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Update for 7:30 PM (California-time) Monday, June 21st, 2021

FYI, we've just released a new build of Photosets TV.

This one is Build #64.

Also, Photosets v8.39 is now in Waiting for Review @ Apple App Review.

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Update for 1:30 PM (California-time) Monday, June 21st, 2021

FYI, 50% chance we submit Photosets v8.39 to Apple App Review by day's end.

We've just uploaded the code, but still need to update the screenshots before submitting.

And, we need to decide if trying to use the Bellagio Fountains is worth it.

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Update for 9:30 AM (California-time) Monday, June 21st, 2021

FYI, Apple's App of the Day today is the NASA app.

We consider that to be additional proof that Apple's Upper Mgmt is closely following us on a day-by-day basis !

And for good reason, we very-likely represent the single greatest threat to Apple's App Store.

It's one thing for BIG companies like Epic & Spotify to have Price Wars with Apple.

And something else entirely for a small U.S.-based company to challenge Apple on their "Stranglehold on App Discovery".

It's simply NOT OK for Apple to suppress third-party App Innovation !

And we NO longer care whether it's intentional OR strictly via incompetence.

We NO longer think that matters !


We believe Apple has both a Duty & a Responsibility to promote & recommend the best apps to our mutual customers.

However, we see NO evidence that they ALSO see it that way.

BTW, we've been pressing Apple for years to Raise the Educational Bar.

Today's App of the Day represents a rare day when they actually did.

And, we're 100% convinced it happended ONLY because of our recent actions (see below).

Apple has a history of NOT doing the right thing unless/until it's in the Public's Eye.


Also, we want to mention one other thing today.

Did you notice that when Tim Cook testified in the Epic vs. Apple court case, that he stated he did NOT get involved much with the App Store ?

That immediately caught our attention, & we saw it as a CYA move by Tim !

Tim knows what few others outside of his inner cycle know, that Apple has made some moves WRT the App Store that have Dug Apple into a Hole, & there is now NO easy way out !

Actually, there is, their Egos are simply preventing them from making ANY move.

Their situation is really NO different than a Deer (caught) in the Headlights.

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BREAKING NEWS: 9 AM (California-time) Sunday, June 20th, 2021

FYI, we've Kicked Off work on an entirely new App, we call The App Discovery App !

Its purpose it to showcase UN-Discovered Gem Apps, like Photosets !

Make NO mistake, we now intend to compete Head-On with the Today tab in Apple's App Store App !

You can think of it as Phase 1 of our "App Discovery" App Store implementation (see below for the Details).

From our perspective, Apple likes to focus on Game Apps, & Apps for the Young & the Dumb.

The App Discovery App will focus on everything else !

And very importantly, will initially focus on Apps that represent a Significant Engineering Accomplishment, like Photosets, that have, to-date, received NO love from Apple in their "curated" iOS App Store.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, every Technical Member of Cosmosent Labs, Inc., has a bachelor's in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, & 10+ years of Chip Design & Verification experience prior to transitioning into App Development.

As such, we believe we are extremely well-positioned to achieve our goals with our newest app.

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Did you know ?

That with the latest updates of Photosets & Photosets TV, you can Live Stream the Camera's Live Preview from your iPhone to your Mac, & control the Camera's Shutter from your Mac !

Very-likely a first for ANY Burst Photo Camera App, native OR third-party !

And, NOT just one, but Photosets TV supports up-to three iPhones in the same wireless networking session at the same time !

That's where the "Multi" part of Multi View Capture comes into play !

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Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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Don't be Fooled by Photosets' Lack of Success in Apple's "curated" iOS App Store, it is the Most-Advanced & Highest-Performance Camera App in the History of Smartphones !

NOT just Burst Photo Camera Apps, but ALL Camera Apps.

To our knowledge, Apple does NOT recommend Third-Party Engineering Accomplishments.

As such, our challenge is greater than almost-ALL the other Camera Apps, which simply just focused on developing a custom User Interface.

Photosets very-likely has more Secret Sauce Code in its Camera Capture Pipeline, than ALL the other Camera Apps combined !

And, very importantly, Multi View Capture (MVC), our newest Flagship-caliber feature, leverages ALL that Secret Sauce Code !

Photosets is very-likely the ONLY Burst Photo Camera App on the planet that supports Live Streaming to your Mac, & controlling the Camera's Shutter from your Mac !

To do that, you'll need Photosets' ONE & ONLY In-App Purchase, Burst Photo Pro, which UN-locks MVC, & our companion macOS app, Photosets TV, which is 100% FREE & has NO Strings Attached !

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Update for 12 Noon (California-time) Saturday, June 19th, 2021

FYI, the entire Team is now in Vegas @ the Bellagio, working on our first-ever Photosets Marketing & Branding Campaign !


Also, different subject, starting with the next update of Photosets, v8.39, the Burst Video Maker will be included in the app's ONE & ONLY In-App Purchase (IAP), Burst Photo Pro.


