Cosmosent "News"


We moved the contents of this webpage to our secure server at ~9 PM, Thurs, Oct 5, 2023.

Newer News Updates can be found below:

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News Update : 5:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 18, 2024

One more thing to announce today.

What would it take for us to have a valuation of $1.5B USD ?

If ONLY inside the App Store, it would probably never happen.

However, at the Live Demo for our upcoming Drone Detection feature, we'll be there !

Perhaps even higher.

Tim Cook's App Store is focused on, & is obsessed on, apps for the Young & the Dumb.

That's NOT Photosets, certainly NOT now, & certainly NOT where we're now taking it.

We've said it before, we'll say it again, Cook's dumbest move was appointing the Half-Wit Schiller to run the App Store.

That move cost Apple & it's shareholders more than $100B USD in high-end iPhone revenue, due to iPhone Upgrade Cycles being longer than they could have & should have been.

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News Update : 5 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 18, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

We do NOT plan to release our Scalable Matrix Extension (SME) Drone Detection feature as a feature-addition of Photosets.

It's simply way too valuable of a feature-addition for the App Store.

We plan to prototype it with our first M4 OLED iPad Pro, which we received last Wednesday, & tie it into Photosets' updated Multi View Capture (MVC) feature.

And when completed, we'll have something significant to present to potential Investors & Corp Partners.

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News Update : 4:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 18, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we now plan to follow-up our M4-based Scalable Matrix Extension (SME) Military/LE/Civilian Target Scoring Benchmark feature with an SME-based Drone Detection feature !

And naturally, for us, both will support Photosets' Multi View Capture (MVC) feature, which we're currently updating, & in particular, with iPad master & slave MVC support.

On a side note, we've dropped plans to pitch ourselves & Photosets to Disney.

i.e., as a possible Corp Partner.

We simply don't have the bandwidth.

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News Update : 6 PM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 17, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to make the M4-based Scalable Matrix Extension (SME) feature that we've hinted at, our Top Priority.

As such, everything else moves down 1.

OK, but why ?

NOT Rocket Science, the ONLY thing most Investors care about right now is AI & ML.

And besides, SME is about as leading-edge as anything we could possibly work on right now.

And BTW, for those who are UN-aware, it's made possible by the M4 in the two OLED iPad Pros.

We received our first such M4 OLED iPad Pro on Wednesday.

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 17, 2024

One more thing to announce today.

Bringing U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers up-to-speed on "Our Story" is our Top Priority.

Presenting ourselves & Our Story to Disney will follow that.

ALL should happen by month's end.

Along with the release of the next update of Photosets, v10.29.

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BREAKING NEWS : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 17, 2024

FYI, today we've decided to investigate whether Disney may be interested in a Corp Partnership.

If Disney wants to cut a better deal with Apple, as rumored just yesterday, we can certainly help.

We believe they don't have sufficient Ammo (i.e., relevant data points) to (quickly) score a better deal with Apple.

But we certainly do !

And since Bob Iger used to be on the Apple Board, we believe he can help us with our cause.

We want "Our Story" to become Common Knowledge.

And BTW, a Corp Partnership with Disney isn't something new to us.

We had considered it in detail a year OR so ago.

And we make ALL the details of that public at the time.

Today we're simply resurrecting it because of the rumor of yesterday.

We believe we can topple Apple's App Store monopoly.

A Corp Partnership with Disney would enable us to accomplish that much quicker.

And BTW, if you're an AAPL shareholder, prepare yourself for a $40 USD per share hit.

Finally, Photosets is an absolutely ideal Camera App for ALL Theme Parks !

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, May 16, 2024

Two more things to announce today:

1.) We've resolved the iPad Camera Config issue that we described earlier.

The Fix is in the Build for v10.29, out by month's end.

2.) Bringing U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers up-to-speed on "Our Story" is one of our Top Priorities.

It's simply NOT OK for Apple to Cover Up an A-series Chip Bug that we Discovered by intentionally neglecting the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category," especially when their native Burst mode feature has NOT compared favorably since at-least the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, when Photosets first became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera app.

Both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have missed-out BIG time on their respective benefits.

Do NOT be surprised if the AAPL Board soon strips Phil Schiller of his Apple Fellow status & soon announces Tim Cook's retirement date.

It's really just a matter of Our Story becoming Common Knowledge, & to a lesser extent, whether Tim Cook kept the AAPL Board in-the-loop on the details over the years.

We suspect he did NOT.

Make NO mistake, we fully intend to achieve Hannibal status (i.e., similar impact as Crossing the Alps).

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BREAKING NEWS : 7 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, May 16, 2024

FYI, yesterday we received our first M4 OLED iPad Pro, & immediately began testing Photosets on it.

It didn't take long for us to discover something wasn't right.

After some digging we discovered that even though the Tech Spec for the iPad's Front Camera says 12 Mpx, it's NO where close to that !

And very specifically, Photosets' custom Camera Discovery logic wasn't coded to support the difference.

And the net result is that Photosets' Camera Settings dialog isn't configured properly for this iPad, & possible also other iPads with a Tech Spec that says TrueDepth Camera / Landscape 12 Mpx Ultra Wide Camera.

As such, resolving this is now our Top Priority.

The fix will go into v10.29, out by month's end.

Also, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to release the app's "Pro+" Sub IAP, & to price both the 1x & 2x Capture Duration versions attractively.

And, to step-up the release of the PDF version of the Photosets User Guide.

ALL contingent upon receiving a first Institutional Investment.

See the relevant table below.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 15, 2024

FYI, today we are making it Official, we are announcing that our R&D Team is developing one of the very first third-party Scalable Matrix Extension (SME) applications, our Target Scoring Benchmark (for the Military, LE, & Civilian markets).

And naturally, the work is made possible by the M4 in the OLED iPad Pro.

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News Update : 5 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, May 14, 2024

FYI, we're Brewing Something Big that we hope to announce late tomorrow, Wed, May 15th, 2024 !

And Yes, it's related to the OLED M4 iPad Pros which get released tomorrow.

Details to follow.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, May 13, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

The R&D Task Force that we announced earlier today will ALSO be tasked with verifying that the M4's "Performance Controller" works as expected.

As a reminder, the day AFTER the 2018 iPhone Xr was released, we discovered what we call the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," we we nicknamed after Phil Schiller, the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first plalce.

And, very importantly, would NOT have compelled Apple to intentionally neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" in their tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App, which is dominated by apps for the Young & the Dumb.

And BTW, it was ONLY a few days AFTER our Chip Bug Discovery back in 2018 that Apple announced they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales.

If you don't think there's a connection, you don't know ALL the data points.

But ALL, OR at least most, will soon.

In the lead-up to June 10th, Photosets' 9-year anniversary in the App Store, & which also happens to be the Kick Off of this year's WWDC, we predict Our Story will become Common Knowledge.

Tim Cook AND/OR Phil Schiller will be forced to Fess Up to the Cover Up shortly thereafter.

If ALL goes well, we will be Responsible for, & get Credit for, a regime change at Apple.

And just like Hannibal crossing the Alps, our actions will go down in History as something special.

And very importantly, we want everyone to know that Apple did it to themselves.

And, if they did NOT have a Monopoly, they would never have been able to get away with it (up to this point).

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, May 13, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we've Kicked Off an R&D task force to investigate what we can do with the M4's Scalable Matrix Extension (SME) support starting on Wednesday, when we receive our first OLED M4 iPad Pro.

As many of us know by now, the M4 is very-likely Apple's first-ever Armv9-based chip.

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News Update : 5 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 11, 2024

FYI, two things to announce:

1.) Yesterday, we realized Apple has NO problems apologizing to one of their Screw Ups, if such Screw Up is widely known.

i.e., their iPad Pro "crush" ad.

We'll be using that to our advantage.

2.) We have NO real expectations that we'll receive a grant, something that we hinted at just yesterday.

Everyone we talk to wants a piece of the action.

i.e., they want a stake in Cosmosent Labs, Inc. in exchange for an investment.

We don't blame them, but we hold ALL the cards.

And we're in NO rush.

We'll receive our first OLED M4 iPad Pro on Wednesday, & as we've already announced, our Top Priority is adding iPad "master" support to Photosets' Multi View Capture (MVC) feature, & releasing that as v10.29 later this month.

On a side note, June 10th is Photosets' 9-year anniversary in Apple's App Store, & which just happens to be the same day that Apple's WWDC kicks off.

And as such, we're planning something extra special to mark the occasion.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 10, 2024

FYI, two more things to announce today.

1.) There has been talk this week about who the best candidates might be to replace Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

We've looked over the list & can say with 100% confidence that NONE are ideal.

To us, an ideal candidate is someone Tim Cook has NOT had in his Inner Circle.

Let's call that person the VP of Applications Engineering.

Ideally, someone with "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise, who ALSO has "extensive" Engineering & Software Development experience.

One would think that that type of person would have been running the App Store ALL these years, but that clearly has NOT been the case.

And NO, NO ONE here wants to be the next CEO of Apple.

The ONLY benefit that it might provide is as a stepping-stone to becoming a future U.S. President.

2.) We want to clarify something important.

Because Photosets offers significantly more value to AAPL shareholders, & especially Apple's largest shareholders, than to high-end iPhone owners, guess where we're gonna devote our Time & Energy ?

Consider this, we might be willing to pivot the 1x Capture Duration version of Photosets to a FREE app if one OR more of Apple's largest shareholders were to "gift us" $150M USD as a NO strings-attached "grant".

If Apple had had the VP of Applications Engineering as we describe, they would have done it themselves.

Perhaps the AAPL Board will provide the grant AFTER Cook & Schiller are forced out.

We would NOT be at all surprised if that happens.

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News Update : 6:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 10, 2024

FYI, we've moved Up Scale.

We will NO longer promote Photosets as a mainstream Camera App.

We made the decision in large part because we recently concluded that Photosets offers significantly more value to AAPL shareholders than to high-end iPhone owners.

But also because we are now one month away from Photosets' 9-year Anniversary in the App Store.

i.e., Photosets made its Debut in the App Store on June 10th, 2015.

Photosets should have become a Household Name, at least here in the States, many years ago.

And ONLY didn't, OR hasn't, because of Apple's App Store monopoly.

High-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have both missed-out BIG Time because of Apple's "stance" on the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

And guess what, it will be the reason that Tim Cook is forced out as CEO of Apple.

And, that Phil Schiller is stripped of his Apple Fellow status.

We stand by those claims.

It's just a matter of time before Our Story becomes Common Knowledge.

And when that happens the AAPL Board will be forced to act.

It will ALL happen within the next 3-6 months.

And BTW, the ONLY reason we didn't hear about Tim Cook's retirement date on May 2nd was because the AAPL Board decided to throw Cook a life-line, via the $110B USD Share Buyback announcement, to give him more time to try to resurrect the ship.

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News Update : 6 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, May 9, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that the next update of Photosets, v10.29, should be out later this month (May) with added support for iPads as the Multi View Capture (MVC) Master !

And BTW, we receive our first OLED M4 iPad Pro next Wednesday, May 15th.

We're dying to find-out what its Max Native Color Depth is !

If 10-bits OR greater, Apple could have just laid the groundwork for one of their biggest success stories. assuming the Next-Gen iPhone Pros announced in Sept do in-deed include 14-bit ADCs in their Back Wide image sensors, as rumored, that is.

If the OLED displays in the new M4 iPad Pros ONLY support 8-bit color, then we will have OVER-paid.

As a reminder, Apple first announced P3 D65 in March of 2016.

At that time they should have moved to 10-bit capture & more-importantly 10-bit displays.

We're still waiting for that to happen.

There's NO way to sugar coat it, maybe, just maybe, a Bean Counter like Tim Cook should NOT be running a BIG Tech company like Apple.

Does Tim Cook know what he's doing ?

We're convinced he does NOT.

The fact that Phil Schiller still runs the App Store is perhaps our best proof of that.

Tim Cook is helped by the fact that Warren Buffett is basically a NON-Technical Investor.

He doesn't know how badly Apple has screwed up.

Nor do the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living, & for the same reason, they too are NON-Technical.

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News Update : 8 PM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 8, 2024

FYI, we crafted a new table for our upcoming Investor & Corp Partner presentations.

We thought others might like to see it as well.

As a reminder, it's Capture Duration that determines which Applications & Use-Cases can be covered OR supported by ANY particular version of Photosets.

As such, longer capture durations cover more Applications & Use-Cases.

A longer capture duration also has the advantage of requiring less skill by the User to capture the intended subject.


(table last updated 9 AM, Thurs, May 9, 2024)


Version
of
Photosets


Subjective Value

(USD)


To
us

(1)


To
High-End iPhone owners

(2)


To
AAPL
shareholders

(3)


Base
/
App Store

(20-25
photos/set;
1x
Capture-Duration)


TBD


$100M


$1B


Pro+

(40-50
photos/set;
2x
Capture-Duration)

(3)


TBD


$1B


$10B


In House

(60-75
photos/set;
3x
Capture-Duration)


TBD


$1.5B


$15B


(1) Photosets' ability to Capture & Collect "dynamic" AI/ML Training Data gives it significant Upside & UN-tapped potential.

(2) Due to Enthusiasm for Burst Photo Applications & Use-Cases.

Here we assume 10M high-end iPhone owners purchase the 1x Capture-Duration version in the App Store.

(3) Due to reduced iPhone Upgrade Cycles due to Enthusiasm for Burst Photo Applications & Use-Cases.

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News Update : 5 PM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 8, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

While we have NO proof, we're still holding-out hope that the OLED displays in the new M4 iPad Pros support greater than 8-bit color.

If they do, we'll move forward with our plans to stream Sunsets from here in San Diego to iPad owners, & in particular to M4 iPad Pro owners.

That will help align us, i.e., Cosmosent Labs, Inc., with some of Apple's highest-end customers.

Could help put us in the Driver's seat with such customers, in fact, once they find-out we've got an UN-Discovered Gem high-end Camera App in the App Store.

And BTW, how best to take advantage of the increased SDR brightness of the new OLED displays is something we're now looking into.

And when we say "take advantage of" we mean "capitalize on".

And BTW, this is aligned with our recently-announced plans to add MVC Master support to iPads.

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News Update : 1 PM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 8, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

If Google search is the natural default to Apple's App Store when it comes "App Discovery," and Google is paying Apple $20B USD or more so that Google search remains the default search tool on iOS, what does that say about their potential to commit a Conspiracy regarding something Apple may want to Cover Up ?

We believe the Justice Dept. needs to investigate.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 8, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

If Buffett's Berkshire OR Sequoia Capital (OR perhaps 1 OR 2 others) is willing to value us at $1.5B USD, we'll agree to an Investment.

We know the value of what we've created, including very-likely being The #1 Catalyst for the Break Up of Apple's App Store (monopoly).

And BTW, we fully expect Tim Cook & Phil Schiller "to go kicking & screaming".

And we want everyone to know that they did it to themselves.

Once Our Knowledge becomes Common Knowledge we predict the AAPL Board will be forced to act.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 8, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that adding support to Photosets' Multi-View Capture (MVC) feature so that iPads could also be used as the MVC master in an MVC session is now our Top Priority.

We expect to receive our first Next-Gen OLED M4 iPad Pro on Wednesday, May 15th.

And BTW, yesterday we thanked Tim Cook for lighting a fire under us, & informed him that we'll soon be lighting a fire under Phil Schiller.

Read that to mean that Apple, & more specifically Schiller, will NOT be able to suppress knowledge of Photosets in their tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store for much longer.

NOT with Apple having announced their Final Cut Camera app & their Final Cut for iPad 2 software yesterday.

It's important to us that Apple Fess Up to their Cover Up of our discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which we named after Schiller because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

And if that had happened, Apple would NOT have felt compelled to suppress knowledge of Photosets & the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Which effectively cheated high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders out of their respective benefits of that category of Camera apps.

Which BTW, by our count, correlates to Apple leaving more than $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years, due to iPhone Upgrade Cycles being longer than they should have been, OR should be.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

Make NO mistake, Apple's App Store is a Con Job.

We fully intend to force Apple, via public pressure, to fix the problems !

Ask yourself, why is a man (i.e., Phil Schiller) with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience & NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise running the App Store ?

Our take, he is there to prevent the financial breakdown of the App Store from getting out.

If Apple was forced to disclose the financial breakdown of the App Store, preferably at the end of each week, Tim would very-likely replace Schiller with someone much more appropriate for the role.

On a side note, Schiller is directly responsible for Apple leaving, by our count, more than $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years.

i.e., due to iPhone Upgrade Cycles (for most iPhone owners) being longer than they should have been.

Make NO mistake, there is a price to pay for Cronyism !

Tim should have known better, but he clearly did NOT !

And BTW, if Apple had NOT announced their record $110B USD Share Buyback, intended to give Tim Cook a life-line (i.e., more time to try to resurrect the ship), we would ALL be talking about his upcoming retirement.

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News Update : 5 PM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, May 7, 2024

FYI, we've kicked off a Compare & Contrast of Apple's newly-announced Final Cut Camera (app) vs. Photosets' Multi-View Capture feature.

We'll be updating it continuously until done, & we've pinned it near the top of our website's Home Page.

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News Update : 1 PM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, May 7, 2024

FYI, we just read-up on the details for Apple's upcoming Final Cut Camera app, which they announced earlier today, & guess what, it sounds alot like Photosets' Multi-View Capture (MVC) feature, something Photosets has supported for five plus years.

One difference, Apple's solution is a video capture app, while Photosets' solution is (naturally) a Burst Photo capture feature.

For both the benefit is capturing up-to four different angles of a single scene.

And here's the kicker, we've decided to make Photosets' MVC one of our top priorities.

Currently, our companion macOS app, Photosets TV/Studio, running on a Mac, is the ONLY supported MVC "master".

Since we now have an 11" OLED iPad Pro arriving on May 15th, we're gonna change that so that iPads can ALSO be used as the MVC "master".

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, May 7, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

To our knowledge, NO mention by Apple of the Max Native Color Depth of the OLED iPad Pros.

As such, that's the first thing we want to figure-out.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Two things to announce today:

1.) We ordered one of the new iPad Pros today, mostly to see what we can do with it.

e.g., crafting "collaborative" Short-Form, Multi-Scene Videos "in the Field" !

And naturally, our first two Applications/Use-Cases will be what we've previously announced:

1.) Crack of the Bat

2.) Shoreline Female Dynamic Photo Modeling

And BTW, as we've stated before, each represents a Billion Dollar Plus market (cap) opportunity for us.

2.) We have NOT yet presented ourselves & Our Story to Warren Buffet, but we plan to by month's end.

We want to include our new Next-Gen iPad Pro, which we won't receive until May 15, in our presentation.

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News Update : 6:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Monday, May 6, 2024

FYI, we've noticed something important regarding the rumors regarding Apple's AI efforts that is Off the Radar of most, but should NOT be.

Specifically, that's Apple's solutions have the potential to be much more Power Efficient than the Status Quo.

Please see our News Update of 8 AM March 9th.

It's regarding the the upcoming climate catastrophe caused by accelerated global warming due to the "exploding" data center power generation requirements for AI & Crypto !

And BTW, perhaps we can get Warren Buffett to help with the cause.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, May 6, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update regarding Warren Buffett.

We were asked by one of our potential Corp Partners if we're now pursuing an Investment from Berkshire.

Our answer, "NOT necessarily".

We already have a product that should be selling like Hot Cakes.

i.e., the 1x Capture Duration version of Photosets.

It's in the App Store & has received 391 App Review Approvals by Apple over the years, with the first being in early June 2015.

The ONLY reason it isn't selling like Hot Cakes is because Apple has a monopoly (on App Discovery) & the ability to Fully Control the Narrative.

And that includes Covering Up a Chip Bug, which we discovered the day after the 2018 iPhone Xr was released.

i.e., the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which we named after the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

And BTW, we discovered the Chip Bug just a few days before Apple announced they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales.

Very-likely due to the fact that we had a 2nd app in the App Store, called Timmy, the planet's ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator app.

So Photosets, the best app in its category by a wide margin, sits mostly-idle in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

What Tim didn't know is that it's Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

As such, what we desire out of any relationship with Buffett & Berkshire is some visibility on what Photosets offers & supports.

And by extension the benefit that it can provide to AAPL shareholders.

Basically, we'll be presenting to Buffett & Berkshire that Apple's App Store is a Con Job.

We believe, & we're convinced most high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders believe, that Apple has both a Duty & a Responsibility to recommend & promote the Best Apps, regardless as to whether doing so might make Apple look bad.

i.e., for being Leapfrogged.

But that's NOT what they do !

At a MIN we want Tim Cook to (publicly) Fess Up to the Cover Up !

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, May 6, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we've decided to present ourselves & Our Story to the man himself, the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett !

Could be a BIG win-win !

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

And you'll find-out that there is considerable UN-tapped potential in the App Store.

Market Mover potential, in fact !

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, May 5, 2024

FYI, as you very-likely know, without Intervention the current two-party political system here in the States will very-likely soon bankrupt our country.

As a nation, we currently have $35T USD of National Debt, & it's going up by $1T USD every 100 days OR so.

Yet, neither party ever mentions that.

And they certainly don't mention a solution to the problem, which they both are guilty of creating.

As such, today we want to make it official that a BIG part of our "Trump TV" (Simpsons-like TV series) efforts will focus on educating the General Public about the benefits of paying-down the National Debt.

Our efforts will focus on reducing the National Debt from its current $35T USD to $29T USD.

That $29T USD is just an arbitrary number, but it's a good number to start.

And BTW, we're moving forward with Trump TV on the assumption that Trump wins a 2nd term.

We feel we've got a really good handle on the Dude.

About as Insecure as a successful person could possibly be, & is certainly is an Insurrectionist (in our eyes), yet he does offer up some good ideas.

Mostly because Biden screwed up so badly at the southern border.

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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 4, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We've decided to resurrect one of our R&D Pet Projects, capturing & streaming Sunsets from "select locations" here in San Diego.

e.g., alternating between La Jolla & Sunset Cliffs on a per-day basis.

It's an idea we first came up with about this time last year.

We believe it could be a very good fit for the Next-Gen OLED iPad Pros.

See our earlier News Update for a Heads Up on some of the technical details.

And BTW, for this Application/Use-Case we would NOT be streaming Videos.

Ideally, 14-bit P3 D65 photos captured around Sunset.

And, we could add a tasteful 14-bit P3 D65 Ad both just-before & just-after the Sunset image sequence.

i.e., something that would help pay the bills.

Food for thought.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 4, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Like many others we are expecting Apple to announce their Next-Gen iPad Pros on Tuesday, May 7th.

Their first-ever OLED iPads.

We believe there are three factors that will determine whether they are a BIG success OR NOT.

Price, their Max Native Color Depth, & whether they support HDR10+ -style per-scene dynamic metadata.

As you may OR may NOT know, Apple's Next-Gen iPhone Pro models expected to be announced in Sept are rumored to incorporate the Sony IMX-903 image sensor.

That image sensor includes 14-bit ADCs & digital gain control for controlling "ADC read noise".

If the Max Native Color Depth of the Next-Gen iPad Pros is 14-bit, we believe Apple will be well-positioned to potentially have one of their biggest Market Movers in years !

Of course 14-bit P3 D65 (photo) content will need to be produced to take advantage of it, but the stars for that (eventually happening) may align on Tuesday.

Off the Radar of most but should NOT be.

Make NO mistake, it has Game Changer potential !

