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Home of the "Photosets Pro" mobile app

The Most-Advanced & Highest-Performance Camera App in the entire History of Smartphones !

Capture in Hi-Res @ Hi-Speed,
& then Craft Custom Video Stories from your "Motion Photography Photosets" !

v1.4, out soon, will include support for making HEVC-encoded Display P3 / Wide Color videos directly from captured UN-compressed BGRA photo content ! ... very-likely another mobile industry first !

Ideal for Sports, Female Photo Modeling & Fashion Shows, & Dynamic Nature Scenes

Industry-Leading Capture Performance up-to 366 Mpx / second !

Disclaimer: If you've never had a need to Manually Manage the DRAM on your Apple mobile device, then you've also very-likely never used a High-Performance Camera App on your Apple mobile device ... Photosets Pro will represent a First for many Apple mobile device Users !


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10 AM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, February 19th: 

FYI, we submitted v1.3 to Apple App Review Sunday evening ... as such, it "could" become available for download at anytime ... v1.3 represents the planet's first-ever HEVC Burst Photo Camera App ! ... another mobile-industry first for us here at Cosmosent Labs, Inc. !

Specifically, this means that if your particular Apple mobile device supports Hardware-based HEVC-encoding, you'll then have an additional capture option, to capture photos with HEVC encoding ! ... in other words, instead of UN-compressed BGRA photo content to JPEG photos, you'll be able to choose UN-compressed BGRA photo content to HEIC photos (i.e., HEVC-encoded photos).

And of course we're referring to the individual photos of Motion Photography Photosets, which some refer to as Image Sequences.


8 PM (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, February 17th: 

FYI, we made a very important decision today, which has prompted us to Remove Photosets Pro from Sale (on a temporary basis).

Our Photosets family of apps has always been about High Performance capture of High Resolution photos, enabling YOU to cherry-pick the best photos of a photoset, AND to share those Favorite photos with an automatically crafted companion video (made from the full-set of photos of the photoset).

Over the past 2-3 months, we've added HEIC Photo Streaming support (NOT yet released to the General Public), as well as Camera Capture Pipeline Timing Refinements (released with v1.2) ... without us even knowing it at the time, the combination of the two has paved the way for us to "pivot" to something even more special.

Very specifically, starting with v1.3, if you're using an iPhone 7+, 8+ or X, AND you've got the Photosets Pro sRGB / P3 color space switch set to P3, the camera capture pipeline will automatically craft an HEVC video from the UN-compressed BGRA photo content (i.e., the UN-compressed photos of the photoset), in addition to producing JPEG photos for you to cherry-pick and assign as Favorites, for sharing with the auto-generated HEVC video.

To recap, you're gonna get an auto-generated HEVC video in addition to the JPEG photos.

Everything we do is geared-towards 10-bit extended color spaces.

Unless / Until Apple gets their act together and offers 10-bit color capture, to us, transitioning Photosets Pro to HEIC is NOT a smart move ... so, for the time being, we're sticking with JPEG photos (this does NOT mean we will NOT soon Release the HEIC Photo Streaming support we've already added).

What this does mean is that when our Photosets Social Net goes live, you'll be able to Upload your cherry-picked Favorite JPEG photos AND the companion HEVC video ... and here, we're obviously referring to each & every Motion Photography Photoset you capture.

In our market, we are light-years ahead of Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and of course Apple, who BTW, we believe is working on their own version of what we're working on ... if they weren't, they, we believe, would have recommended our original Photosets app about this time LAST YEAR !

Apple cleary has us beat when it comes to Marketing Budget, but they will NEVER beat us when it comes to Engineering OR Product Planning !

We are a TINY La Jolla, California, company who has managed to Leapfrog the entire mobile industry ... Samsung "may" shock the market when they announce their Galaxy S9 & S9+ ... we can only hope !

It's about time 10-bit color capture & display gets it's Day in the Sun !


Photosets represents the planet's first-ever Motion Photography Social Network !


Social Network


Launched


Photosets

February 2018 ?

Snapchat

September 2011

Instagram

October 2010

Twitter

July 2006

Facebook

February 2004

YouTube*

April 2005

* we include YouTube for comparison purposes only.


9 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, February 16th: 

FYI, we've decided to offer-up an alternative to Apple's HEIC format ... specifically, while Apple's HEIC format uses HEVC to encoded photo content AND package it into an HEIF container, our alternative also uses HEVC to encode photo content, BUT packages it into a JFIF container, the same container used with JPEG.

Those Skilled in the Art will very-likely see the benefits of sticking with JFIF, AND specifying the color depth via the file extension (i.e., either .heic8 OR .heic10) ... the HEVC part is a NO brainer.

For those of you who are UN-familiar with the current state of the mobile industry, or more specifically with Apple, Apple first transitioned to WIDE color (i.e., the Display P3 color space) with the introduction of an iPad Pro in March of 2016, and then followed-up with the iPhone 7 family in September of 2016.

At that time, Apple should have transitioned it's Flagship iPhone family to DEEP color as well (i.e., 10-bit color) ... to this date, Apple still has NOT "publicly" announced 10-bit color ... so, this is WAY OVERDUE ! ... we say publicly-announced because in a way, by transitioning to HEVC for photo compression, Apple did pave the way to 10-bit color capture.

Do NOT be surprised if Samsung beats Apple to the punch with their upcoming Galaxy S9 & S9+ smartphones ... and if that happens, then something that should have been on everyone's Radar for at least the past 18 months, will all of a sudden be the Hot Topic across the internet !

A near-future Update of Photosets Pro will include support for (at least) .heic8 photos.

Specifically, we're saying HEVC-encoded UN-compressed BGRA photo content, packaged in a JFIF container with EXIF Metadata, and photos will include the all-important (Display P3) ICC color profile when appropriate.



Author


Format


HEVC-encoded
photo content



HEIF
Container



JFIF
Container
(w/ EXIF)



Color Depth


Cosmosent

HEIC8


-


8-bit

Cosmosent

HEIC10


-


10-bit

Apple

HEIC



-

?



4:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, February 14th: 

FYI, Photosets Pro v1.3, out soon, will include support for making HEVC-encoded Display P3 / Wide Color videos directly from captured UN-compressed BGRA photo content !

For those of you who are unaware, this will very-likely represent another mobile industry first ! ... Apple's Live Photos camera feature may or may NOT be doing this with select Apple mobile devices ... we are UN-aware of any Apple OR third-party apps that do.

This Enhancement also paves the way for us to add support for making videos "with 10-bit color" in the very near future !

We're simply leveraging our recent HEIC Photo Streaming R&D work, as well as the Timing Refinements to the Camera Capture Pipeline added with v1.2, to make it all happen ASAP.



Supported
Apple Mobile Device



DRAM


Touch ID /
Hardware
Home Button



Photosets Pro
v1.3

HEVC-encoded
Display P3 /
Wide Color
Video Maker
support



iPhone X

3 GB

-


iPhone 8+

3 GB



iPhone 8

2 GB



iPhone 7+

3 GB



iPhone 7

2 GB



iPhone 6s+

2 GB


-

iPhone 6s

2 GB


-

iPhone SE

2 GB


-



6 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, February 7th: 

Three things to announce today:

1.) The first 1M downloads (of Photosets Pro) will get (special) "Lord Commander" status ... the rest something else, maybe NOT so nice ... it's something we've added into v1.2 ... it's based-upon the date you first install Photosets Pro, relative to the date the app crosses the 1M download threshold (which obviously hasn't yet happened) ... we've also updated the Camera's (default) "session code" for the Photosets TV Capture feature, to "Valyrian Steel".

2.) Both Photosets Pro v1.2 & Photosets TV v1.0 should be out this Friday ! ... we had to RE-work a small portion of the wireless link between the two.

3.) We've decided to begin promoting the iPhone 7+ & iPhone 8+ as the TWO-BEST matches for Photosets Pro ... both have 3 GB of DRAM, as well as Touch ID, the latter of which enables Users of such devices to efficiently manage their device's DRAM, prior to launching Photosets Pro (which is important to getting the most out of Photosets Pro) ... while the iPhone X has 3 GB of DRAM, it does NOT offer it's Users any ability to efficiently manage their DRAM ... so, the iPhone 7+ & iPhone 8+ both get an A+ for their Match Grade, the iPhone X ONLY gets a B+ for it's Match Grade.

Updated "Match Grades"

(Represents "the match" to the Photosets Pro app)


Supported
Apple Mobile Device



DRAM


Touch ID /
Hardware
Home Button*



Match Grade


iPhone X

3 GB

-

B+

iPhone 8+

3 GB


A+

iPhone 8

2 GB


B

iPhone 7+

3 GB


A+

iPhone 7

2 GB


B

iPhone 6s+

2 GB


B

iPhone 6s

2 GB


B

iPhone SE

2 GB


B

*Simply double-tapping the Hardware Home Button, and then Swipping-Up each Backgrounded App, will Free-Up ALL of your available DRAM !


8:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, February 5th: 

FYI, Photosets Pro v1.2 & Photosets TV v1.0 are now both in Waiting for Reivew at Apple App Review ! ... the combination of the two represents the planet's first-ever HEIC Photo Streaming solution !

We also wanted to make it Crystal Clear to everyone today that the $0.49 / FIRST-YR "Sub" NOT ONLY offers you the Highest Industry Performance, but now also includes three additional Flagship features, as well as (future) access to our upcoming social network:

Photosets TV Capture (new)

Multi-View Capture (new)

LiveColor™ Discovery (fairly-new)

Photosets Social Network (upcoming)


10 AM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, February 5th: 

FYI, to Celebrate the Imminent Release of Photosets Pro v1.2 & Photosets TV v1.0, and thus the World Debut of "HEIC Photo Streaming," OR more-specifically, "HEIC Motion Photography Photoset Streaming," we've decided to plan a Big Party !

Photosets Pro is the planet's most-advanced & highest-performance motion photography camera app.

Photosets TV is a companion macOS app for Photosets Pro, that acts as a Wireless Receiver, and will help Usher-In the streaming of HEIC Photos !


6 PM (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, February 3rd: 

FYI, the "HEIF Photo Streaming" support that we announced just-yesterday "should" become available to the General Public within just a few days, and to our Business Partners no later than the end of February.

From a high-level perspective, our HEIF Photo Streaming implementation is simply the streaming of Motion Photography Photos from our Photosets Pro v1.2 iOS app, to our Photosets TV v1.0 macOS app.