High-Level Overview of Photosets v8.39




Feature
OR
Capability



Included
in the Base version
of Photosets



Requires
the
Burst Photo Pro
IAP



High-Precision
Burst Photo Camera






-


Capture
up-to "30"
JPEG or HEIC
photos / set


(1 second / set)





-


Capture
up-to "60"
JPEG or HEIC
photos / set


(2 seconds / set)


-





NO
Default Watermark
with the first
150 photos






-


NO
Default Watermark
AFTER the first
150 photos



-





Support
for adding
your own
Custom Watermark



-





Advanced
Burst Photo Set
Editor






-


8K Res
Burst Photo Set
Thumbnail Maker






-


30-scene
Burst Video Maker



-





Multi View Capture


-





Concurrent
Audio Capture



-





Lossless Capture


-








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Update for 7 AM (California-time) Friday, June 18th, 2021

FYI, we're now working on our first-ever Photosets' Video Tutorial, & because International Surfing Day is tomorrow, we'll be using it as a centerpiece of our efforts !

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we routinely Capture Surfing @ Windansea as a way to test the latest version of Photosets.

And, we've been doing it for years.

It has enabled us to Fine-Tune the User Interface for more complex applications, like capturing surfing.

Also, if we have time today, we'll release another update of Photosets TV, with some Fine-Tune adjustments to the app's Control User Interface.

For example, the size of the three Camera Shutter buttons is too big, & too close to the per-Stream Status Indicators, on smaller displays.

As a reminder, we did most of our testing with our MacBook Pros connected to Ext 23" 1080p Monitors, using HDMI cables.

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Update for 7 AM (California-time) Thursday, June 17th, 2021

FYI, we submitted an Appeal to Apple's App Review Board regarding our Timmy app @ ~ 8AM, Tuesday, June 8th.

Yet, we have received NO word back from them  !

Apple has a history of NOT doing the right thing, unless/until an issue is in the Public's Eye.

So, that's where we're (now) going with this.

Here is what we told Apple on June 8th:

We believe our Timmy app was pulled by Apple simply because Apple didn't like the type of app that it is, a per-Qtr, per-Device "iPhone Unit Sales Estimator" app, & that its Default Estimates were probably too close for comfort for Apple; Also, Timmy was pulled by Apple on Sept 9th, 2019, the day before Apple's BIG iPhone announcement that year; clearly someone @ Apple didn't want us analyzing that year's new iPhones; Also, & very importantly, Timmy was designed to be a native iOS app, & NOT a Progressive Web App (PWA); specifically, Timmy includes two sophisticated constraint-based number-crunching algorithms, that are controlled by a Slider that the User controls; updates are intended to be provided to the User "in Real Time"; it's basically UN-usable as a PWA, because of excessive delays; if we can't get it RE-instated, we will be using it to craft Educational Videos (what we refer to on our website as Special Purpose Use); Finally, it also provides Insight into AAPL that NONE of the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL have even yet figured out ! ... Please see "Our Custom AAPL "iPhone Unit Sales" Graph" (near the top of our website's Home Page) if you don't think we're sufficiently skilled in the area.


Please scroll down to our June 8th News Update below for additional information on the subject.

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To Angels & VCs:

FYI, we're now actively pursuing our first-ever Investment.

As such, if you're an Angel OR VC in the La Jolla, California area, & you have an interest in what we're up to, feel free to contact us at support@cosmosent.com, OR alternatively, you can send a Text to ANY of the team members to initiate contact.

Please do NOT try to call ANY of us, as NONE of us will answer phone calls from UN-known numbers.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Photosets' six-year-anniversary in the iOS App Store was June 10th !

Simply put, we believe the Timing (& Market) is now perfect for us to actively pursue our first-ever Investment.

Also as a reminder, every technical member of the company has a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, & had 10+ years of Chip Design & Verification experience, prior to transitioning to App Development.






Pre

(# of shares)


Post

(# of shares)


Post %


Founders


6M


5M


62.5%


Investors


-


2M


25%


Newbies


-


1M


12.5%



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Our Custom AAPL "iPhone Unit Sales" Graph



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Our Position on the iOS App Store

We are in favor of New Law that would require Apple to disclose per-Category Revenue Numbers for (at least) the iOS App Store here in the States, & require them to do so at the end of each work week.

Also, that the per-week per-Category Reports should include what percentage was generated by the Top 10 Apps in each category, as well as what percentage of apps in each category generated NO revenue.

So, three columns of data per Category, reported by Apple every week.

At this time, we are NOT in favor of full-blown third-party App Stores.

We are, however, in favor of third-party "App Discovery" App Stores (again, at least here in the States), & specifically for the NON-Game portion of the iOS App Store.

Such "App Discovery" App Stores would compete with Apple head-on, & receive 1/3 of Apple's cut for ALL financial transactions (while an app is in their App Store).

Furthermore, that each app could be listed in ONE & ONLY ONE third-party "App Discovery" App Store, with the ability to switch to another on the 1st & 16th of every month.

Here we use a modified version of the Free Agent Model used by Pro Sports here in the States, which works extremely well for talented athletes.

And very specifically, under our plan, ALL third-party App Store financial transactions would occur under Apple's control.