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BREAKING NEWS : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, May 4, 2024

FYI, it hit us this morning that Apple's decision to announce a record $110B USD Share Buyback was very-likely tied to the timing of Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting, which as you very-likely know, is on TV on CNBC this morning.

i.e., Apple felt compelled to Pump their Stock as much as possible just before Berkshire's meeting.

On a side note, we doubt the Oracle of Omaha knows what we know about Apple.

i.e., that Apple has left considerable Coin "on the table" over their years because of major Screw Ups by their App Store Mgmt Team.

Perhaps we should educate Warren Buffett on one of his biggest holdings.

He might be very surprised to learn just how much Coin has been left on the table.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

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BREAKING NEWS : 1 PM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 3, 2024

FYI, it just hit us that the $110B USD Share Buyback that Apple announced yesterday is almost equal to the $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue that we believe Apple "left on the table" (over the years) due to their "stance" with Photosets & the rest of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

See the custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner for the details.

And BTW, I/we stopped analyzing the problem on April 4, 2023.

My father passed away a few hours after I had updated the graph earlier that day.

He didn't get to see one of his kids become the success he could have & should have, because of Apple's monopoly, & their ability to Fully Control the Narrative.

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News Update : 7:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, May 3, 2024

FYI, yesterday we expected Apple to announce Tim Cook's retirement date during OR shortly after their Earnings Call.

That obviously didn't happen.

Instead the AAPL Board gave Tim Cook a life-line in the form of a $110B USD Share Buyback announcement.

Naturally intended to prop-up the Share Price & give Tim Cook more time to try to resurrect the ship.

We still believe Tim Cook is on his way out.

Perhaps the AAPL Board decided this is a better course of action.

i.e., prop-up the AAPL stock price first via Financial Engineering, & then announce Tim's retirement.

It amazes us that Tim Cook has been able to hang-on as CEO of Apple for so long.

What is his biggest achievement as CEO of Apple ?

Financial Engineering of the Stock Price via Stock Buybacks.

On a side note, Dan Ives was just on CNBC spewing his typical "AAPL Cheerleader" propaganda.

We've said it before we'll say it again, he should be required to wear a Cheerleader outfit whenever on CNBC & talking about AAPL.

To us, just like Phil Schiller, is is a Half Wit.

How many times over the past 7-8 years has Ives shouted from rooftops that an iPhone supercycle is coming ?

There is a reason Apple doesn't disclose iPhone Unit Sales anymore.

They are afraid to.

When the iPhone ASP goes up, iPhone Unit Sales goes down.

When the iPhone ASP goes WAY up (as it has the past number of years), iPhone Unit Sales goes WAY down.

CNBC deserves much of the blame, however, for bringing such so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living on their show.

Apple should be trading about $153 USD per share today.

The ONLY reason it isn't is because of the record Share Buyback announcement.

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BREAKING NEWS : 4 PM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, May 2, 2024

FYI, we believe we triggered Apple's decision to announce their largest-ever Share Buyback, $110B USD.

Simply put, Apple's newest Share Buyback is intended to give Tim Cook more time to try to resurrect the ship.

A week OR so ago we began tweeting that we believed Apple would announce Tim Cook's retirement date at their May 2nd Earnings Call.

To us ALL the signs were there, and we listed them.

Take away the Share Buyback & what Apple just announced today warrants a grade in the C- -to D+ range, depending-upon whether one takes into account inflation OR NOT.

i.e., C- without inflation, D+ with inflation.

Perhaps if we had NOT gone to press with our prediction that Apple would announce Tim Cook's retirement date they would have done so.

We'll never know.

What we do know is that the AAPL Board threw Tim Cook a life-line to give him more time.

It is very-likely Tim Cook's last life-line before being replaced as CEO of Apple.

Food for thought.

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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Thursday, May 2, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that starting tomorrow we'll be using the Features & Capabilities of the 2x & 3x Capture Duration versions of Photosets for two Applications/Use-Cases here locally in San Diego:

1.) Crack of the Bat

2.) Shoreline Female Dynamic Photo Modeling

Each represents a Billion Dollar Plus market (cap) opportunity for us.

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, May 2, 2024

FYI, today we simply want to point out that NONE of the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living know as much about Apple as we do !

Ives, Munster, & now even Sacconaghi, are lacking BIG time !

Just like Tim Cook & Phil Schiller (the guy who runs Apple's App Store), & every member of the AAPL Board, NONE have ANY Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NONE have ANY "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

The gist of it ALL, both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have been cheated out of their respective benefits of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" because of Apple's App Store Mgmt actions.

Specifically, by our count, Apple left more than $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years due primarily to a lack of basic common sense (on the part of their App Store Mgmt team).

That & the fact that NONE of the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living had enough Insight to see where Apple had screwed-up BIG time.

Photos on one end, Videos on the other end, & Burst Photo technology & its Applications/Use-Cases in the middle.

NOT Rocket Science, how did the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living Screw Up so badly ?

On a side note, this morning we (temporarily) dropped the price of the 1x Capture Duration Base version of Photosets.

See the relevant table below.

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News Update : 11 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 1, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Even though today is May 1st, & we are behind schedule with it, we're NOT giving up on our "Trump TV" efforts.

Being one-week-removed from Right Hip Joint Resurfacing Surgery means we'll soon be able to expedite a whole set of projects, with Trump TV being one of them.

As a reminder, we own the iOS rights to Trump TV, which we intend to make into a Simpsons-like TV series.

Our goal with it is to try to keep Trump as honest as possible.

Here we are assuming he wins a 2nd term.

And BTW, we're NOT fans of Trump OR Biden.

Both have significant flaws.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 1, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Do NOT under-estimate the significance of our reference to Hannibal & Crossing (of) the Alps.

We fully intend to have that same type of impact, & naturally for us, WRT Apple's App Store.

We've paid our dues.

It's time for Payback !

On a side note, once Our Story becomes Common Knowledge the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living will (also) have some serious explaining to do.

i.e., it won't just be Tim Cook & Phil Schiller.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 1, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to specify precisely what we believe the Black Eye will cost Apple financially:

1.) $1.5B USD to high-end iPhone owners.

2.) $1.5B USD to AAPL shareholders.

3.) $1.5B USD to us, in the form of a Marketing Grant.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we hold ALL the cards.

4.) A commitment from Apple that at least once per week, preferably Wednesdays, that their App Store will NOT promote OR recommend ANY apps that fall into the "apps for the Young & the Dumb category".

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News Update : 7:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, May 1, 2024

FYI, we are standing-pat with our prediction that Apple will announce Tim Cook's retirement date tomorrow, May 2nd, 2024, at their next Earnings Call !

And if that doesn't happen, we're gonna lead the charge to make it happen by the next Earnings Call.

Make NO mistake, we have sufficient Ammo (i.e., relevant data points) to get both Tim Cook & Phil Schiller ousted by the AAPL Board.

Combined they are responsible for leaving more than $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years, because of their "stance" on the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Cover Ups always get people in trouble.

Especially when they lack basic common sense to know that Cons of their actions.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, April 30, 2024

FYI, today we've been Asked & have Agreed, to Tip Our Hand on what we see as both Our Dilemma & Our Challenge.

First, Our Dilemma.

Photosets has been a rare, true Burst Photo Camera App since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

And for at least the past few years it has been Light Years Ahead of ALL other Camera Apps in Burst Photo Technology & Applications/Use-Case support.

And, it offers Features & Capabilities that NO other Camera Apps on the planet offer.

E.g., the ability to craft Short-Form, Multi-Scene Videos with up-to "60" videos scenes.

And that's with concurrently captured Audio Data.

Yet, to date, NO ONE has used Photosets to make a name for themselves !

i.e., Fame & Fortune.

We find that extremely puzzling !

If you know Our Story, you know we're convinced that Tim Cook's App Store is focused on & is obsessed on apps for the Young & the Dumb.

In other words, apps like Photosets will NEVER get their Day in the Sun in such an App Store.

Yet that shouldn't explain why NO ONE has made a name for themselves with Photosets advanced Features & Capabilities.

The gist here, at least a few Photosets Users should have been able to make themselves multi-millionaires.

But that clearly didn't happen.

Second, Our Challenge.

We're sitting on something that has significant UN-tapped financial potential.

Both for capturing & collecting "dynamic" AI/ML Training Data, as well as for crafting innovative Short-Form, Multi-Scene Videos.

There is NO Coin to be made INSIDE the App Store.

We are convinced of that.

And that's why we're holding onto 2/3 of the Capture Duration capabilities.

As a reminder, Capture Duration is correlated to which Applications/Use-Cases can by supported.

See the relevant table below.

On a side note, two years ago we began pointing-out to both Apple & the General Public just how much high-end iPhone revenue Apple left on the table because of their "stance" on the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Tim won't want that information getting out.

May 2nd presents a Golden Opportunity for some so-called Pro Stock Analyst who covers AAPL for a living to ask Tim some tough questions.

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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 29, 2024

FYI, the current plan is to try to have the same impact with the App Store that Hannibal had crossing the Alps !

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 29, 2024

FYI, few know it, but we have ALL the ammo we need (i.e., relevant data points) to get both Tim Cook & Phil Schiller ousted by the AAPL Board.

Those of you who know Our Story know precisely what we're talking about.

Those who don't we recommend investigating what we refer to as the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug".

And Apple's response to that Chip Bug.

It's NOT OK for Apple to suppress knowledge of an entire Camera App "category" just to suppress knowledge of a Chip Bug !

Ask yourself, why is Phil Schiller, a man with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience & NO "camera app" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise running the App Store ?

Simply put, to Cover Up the Inner Workings of Apple's App Store !

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, April 27, 2024

Why is Apple trading near its 52-week Low ?

Simply put, because of a lack of Product innovation.

And that's because they continue to be run by a man who is primarily a Bean Counter.

Two days ago we announced our belief that Apple would announce Tim Cook's retirement date at its next Earnings Call on May 2nd.

And we continue to stand-pat with that belief.

To us, ALL the signs are there.

The first sign was Apple cancelling their Apple Car project.

That was back on Feb 27th.

It wasn't obvious to us back then what Apple was up to.

More recently, it has become very obvious.

Tim is being replaced.

And it's about time !

In fact, it's way overdue !

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News Update : 7:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Friday, April 26, 2024

FYI, today, Day #2 of the NFL Draft, we're standing-pat with our belief that Apple will announce Tim's retirement date on May 2nd !

i.e., at Apple's next Earnings Call.

To us, ALL the signs are there.

For one, if Kuo knows the Vision Pro has been a flop, the AAPL Board also knows.

And, we believe they've probably known for a couple of weeks.

Which, to us, explains some of Tim's recent activities.

See our Breaking News announcement of yesterday for a Heads Up.

And BTW, some may think Tim Cook gets UN-limited chances to get it right, but we don't believe that's the case.

We believe the AAPL Board first started lighting a fire under him about this time last year.

When it became obvious to most that AI & ML was the next big thing.

And BTW, we're NOT Tim Cook haters, he just never developed the right Skill Set to run the company long term.

That type of person should have Technical Insight & Domain/Application/Use-Case Expertise.

Tim's worst decision, by far, was appointing Phil Schiller to run the App Store.

By our count that decision cost AAPL more than $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue.

Due to iPhone Upgrade Cycles being longer than they should have been.

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BREAKING NEWS : 6 PM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, April 25, 2024

FYI, it just hit us, that the stars are now aligned for Apple to announce Tim Cook's retirement (date) at Apple's next Earnings Call on Thursday, May 2nd.

We say this because of:

1.) The Apple Vision Pro appears to have flopped, BIG time !

On Tuesday, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple had reduced the number of units that it plans to ship in 2024, from 700K-800k units to ONLY 400k-450k units.

2.) The pending TikTok ban here in the States will create friction between the Chinese Govt & Apple, which will need to be managed by someone high-up at Apple.

NO better person than the outgoing CEO who has had close ties to the Chinese Govt over the years.

3.) Tim is now working harder to pivot Apple's manufacturing out of China.

Our take: Tim wants to get credit for this before leaving.

4.) Apple has begun leaking details of its AI-focused M4 chips.

Our take: Tim wants to get credit for this before leaving.


The gist of it ALL, the AAPL Board will give Tim till the end of the year to accomplish his goals.

And very importantly, on May 2nd, Apple will announce that it will begin searching for his replacement.

We do NOT believe it will be another Operations guy OR girl.

i.e., that it will be someone with both Technical & Domain/Application/Use-Case experience & insight.

On a side note, if our prediction comes true, we will step up our efforts to recruit Tim to assist in our Environmental Causes efforts.

Time is of the Essence.

And BTW, we believe Tim can have a significantly bigger impact with those efforts than he did during his reign as CEO of Apple.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, April 17, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to lay low for awhile, while we see what happens with the TikTok legislation that Speaker Johnson plans to put to a vote sometime this week.

And BTW, that legislation is something we got wind of ONLY yesterday.

As a reminder, Photosets supports crafting Short-Form, multi-scene Videos with up-to 60 scenes.

Basically, a Next-Gen version of what TikTok & others support.

And very importantly, the ONLY reason you haven't heard of it is because of Apple's App Store monopoly !

Just think what might have happened if Tim Cook had NOT picked (that Half-Wit) Phil Schiller to run the App Store.

For one, the Chinese Govt would NOT be the risk to U.S. citizens that it is today !

For two, Apple would NOT have left $113B+ USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years due to Extended iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

As a reminder, NOT ONLY do Cook & Schiller have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise, but that ALSO holds true for every member of the AAPL Board, as well as CNBC & their so-called Pro Stock analyst "guests" who make a living covering AAPL.

Make NO mistake, it's NOT just the far-right Republicans & far-left Democrats who have been Playing their Constituents for Fools.

Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store is guilty of it as well.

And that naturally ALSO applies to CNBC.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, April 16, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we're moving forward with "select" Corporate Partnerships.

You should see evidence of this by month's end.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 15, 2024

Ask yourself, Who is most responsible for Apple's catastrophically-broken iOS App Store ?

And by that we mean NOT just Apple's App Store focus & obsession on apps for the Young & the Dumb, but ALSO leaving more than $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years.

Is it Tim Cook ?, OR is it Phil Schiller ?

OR are others just as responsible ?

If you know "Our Story," you know we've been trying to educate both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders that Apple's App Store Mgmt Team has NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

And that that ALSO holds true for every member of Apple's Board.

Today, we're gonna add CNBC & the so-called expert Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living who routinely show-up on CNBC.

Two naturally immediately come to mind, Ives & Munster.

The gist, when Our Story begins to become Common Knowledge, it won't just be Tim & Phil & the AAPL Board, but also CNBC & some of their "guests" who will have some serious explaining to do.

As a reminder, it's Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ?

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

Photos on one end, Videos on the other end, & Burst Photos, preferably captured with High-Precision Timing, in the middle.

Over the years Apple has done an A- job with Photos, an A+ job with Videos, but completely Dropped the Ball with Burst Photos & their Applications & Use-Cases.

It's time for Tim Cook & Phil Schiller to Fess Up to the Cover Up, & Move Forward.

The longer it goes the BIGGER the Black Eye will be for Apple.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, April 13, 2024

FYI, we plan to wrap-up Photosets' Target Scoring Benchmark feature by day's end tomorrow.

Once released, perhaps as an integral part of the yet-to-be-released Pro+ Sub IAP, we plan to pitch it to the Military, LE, & Civilians here locally in San Diego.

See the relevant table below.

On a side note, we estimate Photosets' UN-tapped financial potential to be significantly more than ANY other third-party UN-Discovered Gem App in Apple's entire tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store (monopoly).

If Steve Jobs was still running Apple, Photosets wouldn't be an UN-Discovered Gem, it would be a Household Name, at least here in the States.

We are 100% convinced of that !

Tim Cook's App Store is obsessed with apps for the Young & the Dumb.

That's NOT Photosets !

Make NO mistake, both AAPL shareholders & high-end iPhone owners have been cheated out of their respective benefits because of Apple's App Store monopoly.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, April 12, 2024

FYI, we just noticed something that is too much of a coincidence for us NOT to point out.

Specifically, we just discovered that Apple gained $112B USD of market cap yesterday.

Yes, we knew it was a good day for AAPL shareholders, but we didn't know how much Apple's market cap had increased until moments ago.

Here's the kicker.

In our custom iPhone Revenue graph we describe how Apple left $113B USD of High-End iPhone Revenue "on the table," starting with the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first-ever true High-Perf iPhone, & ending at the end of their FY23 Q2.

We reported that on April 4th of last year.

And BTW, we stopped looking into it on that day.

See the graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, April 12, 2024

FYI, today we've been Asked & have Agreed, to market the 1x Capture-Duration Base version of Photosets primarily for Capturing & Collecting "Dynamic" AI/ML Training Data.

See the relevant table below.

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News Update : 5:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, April 11, 2024

FYI, we plan to release Photosets v10.29 on Monday OR Tuesday, with support for the Target Scoring Benchmark we've hinted at.

It's a universal/general-purpose solution.

We'll be targeting the Military, LE, & Civilian markets with it.

Please note that it is NOT a Burst Photo application.

You'll simply need to take a photo of the target before taking it down.

e.g., after 50 rounds into one target.

Photosets will then process the (shot) results & present you with Statistics.

On a side note, we developed the algorithm using two specific targets from a particular company, & with ~9,000 rounds of American Eagle 9 mm 147 grain ammo, & always with the targets in the 30-60 foot range.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, April 11, 2024

FYI, even though it's Common Knowledge that the two-party political system here in the States is catastrophically-broken, NONE of the BIG Tech CEOs ever say anything when One Party OR the Other Steps Way Out of Bounds.

Have you noticed that ?

The latest example was just yesterday.

Trump is so self-centered that he is willing to increase the risk of a terrorist attack here in the States, simply to satisfy his own Ego.

And he got 19 Fools in Congress to do his bidding.

And naturally, we're referring to the FISA Section 702 surveillance powers.

There comes a time when the BIG Tech CEOS, who definitely have clout, need to step up to the plate & try to reign-in some of the craziness in politics.

If NOT now, when ?

Is Tim Cook & the other BIG Tech CEOs so insecure that they won't say anything ?

Disclaimer: We are NOT fans of Biden, Trump, OR RFK Jr.

Each of them have significant flaws.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, April 10, 2024

FYI, if it's fairly common knowledge, OR at least should be, that Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles, why then did Apple intentionally neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ?

Photos on one end, Videos on the other end, & Burst Photos, preferably captured with High-Precision Timing, in the middle.

One would think that Apple would gladly Recommend & Promote the Flagship-caliber third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps, especially since their native Camera's Burst mode feature does NOT compare favorably.

Does Apple know something you don't ?

OR, perhaps, is Apple simply trying to Cover Up something you don't know about ?

Make NO mistake, it's the latter.

We mention this today because even though we may get side-tracked with our Drone Defender efforts in the near-term (as of late-yesterday), we won't stop pushing our cause.

We want Apple's App Store monopoly broken up, & we believe we have the single best example to make it happen, & to make it happen ASAP.

If you investigate Our Story, we're convinced you'll come to the same conclusion.

Ask yourself, when was the last time Apple recommended OR promoted a third-party Burst Photo Camera App ?

And then ask yourself, what are the Technical & Camera App Application/Use-Case qualifications for the two men who run Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store ?

And naturally, we're referring to Tim Cook & Phil Schiller.

When you've built-up sufficient knowledge on the relevant topics, check out our custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

It illustrates just how much high-end iPhone revenue (we believe) Apple left on the table over the years.

We first brought that to Apple's attention about a year & a half ago.

And BTW, we stopped looking into that on April 4th of last year.

The significance of that day will be presented to Tim Cook & the AAPL Board ONLY in a closed door meeting.

It is extremely significant.

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BREAKING NEWS : 7 PM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, April 9, 2024

FYI, this evening our Drone Defender (R&D project) was elevated in status.

It's "NO longer (just) a research project" (for us).

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, April 9, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

One thing we intend to prove to the General Public is that Apple has NO App Store Editors in the Photo & Video category, the category we know extremely well.

In fact, we would NOT be surprised to learn that Phil Schiller has been making the calls on his own over the years.

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 9, 2024

FYI, quick update regarding yesterday's Kick Off of our newest Marketing & Branding Campaign.

Some who have contacted us have guessed correctly, so we're (now) spilling the beans.

The campaign is based-upon Photosets' unique & innovative "Crack of the Bat" Application/Use-Case.

It's intended primarily for little league Baseball & Softball, but it's ALSO applicable all the way up to College Baseball & Softball.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, for this Application/Use-Case, you'll be capturing Burst Photo Sets & companion Audio Data concurrently, & naturally because you'll be using Photosets, ALL with High-Precision Timing (& with Rock Solid A/V Sync support).

Then, at your convenience, e.g., between innings OR perhaps just-after the game ends, you'll be using Photosets' unique & innovative Short-Form, 60-scene Video Maker to craft "Crack of the Bat" Videos.

There is nothing else like Photosets in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store (monopoly) !

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 8, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we've Kicked Off a brand-new Marketing & Branding Campaign, with a goal of upsetting the Status Quo !

And by that we mean Apple's Complete & Total Stranglehold on "App Discovery" in their tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store (monopoly).

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BREAKING NEWS : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, April 6, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that when we present our Trust Buster Complaint against Apple to the DoJ, perhaps as early as Monday, we will NOT ONLY be describing our complaints against Apple, but also a solution to the problem, using a framework based-upon highly-competitive Pro Sports here in the States.

It's something we had originally developed while preparing our "Official Objection" to the $100M USD U.S. App Developer Class Action Lawsuit that Apple had agreed to.

Read it here

(in the document, see: My Proposal for a Pro Sports-style "App Discovery" Competitive Landscape:)

Make NO mistake, we intend to put so much visibility on the Bad Decisions by Tim Cook & Phil Schiller, that the AAPL Board will be forced to force them out.

The two of them are directly responsible for Apple leaving more than $100B USD of high-end iPhone revenue "on the table" over the years.

See our custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage for a Heads Up.

That's what happens when the guy who runs the company & the guy who runs the App Store have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

They thought they were penalizing us by intentionally neglecting & suppressing knowledge of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category," mostly to Cover Up a Chip Bug that we discovered the day AFTER the 2018 iPhone Xr was released, aka "Phil's Bug," but they lacked sufficient Basic Common Sense to know that they were ALSO screwing themselves over.

It is our very strong opinion that Tim Cook should have been replaced as CEO of Apple shortly after the release of the super-hyped 2017 iPhone X, which BTW, had less DRAM than the previous year's Flagship iPhone, the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first-ever true High-Perf iPhone.

Phil Schiller should never have been running the App Store.

Appointing Schiller to run the App Store is, in our opinion, the biggest mistake Cook has made as CEO of Apple.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, April 5, 2024

FYI, yesterday we had announced that:

"... our Top Priority is documenting our complaints against Apple, so that we will be Ready to Present Our Case to the DoJ Monday morning."

That's still the case.

Today we're announcing two other things that we're gonna try to complete by this time next week:

1.) Securing a $1M USD "grant" from the NO Labels third-party organization (for our upcoming "Trump TV" Simpsons-like TV series).

Yesterday, NO Labels announced that they won't be moving forward with a candidate.

Also yesterday, it was announced by others they they have a considerable War Chest.

That immediately caught our attention.

We believe we "may" be able to pivot their originally-intended effort to our "Trump TV" efforts, at least for the remainder of this year.

