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Is it possible for an UN-Discovered Gem App to trigger a Breakup of a "curated" App Store, OR at least Upset the Status Quo ?

We're ALL gonna find out real soon ! ...

With your help, Photosets will Make History by Halloween !

Photosets simply needs your (honest) Rating to Make it Happen !

Thanks in Advance ! ...

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BREAKING NEWS (Saturday, October 16th, 2021)

FYI, Photosets v9.6, out tomorrow ?, will include a Brand New IAP, we call Photosets Development Fund.

The description reads:

"Help support Photosets' Models and Developers"

We got the idea from the Apple / Blender announcement on Oct 14th.

From the BIG picture perspective, ours is very similar !

We've already made the change in the App Store just in case we're ready to submit v9.6 to App Review by day's end today, Friday, October 15th.

It's a One-Time-Purchase IAP (i.e., NON-Consumable IAP).

We've priced it at $2.99 USD.


Please note that to expedite it, we simply RE-purposed what had been the Premium User IAP.

As such, until Apple App Review approves the change, it will continue to say "Premium User" (in the App Store).


"Premium without the Premium Pricing" !





v9.4


v9.5


v9.6


Free App





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Paid App


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($0.99 USD)




($0.99 USD)


"Premium User"
In App
Purchase





($5.99 USD)


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"Photosets
Development Fund"
In App
Purchase



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($2.99 USD)


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FYI, "110" App Update Approvals (for Photosets) just-since Jan 1st, 2020 !

Yet, (still) NO Love from Apple !

Is Apple afraid of ALL Burst Photo Camera Apps, OR just Photosets ? ...


The SnappyCam Syndrome

Today, Friday, October 15th, 2021, we are Defining a New Mobile Industry Term.

Best illustrated by example.

In late 2013, Apple acquired a small technology company with a Burst Photo Camera App called SnappyCam.

They subsequently did nothing with the Technology OR the application.

And now, they've been Leapfrogged by another small technology company (i.e., us) with a Prime Example of it (i.e., Photosets).

We believe it's now time to call Apple out on it !

And, you can think of this as just the first salvo !

I.e., One Across the Bow.

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FYI, iOS 15 "throttles" Available DRAM 5-10% more Aggressively than iOS 14, & as such, Capture Performance is 5-10% lower with iOS 15 than with iOS 14 !

It is strictly an iOS issue, Photosets has NO control over it.


Over a Five Year Span it Adds Up !





Factor


Relative
Capture Performance


(w/o Secret Sauce)


@ 5% per year


1.28x


72%


@ 10% per year


1.61x


39%


The Baseline is the 2016 iPhone 7+ running iOS 10.

iOS 10 did NOT throttle Available DRAM.

Each major update of iOS since then has !

If it wasn't for Photosets' Secret Sauce-based Capture Engine, Burst Photo Capture Performance would suck, BIG time !

Photosets is the ONLY Camera App in the Universe that supports Full-Res 12 Mpx HEIC Photo Capture @ 30 fps with Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Timing Performance !

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Timing Performance (i.e., what we refer to as "High-Precision" capture), is needed to craft High-Quality short-scene Videos from burst photo sets !

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FYI, as promised, we've Updated "our Graph" (with Projected Numbers for this year).

And by this year, we (naturally) mean Apple's 4Q21 & 1Q22 Fiscal Quarters.


Updated version of our Custom "iPhone Unit Sales" Graph

(click on it to view the 4K Res version)



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From our website Archieve (July 28th, 2021):

FYI, (our) first-order approximation breakdown by Reported Segment (i.e., region).

We don't know if there was Goverment Stimulus Checks & Enhanced UN-employment compensation being paid out Outside of the States earlier this year, but here, in the States, that definitely occurred & definitely played, in our opinion, a very BIG role in what was reported for the Americas, of which we believe the States accounted for 90% of it.


First-Order Approximation Breakdown of AAPL's 3Q 2021 Results


Category


Americas

(44.0%)


United States

(39.6%)


Europe

(23.3%)


Greater China

(18.1%)


Japan

(7.9%)


Rest of Asia Pacific

(6.6%)


Total


iPhone


$17,411


$15,670


$9,220


$7,162


$3,126


$2,612


$39,570


Mac


$3,623


$3,261


$1,919


$1,491


$651


$544


$8,235


iPad


$3,242


$2,918


$1,717


$1,334


$582


$486


$7,368


Wearables, etc


$3,861


$3,475


$2,045


$1,588


$693


$579


$8,775


Services


$7,694


$6,925


$4,074


$3,165


$1,381


$1,154


$17,486


Total


$35,870


$32,283


$18,943


$14,762


$6,464


$5,395


$81,434



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From our website Archieve (July 27th, 2021):

FYI, Apple's 3Q 2021 results compared to their 3Q 2018 & 2019 results.

