMW as the most prominent companies with excellent engineers, a worldwide infrastructure, an excellent reputation, decades of experience, and a significant position in the fastest growing market, China.


A quick look back ...

Karl Friedrich Benz (German, Nov 25, 1844 – Apr 4,1929) was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine, and together with Bertha Benz, pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. Other German contemporaries, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach working as partners, also worked on similar types of inventions, without knowledge of the work of the other, but Benz received a patent for his work first, and, subsequently patented all the processes that made the internal combustion engine feasible for use in an automobile. In 1879, his first engine patent was granted to him, and in 1886, Benz was granted a patent for his first automobile.
(Source Wikipedia)

Until today southern Germany is the nutritious soil for innovative ideas regarding mobility on 4 wheels.

Is Apple really working on a iCar?

Well, what we know is that they intensively talked with Daimler Benz, the mother of all petrol engine-driven transportation. As far as I know these talks were as unsuccessful as the engagement of the Stuttgart-based company with Tesla. Now Apple talks with executives and engineers of BMW. The company already produces the i3, a fully e-driven car.

Couldn't this also be ad on Apple's website?

"Redefining urban mobility means thinking far beyond environmentally-conscious and agile driving. The result: with its visionary design, the BMW i3 design defines the automobile of tomorrow. Its innovative BMW eDrive power train was designed in the scope of the BMW EfficientDynamics technology and is not only locally emission-free, but also offers an incomparable and near-silent driving experience. The intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive Services bring you easily and conveniently to your destination."

There are already many apps powered by the BMW Group which let your iPhone seamlessly connect to your BMW

BMW Connected by BMW GROUP
https://appsto.re/de/okFqy.i

MINI Connected by BMW GROUP
https://appsto.re/de/gS_Cw.i


Honestly ...
Apple must look for a qualified partner with an infrastructure adequate to successfully market a car, different from Korean SSANGYONG selling 1k (one thousand) cars a year in Germany.


What about Porsche?

Is Tim Cook talking with Matthias Mueller, CEO of the legendary company?
Isn't this company as successful and innovative as Apple?

Quality (not quantity), customer loyalty, and more are parts of a sustainable DNA implemented by the early leaders Steve Jobs and Ferdinand Porsche.
Every car manufacturer deeply engaged in car racing since decades accumulates the best engineering knowledge. Additionally Apple and Porsche and their early leaders are much nearer to each other than any other partnership could ever be. Porsche is part of the Volkswagen Group, actually the 2nd largest car manufacturer in the world.

There is a humble contribution to a cooperation of a Porsche car with an iOS device
Porsche Car Connect by Cobra Telematics SA
https://appsto.re/de/yIjpO.i


Open questions ...

All German car manufacturers already have a strong reputation in the worldwide largest and fastest growing market, China. Apple's CarPlay is supported by Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW.

So, which company fits best into Apple's considerations?

Well, I don't know. It depends on the targets Apple defined. What I can say is that none of the mentioned German companies is interested in being just a link in a supply chain. Regarding a possible Apple car the expertise can only be found in Germany. Additionally it must be taken into account that it will take a long time until pure e-cars will have a chance. All medium-ranged forecasts tell us that only hybrids have a chance in the near future. So the BMW i3 will define a niche only suitable for a consistent further development of e-cars. It's not intended to significantly increase revenues.

Maybe Apple will cause surprise one more time. That's what I personally think about this topic.

My piece of advice to the Cupertinos' is

Cobbler, stick to your last!

Everyone should draw lessons from the many expensive and unsuccessful adventures tech companies were involved in in the past.


Thanks for using my drive-in.


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+Craig B
Agreed. They definitely do not have the resources, knowledge, and infrastructure to successfully engage in this area.

You cannot just hire qualified engineers to create a car. It needs decades of experiences. Just look at Toyota, actually the world's largest car manufacturer (if you just look at the sales numbers) or the leaders in high-quality cars like Audi, Mercedes, or BMW. The Silicon Valley is not well-known for successful car manufacturers. 
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