As a reminder, we own the iOS rights to Trump TV.

Our goal for it is to try to keep select Politicians (here in the States) as Honest as Possible.

2.) Our Target Scoring Benchmark for the LE & Civilian markets.

It's been 2/3 done for many weeks.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, April 4, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

Apple may OR may NOT have a legal obligation & responsibility to Recommend & Promote the Best Apps in each category in their tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

But we bet the General Public believes they do.

One thing we hope to accomplish is a Legal Ruling on that.

Either way, we win.

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, April 4, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that our Top Priority is documenting our complaints against Apple, so that we will be Ready to Present Our Case to the DoJ Monday morning.

If ALL goes well, it will result in a separate, Fast-Track trust buster lawsuit against Apple by the DoJ.

And BTW, (we believe) Our Case against Apple is significantly stronger than anything the DoJ presented on March 21st.

And very specifically, our complaints against Apple are strictly related to their App Store monopoly.

It's a Con Job, & we can prove it !

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, April 3, 2024

FYI, today we are Announcing that we "may" pull Photosets from the App Store AFTER we secure a 1st Institutional Investment.

And naturally, if we do so, it's because we've aligned with Investors who see the potential of what we've been promoting.

i.e., that Photosets is an ideal Camera App for Capturing & Collecting "dynamic" AI/ML Training Data.

Photosets has alot of UN-tap'd potential.

Some of it as a General Purpose Burst Photo Camera App.

But more than that, as a Tool for Capturing & Collecting "dynamic" AI/ML Training Data.

Ideally, we would soon Agree to Terms with others aligned with our Business Philosophy, & then immediately begin recruiting Independent Contractors to work for us, Capturing & Collecting "dynamic" AI/ML Training Data.

Which BTW, would then be Stored in the Repository that we've hinted at in the past.

On a Side Note, even though Photosets is Light Years Ahead of ALL other Camera Apps in Burst Photo Technology & Applications/Use-Case support, we've never been able to get it Off the Ground in Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store monopoly.

And as such, both AAPL shareholders & high-end iPhone owners have missed-out on the benefits that it offers.

But that never once stopped us from keeping the R&D pedal to the medal metal.

We would love to be a Fly on the Wall when the AAPL Board starts asking Tim Cook & Phil Schiller about Photosets.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, April 2, 2024

FYI, today we simply want to remind everyone that we're working on a number of things in parallel.

Some of it requires Feedback from Others, & when something we're working on gets to that point, we simply pivot to the next important thing on our To Do List.

If ALL goes well, we will soon be Responsible for, & get Credit for, Breaking Up Apple's App Store monopoly !

Make NO mistake, we have the best Ammo (i.e., relevant Data Points) to make it happen.

And to make it happen ASAP.

In our opinion, the DoJ's trust buster lawsuit against Apple is too broad-based, & more importantly, NOT strong-enough for us to attach our complaints to.

We're better off going solo.

And BTW, we "may" go the Class Action Lawsuit route.

There is ONE BIG problem with that strategy, however, Apple won't admit to its mistakes.

They never do.

Once Our Story becomes mainstream knowledge, there is very little chance Tim Cook remains as CEO of Apple.

Cover Ups always get people in trouble.

The BIG unknown, will it be Apple's biggest shareholders who band together to oust Cook & Schiller, OR will it be Apple's high-end iPhone owners who do so.

Both (groups) have missed-out on their respective benefits because of Apple's decisions.

We have & represent the single best example of Apple having a Monopoly.

ALL we need is for Our Story to become Common Knowledge.

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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 1, 2024

FYI, one more important thing to announce today.

We're thinking about trying to recruit Larry David for our "Trump TV" efforts.

And BTW, the idea comes from a Dream (from last night / early this morning).

As a reminder, we own the iOS rights to "Trump TV," which we envision as a Simpsons-like TV series, with a goal of trying to keep select Politicians as honest as possible.

If you know Our Story, you know we're NOT happy with the current two-party Political System here in the States.

It is catastrophically broken !

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News Update : 11:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 1, 2024

FYI, one more important thing to announce today, on this, the 48th Anniversary of Apple becoming an "official" company here in the State of California.

i.e., on April 1, 1976.

Yesterday, it hit us for the first time ever that the #1 problem with Tim Cook's Apple is (very-likely) that it is UN-able to admit to its mistakes.

Eveyone makes mistakes.

But NOT everyone can Fess Up to them.

We believe Tim Cook's Apple is a prime example of that.

And, today we've decided to Kick Off a Deep Dive comparing Tim Cook's Apple vs Steve Jobs' Apple, WRT Fessing Up to Mistakes.

Details to follow.

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News Update : 11 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, April 1, 2024

FYI, most don't know it, but Peak iPhone was years ago.

What most Analysts who cover AAPL for a living have rarely been taking into account, is that as ASPs have gone up (over the years), iPhone Unit Sales have gone down (over the years).

As a reminder, it was on Nov 1, 2018 that Apple announced they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales at future Earnings Calls.

On a Side Note, it is our very strong opinion that as long as Phil Schiller continues to run the App Store, iPhone Unit Sales will continue to trend down.

Phil is NOT qualified to run the App Store.

He must go !

And the sooner the better !

For those of you who are UN-sure about that, we recommend you investigate his background.

That's ALL you'll need to do.

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News Update : 11:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 31, 2024

FYI, today, Easter Sunday, we are announcing the Kick Off of a Unique & Innovative Sports Documentary.

If you've ever had a serious sports injury & didn't have Name Recognition, you know you have to wait for your turn (i.e., for Surgery).

And during that time, you know you can't do what you like, exercise-wise, you need to do what you can (to try to stay in the best shape possible).

What most people don't know, however, is that if you push yourself hard, you can achieve significant gains in certain areas NOT affected by a particular sports injury.

Let's assume you've got a Knee OR Hip injury & you're waiting for surgery.

And, that you weigh south of 190 lbs & can do six reps on the Flat Bench.

A situation our Founder & CEO found himself in.

He devised a strategy that enabled him to increase his upper-body strength by 50%, which we are now presenting for the first time.

Four sets of benching, starting at 225 lbs (& working down in weight from there), & completing ALL four sets within four minutes (this last part is key).

There are three others keys to the strategy:

1.) It's important to do a sufficient number of push-ups at home OR work, just before leaving for the gym.

Our Founder & CEO sticks with 20 reps, NO more NO less, everyday.

Sticking with the same number of push-up reps will enable you to "gauge" your relative-strength each day BEFORE heading for the gym.

2.) If possible, it's important to start every visit to the Gym with benching.

It's the best & easiest way to measure progress, OR lack there of.

3.) It's important to eat a sufficient amount of high-quality protein at least every 1.5 days.

That's as long as the benefit lasts.

E.g., our Founder & CEO would consume ~2/3 of a lb of ground sirloin almost every day during phases 1 & 2.

i.e., flatened-out & sauteed (on low) in alittle of that fancy Irish butter till it's 1/3 cooked, & then flipped & set to high for ~30 seconds.


And BTW, our Founder & CEO began his strategy at 189 lbs (start of Phase 1), got as high as 204 lbs (at Peak Strength), is currently at 201 lbs (tail-end of Phase 2), & is focused on trying to get back to 194 lbs before surgery (i.e., just now kicking off Phase 3).

And just so everyone knows, our Founder & CEO is queued-up for Resurfacing (surgery) on his Right Hip.

i.e., same surgery & same Smith & Nephew prosthetic as Tennis Pro Andy Murrary.

For those who don't know, Hip Resurfacing is a newer, fancier alternative to a traditional total hip replacement.

NOT everyone is a good candidate for it, however.

In fact, few are.


WARNING: Check with your Doctor beforehand,
BEFORE trying this exercise-strategy OR anything like this !

If you're UN-sure, don't even try it !


Daily Bench Press Targets

(ideally, 1-2 months at each phase)


Strategy


Bench Press

(Reps)



225 lbs

(first set)


205 lbs


185 lbs



135 lbs

(last set)


Phase 1

Getting Stronger

(1)


6


7


8


9


Phase 2

Peak Strength


9


8


8


8-9


Phase 3

Preparing
for
Summer

(2)


7-8


7


7


7-9


(1) The goal for Phase 1 is to try to do one more Rep at each lower weight,
till you feel that you're starting to get close to Peak Strength.

E.g., NO more than 8 Reps at 225, 205, OR 185 lbs.

(2) The goal for Phase 3 is to try to complete ALL four sets in under 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

Easier said than done !

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, March 30, 2024

FYI, even as a FREE app yesterday, Photosets had ONLY ONE initial/new download.

So, we've pivoted it back to an appropriately-priced Paid App.

Please see the relevant table below.

And BTW, while the 1x Capture-Duration Base version of Photosets does in-deed have value for us, it offers significantly more value to Apple.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, it is Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

Photos on one end, Videos on the other end, & Burst Photos, preferably captured with High-Precision Timing, in the middle.

And BTW, Photosets is the ONLY Camera App in the App Store that captures with High-Precision Timing.

The gist of it ALL, & cutting to the chase, iPhone Upgrade Cycles are (much) longer than they should be, simply because Tim Cook picked Phil Schiller to run the App Store.

Both from the perspective of AAPL shareholders & high-end iPhone owners, it's simply NOT OK for Apple's App Store (monopoly) to be run by a man with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & with NO "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

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News Update : 11 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 29, 2024

FYI, Photosets had more initial downloads yesterday than on any other day in the past year.

In large part because we RE-priced the 1x Capture-Duration Base version to FREE.

Yet, if one does a google search for "Photosets app," it doesn't show up.

That shouldn't happen, & never has in the past when Photosets is being downloaded, OR even when there is noticeable App Store interest in it.

As such, we believe we may have Discovered a Conspiracy, in which Google is (now) assisting Apple in intentionally neglecting & suppressing knowledge of Photosets.

What did Apple promise Google to go along ?

And more importantly, does Tim Cook even know what's going on with his App Store ?

Could just be Phil Schiller's doing.

Regardless, we need to put some visibility on it.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 29, 2024

FYI, we have decided to sacrifice the value of the 1x Capture-Duration Base version of Photosets, for a BIGGER cause.

i.e., that's why it's now FREE.

We simply do NOT want Trump, Biden, OR RFK Jr, to become our next President.

ALL three have significant flaws.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 28, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Updates.

The quickest & best way to fix the catastrophically-broken iOS App Store is to create "App Discovery" competition.

They do NOT need to be full-blown App Stores, just front-ends that focus on "App Discovery".

And specifically, using a Professional Sports approach, where a sufficient level competition will NOT ONLY fix the problems, but also lead to the first-ever "App Renaissance Period".

As you may OR may NOT know, Apple's App Store focuses on & is obsessed on apps for "the Young & the Dumb".

We believe that's because that's where they think the Coin is.

But it also could be because that's as far as their App Store Mgmt Team talent will take them.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

Photos on one end, Videos on the other end, & Burst Photos, preferably captured with High-Precision Timing, in the middle.

Yet, Apple completely missed the apps in the middle.

Why ?

If you investigate Our Story you'll know the reasons why.

Make NO mistake, we will be responsible for the Break Up of Apple's App Store monopoly.

We have/represent the single best example to make it happen ASAP.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 28, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

We'll be using the 3x Capture-Duration "In House" version of Photosets for our "Crack of the Bat" efforts here in La Jolla & San Diego.

See the relevant table below for how the three versions stack up.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Crack of the Bat captures both Photos & Audio concurrently & with High-Precision Timing, & it is the app's Short-Form, 60-scene Video Maker's "Rock Solid A/V Sync" feature that is key to making this particular Application/Use-Case successful.

On a Side Note, if you intend to use the app's Video Maker in a collaborative fashion, we recommend you run it on an Apple Silicon Mac.

There our companion macOS app, Photosets TV/Studio, supports custom App Group-based Content Sharing for getting content into & out of Photosets.

In fact, what we're describing is very-likely the Single Best Example of an iOS app running on an Apple Silicon Mac.

Something else Apple's App Store Mgmt Team has cheated AAPL shareholders & Apple consumers out of.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 28, 2024

FYI, we don't want Little League Baseball & Softball to miss-out this year, like they have the past few years, simply because we were NOT able to get the word out.

i.e., regarding Photosets' "Crack of the Bat" Application/Use-Case.

And naturally, we're referring to Apple's Complete & Total Stranglehold on "App Discovery" in their tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

Which BTW, is run by Phil Schiller, a man with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & who also has NO (known) "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

On a Side Note, do NOT be surprised if multiple Domain/Application/Use-Case Class Action Lawsuits against Apple arise from our (transparency) efforts.

That's something that we concluded just today.

Presented to us by others.

As we've stated before, Tim Cook & Phil Schiller have some serious explaining to do.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 27, 2024

FYI, this is an important follow-up to our earlier News Update.

While we first perfected Photosets' High-Perf, High-Precision (Timing) Burst Photo Capture Engine for the 2015 iPhone 6s & 6s+, it wasn't until Apple released the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first true High-Perf iPhone, that Photosets (first) became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App.

Yet, since that time, to our knowledge, Apple has never once Recommended OR Promoted ANY third-party Burst Photo Camera App in their tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

A BIG part of the reason, we believe, was our Discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," the day AFTER the iPhone Xr was released in late-Oct 2018.

Apple wasn't about to Recommend OR Promote ANY Burst Photo Camera App if it risked getting back to Photosets, the best app in the entire "category".

As such, Apple "intentionally" neglected & suppressed knowledge of the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

And in the process, "cheated" both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders out of their "respective benefits".

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, it is Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

Specifically, iPhone Upgrade Cycles are longer now than they would have been if Apple had Recommended & Promoted the best apps in the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

It's something we discovered about 18 months, & when we did, we put the word out immediately, both to the General Public & to Apple.

At that time we had hoped that Apple would see the wisdom of their mistake.

But since then we've realized we "may" have inadvertently given them More Ammo to clamp-up.

Specifically, maybe, just maybe, Apple's Mgmt doesn't want AAPL shareholders knowing just how much high-end iPhone revenue they've "left on the table" since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

The DoJ fired the first salvo last Thursday.

Now it's our turn !

One of two things will happen, either Tim Cook will Fess Up to the Cover Up, OR the AAPL Board will force him out.

Alot of it will depend upon whether Cook kept the AAPL Board in the loop over the years.

If NOT, he's gone !

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 27, 2024

FYI, today we're Kicking Off a brand-new Marketing & Branding Campaign, & we're starting by setting Photosets (to) FREE !

Time for a Shake Up !

And by that we (strictly) mean WRT Apple's App Store "monopoly" !

Yesterday, we came up with what we believe to be an innovative twist to our Trust Buster Complaint against Apple.

Today we're acting on that "innovative twist".

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Two things to announce today:

1.) Our case against Apple is significantly stronger than anything the DoJ presented last Thursday.

As such, we will ONLY Team Up with the DoJ if they offer us Pole Position.

See our 7:30 PM News Update of yesterday for a Heads Up on the background.

2.) This morning we've RE-priced the 1x Capture-Duration Base version of Photosets at FIVE U.S. BUCKS.

We did so to better reflect the value of our IP.

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News Update : 7:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Monday, March 25, 2024

FYI, this evening we are announcing that we will NOT be submitting an Amendment Complaint to the DoJ, to be attached to the DoJ's trust buster lawsuit against Apple (as we had originally stated & planned).

Instead, we're going Solo.

The DoJ's complaints against Apple are too broad-based.

Our complaints against Apple are very specific.

Mostly related to Apple's Complete & Total Stranglehold on "App Discovery".

Which we believe we can prove represents a Monopoly.

E.g., Apple uses their position to intentionally neglect & suppress knowledge of third-party apps that are superior to Apple's native features.

And naturally, the example we will be promoting Compares & Contrasts Apple's native Camera's Burst mode feature vs. the best apps in the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Make NO mistake, our case against Apple is much stronger than what the DoJ presented last Thursday.

In fact, there is a fair chance that once Our Story becomes Common Knowledge, both Tim Cook & Phil Schiller will be forced out.

Cover Ups ALWAYS get people in trouble !

Sometimes it just takes time.

On a Side Note, starting today we'll also be using the fact that iPhone Upgrade Cycles will continue to get pushed-out because of Apple's (continued) "stance" on Photosets & the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Having said ALL that, we're NOT opposed to working with the DoJ.

We just don't want our cause to get buried in their much larger complaint.

If the DoJ is willing to offer us Pole Position we'll work with them.

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News Update : 2 PM (La Jolla-time) Monday, March 25, 2024

FYI, today we simply want to point out that iPhone Upgrade Cycles are continuing to get pushed-out because of Apple's "stance" on Photosets & the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" in general.

By our count, Apple left $113B USD of high-end iPhone Revenue on the table beginning with the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first-ever true High-Perf iPhone, & ending at the end of their FY23 Q2 period, when we intentionally stopped analyzing the problem.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ? ...

If you know Our Story, you'll know the answer to that question.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, March 25, 2024

Was it Ego & Insecurity OR simply Technical & Applications/Use-Case Incompetence that prompted Apple's App Store Mgmt Team (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt) to intentionally neglect & suppress knowledge of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" ?

OR, was it something else entirely ?

E.g., the A-series Chip Bug we refer to as "Phil's Bug".

Few know what we know, that what we're describing very-likely represents Tim Cook's Single Biggest Screw Up as CEO of Apple.

Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

By our count, Apple has left more than $110B USD of high-end iPhone revenue "on the table" since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+ because of their "stance" on the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Effectively "cheating" both AAPL shareholders & high-end iPhone owners out of their respective "benefits".

Perhaps it's NOT ideal that Tim, Phil, & Matt, have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, OR that combined they have NO Camera app Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

Which BTW, also holds true for every member of the AAPL Board.

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News Update : 8:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 24, 2024

FYI, this evening we simply want to add that there is nothing in the DoJ's trust buster lawsuit against Apple that covers the case where Apple intentionally neglects & suppresses knowledge of an entire "app category" in an attempt to try to Cover Up a Serious Problem they don't want the General Public to know about (e.g., a Chip Bug in one of their A-series chips).

It is this case that is the focus of our Complaint Amendment, & which we hope becomes the main focus of the entire lawsuit.

We believe we have sufficient Ammo (i.e., relevant Data Points) to prove that Apple does in-deed have a Monopoly.

As a reminder, we've been able to leverage important input from others' Analysis of the DoJ's antitrust lawsuit against Apple (since the news broke this past Thursday).

Some of it has been extremely valuable in helping us frame our Complaint Amendment (Argument) against Apple.

Which also enables us to "cut to the chase" in as few pages as possible.

With the help of the DoJ, we fully intend to make Tim Cook Fess Up.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 24, 2024

FYI, one more important thing to announce today.

It's something that we didn't think about until yesterday, while Reviewing the Expert Analysis of others regarding the DoJ's trust buster lawsuit against Apple.

By participating we believe we'll be able to force Apple to disclose certain things.

E.g., we'd like to know if & when Apple has Recommended OR Promoted ANY third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps since their late-2013 / early-2014 acquisition of SnappyCam, which they acquired primarily for the app's NEON-based JPEG implementation.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, it is Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple intentionally neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category 

Even when they knew their native Camera's Burst mode feature was significantly inferior to select third-party solutions.

We know the answer to that.

With the help of the DoJ, we fully intend to make Tim Cook Fess Up to it.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 24, 2024

FYI, today we simply want to announce that we expect to be "Punching Above Our Weight" WRT our participation in the DoJ's trust buster lawsuit against Apple.

Specifically, we've been able to leverage important input from others' Analysis of the DoJ's antitrust lawsuit against Apple (since the news broke this past Thursday).

Some of it has been extremely valuable in helping us frame our Complaint Amendment against Apple.

On a Side Note, we encourage Senator Lisa Murkowski to run an Independent.

The Status Quo, i.e., the current two-party political system here in the States, has been ruining our Country.

We encourage retiring Senators Mitt Romney, Joe Manchin, & Kyrsten Sinema, to also consider running as Independents.

Also on a Side Note, we feel we must point out one important point regarding Trump's comments about the Jan 6th (2021) Insurrectionists.

We firmly believe Trump is using the terms Patriots & Hostages simply to try to recruit another set of Fools who will come to his defense should he lose the upcoming Presidential Election in Nov.

i.e., as a last ditch effort to try to stay out of Jail.

Specifically, Trump is trying to recruit another set of Half-Wits who would be willing to trade their Freedom for his cause.

Disclaimer, we are "Double Haters," we do NOT want Biden OR Trump as our next President !

Both have significant flaws !

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, March 23, 2024

FYI, four things to announce today:

1.) Between now & when we submit our "Complaint Amendment" to the DoJ on Monday OR Tuesday, it is our Top Priority.

And BTW, just so everyone knows, we were the only U.S. App Dev to "officially object" to Apple's U.S. App Dev $100M USD Settlement Agreement.

We did so on the grounds that it was both flawed & insufficient.

The judge presiding over the case stated that our objection was "without Merit".

We took that to mean we did NOT do a good-enough job of convincing her.

We will NOT make the same mistake twice !

What we submit on Monday OR Tuesday will be Rock Solid.

2.) The previous two days we have forgotten to state that we'll be including the Story behind our Timmy app in our "Complaint Amendment" to the DoJ.

For those who are UN-aware, Timmy is the planet's ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator app.

It made its debut in the App Store in May of 2018 & was, we strongly believe, at least partially responsible for Apple's decision to announce on Nov 1, 2018, that they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales.

Which BTW, happened ONLY a few days after we discovered the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug".

Most high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders simply do NOT know why Apple intentionally neglected the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category.

OR, that they even did that.

We intend to soon change that !

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook & Phil Schiller will soon have alot of explaining to do.

3.) Regarding our upcoming "Trump TV" iOS app, we plan to Team Up with Hollywood to expedite the effort.

As a reminder, Trump TV is intended to be a Simpsons-like TV series that will poke fun at Trump, Biden, & Congress, in an attempt to try to keep them as Honest as Possible.

Also, don't discount the significance of the Ross Perot animation that we hinted at day OR two ago.

4.) We've RE-priced the 1x Capture-Duration Base version of Photosets to ONLY ONE U.S. BUCK.

And we're gonna keep it there.

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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 22, 2024

FYI, one more important thing to announce today.

Our Story (& the story of Photosets) represents the single-best example of Apple's monopoly.

Most high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders simply do NOT know of the benefits that Apple cheated them out of.

Starting Monday OR Tuesday, we intend to put alot of visibility on that.

For a Heads Up, see our News Updates from yesterday.

And BTW, for ALL of us, our CCW is a G34.

And naturally, for ALL of us, with upgraded parts (i.e., sights, triggers, & guide rods).

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 22, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

While we would need permission from Ross Perot's family / estate, ideally, we'd have an animation of Ross Perot make ALL the Financial-based Presentations.

And BTW, that ties in well with our original plan for Trump TV, as a Simpsons-like TV series intended to keep politicians honest.

OR, more accurately, as honest as possible.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 22, 2024

FYI, as you very-likely know, the current two-party political system here in the States in going to drive us (i.e., the United States of America) into bankruptcy.

The latest $1.2T USD funding bill moving through Congress is (simply) more proof of that.

As a Nation, we are more than $34T USD in debt !

And it's going up by $1T USD every 100 days OR so !

Both sides of the aisle are guilty of Playing U.S. citizens for Fools.

What's needed is something, some mechanism, that will put visibility, alot of visibility, on the problem.

Do you remember Ross Perot's attempts to educate the American public back in 1992 ?