Our implementation encodes each photo ONLY with HEVC "intra-coding," so that the Decoding Time of any particular photo (on the receiving end) is minimized ... and specifically, we're saying UN-compressed BGRA photo-content to HEVC-encoded photos, with each photo in it's own HEIF container.

We intentionally chose NOT to include "inter-coding" because our primary target applications ALL require Lowest Decode Times (i.e., Sports Highlights, Female Photo Modeling & Fashion Shows, and Dynamic Nature Scenes, AND of course, ALL eventually streamed Live from their sources).


11:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, February 2nd: 

FYI, we've decided to RE-define & simplify the options for the "Photosets TV Capture" feature ... specifically, moving forward, Photosets Pro will now support ONLY two "streaming" options: 1.) the streaming of JPEG Photos from all supported devices, and 2.) the streaming of HEIF Image Sequences from select supported devices.

As before, it's (motion photography photoset streaming) from the Photosets Pro iOS app to the Photosets TV macOS app ... in other words, everything else stays the same.

From a high-level perspective, we're simply dropping the (existing) UN-compressed RGB, BGRA, and BGR10A2 photo streaming options, in favor of HEIF Image Sequence streaming.

"Photosets TV Capture" RE-Defined


Supported
Apple Mobile Device



DRAM


Supported Streaming Options
RE-defined


JPEG
Photos



HEIF
Photos



iPhone X

3 GB



iPhone 8+

3 GB



iPhone 8

2 GB



iPhone 7+

3 GB



iPhone 7

2 GB



iPhone 6s+

2 GB


-

iPhone 6s

2 GB


-

iPhone SE

2 GB


-


8 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, February 1st: 

Earlier today Apple's Upper Mgmt stated they sold 77.316M iPhones during their FY 1Q18, at an ASP of $796 ... as such, we've decided to Update our estimates of a few weeks ago (scroll down this web page to see our original estimates) ... our Updated Estimate has a single assumpiton, that 20% of the iPhone 8, 8+, and X sales went to the higher NAND Flash Storage option, AND that for ALL older models, ONLY the base version (i.e., lower NAND Flash Storage option) was sold.

What should be Crystal Clear to even the casual observer, is that of the newer models, ONLY the base version of the iPhone 8 has a List Price below the $796 ASP ... that clearly means a good number of older iPhones sold during the Quarter !

Note that our Estimate has an ASP of exactly $800, slightly-above the $796 number Apple presented earlier today.

What this all means, is that the "Faith Militant," our term for those who bought a Face ID iPhone. did exactly what was expected of them, they bought during initial availability ... what nobody has yet noticed, is that the iPhone X numbers very-likely represents the entire Faith Militant army, meaning things are very-likely going to go South for Apple from here ... NOT Rocket Science, and we didn't even need a 500-person (or so) Survey (like so many others) to generate our numbers !

BTW, "Faith Militant" is a term we leveraged from Game of Thrones.


Our "Best Guess" of Apple's FY 1Q18 iPhone breakdown


List

Sept 12th
Price Drop

DRAM

Our
"Best Guess"
Estimate

Value Grade

(By us &
Subjective)

iPhone X

(256 GB)

$1149

-

3 GB

8%

(6.2M units)

B-

iPhone X

(64 GB)

$999

-

3 GB

32%

(24.7M units)

B-

iPhone 8+

(256 GB)

$949

-

3 GB

4%

(3.1M units)

B+

iPhone 8+

(64 GB)

$799

-

3 GB

16%

(12.4M units)

B+

iPhone 8

(256 GB)

$849

-

2 GB

2%

(1.5M units)

B-

iPhone 8

(64 GB)

$699

-

2 GB

8%

(6.2M units)

B-
-

iPhone 7+

$669

$100

3 GB

~0%

A-

iPhone 7

$549

$100

2 GB

15%

(11.6M units)

A-
-

iPhone 6s+

$549

$100

2 GB

~0%

C+

iPhone 6s

$449

$100

2 GB

15%

(11.6M units)

C+

iPhone SE

$349

$50

2 GB

~0%

B-



11 AM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, January 31st: 

FYI, our Plates are Full, AND Things are Moving VERY FAST ... here's a Quick Overview of what we're currently working on ... ALL will be Released to the General Public within the next 1-2 weeks !



Item


Platform


Description


Photosets Pro v1.1

iOS

Planet's most-advanced & highest-performance motion photography camera app !

Shot with Photosets

iOS

Brand-new Photosets Pro feature that enables you to Upload your Favorite photos to the "Photosets Social Network".

Photosets Social Network

this website

Planet's first-ever Enhanced Color Space Social Network ! ... we're starting with Display P3 motion photography photos, AND will soon add support for Videos & Video Stories crafted from motion photography photosets.

Photosets TV Capture

iOS

Brand-new Photosets Pro feature that enables you to stream motion photography photos to a local Mac, running our "Photosets TV" macOS app.

Multi-View Capture

iOS

Brand-new Photosets Pro feature that enables you to stream motion photography photos, FROM MULTIPLE USERS AND/OR DEVICES, to a local Mac, running our "Photosets TV" macOS app ... "Multi-View Capture" is a SUPER-set of "Photosets TV Capture," AND logically runs on-top-of Photosets TV Capture.

Photosets TV v1.0

macOS

Brand-new macOS app that acts as a Wireless Receiver to Photosets Pro apps running on Apple mobile devices, AND which receives & processes stream'd motion photography photos ... intended for crafting "Group-oriented" Video Stories !, as well as for Brick & Mortar Female Fashion stores.


7:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, January 30th: 

FYI, today we began the process of adding an "Upload" capability to Photosets Pro, that will enable you to Upload "selected" Motion Photography Photos to our servers, for sharing with others !

Specifically, any Motion Photography Photo captured by Photosets Pro in the Display P3 color space, that you've "tag'd" as a Favorite via the app's Editor, is a candidate for Upload.

For those of you who are UN-aware, you can select / tag up-to five Favorite photos per Motion Photography Photoset ... Photosets Pro "tags" the Metadata of your selected photos, so you can make your Favorite selections independent of, time-wise, when you decide to Upload.

Photosets Pro ALSO embeds the ALL-IMPORTANT Display P3 ICC (color) space profile into the Metadata of ALL photos captured in the Display P3 color space ... this ensures that such photos are Rendered / Displayed correctly when Viewed.

All uploaded content will reside in the "Shot with Photosets" section of our servers, and will be Viewable via any web browser.

Registration will be required, AND you will need to have the Photosets Pro "Sub" enabled.

Each Registered User gets storage space for 50 photos (any mix of 12 Mpx, 4K, or 8 Mpx resolution) ... specifically, that means either ten photosets with five Favorite photos each, OR 50 photosets with ONLY one Favorite photo each, OR any mix of the above that adds-up to 50 photos ... ALL photos get automatically deleted 14 days AFTER Upload.

And very specifically, we do NOT RE-compress photos during Upload, AND each photo's Metadata remains fully-intact.

Think of this as the planet's first Extended Color Space Social Network, with lessons learned from observing Instagram, Snapchat, & Twitter.


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, January 30th: 

FYI, "Photosets Pro" is now available in Brazil & South Korea, as well as in the States ... we decided to expand Availability simply because it's an ideal fit for ALL the Motions & Colors of both Carnival (Feb 9-14) AND the Winter Olympics (Feb 9-25) !

We've ALSO decided to transition Photosets Pro to a FREE app, on a short-term basis.

And, because of the timing, we're now planning to release "Photosets TV" in Brazil & South Korea, as well as in the States.

Over the next 1-2 weeks, in addition to the Features & Capabilities we've already described, we're gonna add-in the ability to "Showcase your Favorite Photos and/or Videos".


3 PM (San Diego-time) update for Sunday, January 28th: 

FYI, we've FINE-TUNED our strategy moving forward:

First, we'll be submitting both Photosets Pro v1.1 & Photosets TV v1.0 to Apple App Review within just a few days.

Second, we've decided to enable support for the two brand-new Flagship features, "Photosets TV Capture" & "Multi-View Capture," on ALL supported devices that have the Photosets Pro"Sub" enabled, instead of just the three iPhones that have 3 GB of DRAM, or instead of just the five iPhones that support "Display P3" capture, as we had originally planned.

Third, we've reduced the Base Price for both apps from ~$5 to ~3.

Fourth, we've simplifed the User Interface of the Consumer version of Photosets TV, so that it's now Easier to Use, more Game-like, and specializes in Auto Playback of received photosets.


Our Near-Term Product Suite

(Photosets Pro v1.1 & Photosets TV v1.0 should both become available by February 1st)


App

Platform

Base Price

(USD)


In-App Purchase

Availability

Photosets Pro

(v1.1)

iOS

$2.99

Photosets Pro "Sub"

($0.49 first year, then $0.99/yr)

United States ONLY

Photosets TV

(v1.0)

macOS

$2.99

-

United States ONLY

(Consumer version)

The Photosets Pro "Sub" gets you the two highest photo capture rates, 24 & 30 photos per second, PLUS, starting with v1.1, you get something extra ... support for two brand-new Flagship features, "Photosets TV Capture" & "Multi-View Capture," which enable Streaming of Motion Photography Photos to the Photosets TV macOS app ... Multi-View Capture is a SUPER-set of Photosets TV Capture.


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, January 27th: 

Today we are announcing three important decisions:

1.) We've decided to restrict two soon-to-be-released "Photosets Pro" flagship features, "Photosets TV Capture" & "Multi-View Capture," to ONLY the three iPhones that include 3 GB of DRAM ... for those of you who are UN-aware, these are the two Photosets Pro features that are needed to support streaming of Motion Photography Photos to our companion "Photosets TV" macOS app ... Photosets TV Capture provides the basic streaming support, while Multi-View Capture is a multi-User / multi-Device "superset" that runs on top of it.

2.) We've decided NOT to include iPad support for streaming of Motion Photography Photos to our companion "Photosets TV" macOS app ... we made this decision strictly because of Apple's "What's a Computer ?" iPad Pro TV commercial ... this kind of TV commercial is simply counter to helping educate Users ... if a User doesn't know that their smartphone or tablet is simply a custom computer, then they probably don't know the importance of DRAM ... as such, they are NOT a good fit for our products ... we ALSO strongly feel that Apple's TV commercial is a Slape-in-the-Face to both Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, as well as to the early History of how Apple got started !

3.) We've decided to promote Photosets TV as the mobile industry's first viable step towards 10-bit enhanced color space color ... specifically, as the mobile industry's first viable step towards BGR10A2 ! ... if you know our History, you won't be surprised by this statement ... if you don't know our History, please visit our News webpage.