We do NOT trust third-party App Stores to do so !

Defining & Implementing such "App Discovery" App Stores is trivial.

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High-Level Overview of 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 OR Cosmosent "Rocket".



Phase


Local Networking


Wide Networking


Peer-to-Peer


Infrastructure


Peer-to-Peer


Infrastructure


1




(via
Personal Hotspot)





-


-


2




(via
Personal Hotspot)





-




(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



-




(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)


-


-




(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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News

Photosets TV

Timmy

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Photosets
Burst Photo Camera

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 - June 21, 2021):

Downloads:  47K

Updates:  720K

# of Approved App Updates:  281

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Cosmosent Labs, Inc.

7514 Girard Avenue
Suite 1179
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

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Our Apps






In App
Purchase
for
Photosets



List

(USD)



AAPL's Cut

(USD)



Our Cut

(USD)



Photosets
v8.38


(iOS App Store)



-


FREE !


-


-


Burst Photo Pro





$9.99


$1.50 -
$3.00


$8.49 -
$6.99



Photosets TV
v1.0


(this website
ONLY !
&
By Invitation ONLY !
)



-


FREE !


-


-



Timmy
v2.0


(native iOS App
-to-
Special Purpose
Use
under
construction !
)


-


-


-


-


Key Notes:

1.) If Burst Photo Pro is installed, Photosets will use the most-recent PNG file in your Photosets/Watermarks folder, as your custom Watermark during Burst Photo Capture.

Max size for a custom Watermark is 900x900.

2.) To capture more than "30" photos per set, both the Power User & Intelligent Startup switches MUST be set to ON, & a certain Secret Sauce Code "timing constraint" MUST have been met (which is evaluated when you transition into the Camera).

Burst Photo Pro is needed to enable the switches.

As such, Burst Photo Pro is needed to capture more than "30" photos per set.


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App


Platform


Comments


Photosets


iOS


Innovative
Burst Photo
Camera App

Photosets
made its Debut
in the App Store
on June 10, 2015


Photosets TV


macOS


Innovative
BIG screen TV
companion app
for
Photosets


Timmy


iOS


Innovative
per-Qtr, per-Device
iPhone Unit Sales
Estimator App

Timmy
made its Debut
in the App Store
on May 16, 2018

Timmy v1.9
was
Removed from Sale
by Apple
on Sept 9, 2019



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Photosets


Photosets TV

macOS


iOS


macOS

Apple Silicon
Macs


Camera





-


-


Editor








-


30-scene
Video Maker









-


8K-Res
Thumbnail Maker









-


MVC Monitor/Controller
+
BIG-screen TV
Media Player



-


-






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FYI, Photosets is a Best Fit for the following 14 Apple mobile devices:

iPhones: 7+, 8+, Xs, Xs Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max

iPads: 2020 Air 4, 2021 11" M1 iPad Pro, 2021 12.9" M1 iPad Pro


Our Short List of Recommended iPhones & iPads


Display


Recommended
iPhone(s)
OR
iPad(s)



Best
Fit



Size


Resolution


OLED


6.7"


2778 x 1284
@ 458 PPI






12 Pro Max





6.5"


2688 x 1242
@ 458 PPI






Xs Max,
11 Pro Max






6.1"


2532 x 1170
@ 460 PPI






12, 12 Pro





6.1"


1792 x 828
@ 326 PPI



-


11





5.8"


2436 x 1125
@ 458 PPI






Xs,
11 Pro






5.5"


1920 x 1080
@ 401 PPI



-


7+, 8+





5.4"


2340 x 1080
@ 476 PPI






12 mini





4.7"


1334 x 750
@ 326 PPI



-


2nd-Gen SE


-


12.9"


2732 x 2048
@ 264 PPI



-


2021
12.9"
M1 iPad Pro






11"


2388 x 1668
@ 264 PPI



-


2021
11"
M1 iPad Pro






10.9"


2364 x 1640
@ 264 PPI



-


2020
Air 4






M1 devices listed in Light Blue.

A14 devices listed in Red.

A13 devices listed in Blue.

A10-A12 devices listed in Black.


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News

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(ALL Breaking News listed first)


BREAKING NEWS: 8 AM (California-time) Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

FYI, because it's now been over 24 hours since we submitted an Appeal to Apple's App Review Board to have our Timmy app RE-instated in the iOS App Store, & we've received NO word back from Apple, effective immediately, we are now devoting 50% of the company's Time & Energy into completing Timmy's v2.0 update, so that we may begin using it ASAP for Educational Videos !

As a reminer, OR for those who are UN-aware, Apple pulled Timmy v1.9 from their "curated" iOS App Store on Sept 9th, 2019, the day before their BIG iPhone announcement that year.

We intend to "publicly" challenge Apple on the validity of their brand-new "Unfair Treatment / Other Bias" App Review Board Appeal Option.

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BREAKING NEWS: 9:30 AM (California-time) Saturday, June 5th, 2021

FYI, effective immediately, Photosets TV is (now) Available By Invitation ONLY !

