Cosmosent "Critics Corner"

FYI, a few days ago, on Friday, Jan 14th, we received this via email:

Link to the Details

Notice the June 7th date, that's new news to us & we fully intend to Ask Permission to Speak !

We believe we can prove to the Court that Apple does in-deed have a Monopoly !

If successful, the entire settlement will be thrown out.

That's NOT really our goal.

Unfortunately, it's an ALL OR nothing proposition.

We intend to Object ONLY to the "NO Monopoly" clause in the settlement.

We'll be using Apple's late-2013 SnappyCam acquisition to help make our case.

Apple acquired SnappyCam in late-2013, did nothing with the Technology OR the Application, & was subsequently Leapfrogged in both by us with Photosets.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, 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.

In fact, to our knowledge, Apple has NOT recommended OR promoted ANY similar third-party apps since their late-2013 SnappyCam acquisition.

From our perspective, we believe it's fair to say that Photosets is what SnappyCam could have become.

Also, & very importanntly, Apple has Full Control of the In-App Ratings Dialog, & provides NO transparency to App Developers on its use.

In other words, Apple has a mechanism in-place to (secretly) suppress whichever apps they choose.

Cleary that needs to change !

Why the Agreed-upon settlement doesn't include a fix for that is extremely puzzling !

Also, & very importantly, we'll (also) be using our Timmy app, the ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App on the planet, to help make our case.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Timmy had been Available in the iOS App Store from May 2018 till Sept 9th, 2019, the day BEFORE Apple's BIG iPhone announcement that year.

Apple pulled it from their "curated" iOS App Store on that day, & gave us a Total BS Reason for doing so !

Below is just a taste of the Important Insight that Timmy provided.


v3 of our custom "Reported iPhone Revenue" Graph

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