Something like that would work.

Something like that could work really well.

At a MIN, it would improve Education, Transparency, & Accountability.

NO MORE kicking the can down the road !

And here's the kicker, we're perfectly OK kicking this off to get the ball rolling.

And maybe that's ALL it needs.

And just so everyone knows, we are "Double Haters".

We don't want Biden OR Trump as our next President.

Both have significant flaws !

And BTW, since we own the iOS rights to "Trump TV," we could potentially do this via a new iOS app with that name.

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News Update : 8 PM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 21, 2024

FYI, we plan to submit an important Amendment to the DoJ's antitrust / trust buster lawsuit against Apple, describing Our Story & our complaints against Apple, on Monday OR Tuesday of next week.

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News Update : 11 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 21, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We simply want to make one important point crystal clear.

We believe it is Safe to Assume that Tim Cook did NOT keep the AAPL Board in the loop over the years, regarding what we refer to as the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which we nicknamed after Phil Schiller, the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if Phil had done his job, he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

And BTW, it is Apple's Cover Up of the Chip Bug that we want Tim Cook to Fess Up to.

There is NO way to sugar coat it, Tim Cook & Phil Schiller are both fu^ked.

Today, thanks to the DoJ, the first Domino has Fallen.

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 21, 2024

FYI, the DoJ's actions today, Thurs, March 21, 2024, represents a Game Changer for ALL App Developers & App Store consumers !

We will participate !

And naturally, our goal is to make Our Story Common Knowledge.

Off the Radar of most, but should NOT have been !

Do NOT be surprised if we are the Catalyst for the ouster (by the AAPL Board) of both Tim Cook & Phil Schiller.

Few currently know Our Story, but that's about to change !

First up, we want Tim Cook to Fess Up to the Cover Up !

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 20, 2024

FYI, today is MLB's Opening Day !

As such, it's a good time for us to resurrect Photosets' "Crack of the Bat" application !

Concurrent Audio Capture support in Photosets' Camera & Rock Solid A/V Sync in Photosets' Short-Form, 60-scene Video Maker is what makes it possible !

There is nothing else like it on the planet, smartphone OR otherwise !

And to celebrate, we've temporarily Dropped the Price of the App Store version of Photosets to the Bare Minimum for Paid Apps, $0.29 USD.

Let's see if anyone is paying attention in Apple's App Store (monopoly).

We suspect NOT.

Apple's monopoly enables them to Fully Control the Narrative.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 17, 2024

FYI, today we (simply) want to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that ONLY the "1x Capture-Duration" Base version of Photosets is (currently) available to the General Public.

We may OR may NOT offer the 2x Capture-Duration version as a Sub.

i.e., Pro+, priced at $8.99 per Year.

For obvious reasons we intend to keep the 3x Capture-Duration version In House.

As you may OR may NOT know, it is Capture-Duration that determines which Applications & Use-Cases can be targeted OR captured by Photosets' High-Perf, High-Precision Burst Photo Capture Engine.

And by extension, which AI/ML training data can be targeted OR captured (by Photosets' High-Perf, High-Precision Burst Photo Capture Engine).

Those sufficiently Skilled in the Art should appreciate how we've structured & positioned Photosets.

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News Update : 6:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 15, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today before closing shop & getting ready for the San Diego St. men's basketball game (against Utah St.).

We kicked off a new R&D project today that will enable us to be fully ready for the release of the 16 Pro & 16 Pro Max iPhones later this year.

Specifically, something that will enable us to Capitalize on the 14-bit ADCs in the Sony IMX-903 image sensor that both Next-Gen iPhones will incorporate.

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News Update : 1:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 15, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

We had forgotten to mention something important.

We had a second iOS app in the App Store at the time, called Timmy, the planet's ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator.

Timmy made its debut in the App Store in May of 2018, & was pulled by Apple the day BEFORE their BIG iPhone announcement in Sept of 2019.

While we have NO proof, we're convinced Timmy played a role in Apple's decision to announce on Nov 1, 2018 that they would Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales.

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News Update : 11:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 15, 2024

FYI, Apple's Nov 1, 2018 Earnings Call is in the news today, Friday, March 15, 2024, but ONLY those who know Our Story know the true significance of that day !

On Friday, Oct 26, 2018, Apple released the iPhone Xr.

The very next day we began testing Photosets on it.

We immediately encountered a serious problem which after just 1-2 days of testing, began referring to as the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which we named after Phil Schiller, the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job, he could have prevented the chip bug in the first place.

We immediately put the word out, both to the General Public & to Apple.

A few days later, on Nov 1, 2018, during their Earnings Call, Apple announced that they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales.

The A10 did NOT have the Chip Bug.

Photosets ran flawlessly on the iPhone 7+, which incorporated the A10.

Apple fixed the Chip Bug prior to releasing the A13.

Specifically, the A13 & newer A-series chips do NOT have the Chip Bug.

We suspect subsequent Revs of the A11 & A12 also incorporate the Chip Bug Fix.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, every Technical Member of the team here at Cosmosent Labs, Inc. has an undergrad in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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News Update : 12 Noon (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 13, 2024

One more Quick follow-up to our three earlier Tweets.

For apps that have been Downloaded & Installed, if the User paid $0.29 USD OR less to the App Developer, we believe the 12/18/24-month FREE upgrade period should apply, effective the date that Apple makes it official (i.e., the date Apple makes the App Store change official).

If the User paid more than $0.29 USD to the App Developer, FREE upgrades MUST be supported for the lifetime of an app.

And BTW, for those of you who are UN-sure, this is something Apple & iOS will have Full Control over.

It's NOT something App Developers will have to worry about.

App Developers will simply need to price their app at $0.29 USD, & specify 12 months, 18 months, OR 24 months, for the FREE upgrade period.

Additionally, & very importantly, starting on the first anniversary of Apple making this App Store change official, App Devs can (optionally) raise the prices of their apps, but NO higher than $4.99 USD.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Quick follow-up to our two earlier Tweets.

If Apple agrees to our (requested) App Store change, AFTER it takes effect, we'll drop the price of Photosets to $0.29 USD & specify 18 months (as the FREE upgrade period).

Until then it stays at NINE BUCKS U.S.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Aside from assigning Phil Schiller to run the App Store, what do you think Apple's biggest blunder has been WRT its App Store ?

Opinions may very, but from our perspective, we believe it was the decision to NOT time-limit FREE upgrades after initial download & install.

If, for example, Apple had limited FREE upgrades (after initial download & install) to Two Years, the App Store would be in a much better state today than it currently is.

OR better yet, give App Developers the option of specifying 12 months, 18 months, OR 24 months.

Make NO mistake, NO ONE wants to sign up for another Sub UNLESS they absolutely have to.

What we're describing would effectively Kill Off most Subs in the App Store, as, we believe, most App Developers would gladly migrate to this (new) option instead.

Which BTW, is the industry norm OUTSIDE of mobile app App Stores.

Also, very specifically, an app wouldn't stop working AFTER its FREE upgrade period had expired.

The User simply would NOT get any more FREE updates.

To get another period of FREE updates, a User would simply need to pony-up again.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, March 12, 2024

FYI, there is NO way to sugar coat it, (from our perspective) the main problem with Apple is Tim Cook, & by extension, his choice to run the App Store, Phil Schiller.

Combined, they have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO "Camera App" Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

We believe Tim should have been replaced as CEO of Apple shortly after the iPhone X was released on Nov 3, 2017.

Over the next few weeks & months, while things get hash'd-out in the EU, we'll be doing our part to Educate certain influential individuals here in the States as to why we believe the way we do.

Details to follow.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, March 11, 2024

FYI, as you may OR may NOT know, there is renewed talk of banning TikTok here in the States.

As such, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to update our Investor Presentation just in case.

Most don't know it, but Photosets is uniquely-positioned to compete Head On with TikTok.

Think short-form, multi-scene Videos.

Specifically, (currently) up-to 60 scenes per Video !

Something Photosets is uniquely-positioned to produce.

And, very importantly, Photosets' Video Maker also runs on ALL Apple Silicon Macs.

For that case you'll need to also use our companion macOS app, Photosets TV/Studio, as the combo of the two support custom App Group-based "content sharing".

And BTW, the ONLY reason you haven't heard of Photosets is because Apple has a Monopoly !

And with it, they are able to (fully) Control the Narrative.

Including, Covering Up their Screw Ups.

e.g., what we refer to as "Phil's Bug".

i.e., the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug.

When we say Tim & Phil better be prepared to Bend the Knee, we mean it.

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News Update : 11:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 10, 2024

You may OR may NOT know it, but Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases is what drives most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

So why then did Apple (intentionally ?) neglect the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category ?

Most simply do NOT know the answer to that.

We intend to soon change that !

Starting with Apple's biggest shareholders, as well as high-end iPhone owners.

Both of which have missed-out on an important benefit.

And BTW, as of today, we fully expect the AAPL Board to ask us to present Our Story to them soon AFTER it becomes Common Knowledge.

It it then & there that we will ask the AAPL Board to accommodate our 10% Time & Energy request of Tim Cook.

i.e., for Environmental causes that simply cannot wait ANY longer.

e.g., the "exploding" data center power generation requirements for AI & Crypto !

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, March 9, 2024

FYI, today we're kicking off our efforts to recruit Tim Cook.

Specifically, we want Tim to announce that he will immediately be devoting 10% of his Time & Energy to Environmental causes.

For starters, educating both Congress & the General Public about the upcoming climate catastrophe caused by accelerated global warming due to the "exploding" data center power generation requirements for AI & Crypto !

As we've already stated:

Make NO mistake, if BIG Tech doesn't act soon, they will be directly responsible for more extreme weather, accelerated melting of the Greenland & polar ice & the run-away effect that Methane will soon have.

Off the radar of most but should NOT be !

The gist of it ALL, we need Tim to help expedite the educational efforts.

We want New Law enacted here in the States that will force ALL AI & Crypto data centers to be driven 100% by Renewable Energy.

NO exceptions !

And BTW, we're currently preparing to present our case to the AAPL Board, & will position it as part of the penalty for cheating AAPL shareholders & high-end iPhone owners out of an important benefit.

i.e., due to Apple intentionally neglecting the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category, mostly to cover up an A-series Chip Bug that we discovered years ago.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 8, 2024

FYI, most don't know this but the Founder of our company got into Cal Poly, SLO, under Environmental Engineering, NOT Electronic Engineering, the degree he graduated with, & as such, he is now devoting 10% of his Time & Energy to Environmental causes.

Specifically, for starters, the upcoming climate catastrophe caused by accelerated global warming due to the "exploding" data center power generation requirements for AI & Crypto !

First up, getting Tim Cook to assist in the effort !

Make NO mistake, if BIG Tech doesn't act soon, they will be directly responsible for more extreme weather, accelerated melting of the Greenland & polar ice & the run-away effect that Methane will soon have.

Off the radar of most but should NOT be !

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News Update : 6:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, March 7, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we're building-upon what we announced yesterday.

"Rather than continue to try to convince high-end iPhone owners of an important benefit that Apple cheated them out of, we're gonna focus on doing so with AAPL shareholders instead."

Simply put, it's Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drive most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

Yet, Apple decided to intentionally suppress an entire Camera App "category" in its tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

And because of that, they unknowingly left $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years.

That's NOT Trump change !

And we believe, sufficient grounds to have Tim Cook ousted as CEO of Apple.

And BTW, it's NOT our fault that Tim Cook picked Phil Schiller, a man with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise, to run Apple's App Store.

Which BTW, also holds true for Tim Cook.

As we stated yesterday, if his (i.e., Tim's) head doesn't roll over this, someone's should.

We believe at a MIN Phil Schiller should be stripped of his Apple Fellow status.

Also, very importantly, if Tim Cook didn't keep the AAPL Board "in the loop" regarding the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," we believe they will have NO option but to force Tim's resignation.

Cover Ups ALWAYS get people in trouble.

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News Update : 5:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 6, 2024

FYI, today we're announcing an innovative twist to our strategy.

Rather than continue to try to convince high-end iPhone owners of an important benefit that Apple cheated them out of, we're gonna focus on doing so with AAPL shareholders instead.

And naturally, we're referring to the Reduced iPhone Upgrade Cycles that would have resulted from Enthusiasm generated by the Applications & Use-Cases of the Flagship-caliber third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps.

Applications & Use-Cases that have been Off the Radar of most high-end iPhone owners, but should NOT have been.

Simply put, it's Enthusiasm for Camera Applications & Use-Cases that drive most iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

Tim Cook generally knows that.

But Make NO Mistake, he is (mostly) a Bean Counter.

If his head doesn't roll over this, someone's should.

We believe at a MIN Phil Schiller should be stripped of his Apple Fellow status.

By our count, Apple left $113B USD on the table because of their Screw Up, beginning at the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+ & ending at the end of their fiscal 2Q23.

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News Update : 7:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, March 6, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we've enabled Photosets' Pro+ (2x capture duration) sub IAP (in the App Store).

We did so in preparation for the release of the next update of Photosets, v10.29, out soon.

Pro+ is priced at $8.99 USD per year.

Today we are also announcing that we've RE-priced the (1x capture duration) Base version of Photosets to $0.29 USD.

i.e., the Bare Minimum for Paid Apps.

Please see the relevant table below, as well as the Tech Spec tables.

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News Update : 5 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Two things to announce:

1.) As you very likely know, today is Super Tuesday here in the States.

As such, it's now probably too late for us to move forward with our Simpsons-like "Trump TV" series.

At least for the important parts of this election cycle.

But, it's NOT too late for us to use Photosets to affect positive political change here in the States.

And by that we mean helping establish a credible & viable third political party that represents the 60% in the middle who currently have little to NO political voice OR power.

The current two party system simply does NOT work when both sides are so polarized.

Neither side worries about losing Support, Votes, OR Coin, to the other side.

And, very importantly, both sides have been Playing their constituents for Fools, as evident by the $34T USD National Debt they have saddled us ALL with.

And BTW, it's increasing by $1T USD every 100 days !

Also BTW, the last time the U.S. National Debt got its just attention, was 1992 when third-party independent candidate Ross Perot made educating the General Public about it a top priority.

2.) At the tail-end of Biden's State of the Union address on Thursday we believe there is a 1/3 chance he will announce that he is NO longer running for a 2nd term.

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, March 4, 2024

FYI, today's judgement in the Spotify vs. Apple case in the EU caught our attention & got us thinking.

If the EU is OK with fining Apple $1.95B USD for "cheating" App Store consumers out of certain financial benefits related to streaming music, would they be willing to do the same (OR more) when they find out that Apple has "cheated" App Store consumers (& AAPL shareholders) out the benefits of an entire Camera App "category" ?

And if so, to expedite our efforts, rather than work with our DoJ here in the States, should we be working with the EU instead ?

Most simply do NOT know that due to a combination of Ego & Insecurity and Technical & Applications/Use-Case incompetence, Apple dug themselves into a DEEP Hole WRT the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category.

In their effort to Cover Up a Chip Bug, the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," they didn't take into account that UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps could have reduced iPhone Upgrade Cycles, perhaps significantly.

Specifically, Apple "cheated" high-end iPhone owners out of the Applications/Use-Cases that such Camera Apps offer.

And by extension, cheated AAPL shareholders out of the financial benefits that Enthusiasm for such Applications/Use-Cases would have generated.

See our custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage for a Heads Up.

Make NO mistake, we believe we have sufficient Ammo (i.e., relevant data points) to get both Tim Cook & Phil Schiller ousted.

i.e., Forced Out by the AAPL Board (once our story becomes common knowledge).

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, March 3, 2024

FYI, NO ONE purchased the Base version of Photosets the past 24 hours when it was priced at $0.29 USD, & NO ONE purchased it the previous 24 hours when it was priced at $0.99 USD.

That ends our two-day price experiment, something we were asked to do by potential Investors & Corp Partners.

We accomplished what we were asked to do.

i.e., gauge how well Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store works for UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps that are outside of the "Young & Dumb" category.

And BTW, we've pivoted the Base version of Photosets back to its regular price, $8.99 USD.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, March 2, 2024

FYI, today we've decided to expedite our "Trump TV" efforts.

"Super Tuesday" is Tuesday & Biden's State of the Union is Thursday.

As such, we're out of time.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we own the iOS rights to "Trump TV".

Our intent with it is as a Simpsons-like TV series that will (try to) keep the extremes of both political parties honest, OR as honest as possible.

Both sides Play their Constituents for Fools, Trump more so than Biden, but they & both political parties are guilty of it.

Our Trump TV effort is intended to give Political Voice & Power to the 60% in the middle who currently have NONE.

If left UN-checked, the status quo will ruin our country !

i.e., the two-party Political System simply does NOT work when both sides are so polarized.

Neither side worries about losing Votes, Support, OR Coin, to the other side.

That's NOT how it used to be here in the States, but it certainly is now.

On a side note, today we've further reduced the price of the Base version of Photosets.

Now at the very MIN for Paid Apps, $0.29 USD.

And Yes, the change is related to today's Trump TV decision.

And BTW, if ALL goes well, we will also be Responsible for, & get Credit for, Breaking Up Apple's App Store monopoly here in the States.

If you know Our Story, you know we are confident on that topic.

In fact, it could be the very first domino to fall.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, March 1, 2024

FYI, yesterday was perhaps the most consequential day for Photosets & us here at Cosmosent Labs, Inc., since the Spring of 2018.

Very specifically, as a result of an important decision made by others yesterday, we will soon be able to expedite our Domain/Application/Use-Case efforts.

And naturally, we'll be leveraging the advanced Features & Capabilities that Photosets supports & offers.

Those sufficiently Skilled in the Art should immediately appreciate the significance.

And BTW, to celebrate yesterday's significance, we've Dropped the Price of the Base version of Photosets to ONLY ONE U.S. Buck !

Also, as a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Photosets is currently available ONLY via the iOS  App Store here in the States.

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BREAKING NEWS : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

FYI, today we've decided to work with our U.S. Justice Dept here in the States.

We can prove a certain company (i.e., Apple) has an "App Discovery" monopoly !

And that their actions cheated high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders, as well as the shareholders of Apple's own Cellular Service Provider Partners, out of their respective benefits of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

If Apple had Fessed Up to the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," named after the man who runs Apple's App Store, the Flagship-caliber Camera Apps in that category would have generated sufficient Domain/Application/Use-Case enthusiasm to Reduce iPhone Upgrade Cycles, perhaps significantly.

See the graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage for a Heads Up.

Our recommendation to the Justice Dept is that Apple's App Store should become a Public Utility.

But NOT just a single store.

Competition is needed.

We recommend 15 stores spread across the U.S. (& controlled by the States), so that Apps are treated like Sports Free Agents.

On a side note, we believe Apple has both a Duty & a Responsibility to Recommend & Promote the Best Apps in each category.

But they don't do that.

Instead, they use their Power to Cover Up their Screw Ups.

Case in point, Phil's Bug.

And, because they didn't know ANY better, their actions resulted in leaving alot of Coin on the table.

As a reminder, Apple's App Store Mgmt Team (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt) has NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

Go Figure !

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News Update : 6:30 PM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

FYI, as you very likely know, earlier today a rumor hit the wires that Apple had dropped its EV efforts, & just as importantly, had informed the 2K employees who had been working on it that they would be moving to Apple's AI division.

What the rumor didn't touch on, however, is that Apple's decision was very-likely based-upon Nvidia's recently-announced "Sovereign AI" strategy, something we had announced (this past Friday) that we had pivoted to.

Perhaps that's why we were able to quickly make the connection, while most others still haven't.

Regardless, anyone sufficiently Skilled in the Art should have NO problem making the connection.

The most-important thing to know about Tim Cook's Apple is that it is a Gross Margin Chaser.

Specifically, it will chase market opportunities where Gross Margins are potentially highest.

As such, Apple's decision to pivot away from EVs to Sovereign AI is really NO different than our strategy to pivot away from Apple's App Store (monopoly) to Sovereign AI.

Food for thought.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

Two things to announce today:

1.) We've been Asked & have Agreed to specify precisely what we're currently working on:

Our newly-announced strategy aligned with Nvidia's Sovereign AI strategy (80%)

Rocket R&D (10%)

BMW Sports Sedan R&D (10%)

2.) We've reduced the price of the Base version of Photosets from $9 USD to $3 USD.

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News Update : 7 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, Feb 26, 2024

FYI, this morning we've been Asked & have Agreed to resurrect our "Rocket" Burst Photo Camera R&D project.

You can think of Rocket as a higher-performance version of Photosets, intended (primarily ?) for our newly-announced strategy aligned with Nvidia's new "Sovereign AI" strategy.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Photosets is the most-advanced & highest-performance Camera App in the history of smartphones.

We'll simply be porting it to custom hardware.

And BTW, even though Photosets has had little to NO success in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store, it offers significant UN-tapped value for capturing & collecting custom "dynamic" AI/ML training data.

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News Update : 8 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, Feb 23, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we're now pursuing a strategy aligned with Nvidia's new "Sovereign AI" strategy.

It's basically an innovative twist on something we've already been working on.

And naturally for us it's related to "dynamic" AI/ML training data captured by Photosets.

The gist, rather than focus our Educational efforts on App Store consumers, we'll focus on Governments, where the Pay Back for success is significantly greater.

And BTW, if you know Our Story, you know we believe we are uniquely-positioned to Capitalize.

Details to follow.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024

Two more things to announce today:

1.) While we have NO proof, we're fairly convinced that both Biden & Trump did NOT play ANY team sports when they were young.

The significance of that will become Crystal Clear to ALL as we progress with Episode One of our (Simpsons-like) Trump TV series.

i.e., via the Trailers that we intend to release.

2.) We wanted to breakdown what we're currently working:

Photosets' applications (80%)

Trump TV (10%)

Our Auto Division (10%)

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024

Two things to announce today:

1.) We're now devoting 10% of our Time & Energy to our (Simpsons-like) "Trump TV" efforts.

As a reminder, we own the iOS rights to Trump TV.

Our goal for it is to become a Voice for the 60% in the middle who currently have NO political Voice OR Power.

And, to keep both Biden & Trump honest, OR as honest as possible.

Both sides Play their Constituents for Fools.

Trump clearly much more so than Biden, but both are guilty of doing so.

On a side note, the two party political system (here in the States & very-likely elsewhere) simply does NOT work when the two parties are so polarized.

Neither side worries about losing Support, Votes, OR Coin to the other side.

And neither side believes anything the other side says.

So that's where this effort comes in.

2.) We've pivoted to: The Burst Photo Applications Company™

We are now in UN-chartered waters :) !

And BTW, we'll simply be using the Advanced Features & Capabilities of Photosets to achieve our goals.

Features & Capabilities that ANY App Store consumer could have used to make a name for themselves, but NO ONE did.

We blame Apple's App Store monopoly for that !

And we suspect others will as well once they find out what they've missed out on.

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

Ask yourself, when was the last time Apple recommended OR promoted a third-party Burst Photo Camera App ?

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, Feb 17, 2024

FYI, a few important things to announce today, ALL related to "patterns" we've observed.

First, you may OR may NOT know that we own the iOS rights to "Trump TV".

If Tim Cook's Apple had done its job, our Photosets app would have become a Household Name years ago.

And by extension, our "Trump TV" efforts would ALSO very-likely be a Household Name.

And this week in particular it very-likely would have been the Talk of the Town.

As a reminder, OR for those are UN-aware, our vision for Trump TV is as a Simpsons-like TV show.