BREAKING NEWS: 7 PM (San Diego-time) Friday, January 26th: 

We've decided to Release our first-ever macOS app, Photosets TV, to the General Public ... v1.0 could become available as early as late Monday ... we've priced it at ~$2 USD, with NO In-App Purchases, and it will be available ONLY in the States.

Here is how we describe it on the Mac App Store:

First of it's kind Media Player that enables you to craft innovative "Group-oriented" Video Stories from Motion Photography Photosets !

Advanced, yet Fun & Easy to Use !

Strictly a companion app to the "Photosets Pro" mobile app.

Combination Editor / Playback Controller & Video Story Maker, both leveraged from the Photosets Pro mobile app.

Fully-custom photoset-oriented Streaming Receiver, for Receiving / Importing photosets directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline of Photosets Pro.

The Streaming Receiver supports four photo formats: compressed JPEG, UN-compressed RGB, UN-compressed BGRA, as well as UN-compressed BGR10A2 .

User-selectable Destination of received compressed JPEG photos (either your ~/Downloads folder, or directly into the Photosets TV app) ... UN-compressed photos are currently always written to your ~/Downloads folder.


10 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, January 24th: 

FYI, next up for us is taking what we currently have, and developing custom hardware for it ... specifically, the Streaming / Offloading of Motion Photography Photos, directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline of Photosets Pro, to our first-ever macOS app, Photosets TV Receiver ... we've said it before, and we'll say it again, the 15,000+ R&D hours we've devoted into our Photosets family of apps may simply have been for Prototyping purposes ... in other words, what we've accomplished so-far could simply be considered a working Proof-of-Concept to potential Corporate Partners & Institutional Investors ... and a damn good one ! ... too good in-fact to simply languish in the iOS and macOS App Stores.

We intend to dominate the next wave of consumer technology ... and we hope to Partner with ALL seven of the companies listed below, to help us make it happen asap ... our Value Propostion to the first six shouldn't take more than a few minutes to convince (the specifics of which we are keeping in our Back Pocket).

Our Short List


Company

SoC
+
802.11ac Wave 2
Wi-Fi


Cellular
Service Provider


Venture Capital

Max Possible Equity Stake
(post-Money)


Qualcomm


3%

Intel


3%

Verizon


3%

AT&T


3%

Sprint


3%

T-Mobile


3%

Sequoia Capital


3-7%


4 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, January 24th: 

FYI, to prove our salt (mostly to potential Institutional Investors), and by this we mean, strictly wrt our near-term Unicorn status, we've decided to take on the BIG BOY ANALYSTS, whom we are convined are ALL CLUELESS BEYOND BELIEF, and publicly present our market numbers, for ALL to see & critique.

First, as background, here is a copy of our iPhone Sales predictions for Apple's 4Q, copied directly from our News webpage ... it covers Apple's most-recently completed Quarter (i.e., 4Q17) ... if you want all the background details on our analysis for that quarter, you'll need to migrate over to our News webpage.

The iPhone ASP for Apple's most-recently completed quarter was $618 ... use that as a guide when evaluating the table (again, see our News webpage for ALL the details).

FY 4Q17 iPhone breakdown


List

Sept 12th
Price Drop

DRAM

Our Estimate
of
4Q17 Units
Sold

Value Grade

(By us &
Subjective)

iPhone X

$999+

-

3 GB

-

B-

iPhone 8+

$799+

-

3 GB

9.3M

(6.5M + 2.8M)

B+

iPhone 8

$699+

-

2 GB

2.8M

B-
-

iPhone 7+

$669+

$100

3 GB

~0

A-

iPhone 7

$549+

$100

2 GB

34.5M

A-
-

iPhone 6s+

$549+

$100

2 GB

~0

C+

iPhone 6s

$449+

$100

2 GB

~0

C+

iPhone SE

$349+

$50

2 GB

~0

B-


Next up, our analysis & predictions for the current quarter ... this takes into account new knowledge, gained since ~mid-December.

The iPhone X experienced a short-term Burst of sales, mostly from Fanboys & Fangirls AND those in the annual upgrade program, but it's now dying a quick death !

We continue to believe the iPhone 8 Plus is very desirable, in-part because it will very-likely be the last best iPhone with "Touch ID" ... we believe that fact alone will make it a collector's item for a very, very long time !

The iPhone 8 does NOT have the same status ... it's a good smartphone, but NOT a great smartphone ... if it had 3 GB of DRAM instead of ONLY 2 GB of DRAM it would have had the exact same status, perhaps even higher, than the iPhone 8 Plus ... but, Apple's Upper Mgmt sucks at Strategy, AND is NOT very good at product planning, to say the least.

At a MIN, the iPhone 8 Plus should have been priced $100 less than it was/is, AND the iPhone 8 should have included 3 GB of DRAM AND priced $100 less than it was/is ... then, neither would have Bombed like they did !

So, the iPhone X will (soon) go the way of the Dodo Bird ... the iPhone 8 Plus will live on as the last best iPhone with "Touch ID" ... the iPhone 8 will be remembered as a Major Bust ! ... and the iPhone 7 has emerged as the New Star of the Show for the second quarter in a row !

The main problem with Apple is clearly Strategy & Product Planning ... we believe it's simply due to the fact that MOST, if NOT ALL, of Apple's Upper Mgmt team has ONLY worked at Apple over the past 10-15+ years.

It is our very strong opinion that Apple needs to do a much better job addressing the sub-$650 iPhone segment ... ideally, with a March 2018 release of an iPhone 8s with 3 GB of DRAM, priced at $649 ... if they aren't already working on it, they absolutely should be ... it's NOT Rocket Science !

On a Side Note, the Founder of this company is co-authoring a book titled "The Rise & Fall of the Apple Empire™" ... guess where the inspiration for the "Fall" part comes from !


FY 1Q18 iPhone breakdown

(We believe Apple sold 65M iPhones, at an ASP of ~$711, during their most-recent quarter)



List

Sept 12th
Price Drop

DRAM

Our Estimate
of the
1Q18
Breakdown

Value Grade

(By us &
Subjective)

iPhone X

$999+

-

3 GB

25%

(16.25M units)

B-

iPhone 8+

$799+

-

3 GB

15%

(9.75M units)

B+

iPhone 8

$699+

-

2 GB

10%

(6.5M units)

B-
-

iPhone 7+

$669+

$100

3 GB

10%

A-

iPhone 7

$549+

$100

2 GB

25%

A-
-

iPhone 6s+

$549+

$100

2 GB

5%

C+

iPhone 6s

$449+

$100

2 GB

5%

C+

iPhone SE

$349+

$50

2 GB

5%

B-


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, January 24th: 

FYI, we hope to announce our first two Corporate Partners soon ... until we do so, we've decided to remove Photosets Pro from the iOS App, including here in the States ... we simply feel it's in our best interest to do so at this time.

Our focus right now is on finalizing Photosets Pro v1.1, as well as Photosets TV Receiver v1.0.

The "What's New" description for Photosets Pro v1.1 reads as follows:

Added two brand-new Flagship features: 1.) "Photosets TV Capture," and 2.) "Multi-View Capture" ... both require the Photosets Pro "Sub".

"Photosets TV Capture" enables you to stream photos (e.g., in either compressed JPEG, or UN-compressed RGB or BGRA formats) directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline to an external Mac computer (running our companion "Photosets TV Receiver" macOS app).

"Multi-View Capture" enables up-to four Apple mobile devices to participate in a capture session, under the control of one device (i.e., "a session Master") ... it piggybacks on-top of a Photosets TV Capture "session" ... in other words, ALL captured photos, from ALL Apple mobile devices participating in "the session," are streamed to an external Mac computer (running our companion "Photosets TV Receiver" macOS app).

We're hoping our preferred Corporate Partners will see the value that we've created with these two new Flagship features, as well as their market potential.

For those of you who have been following us, we are now close to achieving "Unicorn" status ... AND we did so with ZERO assistance from Apple (i.e., in spite of their Stranglehold on App Discovery of our Photosets family of apps) ... this ALSO means we'll soon be worth more than GoPro !

Also, on a completely different subject, we completed our Analysis today on what iPhone we'd promote (for use with our Photosets family of apps) come next September ... and the Winner is "the iPhone 7 Plus" ... NOT ONLY is it our top choice now, but it will ALSO be so come September 2018 ... that means for a second year in a row, Apple would NOT have produced a compelling upgrade ... that says ALOT about the current state of Apple's Upper Mgmt Team, as well as their Board of Directors ! ... it's really NOT Rocket Science .. it truly amazes us that they can't get it Right !

On the Flip Side, it gives us Ammo to try to convince Corporate Parnters to fund our
"Thunder" 50mm f/1.8 12 Mpx 30 fps OIS camera.


1 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, January 23rd: 

FYI, Photosets Pro is currently available ONLY in the States, AND "may" remain so for the remainder of CY2018.

Photosets TV Receiver, our first-ever macOS app and a key companion app to Photosets Pro, will be submitted to Apple App Review later this week ... upon Approval, it too will be available ONLY in the States, AND also "may" remain so for the remainder of CY2018.

Our decision to go U.S.-ONLY is based-upon one simple fact ... inside the iOS App Store, Apple has a complete Stranglehold on App Discovery ... outside the iOS App Store, they have NO such stranglehold ... however, to be successful outside the iOS App Store requires (dedicated) Resources ... as such, we've decided to devote our entire Product Marketing effort to the U.S., OUTSIDE the iOS App Store !

If things go as planned, Photosets Pro will also become "The Poster App" for Apple's Stranglehold on App Discovery ... specifically, the app could easily experience over 100M downloads (& "Sub" sign-ups) within just 5-10 days of us kicking-off a proper Product Marketing campaign.


10:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, January 19th: 

FYI, we intend to submit v1.1 of Photosets Pro to Apple App Review Sunday evening, with a new twist to Multi-View Capture.

Specifically, we've decided to RE-structure Multi-View Capture on top of Photosets TV Capture ... in other words, you'll first need to establish a wireless "streaming connection" to the "Photosets TV Receiver" app (running on the/your local Mac), and then establish a wireless "session" with up-to three other iOS devices (so, up-to four total iOS devices in the session) ... note that the other iOS devices MUST ALSO have connected to the Photosets TV Receiver app, PRIOR TO being able to join any Multi-View Capture session.

With this new structure, ALL content captured with Multi-View Capture will be streamed to the Photosets TV Receiver app, just like with any typcial single-iOS-device Photosets TV Capture session.