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BREAKING NEWS: 9 AM (California-time) Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

FYI, today we are Announcing that we've Kicked Off R&D work on our
Cosmosent "Rocket" Wi-Fi 6E Burst Photo Camera,
the perfect companion for Photosets & Photosets TV !

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Update for 11:30 AM (California-time) Friday, June 11th, 2021

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to draft a one-page PDF overview of "Our Saga with Apple's iOS App Store".

Here is a Head's Up on what it will cover:


As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, it began shortly after Phil Schiller took over as Chief of the iOS App Store on Dec 17, 2015.

One of Phil's first moves was to Restrict what apps could do to obtain a Ratings AND/OR Review.

While a benefit to End Users, that move provided a HUGE advantage to older apps that had already generated Ratings (which had NO restrictions in the past).

And, we were very vocal is saying precisely that !

We believe that's when Phil first Dug Apple into a Hole with respect to Photosets.

Very likely thinking that we would eventually just give up & go away.

In other words, we spoke up against a new policy, & Phil didn't like that.

While we have NO proof, we believe Apple "may" have Blacklisted us & Photosets at that time.

Again, very likely thinking that we would eventually just give up & go away.

And by Blacklisted, we simply mean Apple will show our apps NO love in their "curated" iOS App Store.

The second major event occurred on the very first day that we began testing our first iPhone XR, on October 27, 2018.

We immediately realized Apple R&D had broken something important !

And, we immediately put the word out to others, including Apple.

And, this is where things got serious for Apple.

Make NO mistake, our Discovery has Class Action Lawsuit written ALL over it !

We know it, & we're confident they know it !

On November 1st, 2018, just a few days after our Discovery, Apple announced that they would Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales.

Coincidence ?

We certainly don't think so.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, our Timmy app made its Debut in the iOS App Store on May 16, 2018.


As we stated earlier today, we're going to try to get "Ownership" of the first third-party "App Discovery" App Store !

And BTW, there is ALOT more meat (i.e., Details) to the Full Story !


Also, we filed our Appeal (regarding Timmy) with Apple's App Review Board @ ~8AM Tuesday, June 8th.

We have received NO word back from them yet.

So now, we will begin to turn up the heat.

Please scroll down to our June 8th update below for the details of our Appeal.


Phil's Bug


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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Thursday, June 10th, 2021

FYI, Photosets v8.37 was Approved earlier today & is now Available for Download here in the States.

We encourage everyone to update to it ASAP.

We had hoped to include a 2nd-cut of Multi View Capture in the update, but we decided to Disable the feature completely before submitting it to Apple App Review.

For one, we simply do NOT trust Apple !

For two, we want to generate interest in New & Enhanced Flagship-caliber features, like MVC, BEFORE release.

Apple does NOT, & (probably) will NEVER, promote OR recommend third-party apps that represent "significant" Engineering Accomplishments !

As such, we've concluded it makes NO sense to continue to let Apple have a first look at our New & Enhanced Flagship-caliber features.


Also, today we'll be working mostly on Timmy v2.0.

Since it has now been over 48 hours since we submitted our Appeal (see below for the Details), we're now planning-out our first-ever Timmy Educational Video !

We intend to release it at the exact same time that we release our Photosets Multi View Capture Video Tutorial !


Most have never heard of ANY of our apps.

We predict that's about to change !

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Update for 5:30 PM (California-time) Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

FYI, it looks like we will need to (temporarily) disable the Multi View Capture (MVC) feature in Photosets v8.37, just-before submitting it to Apple App Review later today.

That's because MVC requires our Photosets TV companion macOS app, which is now Available ONLY via Invitation.

As such, Apple App Review won't have ANY way to test it.

But that's NOT the end of the story ...

We're using this as a Golden Opportunity to Kick Off something entirely new for us.

Specifically, making a Video Tutorial available of an app update's New OR Enhanced feature, BEFORE submitting it to Apple App Review.

This is something we've wanted to do for a very long time.

For the particular case of Photosets v8.37, we will be able to generate interest in Multi View Capture, BEFORE releasing it.

Make NO mistake, Multi View Capture, as implemented in Photosets & Photosets TV, has Game Changer potential !

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Update for 10 AM (California-time) Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

FYI, we've presented an option to Apple to quickly remedy the issue.

Please see our twitter feed.

Twitter:  Photosets@PhotosetsCamera


Also, as a reminder, Photosets' Six Year Anniversary in the iOS App Store is tomorrow !

It is a rare, true UN-Discovered Gem App !

It simply needs a (proper) Marketing & Branding Campaign to succeed.

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Update for 6:30 PM (California-time) Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

FYI, we submitted our Appeal to Apple's App Review Board just-before 8 AM this morning.

So far, no word back from Apple on whether our Timmy app will be RE-instated in the iOS App Store.

Make NO mistake, it is NOT a trivial decision for them.

The fate of the iOS App Store itself could be At Hand.

Also, we want to point out that a positive resolution on Timmy "should" enable Apple to finally begin recommending Photosets.

The significance of that should NOT be UNDER-estimated by anyone.