This week we would have been poking fun at Trump, using the time when he Doctor'd-up his first Annual Physical Exam Report when he was President.

As a side note, that's when we ALL here at Cosmosent Labs, Inc. first realized just how insecure Trump actually is.

Back then Trump wanted us ALL to believe that he was the most fit President ever.

Back then he was a Fat, Out of Shape Mother Fucker Old Man just as he is now.

And naturally, it was at that time that we ALL realized he's basically just a Bull Shitter.

And because we saw ALOT more of that Bull Shitting going on this week, we could have had a Field Day with the latest episode of Trump TV.

And BTW, the gist of our Trump TV efforts is to keep Trump honest, OR as honest as possible.

Disclaimer: We are NOT fans of Biden; ideally a right-of-center ex-Republican Independent OR left-of-center ex-Democrat Independent would be crushing it in the polls right now.

On a side note, the two party political system does NOT work when the sides are so polarized.

Neither side worries about losing Support, Votes, OR Coin, to the other side.

But if there was a third party that gave Voice & Political Power to the 60% in the middle, they certainly would.

What we need is a 2024 version of Ross Perot to enter the race.

NO Silver Spoons & NO Hedge Fund guys OR girls.

Needs to be someone who understands the (financial) struggles of the Avg American.

Second, two times this week we've noticed that Apple's actions have been favoring BIG Tech companies.

One being letting Meta get away with NOT paying the 30% Apple tax for "boosted posts".

Apple should have stepped-in shortly AFTER they updated their App Store Review Guidelines in Oct of 2022, which clarified the issue.

Instead, Meta was forced to publicly address the issue just this (past) week.

Go figure !

The other being Epic Games WRT Apple's response to the EU DMA.

Epic Games "may" be the ONLY company that Goes Live with a third-party iOS App Store in the EU.

And that should tell you everything you need to know about Apple's response to the EU's DMA.

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook's App Store has been & continues to be a Con Job.

And we've NOT even mentioned so far today that Apple "cheated" high-end iPhone owners, AAPL shareholders, as well as the shareholders of their Cellular Service Provider Partners, out of the benefits of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category," which if Apple hadn't intentionally neglected & suppressed, could have spurred significant sales of high-end iPhones (over the years) by reducing iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

And is Phil Schiller even alive ?

When was the last time the guy who runs Apple's App Store made a public appearance on behalf of Apple ?

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing the Kick Off of our AI/ML-focused Uber/Lyft/DoorDash-style business model, a mobile industry first for a Camera App Dev.

And naturally, for us, it's ALL-about "dynamic" AI/ML (training data) content (captured by Photosets).

We fully expect those who are sufficiently Skilled in the Art to appreciate "the significance" of our strategy.

And as such, NO need for us to spell it out.

And BTW, we're launching first here in San Diego.

After that will be ALL of Southern California.

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News Update : 10:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 11, 2024

Most don't know this, but (over the past 5+ years) Apple "cheated" high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders, as well as Apple's own Cellular Service Partners & their shareholders, out of their respective "benefits" of an entire Camera App "category".

All the while subjecting ALL iPhone owners to Apple's (inferior) Burst mode feature.

Simply put, because of Apple's App Store monopoly they've been able to Fully Control the Narrative WRT "App Discovery".

Primary to Cover Up a Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," but ALSO (we believe) to Cover Up their own Technical & Domain/Application/Use-Case incompetence.

About 18 months ago we pointed-out to Apple & others just how much high-end iPhone revenue (we believe) Apple left on the table the past 5+ years by (intentionally ?) suppressing the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

For reference see our custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

The gist here, the Domains/Applications/Use-Cases supported & driven by the Flagship-caliber third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps would have resulted in reduced iPhone Upgrade Cycles, perhaps significantly reduced iPhone Upgrade Cycles.

At this point we'd like to point out that Tim Cook & Phil Schiller have NO Engineering OR Software Development Experience & have NO (known) Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

Which BTW, also holds true for every single member of the AAPL Board.

As such, we believe it is fair to say that both Apple & Apple's App Store Mgmt Team have been Playing high-end iPhone owners for Fools.

Don't take our word for it, we encourage everyone to do your own Homework on the subject.

Lastly, we want to make one important point Crystal Clear to ALL.

Apple Dug themselves into the Hole.

We simply made it Deeper via our Insight & Perseverance.

It's time for Tim Cook to Fess Up & Pay Up.

OR, for the AAPL Board to force him out.

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News Update : 11 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, Feb 9, 2024

Two things to announce:

1.) Later today we'll be Kicking Off a brand-new Educational Program to try to help New Users quickly get up to speed & master Photosets !

It's a Grass Roots strategy, that we intend to launch first here in San Diego.

Details to follow.

2.) We want to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that our R&D efforts for our third-party App Store for the EU are "on hold".

We believe there is a fairly good chance that ONLY Epic Games "goes live" with a third-party App Store in the EU.

And that because of that, the EU will step up its game against Apple's (App Store) monopoly.

And BTW, we see a direct analogy between Apple's (response to the EU's DMA) strategy & Trump's (delay) strategy.

For some UN-known reason NO ONE ELSE has caught onto this.

Go Figure !

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News Update : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Our R&D team is working on adding 24 Mpx Burst Photo Capture to Photosets this week.

If ALL goes well, we will release it as part of v10.29, out early next week.

And BTW, it's specific to the 15 Pro & 15 Pro Max.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024

FYI, today we've been Asked & Agreed, to run an experiment to see if anyone is actually paying attention (to Photosets, & Burst Photo Camera Apps in general, in the App Store).

Specifically, we've set the Base version of Photosets FREE on a temporary basis.

Was $9 USD, now FREE (on a temporary basis).

And BTW, it's related to our discussions with potential Investors & Corp Partners.

Also BTW, we won't be tweeting this News Update out.

Also, please note that Photosets is currently ONLY available via the App Store here in the States.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Monday, Feb 5, 2024

Five things to announce today:

1.) The release of Photosets' 2x Capture-Duration "Pro+" sub IAP remains On Hold.

Simply put, we may NOT release it to the General Public.

2.) We're continuing to build-out the AI/ML-focused dynamic-content repositories that we've hinted at.

They're integral to the pivot that we announced yesterday.

3.) Regarding Apple's response to the EU's DMA, over the weekend we concluded there is a very good chance NO third-party App Stores will go live in the EU on OR after March 7th.

And by that we mean NO App Devs who currently have apps available in the iOS App Store.

Read that to mean that Epic Games doesn't count (if they decide to go live with a third-party App Store in the EU).

The significance of what we're saying here is that we predict the EU's response to NO third-party App Stores in the EU after March 7th will be switch & strong.

Ideally, they will force the App Stores in the EU to become a Public Utility.

And naturally if that happens, we would have wasted precious R&D time & energy if we had implemented our own third-party App Store for the EU.

And BTW, once the App Stores in the EU are forced to become a Public Utility, we predict that will set the trend Worldwide.

4.) While it (clearly) isn't obvious to most, (we believe & predict) Tim Cook's days of running Apple & Phil Schiller's days of running Apple's App Store, are numbered.

Simply put, they are both "In Over their Heads".

And BTW, regarding Schiller, when was the last time he made a public appearance on behalf of Apple ?

And what's up with that ?

Tim Cook certainly has some explaining to do.

5.) We predict the Vision Pro will flop unless/until Apple figures-out a way "to hook" the Cellular Service Providers.

Just like with the iPhone market, & under the Status Quo of Apple's Monopoly, ONLY a highly-competitive Cellular Service Provider landscape has the potential to trigger a surge in sales (past the Early Adopters & FanBoys & FanGirls).

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Sunday, Feb 4, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & Agreed, to prepare for presenting our (AI/ML-focused dynamic-content Uber/Lyft/DoorDash-style business model) strategy to select potential Institutional Investors & Corp Partners.

As such, as of this morning, everything else we've been working on has been moved to the back burner.

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News Update : 8:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Saturday, Feb 3, 2024

FYI, we now predict that if there are NO third-party App Stores in the EU after March 7th, the EU will use that fact to force the App Stores in the EU to become a Public Utility !

And ideally, with a fixed 10% fee for ALL transactions, & with NO additional fee OR fees to App Devs or App Store consumers.

And importantly, that will then set the trend worldwide !

If you know Our Story you know (we believe) we are extremely well-positioned to Lead the Charge.

And, potentially be responsible for (& get credit for) the ouster (by the AAPL Board) of both Cook & Schiller.

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BREAKING NEWS : 9:30 AM (La Jolla-time) Friday, Feb 2, 2024

FYI, after more Analysis, we now believe Apple's response to the EU's DMA has potentially dug themselves into another BIG hole, & which could result in an expedited (forced) pivot of Apple's App Store to a Public Utility.

Consider this, "what if" NO ONE (i.e., App Dev) goes live with a third-party App Store in the EU ?

That may be ALL the EU needs to consider what we've been promoting here in the States, that Apple's App Store should become a Public Utility.

And, with a fixed 10% fee for ALL transactions, & with NO additional fee to App Devs or App Store consumers.

And BTW, as of this morning we've put the implementation of our third-party App Store for the EU on hold.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Thursday, Feb 1, 2024

FYI, yesterday we announced that starting today we would be devoting 20% of our Time & Energy towards building-up the "AI/ML dynamic-content repositories" that we've been hinting at.

Today we are announcing that (starting today) we'll be devoting 1/3 of our Time & Energy towards that task.

As a San Diego-based company with offices in both La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs, Surfing is (naturally) the Domain/Application/Use-Case at the top of our list.

And, Shoreline Female Dynamic Photo Modeling is (naturally) #2 on on our list.

If you've been following Our Story you know we've been working on that since last Summer.

What you probably don't know, very-likely because we've never publicly mentioned it before, is that we've added an additional "innovative twist" to it (from an idea of ours of a month OR so ago).

On a side note, we've decided to hold-off on releasing Photosets' (2x Capture-Duration) Pro+ sub IAP until we announce a first institutional investment OR Corp Partnership.

From our perspective, it's simply the prudent thing to do.

The worst thing an App Dev can do is "give too much away".

i.e., NOT holding onto enough of their IP.

We've been extremely careful in that regard.

Most probably believe that if an app has NOT been successful in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store that it is a failure.

But that's NOT the case for ALL apps.

Some, like Photosets, are UN-Discovered Gems.

Some, but perhaps ONLY Photosets, have the ability to trigger a Regime Change at Apple.

Once "Our Story" becomes Common Knowledge there is a good chance Tim Cook will be forced out by the AAPL Board.

It's simply NOT OK for Apple's App Store Mgmt Team to cheat high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders out of their respective benefits of a certain Camera App "category" simply to Cover Up a Chip Bug.

Tim Cook should have just Fessed Up, Paid Up, & Moved On.

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News Update : 10 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We've been Asked & have Agreed, that starting tomorrow, Feb 1st, we'll be devoting 20% of our Time & Energy towards building-up the Domain/Application/Use-Case "AI/ML dynamic-content repositories" that we've been hinting at.

They are another important piece of the puzzle.

Very likely Off the Radar of most (in the AI/ML field) but should NOT be.

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News Update : 9 AM (La Jolla-time) Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024

FYI, today we simply want to try to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that (the Base version of) Photosets is priced (low) so that it & Users with Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise may Capitalize on the "CapX War for AI & ML" !

As a reminder, the Base version is the 1x Capture-Duration version.

The Pro+ sub IAP version is the 2x Capture-Duration version.

Our In House version is the 3x Capture-Duration version.

The Domains/Applications/Use-Cases supported by each version are limited by their Capture-Durations.

On a side note, Photosets is once-again Available ONLY via the App Store here in the States.

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News Update : 12 Noon Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We've been Asked & have Agreed, to move our Target Scoring feature/app from the back-burner back to the front burner, & complete it ASAP.

LE here locally is interested in seeing it.

It was 2/3 done when we moved it to the back-burner a month OR so ago.

Refer to the relevant News Updates on our News webpage for the details.

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News Update : 10:30 AM Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

When Apple agreed to the $100M USD U.S. App Dev Class Action Lawsuit two years back, they made a BIG deal about offerings lots of additional price options for Paid apps, in part so they could compete more-competitively against FREE apps.

Among those was the lowest-price option, twenty-nine cents U.S. (i.e., $0.29 USD).

Now here's the kicker, to our knowledge, to this day Apple has NEVER recommended OR promoted a single paid app priced at $0.29 USD.

Also, as a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we were the ONLY App Dev to "officially object" to that Class Action Settlement Agreement.

And we did so on the grounds that it was both flawed & insufficient.

The Judge presiding over the case stated that our objection was "without Merit".

From that we concluded:

1.) She was simply wrong, AND

2.) We simply did NOT do a good-enough job documenting our Case.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we are a small La Jolla-based company of Cal Poly, SLO, Electronic Engineering graduates.

i.e., we're Techies, NOT Lawyers.

But, we know the App Store alot better than every Judge here in the States, & probably elsewhere, & very importantly, we've learned alot since then how to make our Case.

Read that to mean Apple won Round One, & that's ALL.

We estimate that it won't go fifteen rounds, more-likely two OR three more.

Apple won't Fess Up (to the Cover Up) until our knowledge becomes Common Knowledge.

It's simply NOT OK for Apple to cheat high-end iPhone owners, AAPL shareholders, & others, out of the benefits of the UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera Apps, simply to Cover Up a Chip Bug.

And Yes, we're referring to the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which could have been prevented if the man who runs Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store had simply done his job !

If you've ever wondered why Apple has subjected high-end iPhone owners to their "crappy" Burst mode feature, we've just described it to you.

They don't want our knowledge becoming Common Knowledge.

Because when that happens ...

At a min, Schiller would be stripped of his Apple Fellow status & removed from running the App Store.

Tim Cook might be forced out.

Cover Ups ALWAYS get people in trouble.

Did they NOT learn anything from watching Bill Clinton ?

Here is a link to the Class Action Settlement Agreement we're referring to:

Settlement Agreement


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News Update : 9 AM Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

FYI, we've increased the price of the Base version of Photosets by $0.29 USD.

Specifically, from FREE to twenty-nine cents U.S., the lowest-price option for Paid apps.

It had been FREE for 24 hours, & $9 USD before that.

And BTW, it had NO new downloads during the 24-hour period that it had been FREE, Go Figure !

Also BTW, our reason for setting it FREE was to illustrate to potential Investors & Corp Partners just how much of a Stranglehold on App Discovery Apple actually has.

We were able to prove our point.

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News Update : 11 AM Monday, Jan 29, 2024

FYI, we've NOT yet figured-out how we want to move forward with Photosets' (2x Capture-Duration) "Pro+" sub IAP.

We've got alot of good ideas up on our table, but picking the best one is a NON-trivial task.

Our Calendar Year-based "app update limit" & "sub IAP" ideas take time to analyze.

And naturally, we've got three markets to consider, one here in the States, one related to the countries impacted by Apple's response to the EU's DMA, & one that covers everything else.

The decision impacts the next update of Photosets, v10.29.

Earlier today we made a bold move, pivoting the Base version of Photosets to a FREE app.

Our next move we're holding close to our chest until we act upon it.

We fully intend to make a very BIG splash with it.

And BTW, as it currently stands, the Base version of Photosets is available in Apple's App Stores here in the States, in Canada, & ALL 42 European countries & territories supported by Apple.

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BREAKING NEWS : 8 AM (San Diego-time) Monday, Jan 29, 2024

FYI, today we've decided to "Stir the (Apple vs. EU DMA) Pot" the best way we know how, by pivoting (the Base version of) Photosets to a FREE app !

Was $9 USD, now FREE !

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News Update : 9 AM Sunday, Jan 28, 2024

FYI, today we simply want to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that we're filling in some of the holes in Apple's response to the EU's DMA with (significant) improvements !

For starters, limited-time app updates & Calendar Year-based subs !

The important thing to know is that our improvements are based-upon Apple's response to the EU's DMA, which are itself based-upon a "Calendar Year" Fee Structure, both for App Devs & for third-party App Stores.

By "limited-time app updates" we simply mean App Store consumers who install the Base version of an app (FREE or Paid) will be entitiled to FREE app updates ONLY thru the remainder of the Calendar Year in which it was installed.

App updates past that point in time will require subscription to a Calendar Year-based sub.

Let's use Photosets & the app's Pro+ sub as an example.

If an App Store consumer were to purchase & install the Base version of Photosets today, they would be entitled to FREE app updates until midnight on Dec 31, 2024.

Past that point in time they would need to purchase the app's (2x enhanced Capture-Duration) Pro+ sub IAP to continue to receive FREE updates.

On a side note, we believe it's gonna be difficult for Cook & Schiller to NOT acknowledge our improvements.

And by extension our other claims against Apple's App Store.

From our perspective, Apple was clearly sticking it to the EU with regards to their DMA.

What Apple very-likely didn't take into account is that some App Dev would find an attractive work-around, that improves upon the Status Quo.

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News Update : 7:30 PM Saturday, Jan 27, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier Breaking News.

We simply want to point out that it's a "Calendar Year-based sub" that is the Unique & Innovative twist to our solution.

As you may OR may NOT know, Apple's response to the EU's DMA is based-upon a Calendar Year Fee Structure.

So naturally, (we believe) Apple should support "Calendar Year-based subs".

And because the idea actually has alot of Merit, NOT just in the EU, but Worldwide, we believe Apple should announce support for it Worldwide.

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BREAKING NEWS : 2 PM (San Diego-time) Saturday, Jan 27, 2024

FYI, after discussing the Pros & Cons with potential Investors & Corp Partners, we've decided to Bite the Bullet & Move Forward with our own (custom) third-party App Store in the EU.

And based-upon those discussions we've adjusted the (planned) prices accordingly.

Just taking into account Photosets:

As a App Dev, the (total) Apple Tax will be $0.54 USD per Install per Year
AFTER 1M installs.

As an App Store owner, the (total) Apple Tax will be $0.54 USD per Install per Year
beginning with the first install.

And Yes, we don't plan on using Apple for payment processing.

As a reminder, 30% of a $5.99 USD transaction is $1.80 USD.

3% of a $5.99 USD transaction on the other hand, is ONLY $0.18 USD.

Now here's the kicker, & we "may" get some blow back from Apple on it, but we don't see why we can't control it:

In the EU, ONLY those subscribed to the app's Pro+ sub IAP will get updates past the Calendar Year in which the Base version of the app was purchased.

In fact, it's such a great idea, Apple should enable support for it in its App Stores WorldWide.


(table last updated 10 AM Sun, Jan 28, 2024)





Apple's
App Store
here in the States

(USD)


Our website

(USD)


iOS users
here in the States


iOS users
in the EU


Base version of Photosets

(20-25
photos/set)


$8.99


-


$5.99

(3)


Pro+
sub IAP

(40-50
photos/set)


$8.99
per Year

(1)


$5.99
per Year

(2)


$5.99
per Calendar Year

(3)


(1) Requires v10.29+.

(2) Requires v10.30+;
Made possible by SCOTUS's recent decision regarding the App Store here in the States;
we're planning to Go Live here in the States two weeks BEFORE March 7, 2024.

If your iOS Settings "region" is set to the U.S., this option will-be applicable to you.

(3) Requires v10.31+;
We're planning to Go Live in the EU on OR shortly after March 7, 2024.

If your iOS Settings "region" is set to one of the EU countries (that we intend to support), this option will-be applicable to you.

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News Update : 10:30 AM Saturday, Jan 27, 2024

FYI, something we've said the past day OR two appears to have spooked both Apple & Google.

We suspect it's our comments related to a Presidential "Executive Order" regarding the App Store, but we're just guessing.

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News Update : 7 AM Saturday, Jan 27, 2024

Three things to announce today:

1.) While it would be nice if March 7th in the EU would become the catalyst that we hope for, it now clearly won't, so we'll continue to focus on what we can control.

First up, purchasing a number of copies of Adobe's Framemaker & using it to complete our first-ever Photosets User Guide.

2.) As of this morning Photosets NO longer shows-up in Google search as it did just yesterday & for ALL days prior to today.

As such, we believe we can safely assume that Apple contacted Google & made a request/demand to suppress knowledge of Photosets.

As such, we "may" be forced to include Google in ANY Congressional Hearings that we participate in.

NOT a smart move by Google, very stupid in fact.

Do they NOT know some App Devs "monitor & record everything" ?

3.) The time is perfect for Right-of-Center ex-Republican Independents, as well as Left-of-Center ex-Democrat Independents, to unite & Grab the Bull by the Horn & establish a legitimate (& powerful) third political party (here in the States).

Under the status quo, the two political parties do NOT fear losing support OR votes to the other side.

Mostly because the sides are so polarized.

If there was a third political party that gave voice (& power) to the 60% in the middle, things would be drastically different (here in the States).

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News Update : 9 AM Friday, Jan 26, 2024

FYI, today we are revisiting Apple's "Managed App Distribution" framework to see if that works for us here in the States.

Link to Apple

What we'd like to do, but don't yet know if it's possible, is enable Photosets' enhanced 2x Capture-Duration support on select iPhones.

i.e., ONLY those who would be working for us.

You can think of it as a "managed" alternative to releasing the app's (planned) Pro+ sub IAP.

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News Update : 6:30 AM Friday, Jan 26, 2024

FYI, we had hoped March 7th (in the EU) would become "the catalyst" for an App Store pivot from "The Dark Ages" to the "App Renaissance Period," but it won't !

So, ...

1.) Apple will NOT be receiving the financial benefit that we've described.

i.e., significantly-reduced iPhone upgrade cycles.

2.) Most UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps in the App Store, of which there are very-likely some in every single App Store "category," will remain UN-Discovered.

App Store consumers will continue to miss out.

And very specifically, the Enthusiasm that such apps would have generated will NOT occur, & as such, iPhone upgrade cycles will continue to extend-out.

3.) Apple has provided ALL of us with another important data point that should make it Crystal Clear to ALL that a Bean Counter (i.e., Tim) should NOT be running Apple, & that a man with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience (i.e., Phil) should NOT be running the App Store.


On a side note, this morning we decided to run an experiment.

We've just dropped the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets to ONLY ONE U.S. Buck.

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BREAKING NEWS : 7 PM (San Diego-time) Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

FYI, we were simply wrong with our initial assessment of Apple's disclosure earlier today regarding third-party App Stores in the EU.

Apple's per-Install Fee Structure makes it DOA.

As such, Apple's App Store, in the EU (& elsewhere), will remain in "The Dark Ages".

Here in the States, what we really need is an Executive Order that forces Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" App Store to become a Public Utility.

10% fee for ALL transactions, & with NO other fees to App Devs OR App Store consumers.

And, importantly, ONLY two years of FREE updates for Paid apps.

That last part would Fix one of Apple's biggest App Store screw-ups !

And BTW, such an Executive Order would trigger the start of the "App Renaissance Period" that we've been describing.

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News Update : 1 PM Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to clarify one of our statements of earlier today:

Maintaining control over Domain Expertise & the Applications/Use-Cases that Photosets supports is currently our Top Priority.

Mostly because of AI/ML, but NOT entirely...

Very specifically, whatever we could earn via the App Store is pale in comparison to what we could earn by "Managing" the Domain Expertise & the Applications/Use-Cases that Photosets supports.

And Yes, it's ALL-related to the three-tiers of Capture-Durations that Photosets supports.