Also, we intend to submit v1.0 of our first-ever macOS app, Photosets TV Receiver, to Apple App Review Sunday evening as well ... it will be priced at ~$1 USD, and just-like Photosets Pro, available ONLY in the States.

Most of the coding for the RE-strucutre is now done ... we now just need a weekend's worth of testing.

Please see the Camera Settings section for the Released version of Photosets Pro, for an Overview of what we're describing here.


11:30 AM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, January 19th: 

FYI, Photosets Pro "v1.0" was Approved by Apple App Review earlier today, and is now available for download in the iOS App Store !

It's a FREE app, with a single In-App Purchase option, an Auto-Renewable Sub we call Photosets Pro "Sub," and which is priced at ONLY $0.49 USD for the First Year, and then ONLY $0.99/yr USD for each subsequent year.

We did ALOT of analysis on ALL of our business options, and concluded that this is the best option NOT just for us, but probably for ALL NON-game / NON-streaming media content apps in the iOS App Store.

Specifically, it is the lowest possible subscription model that anybody can offer !

The "Sub" uses the brand-new "Discounted" Introductory Pricing option Apple recently added as an option for apps ... by selecting 49 cents for the First Year, and 99 cents for each subsequent year, we're able to offer an EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE subscription model ! ... one that we hope many will sign up for.

But, we're NOT done ... to sweeten the "Sub" offering, and to encourage as many new Users to sign up as possible, we're now working on adding two new Flagship features, "Multi-View Capture" & "Photosets TV Capture," into the Photosets Pro "Sub," in a near-term subsequent Update ... and probably done within ONLY 1-2 weeks (we originally coded both to work as Indepedent Non-Consumable In-App Purchases, so we just need to refine the control code; the rest is done).


10 AM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, January 18th: 

FYI, our first-ever submittal of "Photosets Pro" is currently "In Review" at Apple App Review ... it's a BIG update relative to the last update of Photosets X (9/28/2017 - 12/5/2017), and certainly even more so to the last update of our original app, Photosets (6/10/2015 - 9/5/2017).

Photosets Pro represents the culmination of over 15,000 R&D hours into our "Photosets" family of apps.


7 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, January 17th: 

FYI, Apple App Review rejected our first-ever submittal of "Photosets TV for Mac" earlier today ... while the reasons we're minor, and we had been working on resolving them, we've since decided NOT to offer our first-ever macOS app to the General Public ... it's simply too valuable, and we've concluded it could be a catastrophic blunder for us to do so.

Furthermore, we're now in the process of stripping-off our two-newest iOS Flagship features, Multi-View Capture and Photosets TV Capture, in our yet-to-be-submitted "Photosets Pro" camera app ... and here, for the exact same reason. [Update: R&D revolted when we attempted to do so, so we kept both features in].

We've devoted ALOT of time & hard work into our two newest Photosets Pro features, and while we do now have a credible & viable "mobile photo streaming" solution (from iOS to macOS), and one that we we're comfortable going to market with, we're now going to keep it "In House," and focus on Enhancing & Refining it's functionality as much as possible, while at the same time improving it's performance as much as possible !

One of the reasons Apple App Review rejected our submittal was because we included the word "Mac" in the app's name ... we'll, we've since updated the name to "Photosets TV Prototype," making it Crystal Clear that macOS is (now) just the first of many platforms that we'll be supporting !

We hope to submit Photosets Pro to Apple App Review, (soon) without Multi-View Capture and Photosets TV Capture, perhaps as early as late Thursday.

To summarize, Photosets Pro, our iOS app, will soon become available to the General Public ... Photosets TV Prototype, our newly RE-named macOS app, will NOT be offered to the General Public (we can create a Billion Dollar Company FASTER by keeping it "In House" !).

Ultimately, the Streaming of Motion Photography Photosets could be perceived by many as our Crowning Achievement !


"Mobile Photo Streaming" @ 563 Mbps

(i.e., at the single-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 Potential Throughput at 160 MHz)


Capture Resolution


MAX
# photos / photoset



UN-compressed
RGB

(per photo)



UN-compressed
BGRA

(or BGR10A2)

(per photo)



Compressed
JPEG

(per photo)


-

12 Mpx

(4032 x 3024)

30

65.0 ms

86.6 ms

8.9 ms

4K

(3840 x 2160)

45

44.2 ms

58.9 ms

5.9 ms
-

8 Mpx

(3264 x 2448)

45

42.6 ms

56.8 ms

5.9 ms


"Launch Screen" for our "Photosets TV Prototype" macOS app




Key Features & Specs

Photosets Pro is a combination Camera, Editor / Playback Controller, Video Maker, & Video Story Maker.

It is the most-advanced & highest-performance Motion Photography Camera App on the planet ! ... it's similar in concept to Apple's Live Photos camera feature, but much more Advanced, with much Higher Performance, and with much more User Control & Flexibility.

The Camera produces "Motion Photography Photosets," up-to 45 photos per photoset, up-to 30 photos per second !

The Camera (optionally) "embeds" the all-important Display P3 ICC (color) profile into the metadata of each captured "Wide Color" photo !

Your capture resolution options are dependent-upon the amount of DRAM in your Apple mobile device ... if 3 GB or more of DRAM, then 12 Mxp, 4K, & 8 Mpx are your options ... if ONLY 2 GB of DRAM, then 4K & 8 Mpx are your options.


The app consists of three key sections, the Camera (in the Middle), Main (on the Left), & the Editor / Playback Controller (on the Right).

When in the Camera, you can Swipe Right to transition to Main, OR Swipe Left to transition to the Editor / Playback Controller.

If you just transitioned from the Camera via a Swipe Gesture, you can then Swipe back into the Camera.

The app starts-up in either the Camera, or Main (the Default); you control which via Settings.

There are a number of Important, but less-frequently-used, Controls in Settings.


The Video Maker function enables you to craft videos from single photosets, and is accessible via the Share icon on the bottom toolbar.

The Video Story Maker function enables you to craft videos from up-to 30 photosets, and is accessible via the Menui icon on the bottom toolbar.

Videos produced by Photosets Pro are always Exported to your Photos library.


Each time you tap the camera's Start Button, you're "triggering" the start of a new Burst capture operation.

Each Burst capture operation represents a unique photoset, and is stored in it's own sub-directory.

Captured photosets are stored ONLY inside the app.


The Editor is accessible via the Playback Controller .. tap the "Edit" button (top-right) to present it.

With the Editor, you can Select (i.e., "tag") up-to five Favorite photos per photoset ... the "tagging" occurs in the Metadata of each selected photo.

Tap Star, then Apply, then Save, for each photo you want to "tag" as a Favorite.

Tap Star, then Reset, if you mess-up and want to Reset all the Favorite "tags" (for the selected photoset).

With the Editor, you can also Trim-off any UN-wanted Begin and/or End photos (for the selected photoset).

Favorite photos are Exported (as a group) together with Videos produced from single photosets.


Offers Best-in-Class AirDrop support, both app-to-app, as well as app-to-Mac.

Supports the iPad-oriented Slide Over and Split View features.



11 AM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, January 15th: 

FYI, later today we'll be submitting our two newest apps to Apple App Review ! ... upon Release to the General Public, they will usher-in the Streaming of Motion Photography Photosets directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline of an iOS device to an external Mac computer !

Note that "Photosets Pro" does in-deed support the streaming of UN-compressed 10-bit color BGR10A2, however, Apple has NOT YET enabled 10-bit color capture ... now that a viable & credible solution will soon become available to the General Public, we are going to press them to do so (i.e., to Enable it) ... we believe, at a MIN, the 8, 8+ and X ALL include (hidden) support for 10-bit Display P3 capture ... we believe they chose NOT to announce support for it in September 2017, simply because the X's display is NOT a 10-bit color display, and they did NOT want that becoming common knowledge ... we believe Apple will now RE-consider their silence on support for 10-bit color capture (even for Apple, the Pros now SIGNIFICANTLY outweigh the Cons).

Note also that "Photosets TV for Mac" supports up-to FOUR concurrent Rx streams !

For those of you following us, we now believe we will soon reach Unicorn status !


Overview of Your "Streaming" options with Photosets Pro


Capture Resolution


MAX
# photos / photoset



UN-compressed
RGB

(per photo)



UN-compressed
BGRA

(or BGR10A2)

(per photo)



Compressed
JPEG

(per photo)


-

12 Mpx

(4032 x 3024)

30

36.6 MB

48.8 MB

~5 MB

4K

(3840 x 2160)

45

24.9 MB

33.2 MB

~3.33 MB
-

8 Mpx

(3264 x 2448)

45

24.0 MB

32.0 MB

~3.33 MB



11:30 AM (San Diego-time) update for Sunday, January 14th: 

FYI, we're moving forward with the Imminent Release of "Photosets Pro" (~$1 USD & available ONLY in the U.S.), and "Photosets TV for Mac" (also ~$1 USD & also available ONLY in the U.S.).

Over the past month, we been Enhancing & Refining a new Flagship feature, the streaming of Motion Photography Photosets (as .jpg, .bgra, or .rgb photos), directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline of Photosets Pro to Photosets TV for Mac.

Our reasoning for releasing the two apps now is very simple, we want more Insititutional Investors to take notice of what we have accomplished !

The implications of what we have accomplished, even if it's just considered a Prototype (by some), are significant ... those Skilled in the Art should easily be able to figure it out ... ALL others will simply have to wait.

Qualcomm and Intel are (also) now at the top of our list of preferred Corporate Partners, for obvious reasons (or more specifically, obvious to those Skilled in the Art).


7:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, January 12th: 

FYI, "Photosets Pro" (and specifically it's "Photosets TV Capture" feature), supports the capture (& streaming) of two Pixel Format Types that most Users have NO experience with, UN-compressed RGB and BGRA ... NOT to be confused with RAW photo capture, UN-compressed RGB and BGRA photos have been processed by Apple's Image Signal Processer (ISP), whereas RAW photos have NOT ... since UN-compressed BGR10A2 (i.e., 10-bit color) represents the future of high-end motion photography, we believe it's time to start educating our Users about how-best to work with UN-compressed photosets ... first, we'll start with the storage requirements.

