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I use my iPhone for content consuming and my iPad for content creation - here is why

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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12-inch MacBook's tiny logic board could easily fit in an iPad

The new 12-inch MacBook's logic board is just twice the size of the iPhone 6 logic board. That's amazing when you think about it. And only one third in size of the 11-inch MacBook Air's. It could easily fit into an iPad. So once again, I would say that it could be quite possible that we could see future iPad's with Intel Core M chips.

#Apple #Macbook #logicboard #iPad #ipadpro
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The 12-inch MacBook can easily run Final Cut Pro x, Pixelmator and ableton live easily so a potential iPad with same processor could too
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Update on Apple Watch plus more from Apple's Spring Forward Event
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This could be the first look at the packaging of the Apple Watch (AAPL)
A photo posted on Apple's jobs page has given us our first look at the packaging for the Apple Watch.9to5Mac spotted a photo on the top of Apple's ...
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Could be the package for the cheap one, more likely the package for the bands. 
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All the animated GIfs from the Evolution of Steve Jobs article from Fast Company:
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The iPad isn't from 2007.
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About Innovation

What we can see is that scientific results taken for its own are not enough to be innovative. It needs a vision, persistent efforts, and outstanding people motivating each other to bring an innovative product to the market.

The unforgettable Steve Jobs once said …

Customers don’t know what they want but are looking for something new and exciting.

The iPad was a high level innovation, an ocean boiling new kind of device whereas follow-ups could be described with the words of Apple's leader Tim Cook

Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It’s making things better.

An innovative product is only born if it provides space for essential improvements in the future.

It needs a close look on and into products to see innovative steps which, in some cases, are only laid out. If the basis already includes technically feasible visions, the new product usually can be seen as an example for innovation.

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About innovation

Innovation takes time

iThings by Steve Jobs and his excellent crew

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+Jim Sheridan
Totally agree.
This evening we will hear what Tim Cook tells us about the new need, aka Apple Watch. 
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How much Watch do you think Apple will sell?
"Apple will quickly become the world’s number one smartwatch vendor with 55 percent global marketshare this year."
Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch Will Ship 15 Million Units Worldwide In 2015
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Well I didn't like samsungs gear thing.
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Apple jumps ahead of Samsung. Samsung may also innovate and hit back. Will Apple retain the lead? What do you think? 
Demand from China helps US tech firm shift 74.8m units in last quarter of 2014, 1.8m more than South Korean rival
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The Apple Watch. A flop?

There are some more guys predicting the flop of the Apple Watch because of its valuelessness.

A follow-up of my post

about the Apple Watch with a feature description and my very personal opinion about this product category

Let's wait and see.
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Thanks +Dave Trautman for a meaningful comment.

People have different preferences and the main argument against the new product category is that either it takes control over our daily life or it is just a timekeeper.

This won't change with any further development (software or hardware). The argument also applies to smartphones if they are used 'without limits'. Many people today already need professional help to detox.

Our brain makes the decisions and the sensors of our body are made for recognizing our environment and activities.

Are we stressed managers who need information just in time on a incredible small display which is not designed to interact with?

Even managers don't need this device if their daily work is well-organized and not driven by processors.
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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

MINI Connected by BMW GROUP

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

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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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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Tim Cook: "There’s this thing in technology, almost a disease, where the definition of success is making the most. How many clicks did you get, how many active users do you have, how many units did you sell? Everybody in technology seems to want big numbers. Steve never got carried away with that. He focused on making the best."
Tim Cook: "He’s (Steve Jobs) not given credit as a teacher. But he’s the best teacher I ever had by far. There was nothing traditional about him as a teacher. But he was the best. He was the absolute best."
Tim Cook: “Steve’s Greatest Contribution and Gift is the Company and Its Culture"
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I agree that being the best is more important than selling the most. Unfortunately, Apple now seems to be going too far downmarket in pursuit of sales numbers. I'm not sure selling sub $1000 computers and last year's iPhones is in their long term interest. It might have been more appropriate to start the Apple Watch at $500+ with more margin per unit. They seem to be "trapped" in a numbers game which will force them to complete on price. 
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Apple planning own TV service, ready to take on Netflix and cable companies
Apple is planning to launch an online TV service later this year, according to reports.The rumoured service will be something like Netflix — offeri...
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iTunes Connect, other Apple services down. Is this what comes out of refusing to open an Apple Store in North Korea?:))
Apple looks to be having a few lot of problems with its servers this morning. At the time of writing, iTunes Connect is refusing logins, the iBooks store is not responding and there are intermitten...
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I am not that keen on getting the Apple watch. Are you getting one? 
Adobe is estimating that 10% of those who own either an iPhone or iPad will buy an Apple Watch within the first 18 months, equating to around 25M sales. The prediction follows a poll of 1,000 Ameri...
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Was going to get the stainless steel in black until I saw the price! So sport space grey it is for me 
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Apple is famous for their great user experience
A great design is important for a great user experience, that's where Apple is far ahead of the competition
I absolutely love the design of the iPhone 6! The rounded edges feels so good, and it's so easy to handle with one hand. So light and thin. Beautiful design and a perfected device is very important for the experience. The user experience. Everything from th...
I absolutely love the design of the iPhone 6! The rounded edges feels so good, and it's so easy to handle with one hand. So light and thin. Beautiful design and a perfected device is very important for the experience. The use...
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Go Green

Tens of thousands of data centers (509,147 according to Emerson Network Power, 2011) that now exist support the overall explosion of digital information. Stupendous amounts of data are set in motion each day with an innocuous click or tap.

On the annual shareholder meeting in 2014 Tim Cook talked about climate change deniers:

If you only want me to make things, make decisions that have a clear ROI, then you should get out of the stock.

To say it with William Shakespeare: Well roared, Lion.

On February 23, 2015 the company Apple announced a €1.7 billion plan to build and operate two data centres in Europe.

The new facilities, located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland, will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across Europe.

They will run entirely on clean, renewable energy sources from day one.

Apple will also work with local partners to develop additional renewable energy projects from wind or other sources to provide power in the future. These facilities will have the lowest environmental impact yet for an Apple data center.

More about Apple's environmental initiatives

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+Thomas Unterstenhoefer sorry to hear that I hope you get well soon.
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