Also, earlier today we had forgotten to include a link to Details on the next update of Timmy, so here it is now (it simply takes you to the bottom of this webpage).

Link to High-Level Overview of Timmy v2.0

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Update for 8 AM (California-time) Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Two things to announce:

1.) We intend to submit Photosets v8.37 to Apple App Review by day's end tomorrow, so that it "could possibly" be Released on Thursday, Photosets' Six Year Anniversary in the iOS App Store.

The next update of Photosets TV will be Ready by day's end tomorrow as well.

The two are fully sync'd-up with respect to Multi View Capture, our newest Flagship-caliber feature.

For the first time ever, you'll (soon) be able to remotely trigger Photosets' Burst Photo Camera via Photosets TV running on your Mac computer !

As a reminder, this works with up-to THREE iPhones, each streaming their Camera's Live Preview to Photosets TV @ up-to 15 fps.

Please scroll down to our Multi View Capture section below, for ALL the details.

2.) Because of something that was announced yesterday @ WWDC 2021, we are now in the process of trying to get our Timmy app, the ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App on the planet, RE-instated in the iOS App Store.

We're using the "Unfair Treatment" reason to appeal our request.

Specifically, the "other bias" reason.

Here is what we told Apple this morning:

We believe our Timmy app was pulled by Apple simply because Apple didn't like the type of app that it is, a per-Qtr, per-Device "iPhone Unit Sales Estimator" app, & that its Default Estimates were probably too close for comfort for Apple; Also, Timmy was pulled by Apple on Sept 9th, 2019, the day before Apple's BIG iPhone announcement that year; clearly someone @ Apple didn't want us analyzing that year's new iPhones; Also, & very importantly, Timmy was designed to be a native iOS app, & NOT a Progressive Web App (PWA); specifically, Timmy includes two sophisticated constraint-based number-crunching algorithms, that are controlled by a Slider that the User controls; updates are intended to be provided to the User "in Real Time"; it's basically UN-usable as a PWA, because of excessive delays; if we can't get it RE-instated, we will be using it to craft Educational Videos (what we refer to on our website as Special Purpose Use); Finally, it also provides Insight into AAPL that NONE of the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL have even yet figured out ! ... Please see "Our Custom AAPL "iPhone Unit Sales" Graph" (near the top of our website's Home Page) if you don't think we're sufficiently skilled in the area.

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Update for 7 AM (California-time) Monday, June 7th, 2021

FYI, we intend to release Photosets v8.37 on OR before Thursday, June 10th, which is Photosets' Six Year Anniversary in the iOS App Store.

Among other things, it adds a 2nd-cut of Multi View Capture.

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Update for 6 AM (California-time) Friday, June 4th, 2021

FYI, Apple gave us more Ammo today for why our proposed "App Discovery" App Stores are a MUST !

Specifically, Apple's "curated" iOS App Store's App of the Day is an Editor's Choice Camera App that is ranked way-down @ #182 !

In other words, even though this Camera App has an Editor's Choice Award, & has received significant Marketing assistance from Apple, the best they could do is #182 !

Yet, Apple chose it over other much more-deserving apps.

Go Figure !

And very specifically, we are going to use this to Mount a Campaign to try to have Phil Schiller removed from over-seeing the App Store !

It's really NOT OK for Apple to play favorites the way they do !

Whether it's intentional OR simply due to incompetence, Apple suppresses third-party App Innovation !

And that needs to stop !

And for those of you who don't know, Schiller has NO software development experience & NO experience running a third-party software company.

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Update for 1 PM (California-time) Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

FYI, we're currently focused on improving the Live Preview streaming performance from Photosets, acting as a Multi View Capture (MVC) Slave, to Photosets TV, acting as an MVC Master.

Consider this question.

When Photosets' Camera is configured for Full-Res 12 Mpx capture, what is the highest rate, in frames per second, that it can stream Live Preview updates to Photosets TV ?

That's the key question we are trying to answer.

At Full-Res 12 Mpx, the Camera captures 48.8 MB photos @ 30 fps.

That's our starting point for this exercise.

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Update for 12 Noon (California-time) Monday, May 31st, 2021

FYI, we needed to generate a snapshot of the current status of M1 Macs for ourselves, & thought others might like to see it as well, so here it is.


AAPL's M1 Macs



ID


Description


# of
Geekbench 5
matches



MackBookAir10,1


2020

13" MacBook Air



39,417


MacBookPro17,1


2020

13" MackBook Pro



30,203


Macmini9,1


2020

Mac mini



17,266


iMac21,1


2021

24" iMac (4 ports)



496


iMac21,2


2021

24" iMac (2 ports)



123



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Update for 10 AM (California-time) Sunday, May 30th, 2021

FYI, we've decided to add something entirely new to our first-ever Marketing & Branding Campaign:

The best way to figure-out which Apps are Actively being Developed, & which are NOT, is to check the Version History !

You might be surprised by what you discover !


It's the kind of tip Apple should have pointed out many years ago !

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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Sunday, May 30th, 2021

FYI, if ALL goes well today, we'll submit the next update of Photosets to App Review by day's end, & then, immediately AFTER that, release the next update of Photosets TV !