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News Update : 11 AM Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

FYI, we want to make one important point Crystal Clear to ALL regarding Apple's disclosure earlier today regarding Alt. "Commission-FREE" iOS Marketplaces (in the EU).

We believe it should NOT be looked-upon as a negative for Apple.

In fact, (we believe) it offers significant financial upside to Apple.

If you know Our Story, you know we've been referring to the current state of the App Store as "The Dark Ages," & March 7th (in the EU) as the start of the "App Renaissance Period".

What most App Store consumers simply do NOT know is that there are UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps in every single "category" in the App Store !

And it will be "the Discovery" of those apps that will trigger the "App Renaissance Period".

And from that, iPhone update cycles will be drastically reduced from what they have been the past 5+ years !

The ONLY UN-known is how long will it take for our Congress here in the States to follow the EU's lead ?

Once that happens the "App Renaissance Period" will be "in Full Swing".

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News Update : 9 AM Thursday, Jan 25, 2024

FYI, maintaining control over Domain Expertise & the Applications/Use-Cases that Photosets supports is currently our Top Priority.

Mostly because of AI/ML, but NOT entirely.

And we accomplish that (goal) by controlling availability to the app's "enhanced" Capture-Duration support.

That's why we're holding-off on releasing the app's Pro+ sub IAP, with its 2x Capture-Duration support relative to the Base version of the app.

Most probably believe that if an app has NOT been successful in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store (monopoly) that it is a failure.

We can't speak for other App Store "categories," but for Camera Apps that's NOT true at all.

There are both AI/ML & NON-AI/ML Domains/Applications/Use-Cases that can be targeted by Camera Apps, irrespective of their status inside Tim Cook's App Store (monopoly).

The challenge for ANY Camera App Developer is how-best to establish a beachhead with such a strategy, & then to capitalize on it.

As a reminder, when it comes to Camera Apps, Apple has NO Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

Also as a reminder, the three men who run Apple's App Store, Tim, Phil, & Matt, have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience.

Consider this, tiny Cosmosent Labs, Inc., here in beautiful San Diego, has more Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise than ALL of Apple !

Think about that for a minute.

There is really NO way to sugar coat it, Tim Cook's App Store has been Playing high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders for Fools.

Off the radar of most, but should NOT be, & won't be for much longer.

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News Update : 7 AM Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024

FYI & Heads Up, ALL Bets are Off when it becomes Common Knowledge that high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders were "cheated" out of their (respective) "benefits" of Burst Photo Camera Applications/Use-Cases !

If ALL goes well, we will soon be instrumental in helping turn Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store (monopoly) here in the States, into a Utility.

Which it should have been ALL-along !

ONLY ONE good example is needed to trigger a complete break-up of Apple App Store, & we believe we have the best one.

Off the radar of most, but should NOT be, & won't be for much longer.

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News Update : 8 AM Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024

FYI, late-yesterday, during one of our Brainstorming meetings, we stumbled-across a brand-new Application/Use-Case for Photosets.

One that we had never thought of before.

This morning, after discussing it in more detail, we've decided to try to promote it (& capitalize-on it) as the app's first-ever "Signature Application" !

The important things to know (at this point in time) :

1.) We need to verify that the Capture-Durations of the Base / App Store version of Photosets work well with it.

2.) That we're protecting ourselves as best as possible.

i.e., making it as difficult as possible for others to Leapfrog us once it catches on.

Consider this, Capture-Duration is the key to matching Photosets' High-Perf, High-Precision Burst Photo Capture Engine to ANY Application/Use-Case.

Every Application/Use-Case requires a different Capture-Duration.

To that end, today we've made two changes in the App Store :

1.) We've dropped the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets by 2/3.

This we did to expedite the Application/Use-Case verification effort.

i.e., makes it easier for us to recruit others.

2.) We've Removed Photosets' Pro+ sub IAP from Sale.

This we did to protect ourselves.

Pro+ offers & supports Capture-Durations that are 2x of the Base / App Store version of Photosets.

Please note, from the BIG picture perspective, we believe the Capture-Durations of the Base / App Store version of Photosets might be alittle short for this particular "Signature Application" that we are hinting at.

But that's OK for where we are with it today.

Please also note that the Content (i.e., the End Result) would be distributed as a Short Form, 60-scene Video, & naturally crafted by Photosets' Unique & Innovative Video Maker.

You can think of Photosets as a tool that offers support for enabling Applications/Use-Cases that have been Off the Radar of high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders, but which should NOT have been.

We've done our part.

Tim Cook & Phil Schiller get the blame !

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News Update : 9 AM Monday, Jan 22, 2024

FYI, Photosets v10.29, out this week, adds support for purchasing the new Pro+ sub IAP from within the app, & for UN-locking the app's enhanced Capture-Duration support.

You can think of it as an interim update towards the much more important v10.30 & v10.31 updates.

Please see the first table below, & the notes just below it, for a Heads Up.

If ALL goes well, we will (soon) be Responsible for, & get Credit for, being the Single-Greatest Catalyst that Broke Up Apple's App Store monopoly.

As we stated a few days ago:

Neglecting & Suppressing Knowledge of an entire Camera App "category" to Cover Up a mistake is simply NOT cool.

And Yes, we're referring to the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug".

Named after the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

And if that had happened, Apple would then (naturally) NOT have felt compelled to try to Cover Up the Chip Bug.

NOT just us OR the other App Devs with UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera Apps, high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have also paid the price for Apple's actions.

ALL were cheated out of their respective benefits by Apple's actions.

To this day Apple has NOT Fessed Up to the Cover Up.

But, & Make NO Mistake, it will happen soon.

Most have NO fucking clue what is about to happen !

In today's financial markets, it's the Blind Leading the Blind !

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News Update : 5 AM Sunday, Jan 21, 2024

FYI, quick update to our earlier News Update.

We simply want to find out if Tim Cook kept the AAPL Board in the loop on the issue we described earlier.

And, once Our Knowledge becomes Common Knowledge, we believe high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders, as well as other App Devs, will also want to find out.

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News Update : 8 AM Sunday, Jan 21, 2024

FYI, even though we are swamp'd with other things, today we've decided to try to present Our Story to the AAPL Board.

And Yes, that's in addition to what we've already announced.

If we are successful, Tim (Cook) & Phil (Schiller) will both lose-out, but (high-end) iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders will win BIG time.

Our pitch will center-around our discovery of what we refer to as the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which occurred the day AFTER the 2018 iPhone Xr was released, & Apple's (Cover Up) response to that.

Specifically, intentionally neglecting & suppressing knowledge of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

The net result of that is that high-end iPhone owners missed-out on the benefits that the UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Camera Apps in that category provide, & AAPL shareholders missed-out on the financial benefits that "Reduced Upgrade Cycles" would have generated, via the Application/Use-Case enthusiasm that the UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Camera Apps in that category would have provided.

Please see the custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage for some background.

By our count, Apple left $100B+ USD of high-end iPhone revenue "on the table" over the years because of their Actions.

And BTW, one important point that we hope to make Crystal Clear to ALL is that Apple's App Store Mgmt Team, led by Cook & Schiller, can't be trusted to do the right thing.

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News Update : 1 PM Saturday, Jan 20, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Even though we are swamp'd with other things, we need to start a dialog with the DOJ.

As such, we will now plan for doing so by month's end.

It's important to us that Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, & Apple's Tech Leads for their A10-A13 Performance Controller designs be forced to testify under oath to both Congress & the DOJ.

We'll provide the list of questions.

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News Update : 11 AM Saturday, Jan 20, 2024

FYI, for those of you who might have an interest, this link takes you to the new requirements Apple has specified in response to the recent SCOTUS decision regarding the App Store here in the States:

link to Apple's newest U.S. App Store requirements

Our plan is to make Photosets v10.30+ compliant.

And BTW, the Apple tax for us for web-based transactions will be 12%.

3% lower than via Apple's App Stores.

But that's NOT why we're adding support for web-based transactions.

It has to do with "App Discovery" & Apple's ability to neglect & suppress knowledge of certain UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps, as well as entire app categories," & in our case, for the purpose of Covering Up knowledge of a Chip Bug we discovered the day AFTER the 2018 iPhone Xr was released.

Apple has a Complete & Total Monopoly on "App Discovery," which we believe we can make Crystal Clear to ALL by their ability to Fully Control the Narrative.

Ask yourself, when was the last time Apple recommended OR promoted a
third-party Burst Photo Camera App ?

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Photosets first-became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App upon the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

Make NO mistake, Apple's Cover Up of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," will very-likely go down in history as the catalyst for Tim Cook's ouster as CEO of Apple.

We're NOT a BIG fan of the Bean Counter.

Neglecting & Suppressing Knowledge of an entire Camera App "category" to Cover Up a mistake is simply NOT cool.

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News Update : 9 AM Friday, Jan 19, 2024

FYI, today we decided to tip our hand regarding our upcoming Trump TV Simpsons-like series.

See our X/Twitter thread for the details.

And BTW, we do NOT expect Tim Cook's Apple to assist us in any way.

If Steve Jobs was still alive & running Apple, we believe he certainly would.

Also BTW, S1E2 focuses on visits to the Gym & Gun Range.

Same theme, tests regarding "Presidential Fitness".

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News Update : 8 AM Thursday, Jan 18, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we're now focused on Lining up our Ducks as best as possible before presenting our Our Story to the DoJ, which we expect to do by month's end.

If ALL goes well, we will both be Responsible for, & get Credit for, Breaking Up Apple's App Store Monopoly.

Make NO mistake, we are in an extremely unique position.

Also, if he was still alive today, & although he would be on the other side of the battle, we believe Steve Jobs would be proud of our Perseverance & Determination.

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News Update : 9:30 AM Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024

FYI, we felt a new table was needed to clarify things after yesterday's SCOTUS decision regarding the App Store, so we crafted one up.

Do NOT be surprised if this (soon) becomes "the model" used by many other third-party iOS App Devs.

Especially those with UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps.

As a reminder, Apple's App Store Monopoly has enabled them to Fully Control the Narrative.

Their ability to do so will soon come to end !

Their ability to Cover Up (App Store Mgmt) Screw Ups will also soon come to end !

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook will soon be Forced to Fess Up to the Cover Up of "Phil's Bug".


(table last updated 6 AM Sat, Jan 20, 2024)





Apple's
App Store
here in the States

(USD)


Our website

(USD)


Base version of Photosets

(20-25
photos/set)


$8.99


-


Pro+
sub IAP

(40-50
photos/set)


$8.99
per Year


$2.99
per Year

(1)


(1) We plan to Go Live by this time next month.

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News Update : 9 PM Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

FYI, as you very-likely know, the Supreme Court's decision today is a potential Game Changer for UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps like Photosets.

To celebrate the decision we've made two changes:

1.) We've dropped the price of the Base version of Photosets from $12 USD to xxx !

2.) We've enabled purchase of the app's Pro+ sub, priced at $8.99 USD per Year "in the App Store".

See the table at the bottom of this webpage for reference.

In the very-near-future, we plan to add support for purchasing Pro+ via our website (at a 2/3 reduced rate), & we plan to add a web-link into the app that will direct Users to the Reduced-Rate Option.

Please note that you'll need to wait for the release of the next update of Photosets, v10.29, for the enhanced capture-duration support of the Pro+ sub to take effect.

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News Update : 8 AM Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Parden our French & there is NO way to sugar coat it, (we fully intend to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that) Apple's App Store Mgmt Team, Tim, Phil, & Matt, Screwed-Up BIG time !

Perhaps it was due simply to Ego & Insecurity.

Perhaps they simply didn't know any better.

Very-likely a combo of the two.

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News Update : 7 AM Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

FYI, today we want to try to make two very important points Crystal Clear to ALL regarding the third-party App Store debate.

1.) Because Apple has had NO App Store competition it has been able to Fully Control the Narrative.

And because of that, both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders simply don't know what they've missed-out on.

More specifically, they don't know the benefits that Apple cheated them out of.

High-end iPhone owners missed-out on an entire category of (dynamic) Applications/Use-Cases.

AAPL shareholders missed-out on the financial benefits that reduced End User upgrade cycles would have generated.

And BTW, we've estimated Apple left $100B+ USD of high-end iPhone revenue "on the table" over the years because they simply didn't know any better.

2.) ONLY ONE good example will be needed to prove our point.

And we believe we have that example.

Outside of cellular service technology & perhaps display improvements, many, perhaps most, high-end iPhone owners upgrade because of the Y2Y Camera technology improvements.

Yet Apple has intentionally neglected & suppressed knowledge of an entire third-party Camera App "category" in its tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

And yes, we're referring to the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

And they did so even though their native Camera's Burst mode feature never compared favorably to the best in that "category".

OK, but why did Apple do that ?

Two different sets of reasons & there is a Demarc at a very particular date.

Prior to our discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug the day AFTER the 2018 iPhone Xr was released, the reason was (obviously) different than afterwards.

We leave it to the Reader as an exercise to investigate further.

ALL the relevant data is publicly available.

For starters, see our News Update of yesterday.

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News Update : 1 PM Monday, Jan 15, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to clarify a few important points regarding our recently-announced Photosets pivot:

1.) Will videos crafted by Photosets be playable by native iOS & other third-party apps ?

Yes, but ONLY if they (properly) support per-Scene Dynamic Metadata.

2.) Will Photosets ultimately become both a Producer app (for producing Short-Form Multi-Scene Videos) & a Consumer app (for consuming those Videos) ?

Yes, that's our plan.

However, we may decide to spin-off the Consumer capability as a separate, dedicated app.

One (BIG) benefit of having a separate, dedicated Consumer-side app is that we could offer that app for FREE, & make watching Videos Ad-supported.

On a side note, Photosets is currently priced at $12 USD & (currently) ONLY available via the iOS App Store here in the States & we're very content with that.

3.) Do you plan to support the Vision Pro ?

NO, NOT at this time.

Two things would need to happen for us to do so.

i.) The price would need to come-down by at-least $2K USD.

ii.) Apple would need to figure-out how to get its Cellular Service Provider Partners actively-involved in promoting & selling it.

As you may OR may NOT know, 2/3 of Apple's recent iPhone success can be attributed directly to the fiercely-competitive Cellular Service Provider Market.

That has really been the key to Apple's iPhone success the past 5+ years.

See the (custom) graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage for some Insight.

4.) When do you expect to announce Corp Partnerships regarding ALL this ?

Lots of details need to be worked out first, but it could happen on ANY given day.

5.) Is anything in (the) works with Apple regarding ALL this ?

Nope.

Unfortunately Apple is more Enemy than Friend.

It is what it is.

6.) Are you against partnering with Apple ?

Nope.

In fact, we fully expect it to happen AFTER Tim Cook is replaced as CEO of Apple.

That is, assuming another Bean Counter doesn't take his place.

On a side note, it is our very strong opinion that Tim Cook should have been replaced as CEO of Apple immediately-AFTER the release of the 2017 iPhone X.

If that had happened, our discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," very-likely would NOT have occurred, because Phil Schiller would very-likely have been removed from running the App Store shortly-AFTER Cook's ouster.

Specifically, if Schiller has been removed, Photosets, which first-became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App upon the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, would have had a fighting-chance to establish a Beachhead, & if that had happened, Apple R&D very-likely would have used the app to verify their A12 design BEFORE committing to production silicon.

And if that had happened, Apple would have discovered & fixed the Chip Bug BEFORE committing to production silicon & NOT be in the position it found itself in, needing to intentionally neglect & suppress the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" to suppress knowledge of the Chip Bug.

To this day Apple has NOT yet Fessed Up to the Chip Bug Cover Up.

Yep, alot like Republicans in Congress.

Disclaimer: We are NOT fans of Biden; we ALL want an ex-Republican Independent to be the next President, & ideally willing to serve just a single term.

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News Update : 1 PM Sunday, Jan 14, 2024

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We're going after the High-End of Apple's customer base with our Photosets-pivoted
Short-Form Vertical Video (Social Media) App.

We're NOT positioning it as a mainstream app, at least NOT initially.

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News Update : 10 AM Sunday, Jan 14, 2024

Cosmosent Labs, Inc., a La Jolla-based C Corp, is today announcing that we're accelerating our plans to pivot Photosets to a Short-Form Vertical Video (Social Media) App with an innovative twist, the first with per-Scene Dynamic Metadata support !

When released, we will have leapfrogged TikTok, Instagram Reels, & YouTube Shorts.

And BTW, this is an idea we first came up with a few years ago.

But did NOT have the Engineering Resources to pull it off back then, OR since, until recently.

Things have changed.

The important thing to know is that it is the product attributes that we describe in the Developer's Response that sits in Pole Position in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store that makes it possible.

i.e., Producing High-Quality Short-Form Videos with up-to 60 scenes.

Adding per-Scene Dynamic Metadata support was an obvious next step.

And, adding "Consumer side" support is (now) an obvious next step after that.

That's basically what we're announcing today.

The solution requires a custom Consumer-side implementation.

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News Update : 11:30 AM Saturday, Jan 13, 2024

FYI, here is a Heads Up on our current plan.

As a reminder, third-party App Stores (& Sideloading) will be supported by Apple in the EU beginning March 7, 2024.

Even though we are a California-based C-Corp (company), there's nothing we can do about the App Store here in the States.

Here (& elsewhere), Apple Fully Controls the Narrative.

But that changes on March 7, 2024, but ONLY in the EU.

Photosets is the best app in its category & has been for many years.

In fact, it is Light Year Ahead of ALL other Camera Apps in Burst Photo Technology & Applications/Use-Case support.

Also, very importantly, Apple's native Burst mode feature has NEVER compared favorably to Photosets.

Make NO Mistake, we intend to use Apple's intentional neglect & suppression of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" to try to get both Tim Cook & Phil Schiller ousted.

Apple dug themselves into a Hole, we called them out on it, & to this date, they have refused to Fess Up to the Cover Up.

Once our knowledge becomes Common Knowledge both Cook & Schiller will be Forced Out.

And the reason the AAPL Board will specify is "Lack of Basic Common Sense".

And BTW, we believe it was a combination of Ego & Insecurity & Technical & Applications/Use-Case Incompetence that led to Apple digging themselves into the Hole.

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News Update : 7:30 AM Friday, Jan 12, 2024

Two things to announce:

1.) We'll soon be releasing an update of Photosets that adds "per-Scene Dynamic Metadata" support to the app's 60-scene Video Maker !

And Yes, it's another mobile industry first !

2.) This morning we've increased the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets by 1/3, to $12 USD.

And BTW, while Photosets has NOT done well in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store, it does NOT reflect upon the app.

ONLY upon the App Store !

Make NO mistake, Photosets is an UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App that is Light Years Ahead of ALL other Camera Apps in its "category".

Specifically, WRT both Burst Photo Technology & its Applications/Use-Cases.

Also, Photosets has NO direct competitors in ANY App Store.

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News Update : 11 AM Monday, Jan 8, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that we have new Marching Orders.

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News Update : 9 AM Saturday, Jan 6, 2024

FYI, with the European Union's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, visit to the Bay Area this week there is NO way for Tim Cook & Phil Schiller to escape the Deep Hole that they Dug Apple into, WRT the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

We simply need her to ask Tim Cook a simple question to Get the Ball Rolling:

"Please explain in detail why Apple has neglected the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category in it's iOS App Store".

For far too long Apple's App Store Mgmt Team (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt) have cheated both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders out of their respective benefits of the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category.

Many, perhaps most, high-end iPhone owners upgrade because of the Camera Technology.

And by extension, the Applications/Use-Cases that they support.

Yet Apple's App Store Mgt Team has subjected high-end iPhone owners to Apple's native Burst mode feature, which does NOT compare favorably with the best third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps.

OK, but why did Apple do that ?

There are multiple reasons:

i.) Our Photosets is the best app in the category, so if Apple recommended OR promoted another it would very-likely put visibility on it & us.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Photosets first-became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App upon the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first true high-perf iPhone.

ii.) The day after the 2018 iPhone Xr was released we began testing Photosets on it, & immediately discovered a Chip Bug.

And very importantly, we put the word out immediately.

We call it the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," named after the guy who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job Apple R&D would have very-likely used Photosets to verify their designs BEFORE committing to Silicon, & thus would have prevented the Chip Bug from occurring in production Silicon in the first place.

For clarify, ONLY the A11 & A12 have the Chip Bug.

Apple fixed the Chip Bug BEFORE releasing the A13.

Also, (we assume) subsequent Revs of the A11 & A12 ALSO have the Fix.

Need some proof ?

Research what's on the internet regarding Apple's "Performance Controller" & ask yourself, why did they stop mentioning it as a selling point ?

iii.) In May of 2018 our 2nd iOS App made its debut in the App Store.

It was called "Timmy" & it was the planet's ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App.

Very specifically, Timmy was intended for those who really know the iPhone market well.

Throughout 2018, & leading-up to our Chip Bug Discovery the Day AFTER the iPhone Xr was released, we had been refining Timmy's algorithms.

We suspect Timmy's estimates had gotten so close to reality that, combined with our Chip Bug Discovery, gave Apple the incentive to announce that they would Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales.

Very specifically, Apple made that announcement just days after our Discovery of "Phil's Bug".

iv.) We openly criticized Phil Schiller's first move as Head of the App Store.

He gave Legacy apps a significant UN-fair advantage over Newer apps.

Legacy apps got most of their ratings & review by trading a benefit for a Rate & Review.

There's a reason there have been so few success stories in the App Store.

The most-successful new app under Tim Cook's reign as CEO of Apple is TikTok, an app with known ties to the Chinese Govt.

v.) Tim thinks it's OK for Apple's App Store to be run by three men with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & with NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

We've been Open Critics of that.

OK, so what's the solution ?

Simply put, Apple (desperately) needs App Store competition !

Because of Apple's Monopoly & by extension their ability to Completely Control the Narrative, high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders don't even know what Apple has cheated them out of.

It's third-party Camera Apps of the type that have been Off the Radar of most but should NOT have been which have the most-potential to generate Enthusiasm & drive a surge in iPhone Unit Sales.

Tim Cook is a Bean Counter, what the Fuck is he doing having ANY influence running the App Store ?

It's time for the AAPL Board to step up to the plate & correct their mistake before the U.S. DoJ forces them to do so.

The EU is already moving forward & in the right direction.

Wish we could say the same about what's happening here in the States.

Time will tell.

We'll certainly do our part.

OK, anything else ?

Yes, we believe Apple owes it to us to provide us with a Grant to establish the first third-party App Store here in the States.

A Domain-specific one, that focuses on the Applications & Use-Cases of Burst Photo Camera Apps.

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BREAKING NEWS : 8 AM Friday, Jan 5, 2024

Today we discovered that the European Union's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, will be in San Francisco & Palo Alto next Thursday & Friday.

As such, we're gonna try to get 30 minutes of her time to educate her about "Our Story" & the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Specifically, before presenting Our Case, we're gonna ask her to ask Tim Cook (& to Record his response to):

"Why has Apple intentionally neglected the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category" (in its iOS App Store) ?.

Tim Cook & Phil Schiller will NOT be able to escape what happens next.

Make NO Mistake, Cover Ups always get people in trouble.

Sometimes it just takes time for that to happen.

Also, as you may OR may NOT know, we are a San Diego-based company & most of us grew-up in the Saratoga & Cupertino areas of the Bay Area.

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News Update : 7 AM Friday, Jan 5, 2024

FYI, it hit us today that few App Store consumers know what will happen on March 7, 2024 (in the EU), & the significance it will have WorldWide !