We do NOT include their 3Q 2020 results because we do NOT consider them to be valid.

Our Take, we see alot of Pull Forward Demand, especially for 5G iPhones, which (naturally) does NOT bode well for the iPhone 13 family.

Regardless, we give Apple a solid B+ grade for their 3Q 2021 results.

One thing holding it back is that we're convinced a good portion of it was due to Goverment Stimulus Checks & Enhanced UN-employment compensation.

And, Apple will NOT be able to provide Guidance because both programs have more OR less effectively ended.



Category


3Q 2018


3Q 2019


3Q 2021


vs.
3Q 2018


vs.
3Q 2019


iPhone


$29,470


$25,986


$39,570


+34.3%


+52.3%


Mac


$5,258


$5,820


$8,235


+56.5%


+41.5%


iPad


$4,634


$5,023


$7,368


+59.0%


+46.7%


Wearables, etc


$3,733


$5,525


$8,775


+135.1%


+58.8%


Services


$10,170


$11,455


$17,486


+71.9%


+52.6%


Total


$53,265


$53,809


$81,434


+52.9%


+51.3%



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Photosets
Burst Photo Camera

+ short-scene Video Maker !

A rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App since the early days of the 2016 iPhone 7+ !

High-Precision Full-Res Capture @ 30 fps !

Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Timing Performance !


(iOS App Store here in the States)


Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - Oct 16, 2021):

# of Approved App Updates:  300+






Downloads


Updates


Worldwide


49.1K


776K


Here in the States


13.3K

(27.1%)


418K

(53.9%)


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Photosets
High-Level Overview





Base version
of the app

(i.e., Premium-Lite)


(FREE)


"Premium User"
IAP


($5.99 USD)



Max # of
photos / set
captured with the
Camera


(Burst Photo Camera)


30

(1 second / photo set)


60

(2 seconds / photo set)


Max # of
"Video Scenes"
per Video*


(60-scene
Burst Video Maker)


10

(10 seconds / Video)


60

(2 minutes / Video)


Max # of
Photos per Set
when Sharing
via the
Home View's
per-Set
Vertical ScrollView


(w/o HSPX)


10


60


Max # of
Photos per Set
when Sharing
via the
Home View's
per-Set
Vertical ScrollView


(w/ HSPX)


30


60


Concurrent
Audio Capture
support


(Burst Photo Camera)


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Add
Captured Audio
support


(60-scene
Burst Video Maker)


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Optionally
Add
Captions
to
Video Scenes


(60-scene
Burst Video Maker)








* When the Burst Video Maker's "Append Slideshow" switch is set to ON, Favorite-tagged Photos are Appended to the end of a Video, extending the Video's duration by 2 seconds for each Fav-tagged Photo.

As a reminder, Photo Fav-tagging is performed in the app's Burst Photo Editor.

Simply tap Star, then Apply, then Save, for each Photo you want to Fav-tag.

You can Fav-tag up-to "5" photos per photo set.


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Photosets
Low-Level Overview

(Items marked with a require the Premium User IAP to UN-lock certain product attributes).


Feature
OR
Capability



11 Pro Max,

11 Pro,

11/12/13,

12/13 mini



12/13 Pro Max,

12/13 Pro



M1 iPad Pro,

iPad Air 4



Capture
up-to
"40" 12 Mpx
photos / set


(1.33 sec / set)




(21-40)




(21-40)




(21-40)


Capture
up-to
"60" 4K
photos / set


(2.0 sec / set)


-




(26-60)


-


Capture
up-to
"50" 4K
photos / set


(1.67 sec / set)




(26-50)


-




(26-50)


Capture
up-to
"60" 8 Mpx
photos / set


(2.0 sec / set)




(31-60)




(31-60)




(31-60)


60-scene
Video Maker





(11-60)




(11-60)




(11-60)


Multi View
Capture












Concurrent
Audio
Capture












Lossless
Capture












Advanced Tools
Dialog












NO
Default Watermark
during Capture












Add your own
Custom Watermark
during Capture













Advanced Tools Dialog:

Intelligent Startup ()

4K60 Capture

Higher Dynamic Range (DR) Capture

RAW DNG Capture

Audio Capture ()

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60-scene Burst Video Maker

(Made possible by the app's "High-Precision" Camera !)