Also, moving forward we'll be using the following subtitle in the iOS App Store:

Opt Mac-based Remote Trigger !

where Opt simply means Optional.


Make NO mistake, this is a very BIG deal.

You'll soon be able to Remotely Trigger Photosets' Burst Photo Camera from your Mac running Photosets TV !

The implementation, to make it happen, is NON-trivial !

As a reminder, this represents a 2nd-cut of support of Multi View Capture.

The 1st-cut added support for Live Streaming Previews from Photosets to Photosets TV.

See the tables below for a Head's Up on the Details.


Please note that there is probably ONLY a 1% chance OR so that Apple will promote OR recommend Photosets even AFTER this next update.

Apple simply does NOT promote OR recommend (significant) third-party App Dev "Engineering Accomplishments".

As such, our first-ever Photosets Marketing & Branding Campaign, which we intend to Kick Off soon, is based-upon a (local) Grass Roots strategy.

At Kick Off, we intend to release the following:

Photosets User Guide

Our first-ever Photosets Video Tutorial,
titled "How to Quickly Master Multi View Capture"


If ALL goes well, Photosets will become The Catalyst for the Breakup of the iOS App Store !

Whether intentionally, OR strictly thru incompetence, Apple should NOT be suppressing third-party App Innovation !

Until proven otherwise, we're convinced it's intentional.

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Update for 10:30 AM (California-time) Saturday, May 29th, 2021

FYI, you'll soon be able to remotely trigger Photosets' Burst Photo Camera from Photosets TV, our FREE companion macOS app for Photosets !

You'll need Photosets v8.37 & the next build (#59) of Photosets TV, both out soon, to do so.

See the tables immediately below.

Also, please see the What's New Descriptions for v8.27 & v8.30 (i.e., via version history).


As a reminder, Photosets TV is available ONLY via this website, & we have NO intention of (ever) offering it via the Mac App Store.

Over the years it has become Crystal Clear to us that Apple does NOT promote OR recommend third-party App Dev Engineering Accomplishments in ANY of their App Stores !

To-date, even though Photosets has been a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App since the early days of the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple has shown it NO love in their "curated" iOS App Store.

It's important to us for people to know precisely when it started becoming an UN-Discovered Gem App.

We believe Apple has both a Duty & a Responsibility to promote & recommend "The Best Apps" to iPhone & iPad users.

We're NOT at all convinced they agree with that.

From our perspective, they dug themselves into a Hole (by NOT promoting OR recommending Photosets years ago when they first should have), which now gets Deeper update by update !

We believe they thought we would eventually just give up & fade away.

They probably haven't encountered real third-party App Dev Perseverance before, OR as Jeff Van Gundy calls it, Relentless (see below).


We challenge anyone to find another Burst Photo Camera App that offers:

High-Precision Full-Res HEIC Capture @ 30 fps !

where High-Precision = Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Timing Performance !

The benefits are numerous !


WWDC21 is just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to Turn Up the Heat !

NO ONE should be surprised if Photosets soon becomes The Catalyst for the Breakup of the iOS App Store !

And very specifically, we believe whoever gets the credit for Breaking Up the App Store will be able to Write their Own Ticket (moving forward) !

Who wouldn't want that ?

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Update for 4 PM (California-time) Friday, May 28th, 2021

FYI, we've decided to release the next build of Photosets TV at the same time that we submit Photosets v8.37 to App Review, & as such, that now appears to be day's end tomorrow, at the earliest.

Please scroll down to our April 26th update below, for an Overview of Multi View Capture, as well as some of the Technical Details.

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Update for 8 AM (California-time) Friday, May 28th, 2021

FYI, 50% chance we submit Photosets v8.37 to App Review by day's end today.

Here is a Head's Up on the What's New Description:

Adds a 2nd-cut of Multi View Capture !

As a reminder, Photosets' Multi View Capture (MVC) is strictly ONE camera view per (Tier 1) iPhone OR iPad.

In other words, this is a feature & capability that is intended for those who have, OR have access to, multiple Tier 1 iPhones.

Also, please see the What's New Descriptions for v8.27 & v8.30 (i.e., via version history).

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Update for 9:30 AM (California-time) Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

FYI, Photosets v8.36 is "Waiting for Review," & as such, could become Available for Download later today.

We call this update our Bentley Al Piston Edition.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, when Walter Owen Bentley crafted his 88% Aluminum 12% Copper Piston just before WW1, it changed Engine design forever, & it helped the Allies win the battle in the Air.

We see Photosets' secret sauce-based camera capture pipeline as a similar Trial & Error-based Tech Achievement.

And naturally, here we're referring to (just) mobile burst photography.

The BIG picture, we're (now) using this analogy for our brand-new & first-ever Marketing & Branding Campaign !

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Update for 2 PM (California-time) Friday, May 21st, 2021

FYI, today we are announcing that we've put the word out that we're open to a first institutional investment.

While we won't specify a valuation, we will specify our starting point for discussions.