Storage Requirements for UN-compressed photosets

(Compressed JPEG included for comparison purposes)


Capture Resolution


# photos / photoset


UN-compressed
RGB

(per photoset)



UN-compressed
BGRA

(per photoset)



Compressed
JPEG

(per photoset)


-

12 Mpx

(4032 x 3024)

30

1.10 GB

1.46 GB

~150 MB
-

4K

(3840 x 2160)

45

1.12 GB

1.49 GB

~150 MB
-

8 Mpx

(3264 x 2448)

45

1.09 GB

1.44 GB

~150 MB


Clearly, it's NOT practical to store such photosets on an iPhone, so we don't ... we stream them off, directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline, on a per-photo basis ... that's where our macOS app, Photosets TV for Mac, comes into the mix ... functionally, we've got the streaming working to our satisfaction ... however, we're NOT at all happy with the (streaming) performance ... as such, Rocket was RE-born to help improve that, as well as to help us define the path to High-Performance Streaming of UN-compressed photosets.

You can think of Rocket as a First of It's Kind "high-performance mobile wireless buffer," with both high-performance DRAM, and high-performance / highly-secure NAND Flash Storage ... the first version of Rocket will very-likely NOT include support for 802.11ad Wi-Fi ... from our perspective, AD Wi-Fi is really ONLY needed for Thunder ... but even with ONLY 802.11ac, Rocket can, & will, improve-upon what can be accomplished with a MacBook Pro as the direct reciptent of streamed photos.

Our first Rocket prototype, the one that we are building right now, includes both AC Wi-Fi and AD Wi-Fi support, so that we may experiment with it as much as possible ... however, we will very-likely Release a low-cost AC-only Wi-Fi version first, and ASAP, followed-by a version with support for both AC & AD Wi-Fi (when Thunder becomes available).

The low-cost AC-only Wi-Fi version will very-likely NOT be mobile, and NOT include any NAND Flash Storage, so that we may offer it ASAP, and at ONLY $49 USD ... it will include 4 GB of high-performance DRAM, and a single USB-C port (for connecting to an Apple computer that's running Photosets TV for Mac), and purpose-built for high-performance Peer-to-Peer wireless networking ... think of this as a nice interim step towards where we want to go ... you can also think of it as a Quick & Dirty solution that will help us showcase what we've already accomplished !

From looking at the numbers in the table below, it's crystal clear that Real-Time Steaming of UN-compressed photos won't be happening anything soon ! ... however, that doesn't mean a properly-partitioned Camera Capture Pipeline can't support streaming of UN-compressed photos with minimal delay, which is what Photosets Pro attempts to do.

To understand what we're attemting to do, it's best to look at how photos will be transferred in two steps:

1.)  iPhone -to- Rocket via AC Wi-Fi, and

2.)  Rocket -to- any (mobile ?) computer via USB-C.

Even if iPhones supported AD Wi-Fi, and Rocket included AD Wi-Fi support (on the frontend), step #1 would still be the performance bottleneck ... however, the performance impact clearly wouldn't be as severe.

To us, it's a given that Rocket will include 4 GB of high-performance DRAM ... what's still TBD however, is whether Rocket will include 16 GB of high-performance / highly-secure NAND Flash Storage, and whether it will be self-powered via it's own (small) battery.

Rocket needs to work well in two completely different applications, "In the Field," where NAND Flash Storage is absolutely needed, and "In the Studio," where NAND Flash Storage isn't necessarily needed ... if we choose to address both applications with a single product, we'd obviously need to include NAND Flash Storage.

The best we can do is offer an interim Stop Gap solution for iPhones running Photosets Pro, until Thunder is released, and of course, Thunder will in-deed include support for AD Wi-Fi !


MIN Transfer Rates Required to Stream Photos @ 30 photos per second


Capture Resolution


# photos / photoset


UN-compressed
RGB


(Mbps)

UN-compressed
BGRA


(Mbps)

Compressed
JPEG


(Mbps)
-

12 Mpx

(4032 x 3024)

30

8,779

11,705

1,200
-

4K

(3840 x 2160)

45

5,972

7,963

800
-

8 Mpx

(3264 x 2448)

45

5,753

7,671

800



9:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, January 11th: 

FYI, we've added a new iOS app to our Roadmap, "Photosets Lite," a scaled-down version of Photosets Pro, intended strictly for controlling Thunder, presenting it's "Live Preview," and synchronizing capture with Rocket.

Photosets Lite will be a FREE app, but won't work (at-all) without Thunder & Rocket ... the wireless communication links between Photosets Lite and Thunder AND between Photosets Lite and Rocket, need to be, & will be, highly-secure, and it is for this reason that we've decided to make a new dedicated app.

Furthermore, by making it a dedicated app with highly-secure links, we can offer this as a "Military-grade Bundle," perhaps a first in the history of smartphone photography.

For those of you unsure of how this all fits together, neither Thunder nor Rocket needs to be directly-attached to your iPhone ... they can be, and we'll provide everything you need to do so, but they do NOT need to be ... Users will have FULL freedom & flexibility.


6 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, January 11th: 

FYI, we've Updated the Price & Availability Strategy for our two pending apps, and have Updated the Table below to reflect it (see the changes in red).

We (now) don't expect any (initial) sales of either from the General Public, only from potential Investors & Corp Partners.

Our top priority is to showcase what we've accomplished to potential Investors & Corp Partners, so that we may obtain an appropriate Marketing Budget ... the recent changes reflect that.

Our goal is to sell 25% of the company, post-money, where half the shares come from company Founders, and the other half directly from the company ... pre-money valuation is currently in the range of $205M to $250M.


1:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, January 11th: 

FYI, because of the recent resurrection of Rocket, we've decided NOT to Release our first-ever macOS app, Photosets TV for Mac, to the General Public during the month of January ... we (now) simply need to present it to a number of potential Investors & Corp Partners before doing so.


Summary of Projects currently on Our Plate


Product


Base Price

(USD)

Availability


Description

-

Photosets Pro

(iOS app)

TBD

Jan

Flagship-caliber
Motion Photography Camera
-

Photosets TV for Mac

(macOS app)

TBD

Jan ?

Group-oriented
Video Story Maker
-

Thunder *

(iPhone accessory)

$179 ?

July ?

Mobile
60 GHz wireless
50mm f/1.8
UN-compressed BGR10A2
Motion Photography
Camera
-

Rocket

(iPhone accessory)

$79 ?

July ?

Mobile
60 GHz wireless
Flash Storage
(16 GB)
-

Photosets Lite

(Military-grade
iOS app)

FREE

July ?

Dedicated app
for use with
Thunder & Rocket

* Thunder sends UN-compressed BGR10A2 photos to Rocket,
AND "Live Preview" JPEG photos to Photosets Pro Photosets Lite.


9 AM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, January 11th: 

FYI, today we wanted to make it crystal clear to everyone that Rocket is a First of It's Kind Product ! ... while it's obvious key feature is that it Offloads motion photography photosets from an iPhone, it's NOT so obvious key feature is that it enables groups of Users to craft innovative Group-oriented Video Stories ... specifically, the photosets, whether they're based-upon .jpg, .bgra, or .rgb photos, and whether they all come from one Device and one User, or from many Devices and many Users, can be Imported into our (pending) Photosets TV for Mac (Group-oriented Video Story Maker) app !

Whether In the Field or In the Studio, Rocket will be an important iPhone accessory, perhaps the most-important to many iPhone owners.

True innovation doesn't come from the largest of companies, it comes from the smallest of companies !


8:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, January 10th: 

FYI, earlier today we began pitching an entirely new idea to select Institutional Investors, a mobile Flash Storage solution that we now call "Rocket," that could be used to Offload motion photography photosets as they are being captured from any camera, while ALSO offering support for powering an iPhone (to cover the case that our "Photosets Pro" iOS app is being used as the camera).

Six months or so ago, we began working on a similar idea for use with our "Thunder" 50mm 10-bit color (attachment) camera, using a 60 GHZ wireless link ... so in reality, what we began pitching earlier today, is really just an Enhanced & Refined version of that ... in other words, new to them, NOT to us.

As it currently stands, the initial version of "Rocket" would support up-to (10) 30-photo Full Res 12 Mpx photosets, OR up-to (10) 45-photo 4K photosets, OR "any mix of the two" up-to Ten photosets, AND of course, we're refering to photos in our favorite pixel format, UN-compressed (10-bit color) BGR10A2 !

You can expect 3 GB of high-performance DRAM + 16 GB of high-performance / highly-secure NAND Flash Storage, in addition to 3 Gbps / 60 GHz + WiFi + Bluetooth wireless support.

Think of it as a smaller than average thumb drive that attaches horizontaly to your iPhone, at the bottom of your iPhone, just-under the Lightning port.

It will provide power to your iPhone via the Lightning port whenever Photosets Pro is running, while simultaneously receiving motion photography photosets wirelessly, either from your iPhone via WiFi, or from an attached "Thunder" camera via the 3 Gbps / 60 GHz wireless link.

If priced right, say ~$99 USD or so, we believe it (alone) has the potential to be a Game Changer !

Apple's BatteryGate presents opportunity for others, and we hope to capitalize on it in a BIG way !

As you may or may NOT know, our iOS app's newly-developed "Photosets TV Capture" feature supports the streaming of motion photography photosets, directly from the Camera Capture Pipeline, to our macOS app, "Photosets TV for Mac," and that it supports three formats: i.)  Compressed JPEG, ii.)  UN-compressed BGRA, and iii.)  UN-compressed RGB.

Rocket will (naturally) support all three formats ... as such, when configured for Compressed JPEG, the number of photosets will (naturally) be significantly greater than that described above ... but make NO mistake, UN-compressed BGR10A2 is the future of (high-end) mobile motion photography !


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, January 9th: 

As many of you know, the most-valuable iOS apps on the planet ALL have one thing in common, they are ALL backed by a backend of custom networks & servers ... and, as many of you also know, many started Life shortly-after the Birth of the iOS App Store ... since then however, there have been NO real iOS app success stories ... neither from FREE iOS apps, nor from Paid iOS apps.

Our two pending apps, one an iOS app, and the other a macOS app, are about to break that trend, with an entirely new Business Model ! ... something that has been Off the Radar of most, but should NOT have been ... in fact, it's Fair to Say that we are in the position that we are in, strictly because so many others Dropped the Ball, and that we we're able to Fly Under the Radar for such a long time (2.5+ years).

Think of it as the primary "Pro" (benefit) of Apple's Stranglehold on App Discovery (in the iOS App Store).

Soon, we'll publicly demonstrate "Real-Time Streaming of Full Res 12 Mpx Motion Photography Photosets" from our iOS app to our macOS app ... and once we do, many others will immediately see what we already know, that it has the potential to become a true Game Changer ! ... here, simply think of a DE-centralization of the custom networks & servers that made the earlier app success stories possible, AND with an entirely new twist, direct connection to BIG screen TVs & monitors.