Among other things, it represents a Significant Educational Opportunity for us to Get the Word Out !

And naturally, we'll be using our Photosets, an UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App as our "Calling Card" !

Details to follow !

Make NO Mistake, if we do a good-enough job, Tim Cook & Phil Schiller will both be Forced Out by the AAPL Board.

Off the Radar of most, but should NOT be !

On a side note, today we dropped the price of the App Store version of Photosets by 1/3, to six U.S. dollars.

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News Update : 9 AM Thursday, Jan 4, 2024

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to specify "precisely" why we believe Apple has left $100B+ USD of high-end iPhone revenue "on the table" since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+,
Apple's first true High-Perf iPhone.

Many, perhaps most, high-end iPhone owners upgrade because of the Camera (Technology).

And by extension, the (new) Applications/Use-Cases that it supports.

As we ALL know, "Upgrade Cycles" have been pushed out, considerably from where they were just 5+ years ago.

What most don't know is that Apple has (intentionally ?) neglected & suppressed an important Camera App "category," which if it had been properly promoted, could have generated (significant) Enthusiasm.

And by extension, a (significant) increase in (high-end) iPhone Unit Sales.

i.e., by Reducing the Upgrade Cycles of many.

The key point that we want to make is that it's the Camera App "Use-Cases" that are the driving factor.

And here, Apple neglected & suppressed an entire Camera App "category".

i.e., the third-party Burst Photo Camera App category.

For which Apple's native Burst mode feature does NOT compare favorably.

OK, so where does that leave us today ?

We are (ALL) in UN-chartered waters on this very important topic.

March 7, 2024 (in the EU), represents a Golden Opportunity for us to capitalize on Apple's mistake.

And we are well-positioned to do so.

And BTW, what we are referring to as the "App Renaissance Period" will begin on March 7, 2024.

But ONLY in the EU.

Here in the States, we'll still be (stuck) in the Dark Ages.

And Make NO Mistake, March 7, 2024, won't just become a Black Eye for Apple, but ALSO for CNBC for having completely missed it !

Go Figure !

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News Update : 9 AM Monday, Jan 1, 2024

FYI, today we are announcing that our R&D team is now working on enhancing Photosets' (upcoming) LE & Military "range training" feature.

Specifically, so that it can also be used as a Tool for properly selecting front & rear sights, based-upon POA/POI target analysis.

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News Update : 8 AM Saturday, Dec 30, 2023

Four things to announce:

1.) We've been Asked & have Agreed, that rather than wait for March 7, 2024, to "Go Live" with our third-party App Store in the EU, to begin Rolling It Out now !

We won't be able to support Sideloading with it until March 7, 2024, but with this approach, we'll have everything else Ready to Go by then.

And that (naturally) includes our ALL-important third-party Rate & Review API.

As a reminder, Apple has a structure in-place in which they NOT ONLY have Full Control of on-device Ratings & Reviews, but also the ability to discard ANY & ALL Ratings & Reviews they choose.

And that's with NO transparency back to App Devs !

We tried to get that changed/fixed with the $100M USD U.S. App Developer Class Action Lawsuit, for which we were the ONLY App Dev to "officially object".

But the judge presiding over the case stated that our objection was "without merit".

Make NO mistake, she was simply wrong !

Ask yourself, how is it possible that even though many, perhaps most, high-end iPhone owners upgrade because of the Camera, that Apple has been able to get away with intentionally neglecting & suppressing the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category," & to do so when their own native Burst mode feature has been, & continues to be, total crap ?

We refer to it as The Great Tim Cook & Phil Schiller Cover Up !

As a reminder, Photosets first-became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App upon the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first true high-perf iPhone.

As it currently stands, Photosets is Light Years Ahead of ALL other Camera Apps in Burst Photo Technology & Domain/Applications/Use-Case support.

And it is precisely for that reason that we're convinced we will be able to establish a BeachHead with our own third-party App Store.

And that Boys & Girls will enable us to shed important light on Apple's App Store.

For example, most don't know that Apple's App Store Mgmt Team, Tim, Phil, & Matt, have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience.

OR that they have NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

OR that they have NO experience running a third-party App Dev Company.

There's a reason Apple's App Store is focused on & is obsessed on Apps for the Young & the Dumb.

It comes from the top at Apple !

Furthermore, at least WRT Camera Apps, we believe Apple should be forced to publicly prove that they do in-deed have App Store Editors, & that it's NOT just Tim, Phil, & Matt, pretending to be (& making the calls on their own), as we believe it is.

2.) This morning we've Dropped the Price of the App Store version of Photosets by 2/3.

It's a temporary Price Drop ONLY, & our decision to do so is related to #1 above.

3.) NO ONE should be surprised if Apple's Market Cap is under $2T USD half-way thru CY2024.

In fact, we're surprised Tim's Dog & Pony Show & Smoke & Mirrors have worked as long as they have.

4.) The ONLY thing that has prevented us from Agreeing to Terms with a top-tier VC is valuation.

And that could change on ANY given day as we progress on our tasks the first two OR so months of CY2024.

We are in a unique position & we fully intend to capitalize on it.

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News Update : 10 AM Friday, Dec 29, 2023

FYI, we now expect to release the next update of Photosets, v10.29, first week of 2024 !

The R&D team will be working on it on a part-time basis over the extended weekend.

Also, Mgmt is still debating on how best to roll-out the new LE & Military "range training" feature.

It may OR may NOT be included in the "Base" App Store version.

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News Update : 7 AM Wednesday, Dec 27, 2023

FYI, today we got wind that Japan is preparing its own EU-style law for the App Store.

So naturally, we're now planning to add support for the Japanese market to our own third-party App Store, which will go live in the EU on March 7, 2024.

Many, perhaps most, high-end iPhone owners upgrade in large part due to the Camera.

Yet, Apple has intentionally neglected & suppressed an entire Camera App "category" in its tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store.

And Yes, we're referring to the Burst Photo Camera App "category".

And they did so despite the fact that their native Burst mode feature doesn't compare favorably with third-party implementations, such as our Photosets.

But Apple didn't just cheat high-end iPhone owners out of their respective benefits of this Camera App "category".

Alittle over a year ago we estimated that Apple left $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table, beginning with the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+ (Apple's first true high-end iPhone) & ending at the end of March earlier this year, due to their actions.

So in essence, Apple also cheated AAPL shareholders out of their respective benefit.

And it doesn't end there, as Apple's own cellular service provider partners & their shareholders expect Apple to "do their job".

But Apple didn't, so they too lost out.

See the graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

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News Update : 7:30 AM Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023

FYI, to celebrate the Release of Photosets v10.28 we've set the Base / App Store version FREE till midnight tonight.

If you've ever wanted to see what kind of apps Apple is able to intentionally neglect & suppress by Controlling the App Store Narrative (via their App Store Monopoly) now is the perfect time to do so.

As a reminder, Photosets is Available ONLY via the App Store here in the States.

And BTW, March 7, 2024 is now just-over two months away !

That's when third-party App Stores, including our own, will go live in the EU.

That day represents the very first day Apple will ever have had App Store competition.

Think of it this way.

What if the NFL's officiating was controlled & run by ONLY ONE Team.

E.g., what if Jerry Jones has Full Control of the NFL's officiating ?

Make NO Mistake, that's precisely what the App Store is like !

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News Update : 10 AM Sunday, Dec 24, 2023

FYI, we want to point out that Photosets v10.28 has now been Waiting for Review for over 24 hours.

And that's after our previous submit of it on Dec 21st never got its promised Expected Review.

We point this out because it illustrates the importance of March 7, 2024, the day third-party App Stores go live in the EU.

And which represents the very first day Apple will have (much needed) "App Store competition".

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News Update : 8 AM Sunday, Dec 24, 2023

Three things to announce:

1.) It's rumored that Apple will release the first-cut of their Vision Pro headset in February.

If so, we believe they will be doing so to try to Control the Narrative as we ALL head towards March 7, 2024.

As you very-likely know, that's the day third-party App Stores can go live in the EU.

And naturally that also includes our own (upcoming) third-party App Store.

2.) We would very-much like to be the Flag Bearer for Small Company NON-Game third-party App Stores.

And, we believe we can pull it off.

Made possible by our suite of apps, NOT ALL of which have been released:

Photosets (iOS + Apple Si Macs)

Photosets TV/Studio (macOS)

Timmy Outlaw Edition (iOS)

Trump TV (iOS)

Photosets for LE (iOS + Apple Si Macs)

And BTW, our plans for Trump TV are similar to what we all saw during the early years of the Simpsons.

3.) Today we dropped the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets to ONLY ONE-HALF ONE U.S. Buck (i.e., $0.49 USD).

We intend to change it back to its Regular Price the day after Christmas.

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News Update : 8 AM Saturday, Dec 23, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We're now prioritizing our R&D, Marketing, & Business Development activities around March 7, 2024.

That's the day that third-party App Stores can go live in the EU, including our own.

Two factors influenced this pivot, one being our Insight yesterday into the Connection between Yamamoto's recently-announced Contract, & in particular the Signing Bonus, & how we see the early days of third-party App Stores playing out.

As a reminder, Apple has never had ANY App Store competition.

You can think of it as being the exact opposite of Pro Sports here in the States.

On March 7, 2024, App Stores will become competitive, just like Pro Sports here in the States.

i.e., they will pay top-dollar for talent !

And Make NO Mistake, it's the UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps that will be in highest demand.

2.) We intend to RE-submit v10.28 to Apple App Review by Noon today.

It includes an important 4K Capture Bug Fix.

Specifically, a Fix to a Bug we had accidentally introduced in the previous update, when R&D was running some (10-bit & higher color) 4K Capture experiments.

Our original submit of v10.28 never got its promised Expedited Review, so we pulled it from the (Waiting for Review) Queue after 13 hours.

And BTW, v10.28 will NOT include the LE & Military "range training" feature that we've been describing.

We're still debating its Roll-Out Strategy.

Also BTW, this morning we've Dropped the Price of the Base / App Store version to ONLY ONE U.S. Buck, on a temporary basis.

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News Update : 9:30 AM Friday, Dec 22, 2023

FYI, one more (important) thing to announce today.

Most don't know this, but the best UN-Discovered Flagship-caliber apps in Tim Cook's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store will receive $50M USD signing bonuses, as part of a deal to agree to put their apps in select third-party App Stores.

That's on-par with what was just announced for Yamamoto's contract with the Dodgers.

And BTW, what we're describing is an important part of what we've been referring to as the (upcoming) "App Renaissance Period," which kicks off (in the EU) on March 7, 2024.

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News Update : 9 AM Friday, Dec 22, 2023

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We wanted to provide some Insight into our Law Enforcement (LE) / Military "range training" efforts.

First, we're working on two types of support, a "static" type & a "dynamic" type.

The static type (OR version) does NOT use Photosets' Burst Photo Camera.

Instead, it's based-upon using the native Camera App to take a photo of a target just-before untape-ing it & removing it.

From there, you'll simply need to Copy/Paste the photo into Photosets' Targets directory (OR folder) via your native Files app, and then use Photosets' upcoming & brand-new "Score Targets" feature.

We intend to include the static-type support in the Base / App Store version of Photosets.

And, our plan is to release the first-cut of it in v10.28, out soon.

The dynamic-type uses Photosets' Burst Photo Camera with an innovative twist.

It's intended for those who take their range training very seriously.

And very importantly, for safety reasons, we may decide to limit its Availability in some way.

Perhaps via a new $4.99/yr Sub IAP combined with Account Registration.

The intent is to prevent accidents at the range.

Ideally, we would initially roll-out the dynamic support ONLY to LE, the Military, & select customers, here in San Diego.

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News Update : 7 AM Friday, Dec 22, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We may decide to pivot with v10.28, out after Christmas.

Specifically, RE-positioning Photosets as a Law Enforcement (LE) & Military "range training" cam !

2.) Yesterday morning, we Requested & were Granted an Expedited Review for yesterday morning's submit of v10.28, which covered just the 4K Capture Bug Fix.

But that Expedited Review never occurred.

So, after waiting 13 hours, we gave up & pulled that Build from the Queue.

We mention this because it reinforces our belief that March 7, 2024 will in-deed be a Game Changer.

That's the day third-party App Stores, including our own, will go live in the EU !

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News Update : 9 AM Wednesday, Dec 20, 2023

FYI, if ALL goes well today, we will wrap-up the first-cut of Photosets' first-ever Law Enforcement (LE) / Military "range training" feature & capability & submit v10.28 to App Review.

It's a NON-trivial addition to the app, so NO promises.

This first-cut supports select Splatterburst targets.

More details to follow.

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News Update : 9 AM Tuesday, Dec 19, 2023

FYI, quick clarification to our earlier News Update.

What we meant to say:

We are confident we alone can convince both Congress & the General Public that Apple does in-deed have a Monopoly.

For those of you who don't know, Apple dug themselves into a Hole, & we simply made it deeper over time due to our Perseverance.

And, very-importantly, if it becomes a Class Action Lawsuit, the number will very-likely be $11.3B USD or so, representing one-tenth of the high-end iPhone revenue we estimate Apple left on the table over the years (due to their decisions).

But that's NOT what we want.

We don't want 30% going to some legal team.

For starters, we simply want Tim Cook & Phil Schiller to start doing the right thing & Fess Up to the Cover Up.

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News Update : 8 AM Tuesday, Dec 19, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We have NOT yet submitted the next update of Photosets, v10.28, to Apple App Review.

Perhaps later today.

We're still working on Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability.

It's a NON-trivial addition to the app.

2.) A few days ago we added the following to our pitch:

Did you know that before Phil Schiller began running the App Store apps could trade a benefit for a Rating & Review & that's how most got their Ratings & Reviews ? ...

It's an important fact that very people know about.

The gist, Schiller gave legacy apps a significant advantage over newer apps.

To us, it also at-least partially explains why TikTok, an app with ties to the Chinese Govt, is the ONLY major App Store success story during Tim Cook's reign as CEO of Apple.

You think that's a coincidence ?

We (now) think it was planned !

And, we believe Congress needs to investigate.

Let Tim Cook & Phil Schiller testify under oath.

We will provide a list of questions for them to be asked.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we were the ONLY company who Officially Objected to Apple's $100M USD U.S. App Developer Class Action Lawsuit.

And we did so on the grounds that it was both insufficient & flawed.

The Judge presiding over the case stated that our objection was "without Merit".

From that we simply concluded that we did NOT do a good-enough job convincing her.

And since then we've been building-up our case.

We are confident we can convince both Congress & the General Public that Apple does in-deed have a Monopoly.

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News Update : 9:30 AM Sunday, Dec 17, 2023

FYI, if you've been following Our Story, you know we're preparing for March 7, 2024.

That's the day the App Store pivots from the "Dark Ages" to the "(App) Renaissance Period".

Starting today, & for the first time ever, we're now using that (Dark Ages to Renaissance) description to describe what March 7, 2024 is ALL about.

Most simply do NOT know that Tim Cook's App Store is a Con Job.

OR that Apple cheated high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders out of their respective benefits of (select) Flagship-caliber apps.

OR that they did so to Cover Up a Chip Bug.

Specifically, the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," named after the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had simply done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

And in the process prevented Apple from intentionally neglecting & suppressing an entire Camera App "category," which they did to prevent Knowledge of the Chip Bug from getting out.

Make NO mistake, we will NOT stop until Tim Cook & Phil Schiller Fess Up to the Cover Up.

Furthermore, it's simply NOT OK for Apple's App Store to be run by three men, Tim, Phil, & Matt, who have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, & NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

How many people even know that ?

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News Update : 8:30 AM Saturday, Dec 16, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) The BIG news with v10.28 is Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability.

Initially, we had intended to promote it in this update (with this in the What's New description):

Added a first-cut of LE / Military Range Training support !

But, we've since decided NOT to; we want to be very careful with it (Safety-wise), & we don't want to over-promise this first-cut.

We're releasing it in stages.

For this "static" phase (one), it doesn't use Photosets' Camera; it uses the native Camera App's output.

Ultimately, it could become the de-facto solution at every Gun (& Golf ?) Range here in the States.

To see it in action, Copy/Paste a target photo to the new Targets dir (using the native Files app), navigate to the Main Menu on the Home View, & then simply tap "Process Targets".

The way this phase one works is the User simply takes a photo of their target (with the native Camera App) before taking it down.

2.) Much of our time & energy now is devoted to preparing for March 7, 2024.

Very few know that the "value" of the (best) UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps in the App Store will Sky Rocket on or shortly after March 7, 2024.

Just like for Pro Sports here in the States, third-party App Stores will be competing for talent (& talented apps) !

See the latest news regarding Jon Rahm & Shohei Ohtani for reference.

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook's App Store will go down in history as the least desirable App Store on the planet !

We would NOT be at all surprised if it becomes completely irrelevant within just a few years of March 7, 2024.

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News Update : 10 AM Friday, Dec 15, 2023

FYI, we did NOT wrap-up Photosets v10.28 & submit it to Apple App Review by day's end yesterday as planned.

We hope to do so later today.

The first three Episodes of Season 2 of Prime Video's "Reacher" became available earlier than we had anticipated yesterday.

We expected 9 PM, i.e., Midnight on the East Coast, but it happened much earlier than that.

Once we had discovered it had been released early, Mgmt decided to send everyone home & close the shop for the day.

Today, we're working on refining Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability.

When done, perhaps later today, we'll submit v10.28 to Apple App Review.

And BTW, starting with v10.28, Photosets has a new sub-title:

LE / Military Range Training !

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News Update : 10 AM Thursday, Dec 14, 2023

FYI, we're On Track to wrap-up Photosets v10.28 & submit it to App Review by day's end !

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News Update : 8 AM Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023

FYI, today we are announcing that (later today) we'll be kicking off a Marketing Program to prepare the General Public for an "App Renaissance Period," which itself kicks off on March 7th, 2024 !

Of ALL the iOS App Developers on the planet, we are in the most-unique position.

ONLY those who have been following Our Story over the years, know that Apple dug itself into a Hole, & we made it deeper over time due to our Perseverance.

Specifically, we never once let Apple's App Store Monopoly OR their "stranglehold on App Discovery" prevent us from keeping the R&D pedal to the metal.

And BTW, to celebrate the launch of our new Marketing Program, as well as the upcoming release of Photosets v10.28, we've once-again (temporarily) Dropped the Price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets by 1/3.

Also, as a reminder, v10.28 includes an important 4K Capture Bug Fix.

See our relevant (older) News Update for the details.

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News Update : 9 AM Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023

FYI, yesterday, out of the blue, news broke regarding Epic Games antitrust victory over Google.

We plan to look into it in detail later this week.

Make NO mistake, it is potentially a very BIG deal for Apple's App Store Monopoly (as well).

Also, different subject, we're still working on v10.28 with Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability.

But on track to release it by this Fri, Dec 15th !

Just in time for the release of Season 2 of Prime Video's "Reacher" & the debut of AppleTV's "The Family Plan".

And BTW, the feature & capability was designed using Splatterburst (18"x24" triple & single silhouette) targets & Federal AE 147 grain ammo.

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News Update : 8 AM Monday, Dec 11, 2023

FYI, today we are announcing that we're stepping-up our efforts to prepare for March 7, 2024.

That's the day third-party iOS App Stores (can) go live in the EU.

Make NO mistake, we are the most-uniquely-positioned iOS App Developer on the planet.

And we intend to take Full Advantage of it.

It's NOT OK for Apple's App Store to be run by three men, Tim, Phil, & Matt, who have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise, & NO experience running a third-party App Dev company.

It's also NOT OK for Apple to use its position to suppress an entire Camera App "category" simply because they wanted to Cover Up a Chip Bug.

What they didn't take into account was that in the process of doing so, they cheated high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders out of their respective benefits of the Flagship-caliber apps in that category.

By our count, Apple left $100B+ USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table because of their actions.

See the graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

From our perspective, it's Crystal Clear that Apple's App Store Mgmt Team lacks basic common sense.

At a Min, we'll be putting alot of visibility on a much needed subject.

Off the radar of most, but should NOT have been.

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News Update : 9:30 AM Saturday, Dec 9, 2023

FYI, we're NO longer waiting for the release of season 2 of Prime's "Reacher" & Apple TV's "The Family Plan" on Friday, Dec 15 !

We're now (locally) promoting Photosets' (first-ever) LE / Military feature & capability !

And to celebrate the upcoming release of this feature & capability (in v10.28), we've just Dropped the Price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets by 1/3, to ONLY $5.99 USD !

Please note that it is a Temporary Price Drop ONLY.

And BTW, our current plan is to release v10.28 on Monday OR Tuesday.

Among other things, it (also) includes the (4K Capture) Bug Fix that we described a few days ago.

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News Update : 8 AM Friday, Dec 8, 2023

FYI, today we found out that both season 2 of Prime Video's "Reacher" & Apple TV's "The Family Plan" will be released on Dec 15th !

Lines-up well with v10.28 !

And naturally we're referring to Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability.

And BTW, we have NOT yet submitted v10.28 to Apple App Review.

And based-upon what we now know, we're gonna hold-off on doing so for a few days.

We're gonna put a couple more days of R&D (& Marketing & Business Dev) into it.

We could potentially make a BIG splash with v10.28.

And make NO mistake, we won't get ANY help from Apple.

To us, Apple is more Enemy than Friend.

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News Update : 8 AM Thursday, Dec 7, 2023

FYI, we're On Track to wrap-up Photosets' first-ever LE/Military feature & capability by day's end today, & submit v10.28 to App Review !

And make NO mistake, with it we intend to put some distance between Photosets & Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store, which focuses on & is obsessed on apps for the Young & the Dumb.

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News Update : 12:30 PM Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023

FYI, we've Fixed the Bug that had prevented 4K capture from working correctly !

In Photosets v10.27, we forgot to remove the "_4kWithx422En = YES" statement we used for testing :(

And naturally, the fix went into the code for v10.28, out soon.

And BTW, we've pivoted-back to working on Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability

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News Update : 9 AM Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023

FYI, we intend to release Photosets v10.28 by week's end, with an Important Bug Fix.

Yesterday, we discovered the Camera's UI controls were NOT being presented for 4K :( !

Strangely, there's NO issues with 4K on the Front Camera, ONLY with the Back Wide & Back Tele.

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News Update : 8:30 AM Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We're continuing to work on Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability, which we intend to release in next update of Photosets, v10.28, out soon.

We believe it's a first of its kind feature & capability.

2.) We want to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that we believe one of the worst things an iOS App Dev in our situation could do is give too much away.

As such, we're standing pat with our strategy of pricing the Base / App Store version of Photosets at nine U.S. Bucks, & holding-off on releasing the (2x Capture Duration) Pro+ IAP to the General Public.

Make NO mistake, March 7, 2024 is right around the corner & opens-up numerous opportunities for us & Photosets.

It's NOT our fault that Tim Cook put Phil Schiller in charge of Apple's App Store !

That's Tim's Screw Up !

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook has some serious explaining to do.

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News Update : 8:30 AM Sunday, Dec 3, 2023

FYI, Microsoft's Game-focused (third-party) iOS App Store ambitions have caught our attention.

And as such, we've decided to contact them and see if they might like to Partner with us.

And naturally, for opportunities outside of Game Apps.

To us, Apple's iOS App Store is catastrophically broken.

And we have NO confidence that they even know how to fix it.

If you've been following Our Story, you know we've been working on our own third-party App Store, that we plan to go live with in the EU on March 7, 2024.