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5M


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25%


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Update for 7:30 AM (California-time) Thursday, May 20th, 2021

FYI, today we are announcing that we're Kicking Off a brand-new R&D project.

It is an AI-driven Machine Learning project that will generate an additional 1 OR 3 frames between two photos.

It will make burst photo sets captured @ 30 fps appear as though they were captured @ 60 fps  OR @ 120 fps !

We got the idea yesterday when reading about Google's Cinematic Moments.

When done, we intend to incorporate the code into both Photosets & Photosets TV.

Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle capture timing performance, which Photosets provides, is a basic requirement to make it viable.

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Update for 11 AM (California-time) Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Two things to announce:

1.) We're now preparing for the Kick Off our first-ever Marketing & Branding Campaign !

It is a Grass Roots strategy 100% OUTSIDE of the App Store !

If it takes off, we will be able to prove (without a doubt) that Apple suppresses third-party app innovation, either intentionally (which we believe to be the case), OR via complete incompetence.

Make NO mistake, Photosets has been a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App since the early days of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

Yet, to date, has received NO love from Apple in their "curated" iOS App Store.

If it can be proven that Apple "intentionally" suppressed third-party app innovation, that "could" trigger a Breakup of the iOS App Store, which we are in favor of.

For clarity, we strongly believe Apple has a Complete & Total "Stranglehold" on App Discovery.

And it is for that reason alone, we believe Apple should at-least have competition with respect to App Discovery.

2.) We hope to release Photosets v8.36 by week's end.

Among other things, it adds support for the two new M1 iPad Pros.

Here is a Head's Up on the What's New description:

Important Refinements to the Camera's Secret Sauce Code !

Adds a 2nd-cut of Multi View Capture support !

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Update for 2:30 PM (California-time) Monday, May 10th, 2021

Three things to announce:

1.) Photosets v8.35, has been "Waiting for Review" @ Apple App Review since 10:35 PM yesterday.

As such, it "could" become Available later today.


2.) We're currently working on Timmy v2.0, which we've got "Special Purpose Use" plans for.

i.e., we'll be using it to craft an AAPL-specific Financial Video !


Here is a Head's Up on the What's New Description:

We've added per-Region support !

Timmy is now a per-Region, per-Qtr, per-Device "Unit Sales Estimator" app !


Here is a Head's Up on the App Description:

Timmy is a One of a Kind App, that enables anyone to gain Insight into the Smartphone Industry !

NOT the high-level stuff you see on CNBC & elsewhere, but low-level Unit Sales Estimates Hand-Crafted by You !

Specifically, Timmy enables anyone with Basic Math Skills, Good Common Sense, & Good Knowledge of the Smartphone Industry, to craft their own per-Region, per-Qtr, per-Device Unit Sales Estimates !

At the core of Timmy are two constraint-based Algorithms that process your inputs in real-time on your device !

One algorithm covers the last Fiscal Year that Apple provided Unit Sales Numbers at Quarterly & Annual Earnings Releases, while the other covers everything since then !

Timmy made its Debut in the iOS App Store on May 16th, 2018.


As a reminder, Timmy v1.9 was Removed from Sale by Apple on Sept 9, 2019.


3.) We've resurrected our Timmy P/E efforts, with intention of including it in the Video.

As a reminder, the Timmy P/E represents a company's Debt-adjusted projected P/E ratio.

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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Monday, May 10th, 2021

FYI, it hit us on Saturday that NO third-party Camera App has ever been widely adopted.

We believe Photosets v8.35, out later today ?, & for a number of very legitimate reasons, has a Very Good Chance of being The Very First !

This "realization" has forced us to RE-think our Marketing Strategy.

Specifically, we're RE-working our Strategy to position & promote Photosets as the (potential) first-ever widely adopted third-party Camera App !

We believe Photosets is well-positioned to achieve that status.

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Update for 11:30 AM (California-time) Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Three things to announce:

1.) Photosets v8.34 was Approved earlier today & is now Available for Download !

We encourage everyone to Download it ASAP.

2.) We did NOT release Timmy's estimates for AAPL's Q2 FY21 results yesterday as planned.

We plan to do so later today.

3.) Long overdue, but well-aligned with the Epic vs Apple court battle, we intend to Kick Off our first-ever Photosets Marketing & Branding Campaign this week !

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Update for 9 AM (California-time) Saturday, May 1st, 2021

FYI, we did NOT release Timmy's estimates for AAPL's Q2 FY21 results yesterday as planned.

We plan to do so later today.

It hit us yesterday that if we took Apple's Net sales by category, & applied that to Net sales by reportable segment, Timmy could provide a Deep Dive UN-like ANY so-called Pro Stock Analyst who has ever covered AAPL for a living !

And NOT just for the current fiscal quarter, but covering every AAPL fiscal year starting with 2018 !

In other words, per-Region, per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimates "hand crafted" by you !


Here is a Head's Up on the new control:

Worldwide / Americas / Europe / Greater China / Japan / Rest of Asia

Prior to yesterday, Timmy had ONLY supported Worldwide analysis.