Whether In the Field or In the Studio, the combination of our two (pending) apps could trigger entirely new market opportunities for many ! ... exciting times ahead, NOT just for us, but also potentially for many !


11 PM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, January 8th: 

FYI, we completed an important R&D Milestone today ... specifically, we now "officially" support the streaming of motion photography photosets from our iOS app to our macOS app, and by this we mean all three of the following formats: 1.) Compressed JPEG, 2.) UN-compressed BGRA, and 3.) UN-compressed RGB.

As such, Photosets Pro is now Q'd-up at Apple and is Ready to be Submitted to Apple App Review, pending ONLY updated screenshots ... in the meantime, we'll continue to Refine our Photosets TV for Mac app to the best of our ability.

Photosets Pro now clearly a thousand-dollar app (valuewise), a first for the iOS App Store ! ... as we mentioned earlier today, the Base version of the app will be priced at ~$1 USD ... we're doing so for a number of reasons, one of which (that we haven't previously mentioned) is because we believe there is great opportunity in the market space between Insta & Snap.

Note that our UN-compressed BGRA streaming format supports two different color depths, 8-bit bit color AND 10-bit color (i.e., BGR10A2) ... so we are, once again, way ahead of the (NOT so) Mighty Apple !

Independence from Apple's Stranglehold on App Discovery is what we desire most ... if you're an Institutional Investor, please take special note of that.


1 PM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, January 8th: 

FYI, we've made a key decision to leverage both the iOS & macOS App Stores primarily for "distribution purposes" to potential Investors & Business Partners.

Specifically, we'll now be pricing the Base Version of both of our pending apps at $0.99 USD, and (as before) they will both be available ONLY in the States ... based-upon our (high) knowledge of the iOS App Store, pricing apps at even $1 above FREE will prevent 99.9% of all Apple users from even considering our apps ... AND, just as importantly, those Apple Users who do obtain our apps (i.e., what we'll refer to as the top 0.1%), will very-likely have sufficient knowledge to Master both apps on their own.

In other words, with this newest strategy, we'll be able to distribute our apps to select individuals & companies, while still enabling those with good (computer & photography) Knowledge & Skill to obtain them.

Stated differently, with this new strategy, we can effectively Lock Out most Apple users simply by pricing the Base Version of our apps above FREE, while still offering an efficient distribution channel to select others !

The Base version of Photosets Pro always included Base support for two new Flagship features, Multi-View Capture AND Photosets TV Capture ... so now, rather than give them away, it will cost ~$1 ... but more-importantly, this prevents the Armies of Dummies who know little or nothing about computers & photography from obtaining our apps, and potentially giving them Bad Ratings (i.e., too many Apple Users don't know the difference between DRAM and NAND, or even that their iPhones include DRAM in the first place).

The main purpose of the price change is "to control distribution".


8:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, January 6th: 

FYI, we've decided to take advantage of the "Discounted" Introductory Pricing option available with new macOS apps, and offer the key functionality of Photosets TV for Mac as an Auto-Renewable Subscription.

Furthermore, and very-importantly, we've decided to offer Photosets TV for Mac in the Mac App Store ONLY from ~January 10th until June 10th, at which time availability will transition exclusively to this website.

In other words, starting June 10th, 2018, the 3-year anniversary from when of our original Photosets app became available in the iOS App Store, Photosets TV for Mac will ONLY be offered via this website ... at that time, it will be priced at $14.99 USD.

With this change, we're now comfortable offering our first-ever macOS app in Apple's Mac App Store.

You can think of this as a 5-month Pre-Order period with "real teeth" ! ... in other words, we'll be using the Mac App Store strictly for a (pseudo) Pre-Order period, lasting five months ... during that period, you'll be able to purchase & obtain the app at a small fraction of it's subsequent price.

The Photosets Pro "Sub" enables the camera's High-Performance Camera Capture Pipeline (i.e., up-to 30 photos per second at 12.2 Mpx capture resolution), while the Photosets TV "Sub" enables (custom) streaming of motion photography photosets, as they are being captured by our iOS app's camera, directly to our macOS app.

You can think of Photosets TV for Mac as the world's first (credible) "Group-oriented Video Story Maker" ... we'll divulge more details soon, including which other platforms we intend to port the code to.

Photosets Pro enables you to craft Video Stories from up-to 30 motion photography photosets ... Photosets TV for Mac takes it to an entirely different level, both in the number of Users that can participate, as well as the number of motion photography photosets that can be used as the source of content.

We do intend to retire Photosets TV for Mac from the Mac App Store at Midnight on June 9th, 2018.



App Name


"Sub" Name


First-Year
"Discounted"
Introductory Price



Price for Each Subsequent Year

-

Photosets Pro

(iOS)

Photosets Pro "Sub"

$0.49

(First Year)

$0.99
-

Photosets TV for Mac

(macOS)

Photosets TV "Sub"

$0.49

(First Year)

$4.99

(but NOT applicable*)

* You simply need to Opt-Out of the Photosets TV "Sub" after signing-up for the $0.49 First Year period, & the app will pester you to do so until you do.


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Friday, January 5th: 

FYI, our current strategy is best summarized as follows:

1.)  Photosets TV for Mac will be Released soon, will be priced at $14.99 USD, and will ONLY be available via this website,

2.)  the Release of Photosets Pro will follow, AND will be positioned as a companion app to our Mac app, instead of the other way around.

Our Reasoning for this is very simple ... WE NOT ONLY DESIRE INDEPENDENCE from Apple and their Stranglehold on App Discovery (in the iOS App Store), but WE REQUIRE IT to become financially successful ... the curated iOS App Store is catastrophically broken, and we've lost all hope that Apple will ever fix it ... Games & Streaming Media Apps, as well as the few (other category) apps that Apple promotes, do well ... the rest have NO real chance of financial success ... add into the mix that Apple takes a 30% cut that they clearly do NOT deserve (especially since they do such a poor job "educating" iOS Users), and it becomes a simple decision for us ... our Product Positioning Strategy now is ALL-ABOUT gaining as much Independence from Apple as possible.

iOS Users have had many chances to get our two previous Photosets apps ... however, few took advange of it ... we Blame Apple ! ... we did our part, Apple did NOT do their part.

Our Photosets family of apps are the Most-Advanced & Highest-Performance camera apps in the entire history of smartphones ... when Our Strory goes mainstream, it could be a Wake Up Call to ALL other App Developers ... what we've learned along the way, is that the most-important part of being an App Developer is how-best to circumvent Tim Cook's Stranglehold on App Discovery ... that will very-likely be the Headline of Our Story, the specifics of this very topic ... for those of you here now, Watch & Learn.

And for those of you who don't really know Apple well, Tim Cook & Phil Schiller don't do what's best for Apple ... they do what's best to keep themselves In Power ... if the world knew what we knew, they would both be Immediately Fired by the Board ! ... perhaps we will have a chance to say a few words at the next Annual Shareholder's Meeting in February, on the behalf of a very large shareholder ... or perhaps one will say a few words on our behalf ... exciting times ahead !


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, January 4th: 

FYI, today wanted to present an Updated table, to help clarify the key new features we've been working on.

And just so that it's Crystal Clear to everyone, the combination of the key new features listed in the table, PLUS our yet-to-be-Released companion Mac app, Photosets TV for Mac, is what will provide us with the infrastructure needed to gain our Independence from Apple, and their Stranglehold on App Discovery (in the iOS App Store).

If we had full control over what we're doing, we would NOT sell Photosets Pro in the iOS App Store ... it is NOT worthy of what we have accomplished !



Photosets Pro

Multi-View
Capture


Photosets TV
Capture*


Max # of
iOS Users

Max # of
iOS Devices

Max # of
iOS Users

Max # of
iOS Devices

In-App Purchases

(2 x $0.99)

4

4

4

4

Base version
of app

(FREE)

2

2

1

1

* "Photosets TV Capture" ONLY works with our companion "Photosets TV for Mac" app.


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, January 2nd: 

FYI, today we've decided to delay the Release of both Photosets Pro and Photosets TV for Mac by 1-2 weeks, while we RE-work our Business Strategy ... specifically, we've made such fantastic progress on both apps over the month of December, that we now feel it's in our best interest to RE-examine our Business Strategy moving forward ... what we have now is simply way too important for the iOS App Store ... we've also always felt that the iOS App Store was catastrophically broken, and that Apple / Tim Cook has had, and continues to have, a Stranglehold on App Discovery ... as such, as we've moved the Technology Innovation bar even higher over the Holidays, and monitored web sites that post others' desires for CY2018, we concluded that "Independence from Apple & Tim Cook" is what we desire most ... as such, we're gonna spend some time RE-working our Business Strategy (as best as possible) to provide the Independence we desire.

If we we're in charge of the iOS App Store, we could fix it in a day ... but for whatever reason, Apple either can't, or simply won't, fix it !

The single-best thing Apple could do for it's App Developer Community in CY2018, is to provide a credible & viable "alternative" to the existing iOS App Store ... specifically, let us sell our apps OUTSIDE of the iOS App Store !, off our own websites !

We'd even be open to Apple taking a 15% cut (half their current number), if they were in charge of the financial transactions.


8 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, December 27th: 

FYI, while the Lawyers & Private Investigators are doing their thing, we're continuing to do our thing ... specifically, we're Enhancing & Refining both Photosets Pro and Photosets TV for Mac ... we hope to Release both just after the first of the year, & Shake-Up the entire mobile industry in the process when we do ! ... both are currently scheduled for Release on January 3rd, one week from today.

Our main challenge with both apps is how-best to circumvent Tim Cook's Stranglehold on App Discovery ! ... a NON-trivial challenge, to say the least.


11 AM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, December 27th: 

Today, we are announcing that we've hired a team of highly-skilled Lawyers & Private Investigators, for the sole purpose of going after those who are intent on doing us & our reputations harm.


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Friday, December 22nd: 

Today we wanted to publicly state that Apple's recent Battery Gate issue represents another in a long line of Poor Judgements by Tim Cook, and his Upper Mgmt team ... rather than using the Battery Perf issue as an opportunity to Raise the Bar & Educate it's customers (about another important topic), Apple chose to keep silent, much like they have with the importance of DRAM, Wide Color, and our Photosets family of camera apps ... and, we believe, it's just a matter of time before Apple's Board figures this all out ... anyway, to us, Battery Gate is just another in a long stream of Blunders by Apple's current Upper Mgmt team !