3:4


9:16


16:9


Portrait

(Photos)



Landscape

(Photos)



Cinematic
Video
Stabilization



Video

Resolution



8 Mpx


4K


12 Mpx


4K





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-


-


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-


2880 x 3840





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-


1440 x 1920


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2160 x 3840


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1080 x 1920


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3840 x 2160


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1920 x 1080


Each Video Scene is crafted from an independent Burst Photo Set.

Each Video Scene crafted from Full-Res 12 Mpx photos is up-to 1.33 Seconds in duration.

Each Video Scene crafted from 4K photos is up-to 1.67 Seconds in duration.

Each Video Scene crafted from 8 Mpx photos is up-to 2.0 Seconds in duration.

Each Video crafted from Full-Res 12 Mpx photos is up-to 1.33 Minutes in duration.

Each Video crafted from 4K photos is up-to 1.67 Minutes in duration.

Each Video crafted from 8 Mpx photos is up-to 2.0 Minutes in duration.

You can optionally Append your Favorite-tagged photos to the tail-end of each Video.

Each Favorite-tagged photo is presented for two seconds.

Use the app's Editor to Favorite-tag up-to "5" photos per set.

To capture more than "30" photos per set with the app's Camera, both the Power User & the Intelligent Startup switches MUST be set to ON.


.hspc File Format for adding per-Video Scene Captions

(comma between each item, semicolon at the end of each line)





Set
Number



Caption


X Pos


Y Pos


Font
Size



Font
Color



Font
Type



Photo
Range



Required








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-


-


-


-


-


Optional


-


-




















If xPos & yPos are specified, they both must be in the range of 0.0 to 1.0, where {0.0, 0.0} is Top Left, & {1.0, 1.0} is Bottom Right.

If Font Size is specified, it must be greater than 10, otherwise it defaults to 100.

If Font Color is specified, it must be RGB in Hex, & must start with #.

For example, #FF0000, to specify Red.

If the Photo Range Min is set to 101, the Photo Range Max represents a Fav-tagged photo.


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Multi View Capture

MVC supports (1) Master + up-to (3) Slaves per MVC session.

Each MVC Slave streams their Camera's Live Preview to the MVC Master.

The MVC Master controls the Camera Shutter on ALL participants in the MVC session.

As a reminder, MVC is strictly ONE Camera View per iPhone.

Photosets TV, our FREE macOS app, is currently the ONLY supported MVC Master.



Phase


Local Networking


Wide Networking


Peer-to-Peer


Infrastructure


Peer-to-Peer


Infrastructure


1




(via
Personal Hotspot)





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2




(via
Personal Hotspot)





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(via
Cellular)







MVC Master


MVC Slave


Photosets

(on ANY Tier 1 iPhone)




(near-future)




(Beta)


Photosets TV


Macs




(Beta)


-


AppleTV




(near-future)


-


Cosmosent
"Rocket"
Wi-Fi 6E
Burst Photo Camera



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(near-future ?)




Mode


Tier 1
iPhones



Other
iPhones
with
2.9 GB
OR more
of DRAM



iPads
with
2.9 GB
OR more
of DRAM



Macs
running
Photosets TV



Cosmosent
"Rocket"
Burst Photo
Cameras



Master




(up-to 2
MVC Slaves)


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-




(up-to 3
MVC Slaves)


-


Slave





TBD


TBD


-






Who Controls OR Sends What ?


Mode


Remote Shutter Control


Live Preview


ACKs


Data


Master








-


Slave


-


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Key Notes for Photosets'
CPU Benchmark Test

The most important thing to know is that if your iPhone OR iPad had been idle for awhile, you can Quickly Boost its Performance simply by Re-Running the Test once OR twice.

Focus on the Capture fps number first, & Re-Run the Test until you see that number settle-out (i.e., NOT change much).

The second most important thing to know is that the feature Records your Max Results.

Whenever you see a checkmark next to an fps number, that means you are either at Max, OR within 1% of Max.

Also, if you ever see the top progress bar in blue, that means your iPhone OR iPad encoutered a memory issue (during the cycle), & as such, for the cycle, the Test will process less than "40" photos (& NOT Record the Result).


Our (Best) 11 Pro Max Test Results

(whenever you see four checkmarks in the Test Results Dialog your iPhone OR iPad is Ready for Highest Capture Performance)



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