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Update for 12 Noon (California-time) Friday, April 30th, 2021

Three things to announce:

1.) We'll be releasing Timmy's estimates for AAPL's Q2 FY21 results later today, & naturally courtesy of recent Enhancements to Timmy v2.0, the planet's ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App.

2.) We've decided to resurrect our Timmy P/E efforts !

As a reminder, it's simply a Debt-adjusted version of Projected P/E.

NO ONE should UNDER-estimate the impact it "could" have.

3.) We intend to release the next update of Photosets (v8.34) early next week, possibly on Monday.


Here is a Head's Up:

Adds a 2nd-cut of Multi View Capture !

Adds expanded Audio Capture support (up-to "two" seconds / photo set) !

Adds support for exporting Lossless Capture photos & sets in PNG format !

And naturally, we will release the next update of Photosets TV (Build #59), our companion macOS app for Photosets, at the same time.

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Update for 1 PM (California-time) Thursday, April 29th, 2021

FYI, we're currently working on adding support for AAPL's Q2 FY21 results into Timmy v2.0.

50% chance we'll be done by day's end today.

As a reminder, we have Special Purpose Use plans for Timmy.

We predict it will soon be perceived as "the Catalyst" for Photosets (finally) gaining traction in the iOS App Store !

As a reminder, Photosets has been a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App since the early days of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

Yet, has received NO love from Apple in their "curated" iOS App Store.

We leave it to the Reader to try to figure out why.


Also, different subject, like most with Basic Common Sense, we see the surge in sales of Macs & iPads (in Q2 FY21) as simply being due to Pull Forward Demand due to COVID, & helped in large part by lots of Gov't spending.

And, we are puzzled as to why some so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living, lack such Basic Common Sense.

Some are clearly just "AAPL Cheerleaders," & as such, should be required to wear a cheerleader skirt whenever on CNBC !

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Update for 4:30 PM (California-time) Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

FYI, one of our Back Burner R&D Projects took an important step forward today !



Engine


Naturally
Aspirated
Inline 6



Displacement


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Stroke


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N52+


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90 mm


95 mm


330 @
6250



300 @
2750



Cosmosent
N52+


(Phase 1)





3.3L


86 mm


95 mm


280 @
6250



250 @
2750



BMW
N52






3.0L


85 mm


88 mm


255 @
6600

215 @
6250



220 @
2750

185 @
2750



The N52+ goes into a stealth sports sedan with a curb weight less than 3300 lbs !

Our goal is to produce a MIN of 12K such sedans per year for the North American market.

From the outside, it looks like a scaled-down version of Bentley's New Flying Spur V8 sedan.

In an ideal world, Ferrari would be our Phase 2 Engine partner, & Bentley would be our Design partner.

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Update for 10:30 AM (California-time) Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

FYI, yesterday, because of the Epic vs Apple court case, it became widely-known that Scott Forstall had a number of "heated" debates with Steve Jobs, specifically related to whether native third-party apps should be allowed on iOS.

Forstall was for it, Jobs was against it.

Today, we've decided to Kick Off a first in a series of Articles, that asks the key question:


What if Steve Jobs had won that Debate ?

For starters, a few things are crystal clear to us:

1.) Neither the iPhone NOR the iPad would have become a market success.

2.) Palm's webOS would have become the dominate mobile OS.

3.) Palm & Qualcomm would very-likely be the most-valuable Tech Companies today.

4.) Most outside of Apple would have never heard of Tim Cook, because Apple's Board would never have appointed him CEO.

(i.e., they would have picked someone from Outside the company to succeed Jobs, very-likely someone with a proven Track Record of Tech Innovation).

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Update for 2 PM (California-time) Monday, April 26th, 2021

FYI, we're now working on our first-ever Article, (one) that we hope to soon get Published !

It contrasts "Talent Discovery" in Pro Sports here in the States (for which there is alot of competition), vs. "App Discovery" in the iOS App Store (for which there is NO competition).

Consider this, how would the Competitive Landscape look if Apple had "n" third-party App Stores to compete against, & in which every third-party app could be listed in one (& ONLY ONE) of the "n" third-party App Stores ?

And, where "n" equals some number between Five & Ten.

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Photosets TV

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Universal Binary now Available !

Natively supports both Intel-based Macs & Apple Silicon Macs !

Please see our Photosets TV webpage.


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Timmy

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Timmy is our per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales (Estimator) App.

It made its Debut in the iOS App Store in May of 2018.

On November 1st, 2018, Apple announced that they would Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales.

While we have NO proof, we're convinced Timmy was at least partially responsible for that.

Apple pulled Timmy from their iOS App Store on Sept 9th, 2019, the day BEFORE their BIG 2019 iPhone Announcement.


What's Adjustable in Timmy v2.0 ?


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Timmy's
iPhone Unit Sales Estimates
for AAPL's Q2 FY21 Results

Please note that the Estimates that are presented are simply rough 1st-cut estimates.

(these are the Outputs of the Algorithms)



(these are the Inputs to the Algorithms; i.e., the Defaults)


Please see our Timmy webpage for additional information.

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