If Steve Jobs had NOT done such a Masterful job of building-up Apple, Apple's current Upper Mgmt team would have (all) been Long Gone !


7 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, December 21st: 

FYI, earlier today we decided NOT to Offer "Photosets TV for Mac" in the Mac App Store ... instead, we're going with our original plan, to Offer it ONLY via this website ... additionally, we plan to Release "Photosets TV for Mac" three days BEFORE "Photosets Pro".

And for those of you who are following us on our Quest to circumvent Apple's Stranglehold on App Discovery, we've decided to add a new Table to our website to make it easier to check Status.

And just so that it's crystal-clear to everyone, Photosets Pro and all it's associated attributes "may" top-out at $15B USD (market cap-wise) ... however, our Quest to circumvent Apple's Stranglehold on App Discovery, if successful, could easily "add" another $100B USD to that !

An innovative app & associated social net is nice, but a credible & viable alternative to Apple's "stranglehold" is worth much more in the grand scheme of things !

The key to making it happen is "owning" the ONLY true Flagship-caliber camera app in the entire history of mobile smartphones ! ... in other words, it's "the Reason" (we believe) they will Partner with us."'

If we had NOT devoted 15,000+ R&D hours into the Photosets family of apps, our Quest would NOT be possible ... but because we did, it is !


Status of Presentations to Key Companies / Potential Partners

(We'll Update the Table as we progress on this over the next 1-2 weeks)


Company


Presentation Completed ?


Official
Partner ?



Photosets Pro


Multi-View
Capture



Photosets TV
Capture



Photosets TV
for Mac


-

Verizon

-

-

-

-

-

AT&T

-

-

-

-

-

Sprint

-

-

-

-

-

T-Mobile

-

-

-

-

-


Menu & Other Options for Photosets Pro v1.0





7 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, December 20th: 

FYI, yesterday we made the necessary changes in iTunes Connect to align the Launch of our Next-Generation iOS app, "Photosets Pro," with it's companion Mac app (& our First-Ever Mac app), "Photosets TV for Mac" ... they are both scheduled for Release on January 1st, and they are both setup for Pre-Order in their respective App Store.

Earlier today, Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to offer support for iOS apps on Macs ... coincidence ?, we don't think so.

Late today, we decided to make this website the #1 source on the internet for this particular topic ... as a starting point, think of what Bloomberg reported today as simply being an Apple-developed ARM co-processor (with a dedicated DDR controller to external DRAM) inside each new Mac.

Recently, a Line in the Sand was Crossed for us, when Apple started promoting their "What's a Computer" iPad TV commercial ... we've always felt Apple (under Tim Cook) has done an extremely poor job of educating our mutual customer base about new technologies (e.g., Wide Color) ... now, however, we feel they are intentially trying to make our mutual customers Dumber on even the most basic of topics !

For those of you who don't know, an iPhone or iPad is simply a custom computer ... and since it's a computer, the amount & quality of main memory (i.e., DRAM) is the single-most-important part of it after the main processor ... yet, it appears even many iPhone X owners have NO clue that their iPhones include DRAM, or of the key differences between DRAM and NAND Flash Storage in general.

As the Developers of the most-advanced & highest-performance camera app in the history of mobile smartphones, Apple's reluctance to educate our mutual customers has hurt us, as well as ALL OTHER app developers with Unique & Innovative apps ... and it is very-likely for this reason that the iOS App Store is catastrophically broken !

But Apple doesn't think their iOS App Store is broken, do they ?

We'll, NO, we don't think they do ... Apple has a Stranglehold on App Discovery (in the iOS App Store), and we strongly believe they absolutely Love that ! ... in fact, we believe they are Control Freaks, and that the main reason Apple provided information to Bloomberg late last night to Leak, was so that they would be perceived as being PRO-active in "expanding" the iOS App Store (at the precise time something else BIG was brewing !) ... specifically, what Bloomberg Leaked earlier today isn't about Enhancing the Mac App Store, it's really about Apple "expanding their stranglehold" in the iOS App Store (to Macs running iOS apps).

And for those of you who don't know, Photosets TV for Mac is simply a custom macOS version of Photosets Pro WITHOUT the camera functionality ... it's key feature is that it enables you to craft innovative Group-oriented Video Stories ! ... we decided to Release it in the Mac App Store simply because: 1.) It offers a Quick & Dirty solution, AND 2.) we could align Pre-Orders with Photosets Pro in the iOS App Store ... if NOT for that, we would NOT have even considered the Mac App Store ... and we may change our minds about where it gets Released ... we know of NO ONE who is truly a fan of the Mac App Store.


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Monday, December 18th: 

FYI, the Imminent Release of "Photosets Pro" is about to occur !

The ONLY thing holding it up are the Screenshots.

Also, we've added-back both of our legacy apps, Photosets & Photosets X, so that new Users will have a better feel for the History of our Photosets family of apps.

Very specifically, Photosets X was a continuation of our original Photosets app ... Photosets Pro is a continuation of Photosets X.

To-date, we've devoted more than 15,000 R&D hours into the Photosets family of apps !

Photosets Pro includes ALOT of Enhancements & Refinements, as well as a few key Bug Fixes, relative to Photosets X.



App


Total # of Updates
AFTER v1.0



Available
in the iOS App Store


-

Photosets Pro


-

Soon !
-

Photosets X


10

Sept - Nov 2017
-

Photosets


60

June 2015 - Sept 2017



11:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, December 15th: 

FYI, while we are more or less Ready to Submit, we may NOT actually submit to Apple App Review late Sunday as planned ... earlier today, we came up with a new idea for a Marketing & Partnership Strategy, that includes Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile ... it's something that offers significant market opportunity for all sides, should it become adopted ... as such, we "may" delay the release of Photosets Pro v1.0 until after we've had a chance to pitch our newest idea.


6:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, December 13th: 

FYI, we'd like to Summarize a few important things about "Photosets Pro":

1.) It's a FREE app, will be Released on January 1st, and will very-likely ONLY be Available for Download in the States,

2.) Without the "Photosets Pro" subscription, it's a Performance-crippled app (see the comments below about photo capture rates),

3.) Pricing for the "Photosets Pro" subscription is as follows:  $0.49 USD for the First Year, $0.99 USD for each Subsequent Year,

4.) Pre-Ordering could begin as early as December 23rd,

5.) It's a rare, true Flagship-caliber camera app, that has NO direct competitor !,

6.) We "may" delay the Release a few weeks (to pitch it to Institutional Investors, as well as potential Partner Companies),

7.) It's "sister" app, "Photosets for Android" is progressing well, and could potentially be Released on the exact same day !


10 AM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, December 13th: 

FYI, we have decided to move-forward with a slightly-different app name, "Photosets Pro," rather than "Photosets Freedom" ... everything else we've described the past few days stays the same.


8:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, December 12th: 

FYI, today we decided to also adopt the 2nd app option announced by Apple just yesterday ... specifically, because Photosets Freemdom is a new app, it is eligible for the new Pre-Order option ... as such, we've now specified a Release date of January 1st, 2018, and plan to Open-Up Pre-Orders on December 23rd !

So, to summarize, yesterday we adopted one of the new Introductory Pricing options (see below), and today we adopted the Pre-Order option.

At launch, Photosets Freedom will very-likely ONLY be available in the States.


11:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Monday, December 11th: 

FYI, we have decided to drop our custom B2B app efforts, and instead release Photosets Freedom v1.0 later this week to the iOS App Store ... earlier today, Apple announced (support for) "Introductory Pricing for (Auto-Renewable) Subs," which we believe "could" work well for us ... specifically, we're now in the process of adding a "Photosets Pro" sub to the app ... it will be priced at $0.49 USD for the first six months, and then ~$2 USD per year after that.

If a User decides NOT to extend the Photosets Pro sub after the six month Introductory Period, then, at that point, the Max photo capture rate is reduced from 30 photos per second to ONLY 15 photos per second ... all other features remain enabled.

If a User decides NEVER to sign-up for the Photosets Pro sub, then the Max photo capture rate remains set at ONLY 10 photos per second ... all other features remain enabled.

What makes the app special is it's High Capture Performance ... 4K, 12 Mpx, or 8 Mpx capture resolution at up-to 30 photos per second ! ... up-to 45 photos per photoset ! ... and, the two newest features, Multi-View Capture & Photosets TV Capture, take it all to the Next Level, enabling you & your friends and/or family to craft innovative Group-oriented Video Stories !


9:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Sunday, December 10th: 

FYI, today we are announcing that the company's newly-developed Cosmosent Mobile Device Manager (CMDM) has entered it's first Field Trial ... the CMDM is an important part of our business strategy moving forward, and is required to Distribute the Photosets Freedom app onto any mobile device ... in other words, it's Use is specifically specified in the License Agreement ... it's based-upon the User Assignment model, enabling our Business customers to easily & efficiently distribute Photosets Freedom to their customers, NOT just to their employees !

You can think of it as your own private highly-scalable iOS App Store, with just one app, Photosets Freedom !


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, December 9th: 

FYI, we've decided to Limit Availability of Photosets Freedom to ONLY those Apple mobile devices with 3 GB or more of DRAM:

iPhone 7+, iPhone 8+, & iPhone X

10.5" iPad Pro, & 2nd-Gen 12.9" iPad Pro

This decision ensures that all supported devices can capture "at-least 30" Full Resolution 12 Mpx photos per photoset !


7 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, December 8th: 

FYI, today we officially kicked-off "Photosets Freedom," the B2B version of Photosets X that we had announced just yesterday ... you won't ever see it in the iOS App Store, however, we are confident you will soon hear about it !

Just like Photosets & Photosets X, Photosets Freedom is a rare, true Flagship-caliber Motion Photography camera app !

If all goes well, we'll be announcing our first set of Licensees before the end of the month ! ... no later than mid-January 2018.


11:30 AM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, December 8th: 

FYI, we've received overwhelming positive response to the change in Business Strategy that we announced just yesterday, except perhaps for one thing ... the (High) Price of the NON-exclusive License Fee ... as such, to accommodate such concerns, as well as to help expedite adoption, we've decided to adopt a Pay-as-You-Go strategy ... specifically, the Up-Front Fee for the NON-exclusive License is now set at $1M USD, which enables up-to 1M Downloads ... Licensees may (then) enable additional "1M chunks" of Downloads, at $1M USD each.

Most have never heard of Photosets or Photosets X ... we expect that to now change throughout the remainder of December !

If this strategy catches on, as we fully expect it will, we expect every single App Developer with a Unique & Innovative app to follow suit.

And naturally, we're now also Fast Tracking "Photosets for Android" !


9:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, December 7th: 

Cosmosent Labs, Inc., is today announcing that the company has officially "pivoted" from Consumer apps to B2B apps ... specifically, the Photosets & Photosets X codebase will now live-on as a Business-to-Business app that we selectively license to particular companies, organizations, states, & countries ... as such, we have permanently removed Photosets X from sale in the iOS App Store.

The NON-exclusive License Fee is $100M USD & includes Three Full Years of Updates ! ... source code will NOT be provided to anyone, under ANY circumstance.

Integral to the solution is our newly-developed "Photosets TV for Mac" companion app (see below), which is included in the License Agreement.

Photosets / Photosets X is a Billion Dollar (Plus) App that simply wasn't treated as such by Apple ... as such, "we are (now) taking our marbles elsewhere".

Many of you "may" now never have access to all the cool things in the Photosets codebase, and certainly NOT to any of the cool things in the Updates coming down the Pipe ... you can thank Tim Cook & Phil Schiller for that !

We've already devoted more than 15,000 R&D hours into the Photosets codebase ... Multi-View, Photosets TV, & LiveColor Discovery™ ALL need to be Enhanced & Refined as much as possible, and the app's User Experience needs to be improved as much as possible ... the app is already fairly Robust for what it is, so other than what we've mentioned, plus the misc. Bug Fixes along the way, It's Good to Go for the Long Haul !


10:30 AM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, December 7th: 

In addition to working on v1.11, we're also currently working on the Consumer-version of "Photosets TV for Mac," and hope to Release it in a few days ... it supports up-to four iOS devices plus a Mac (so, five total devices in the "Session"), and will be priced at $5 USD ... and very-importantly, it will ONLY be available via this website.

From a high-level perspective, "Photosets TV for Mac" is simply a Media Player that enables you to craft innovative "Group-oriented" Video Stories, while at the same time, magically Offloading your recently-captured photosets (from your iOS devices) ! ... it consists of the Editor / Playback Controller portion of Photosets X, with some custom secret-sauce to make it all happen in an Efficient & User Friendly manner !

The significance of Photosets TV for Mac should NOT be UNDER-estimated by anyone ... very specifically, it's our starting point for developing custom set-top boxes for certain Business Segments that we have an interest in, and UN-like anything on the market today ! ... if you're able to think outside the box, you just might be able to figure-out what we're talking about ... there is a Hint to it all in the app, in Settings ... the Business-version of Photosets TV for Mac will ONLY be available to certain customers we've cut a deal with, while the Consumer-version of Photosets TV for Mac will be available to ALL !

Photosets X is currently available ONLY in the States.

---

The (updated) Menu options for Photosets X (v1.10)



10 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, November 28th: 

FYI, we we're out of the Office most of today, giving Live Demo Public Presentations of our "Multi-View Capture" & "Photosets TV Capture" implementations ... part Field Test, and part Q&A, the presentations were a BIG success  ... and while most of the (final) code is already in (Photosets X), you won't be able to Enable the features in v1.9 ... you will however, see it all (in Action) very soon !


v1.10 adds "Multi-View Capture" & "Photosets TV Capture"

Multi-View Capture is simply multi-User and/or multi-Device capture, with each Photosets X app configured as either Master, Slave, or Master/Slave (Round Robin Scheduler).

Photosets TV Capture is simply the sending of photosets, as they are being captured by the camera, to the "Photosets TV for Mac" app running on your local Mac.

Whether you're In the Field or In the Studio, "Multi-View" & "Photosets TV" are designed to work well together !



Multi-View
Capture


Photosets TV
Capture


Max # of
Users

Max # of
Devices

Max # of
Users

Max # of
Devices

In-App Purchase

(2 x $4.99)

4

4

5

5

Base version of Photosets X

($4.99)

2

2

3

3


FYI, we're currently working on Video Tutorials & In-App User Instructions to try to help our Users get up to speed as quickly as possible ... we hope to have these available by early-December ... Photosets X is a comprehensive & powerful Camera, Editor, Video Maker & Video Story Maker, that may be difficult for some to Master without such User Tools.


This website covers five Unique & Innovative topics
(none similar to anything you've probably ever seen or experienced before):

1.) the "Photosets X" iOS camera app (also known as "Rocket"),

2.) the "Photosets TV for Mac" Media Player (a companion app for Photosets X),

3.) our custom "Autonomous Synchronized Multi-View Capture" technology,

4.) the "Photosets Social Network," &

5.) the "Photosets Thunder" attachment camera.


Key Tip for Effectively using Photosets X

If you want to get the most out of Photosets X on your particular Apple mobile, you'll need to Force Quit ALL backgrounded apps ... such apps eat-up precious memory (i.e., DRAM), which prevents Photosets X from running at it's Highest-Performance level.


Photosets TV for Mac - The BIG Picture

(When used together, Photosets X is "the Producer" of content, while Photosets TV for Mac is "the Consumer" of content ... when running Photosets TV for Mac, we anticipate that ~50% of our Users will drive their BIG screen TV with their Mac, via an HDMI cable)


Product

Price

(USD)

Availability

# of Concurrent
Tx Streams

# of Concurrent
Rx Streams

Autonomous
Synchronized
Multi-View Capture

Master

Slave

Photosets X

$7.99

now

(v1.8)

1

-

v2.0

v1.9
-

Photosets TV
for Mac


(8-User* Consumer
edition
)

$8

late-Nov

-

8


-
-

Photosets TV
for Mac


(16-User* Business
edition
)

$16

late-Dec

-

16


-
-

Photosets Thunder
50mm f/1.8
OIS
Attachment**
Camera


(10-bit Display P3
BGR10A2
12 Mpx
capture)

$199

early-2018

1

-

-


* Technically, it could be just one User with up-to eight devices using the Consumer edition, or just one User with up-to 16 devices using the Business edition.

** Attaches to your iPhone !


6 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, November 17th: 

Quick follow-up regarding our "Photosets TV for Mac" app before heading out for a Beer: 1.) to Download it, you'll need to have an account setup with our "Photosets Social Network," 2.) there is NO cost for signing-up or using our Photosets Social Network, 3.) we're building two different, but very similar, versions of Photosets TV for Mac, one for Consumers (up-to 8 concurrent streams), and one for Businesses (up-to 16 concurrent streams), & 4.) we hope to have the Consumer version available for download by this time next week !

Photosets X is the camera front-end for both Photosets TV for Mac, as well as the Photosets Social Net.

We believe the Consumer version of Photosets TV for Mac has a fair chance to become a BIG hit around the Christmas tree, on Christmas Day, especially if you have young kids !

When our Photosets Social Network goes Live, you'll then be able to upload your Photoset Videos & your hand-picked Favorite Photoset Photos to it, via Photosets X, as well as Photosets TV for Mac !

If you're a Pro Photographer or a high-end Amateur Photographer AND you have an interest in HIGH-quality photos that have never been compressed, you're gonna absolutely Love what you're about to Discover !


11:30 AM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, November 17th: 

Today we are announcing that "Photosets TV for Mac," our first-ever non-iOS app, should become available for download in late-November ! ... it's a unique & innovative companion Media Player app for our Photosets X iOS app, and we intend to offer it ONLY via this website.

Late yesterday, we decided to go with a Mac version, instead of one or more set-top box versions, for various key reasons: i.) Significantly Higher Performance, especially when transferring UN-compressed photosets from Photosets X, ii.) many Macs are portable (thus it works well in the Field), iii.) many Photography Pros (already) have Macs, iv.) it's the smart "Business" move (for various reasons), and v.) it's the smart "long-term" R&D move (the specifics of this we're keeping in our back pocket, for now) ... please see our News webpage for additional information on all this.



Photosets X Quick Glance Table #1


iPhone

Processor

DRAM

Capture Performance

4K

12 Mpx

8 Mpx

Max
# of
Photos

Max
Capture Rate
(pps)

Max
# of
Photos

Max
Capture Rate
(pps)

Max
# of
Photos

Max
Capture Rate
(pps)

X

A11

3 GB

45

30-60*

30

30

45

30

8+

A11

3 GB

45

30-60*

30

30

45

30

8

A11

2 GB

20

30-60*

-

-

30

30

7+

A10

3 GB

45

30

30

30

45

30

7

A10

2 GB

20

30

-

-

30

30

6s+

A9

2 GB

20

30

-

-

30

30

6s

A9

2 GB

20

30

-

-

30

30

SE

A9

2 GB

20

30

-

-

30

30

Max Capture Rate in Photos per Second (pps).

* If possible, 60 pps capture support will be added in a subsequent update of Photosets X.


Photosets X Quick Glance Table #2


iPad

Processor

DRAM

Capture Performance

4K

12 Mpx

8 Mpx

Max
# of
Photos

Max
Capture Rate
(pps)

Max
# of
Photos

Max
Capture Rate
(pps)

Max
# of
Photos

Max
Capture Rate
(pps)

10.5" Pro

A10X

4 GB

45

30

45

30

45

30

2nd-Gen
12.9" Pro

A10X

4 GB

45

30

45

30

45

30

9.7" Pro

A9X

2 GB

20

30

-

-

30

30

1st-Gen
12.9" Pro

A9X

4 GB

-

-

-

-

45

30

9.7"

A9

2 GB

-

-

-

-

30

30

Max Capture Rate in Photos per Second (pps).


The Competitive Landscape


Landscape Resolution

Mpx

Aspect Ratio

Comment
-
4032 x 3024 12.2 4:3 Apple's 12 Mpx image sensor
-
3456 x 2592 9.0 4:3 Photosets' 4:3HD-9.0
-
3840 x 2160 8.3 16:9 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD)
-
3264 x 2448 8.0 4:3 Apple's 8 Mpx image sensor
-
2880 x 2160 6.2 4:3 Photosets' 4:3HD-6.2
-
2048 x 1536 3.1 4:3 Apple's 9.7" & 7.9" Retina iPads
-
1920 x 1080 2.1 16:9 1080p High Definition (HD)
-
1440 x 1080 1.6 4:3 Apple's Live Photos / Photosets' 4:3HD-1.6


Apple's Live Photos is the origin of our 4:3HD formats

Landscape Resolution Mpx Aspect Ratio Format Name Comment
-
3456 x 2592 9.0 4:3 4:3HD-9.0 90% of the width of 4K UHD
-
2880 x 2160 6.2 4:3 4:3HD-6.2 75% of the width of 4K UHD
-
1440 x 1080 1.6 4:3 4:3HD-1.6 75% of the width of 1080p HD