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News Update : 8 AM Saturday, Dec 2, 2023

FYI, today we are announcing that the next update of Photosets, v10.28, out soon, will in-deed include support for Photosets' first-ever LE / Military feature & capability.

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News Update : 10 AM Friday, Dec 1, 2023

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

We want to make one important point crystal clear.

We believe Apple was so worried about News of our Discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug getting out, & resulting in a $10B USD or so Class Action Lawsuit, that they took their Eye Off the Ball.

They didn't take into account how Photosets & the other UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera Apps could act as iPhone Unit Sales catalysts.

And in the case of Photosets, also as a Mac Unit Sales catalyst.

Please see our custom Reported iPhone Revenue graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

There is NO way to sugar coat it, someone OR someones at Apple is a Dumb Fuck.

Time for Tim Cook to Fess Up to Apple's Cover Up blunder.

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News Update : 9 AM Friday, Dec 1, 2023

FYI, now that we're into Dec of 2023, we'd like to remind everyone that it was ten years ago, in Dec of 2013, that Apple acquired SnappyCam, a popular Burst Photo Camera App at the time with a custom NEON-based JPEG Encoder implementation.

Unfortunately, Apple very-likely used that acquisition to kick off their "intentional" neglect & suppression of the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

When was the last time Apple Recommended OR Promoted a third-party Burst Photo Camera App ?

We do NOT know the answer to that question.

It was very-likely before Photosets made its debut in the App Store in June of 2015.

The point that we intend to make over the remainder of December is that it's NOT OK for a Beancounter (like Tim Cook) to be running a company like Apple, when Technology matters.

High-end iPhone owners, AAPL shareholders, as well as the shareholders of Apple's own Cellular Service Provider Partners, have ALL missed-out on their respective benefits because of Apple's actions.

We believe Tim Cook needs to go.

There's NO way to sugar coat it, he simply doesn't have enough common sense to know that some Camera Apps have significant potential to act as iPhone Unit Sales catalysts.

In particular, UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber Camera Apps of the type that have been Off the Radar of most but should NOT have been.

It's NOT our fault that Tim Cook is still running Apple.

He should have been replaced as CEO many years ago !

As such, the AAPL Board deserves equal blame.

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News Update : 8:30 AM Thursday, Nov 30, 2023

FYI, it amazes us that Tim Cook's Apple has been able to play its customers for fools for such a long time, & that even today they are still able to get away with it.

Apple announced their 2023 App Store Award Winner today.

NONE will have ANY impact OR move the needle.

Yet thare are UN-Discovered Gem Apps in the App Store that would have if Tim Cook's Apple hadn't blundered again.

To us, it's another relevant Data Point that Tim Cook should NOT be CEO of Apple.

To us, he & the entire Apple Board, have done a piss-poor job.

High-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have both missed-out on their respective benefits because of Apple's Screw Ups under Tim Cook.

But, it is what it is.

Until the AAPL Board wises-up, the same will continue.

March 7, 2024, in the EU, is the turning point.

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News Update : 9 AM Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to prioritize our Photosets Marketing & Branding Campaign.

From our perspective, it needs to be Grass Roots.

And since we are a La Jolla & San Diego-based company, you can read that to mean it ALL starts here.

Also, we'll be extensively using our recently-announced Shoreline Quadpod for our efforts.

You can read that to mean we'll be fast tracking the completion of our prototypes.

And we're doing so because we believe they will add a very nice visual to our campaign.

i.e., it will help to get people talking (& sharing).

One other thing worth mentioning, as of today we're thinking about also making a Table Top version of it.

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News Update : 11 AM Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

After more thought on the subject, we now think we can combine our two
Shoreline Monopod architectures into one.

Giving us the best of both solutions !

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News Update : 9 AM Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

Yesterday we came up with an innovative twist on our Shoreline Monopod idea.

Today we've decided to move forward with it as an actual product.

So now we've got two versions of our Shoreline Monopod that we're moving forward with.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, our Shoreline Monopods are intended for Burst Photo Shoots right at the Shoreline, in the Shallows.

Each has its Pros & Cons.

For both cases, the iPhone's Camera Shutter (i.e., Photosets' Camera Shutter) will be controlled via our Multi View Capture (MVC) feature.

Currently, Photosets TV/Studio (macOS) is the ONLY supported MVC "master".

And Photosets (iOS) is the ONLY supported MVC "slave".

MVC slaves send their Live Previews back to the MVC master.

And those Live Previews are Burst Photos, NOT Videos, so that when the User wants to trigger capture there is minimal delay.

It's a NON-trival Feature & Capability.

BTW, MVC is someting we've supported & offered for many years.

We estimate Apple left $10B USD of MacBook Air & MacBook Pro revenue on the table the past five OR so years, simply because they didn't Recommend & Promote MVC.

If Apple didn't have such a "Stranglehold on App Discovery," OR alternatively, if Apple's App Store wasn't run by three men (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt) with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience & had at least some Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise, Photosets would likely be a Household Name because of MVC.

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News Update : 7 AM Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We're on track to release the next update of Photosets, v10.28, by week's end.

2.) If ALL goes well, our third-party App Store will go live in the EU just-over three months from now, on March 7, 2024.

We will soon begin promoting our intentions in the EU.


How things could look on March 7, 2024

(table last updated 7 AM, Tues, Nov 28, 2023)


App Store


Photosets

(iOS)


Photosets TV/Studio

(macOS)


Timmy

(iOS)


Download


IAP


Download


IAP


Download


IAP


Apple's




($4.99)




($9.99
per year)


-


-


-


-


Our Own

(1)




($2.49)




($4.99
per year)




(FREE)


-




(FREE)


-


(1) As it currently stands, it will go live in the EU on March 7, 2024 !

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News Update : 8 AM Monday, Nov 27, 2023

FYI, starting today we'll be updating the Documentation on this website to reflect the current state of Photosets (iOS) & Photosets TV/Studio (macOS).

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News Update : 9 AM Sunday, Nov 26, 2023

FYI, one more thing to add regarding our earlier News Update.

Neither Phil's Bug OR Photosets' lack of success in Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" App Store, never once kept us from keeping the R&D pedal to the metal.

If our R&D team had a nickname, it would be "Perseverance".

If Apple's App Store had a nickname, it would be "Con Job".

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook's legacy will be written by us.

That and the amount of Debt Apple has accumulated (ALL) under Cook.

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News Update : 8:30 AM Sunday, Nov 26, 2023

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to make the Base / App Store version of Photosets FREE on a temporary basis.

"Our intent" with the change it to prove to Potential Investors & Corp Partners that NOT ONLY is Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" App Store catastrophically-broken, but ALSO that a third-party Rate & Review infrastructure is NOT ONLY needed but would ALSO be beneficial to their efforts with other companies.

Make NO mistake, Apple's Monopoly enables them to suppress ANY third-party app, & app "category," they choose.

As a reminder, the three men who run Apple's App Store, Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, & Matt Fischer,
have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience,
& NO Camera App Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

As such, for our particular case, it's NOT just Ego & Insecurity, but ALSO Technical & Applications/Use-Case Incompetence, that very-likely explains Apple's actions.

We will NOT stop until Tim Cook makes a public statement regarding the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug".

It's time for Tim Cook to Fess Up to the Cover Up !

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News Update : 8 AM Saturday, Nov 25, 2023

FYI, because of its importance, we're currently devoting ALL of our time & energy to our AI & ML tasks.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, we're leveraging the advanced Features & Capabilities of Photosets for our AI & ML efforts.

And very specifically, we're focused on "dynamic" content.

vs. what we believe ALL others (in AI & ML) are focused on, "static" content.

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News Update : 8 AM Friday, Nov 24, 2023

FYI, we're on track to release the next update of Photosets, v10.28, by month's end.

Among other things it includes an industry-first innovative twist for Camera Apps.

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News Update : 8:30 AM Thursday, Nov 23, 2023

FYI, we've kicked off work on a new R&D task, adding SW-based AV1 Encoder support to Photosets' custom SW-based Video Maker.

We've also just enabled Photosets' "Pro+" Sub IAP in the App Store.

The two basically go hand-in-hand.

See the releavant tables below.

Also, as a reminder, you can run Photosets Video Maker on your Mac via its custom App Group-based Content Sharing support.

You'll need our companion macOS app for Photosets, Photosets TV/Studio, to make it work.

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News Update : 10:30 AM Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to try to make it Crystal Clear to others precisely why we are predicting Tim Cook will be ousted as CEO of Apple shortly after March 7, 2024, when third-party App Stores go live in the EU.

It has to do with a Cover Up of a Chip Bug, in which Apple NOT ONLY suppressed knowledge of the Chip Bug but ALSO intentionally neglected & suppressed the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category," so that knowledge of the Chip Bug would NOT gain traction.

And here we are naturally referring to the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," named after Phil Schiller, the man who runs Apple's "curated" App Store, because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

And in the process, removing the reason for Apple (from Apple's perspective) to intentionally neglect & suppress the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category".

For the past ten plus years the iPhone has supported a Burst Photo Capture capability that Apple calls "Burst mode".

But it's never been very good !

And despite its piss-poor performance, Apple won't recommend OR promote third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps, some of which are far superior to Apple's native Burst mode feature.

And here we mean NOT just WRT Burst Photo Technology,
but ALSO WRT Domain/Applications/Use-Case support.

Apple simply doesn't want knowledge of Phil's Bug from gaining traction.

And because Apple has a Monopoly & NO "App Discovery" competition, they've been able to Fully Control the Narrative on this very important subject.

One that has been Off the Radar of most but should NOT have been.

From our perspective, Apple has "cheated" high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders, as well as the shareholders of its Cellular Service Provider Partners, out of their respective "benefits" of (Flagship-caliber) Burst Photo Technology & Applications/Use-Case support.

Apple's ability to Fully Control the Narrative ends on March 7, 2024.

We predict Tim Cook will be ousted as CEO of Apple & Phil Schiller will be removed from running the App Store & stripped of his Apple Fellow status soon after.

And BTW, by our count Apple left $113B+ USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table over the years because of their actions.

Once that becomes Common Knowledge to the AAPL Board (& the company's largest shareholders) Tim & Phil will be gone.

And, we predict, Tim's replacement will NOT be another Beancounter.

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News Update : 9 AM Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023

FYI, it hit us this morning that we may be the ONLY company on the planet working on AI/ML Training of "Dynamic" Content.

Proving our point (that we've been trying to make to potential Investors & Corp Partners) that most out there are simply Sheep !

i.e., they ONLY follow others.

And BTW, we do NOT expect to come to Terms in the near-term.

For the time being, Cosmosent Labs, Inc. will remain a boot-strapped organization.

If we agreed to Terms now, we'd simply be given too much away.

Thanks to the EU's DMA efforts, March 7, 2024 is approaching fast & represents a pivotal day for us & the entire iPhone app market !

Apple's ability to fully Control the Narrative & Cover Up their (Chip) Screw Ups ends on that day !

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News Update : 8 AM Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023

FYI, Mgmt has just informed us that they'll be ordering a Dell XPS Desktop & Nvidia 40 series card for "every member" of the company later this week !

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News Update : 6:30 AM Monday, Nov 20, 2023

FYI, after consultation with potential Investors & Corp Partners we've decided to revise our strategy (alittle) for our (upcoming) third-party App Store, which as you know goes live (in the EU) on March 7, 2024.

First, the Base / App Store version of Photosets is now ...

We made that change earlier today & it has already propagated-out to the App Store here in the States.

As a reminder, in addition to the App Store here in the States, Photosets is now ALSO available via the App Stores in five EU countries.

Second, our preference is to ONLY offer Photosets' "Pro+" Sub IAP via our third-party App Store.

But that may NOT be an option.

Ideally, Pro+ would ONLY be available to those who are working for us.

But that may NOT be an option.

Please note that we have NOT yet gone live with Pro+.

Third, a custom (i.e., third-party) Rate & Review option is needed.

This is something we've known for a long time, & have been planning a Fix for !


For more Details see the relevant table at the bottom of this webpage.


How things could look on March 7, 2024

(table last updated 7 AM, Tues, Nov 28, 2023)


App Store


Photosets

(iOS)


Photosets TV/Studio

(macOS)


Timmy

(iOS)


Download


IAP


Download


IAP


Download


IAP


Apple's




($4.99)




($9.99
per year)


-


-


-


-


Our Own

(1)




($2.49)




($4.99
per year)





-





-


(1) As it currently stands, it will go live in the EU on March 7, 2024 !

Make NO mistake, that's the day Apple's "Stranglehold on App Discovery" comes to an end !

We predict Tim Cook will be ousted as CEO of Apple & Phil Schiller will be stripped of his Apple Fellow status soon after.

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News Update : 8 AM Sunday, Nov 19, 2023

FYI, because of the State & (App Store) Status of our three apps, Photosets, Photosets TV/Studio, & Timmy, we believe we are uniquely-positioned to become The Headline regarding third-party App Stores as we get closer to March 7, 2024.

Simply put, Photosets is a rare, true UN-Discovered Gem.

It is Light Years Ahead of ALL other Camera Apps in Burst Photo Technology & Domain/Applications/Use-Case support.

It is ALSO the ONLY Camera App on the planet with a High-Perf, High-Precision (Timing) Burst Photo Capture Engine.

Made possible by our version of Deferred Photo Processing, which Photosets has supported & offered at the Flagship-level since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

Photosets TV/Studio is our companion macOS app for Photosets.

It supports industry-unique custom App Group-based Content Sharing (with Photosets).

It is (currently) ONLY available via our website.

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

It made its debut in the App Store in May of 2018 & was (we believe) at-least partially-responsible for Apple's decision to Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales.

That & our discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," a few days prior to Apple's (shocking) announcement on Nov 1, 2018.

Apple abruptly pulled Timmy without warning from their App Store the day BEFORE their BIG iPhone announcement in Sept 2019.

OK, so what's the plan ?

i.) We intend to make ALL three of our apps available for download (exclusively, if possible) on our third-party App Store.

Photosets TV/Studio & Timmy will very-likely both be FREE.

Photosets will either be FREE or priced low (e.g., ONE U.S. BUCK).

ii.) We intend to make Photosets' "Pro+" Sub IAP available for purchase (exclusively, if possible) on our third-party App Store.

i.e., $4.99 USD per year

iii.) We intend to partner with select other companies.

More details on this to follow.

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News Update : 8 AM Saturday, Nov 18, 2023

FYI, today we've kicked off R&D work on a unique & innovative third-party App Store, that we plan to go live with (in the EU) on March 7, 2024 !

Make NO mistake, Tim Cook's days as CEO of Apple are very-likely numbered, Sam Altman won't be the last person ousted by his company's Board for NOT keeping them "in the loop".

It's NOT OK for Cook to cheat high-end iPhone owners, AAPL Shareholders, as well as Apple's Cellular Service Provider Partners & their Shareholders, out of their respective benefits of third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps & their Applications/Use-Cases.

Tim Cook & Phil Schiller have some serious explaining to do !

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News Update : 11:30 AM Friday, Nov 17, 2023

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

This one is directed to potential Investors & Corp Partners.

It is our three apps, Photosets, Timmy, & Photosets TV/Studio, combined with "Our Story," that (we believe) will enable us to establish one of the first successful third-party App Stores.

ONLY UN-Discovered, Flagship-caliber apps, combined with a compelling Story behind them, offers such potential.

Simply put, Apple has NO "App Discovery" competition, & we're now using that to our advantage.

More details to follow ...

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News Update : 9 AM Friday, Nov 17, 2023

FYI, one more thing to announce today.

The ONLY thing that is preventing Photosets, (our 2nd iOS app) "Timmy," & Our Story, from becoming The Headline regarding the EU's DMA efforts is "getting the word out".

As such, effective today, we're stepping-up our efforts.

Make NO mistake, we are uniquely positioned !

Apple's App Store Mgmt Team dug themselves into a hole, & our Perseverance simply made it deeper over time.

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News Update : 8 AM Friday, Nov 17, 2023

FYI, today we've launched an App Store Task Force, our first ever, to try to figure-out how-best to address those App Store consumers who think they know as much about Camera Apps as Camera App Developers, when they really don't.

Simply put, we're amazed that some App Store consumers are convinced they know how Photosets works, when they clearly don't (even) have a Clue !

And that's with ALL the data right there in front of them.

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News Update : 7:30 AM Wednesday, Nov 16, 2023

FYI, we're On Track to release the next update of Photosets, v10.28, by Monday.

Among other things, it includes updated Depth Data capture support, as well as a Beta version of a brand-new feature we call "Score Targets".

Score Targets is something we added strictly for fun & is intended for those who "hit the range".

When enabled (via the Photosets section of your iOS Settings app), Score Targets shows-up as an additional option under the Main Menu (on the Home View).

Please note that we used the Splatterburst (#1824S) 18"x24" Triple Silhouette Splatter Target to develop our Scoring Algorithm.

Please note also that the Beta version of Score Targets is a "static" feature.

Our intention however, is to make it a "dynamic" feature.

Similar to our effort of "Turning Female Dynamic Photo Modeling into a Live Action Sport".

Those sufficiently Skilled in the Art should immediately see the value of what we're up to.

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News Update : 9 AM Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023

FYI, today we've been Asked & have Agreed, to estimate what a surge in high-end iPhone Unit Sales might look like, if Apple (OR others) were to begin recommending & promoting Photosets & the other third-party Burst Photo Camera Apps that capture Neutral-looking photos.

It will take us a few days to complete.

We may OR may NOT publish our results.

And BTW, the $113B+ USD high-end iPhone revenue number that we quote covers the period from the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+ thru the end of March this year.

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News Update : 9 AM Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023

FYI, today Apple's so-called App Store Editors (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt) announced their list of App Store Award Finalists.

And naturally we see it as (another) opportunity to shed some light on who exactly are Apple's (so-called) App Store Editors.

Simply put, if Apple's App Store consumers were ONLY Apple's customers we would have NO issues with what they're up to.

We believe they would have the right to do whatever.

But because App Store consumers are ALSO potentially our customers, we feel it is our Duty & Responsiblity to call-out Apple's App Store "con job".

Apple does NOT have ANY "real" App Store Editors.

It's simply Tim, Phil, & Matt, the three guys at Apple who run their App Store, pretending to be.

And very importantly, we believe anyone sufficiently Skilled in the Art can "independently" prove that.

It's NOT Rocket Science !

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News Update : 9 AM Monday, Nov 13, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We intend to make our discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," & Apple's response to it, one of the cornerstones of our pitch to the EU.

As a reminder, the day after the iPhone Xr was released we began testing Photosets on it.

We immediately discovered the A12 had a show-stopper Chip Bug & immedately put the word out.

A few days later Apple announced they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales.

In part, we believe, because of our 2nd app in the App Store at the time, called Timmy, the planet's ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App.

Regarding Apple's response to our Chip Bug Discovery, Apple intentionally neglected & suppressed NOT ONLY Photosets, the single-best app in its category, but (also) the entire third-party Burst Photo Camera App category.

Want proof ?

Ask yourself, why does Apple NO longer promote their custom Performance Controller designs in their A & M-series chips ?

And BTW, Apple fixed the Chip Bug before releasing the A13.

We believe subsequent revs of the A11 & A12 also incorporated the Chip Bug Fix.

Also, very importantly, the Chip Bug is referred to as Phil's Bug, after Phil Schiller, the man who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

Make NO mistake, high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have paid the price for Apple's screw-ups & cover-ups.

More details to follow.

2.) We've just dropped the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets to the lowest possible for it to remain a Paid App, $0.29 USD.

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News Update : 6 AM Sunday, Nov 12, 2023

FYI, today we are announcing that we'll be contributing to the EU's Digital Markets App (DMA) efforts in a Unique & Innovative way !

Make NO mistake, we are uniquely positioned to participate in a meaningful way !

In fact, we may soon become the Headline regarding the DMA.

Also, very importantly, we want everyone to know that for our particular case, Apple did it to themselves.

i.e., they alone dug themselves into the hole that they are now in WRT Photosets & the entire Burst Photo Camera App "category".

Perhaps Tim Cook should have picked someone alot smarter than Phil Schiller to run the App Store.

But it is what it is, & we're (now) gonna use Apple's screw-ups against them.

It's Payback time !

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News Update : 4 AM Saturday, Nov 11, 2023

FYI, Apple's 1080p30 Spatial Video was in the news two days ago, which got us thinking.

Today, we are announcing that we've Kicked Off work on a "Spatial" R&D project:

i.) Concurrent capture of 4K60 Burst Photos on the Telephoto + 4K60 HEVC Video on the Wide !

15P & 15PM ONLY, & ONLY in Portrait orientation.

ii.) Concurrent capture of 4K60 Burst Photos on the Wide + 4K60 HEVC Video on the Ultra-Wide !

15P & 15PM ONLY, & ONLY in Landscape orientation.

iii.) Concurrent capture of 4K60 Burst Photos on two OR more iPhones using Photosets' custom Multi View Capture (MVC) feature & capability !

15P & 15PM ONLY, & NO restrictions on capture orientation.


For ALL cases we'll be using Photosets' custom concurrent Audio capture support.

That's because our custom A/V Sync function in the app's Video Maker is Rock Solid !


Up-to 2.5 seconds per Burst Photo Set, up-to 2.5 seconds per Video

(i.e., it's ALL-about ultimately crafting Multi-Scene Short Form Videos)


Mode


Capture
Orientation


4K60
Burst Photos

(1)


4k60
HEVC Video

(2)


Spatial


Portrait


Telephoto


Wide


Landscape


Wide


Ultra-Wide


Multi View Capture
(MVC)

(3)


Portrait
OR
Landscape


ANY
combo
of
Telephoto
&
Wide


-


(1) We're also considering 4K30 for the Burst Photos.

(2) We're also considering 4K30 HEVC & 4K30 ProRes 422 HQ for the Videos.

(3) Each MVC session consists of one Mac running Photosets TV/Studio (acting as the MVC "master") + up-to three 15P/15PM iPhones running Photosets (each acting as an MVC "slave").

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News Update : 8 AM Friday, Nov 10, 2023

FYI, Spatial Video was in the news yesterday, which got us thinking.

What could we do with Photosets' Multi View Capture (MVC) feature & capability that would make it applicable to Spatial Video ?

Perhaps even Leapfrog what Apple is up to.

They are BTW, going after 1080p30 Spatial Video.

As a reminder, Photosets has supported MVC for five plus years.

We have NO idea how many Users of Photosets have used it OR even tried it out.

Currently, it's limited to ONLY 20 photos per set.

i.e., that's its Burst Photo capture limit.

And, Photosets TV/Studio, our companion macOS app for Photosets, is currently the ONLY supported MVC "master".

Which means that any & all iPhones & iPads participating in an MVC session would be operating as MVC "slaves".

OK, so what needs to change for MVC to support Spatial Video ?

First up, we need to add relative-proximity (capture) support.

i.e., to the MVC "slaves" participating in the MVC session.

And that's precisely what we're now doing, starting today.

Second, we'd need to change the Burst Photo capture limit.

That's trivial.

Third, the Video Maker would need to be updated to support multiple sources, including the newly-added relative-proximity capture data.

That's NOT trivial, but (certainly) doable.

Also as a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, Photosets' MVC feature & capability piggy-backs on Photosets' High-Perf, High-Precision Burst Photo Capture Engine.

Without that Capture Engine (already in-place) we would NOT have been able to pull it off.

Also, very importantly, if Apple had NOT intentionally neglected & suppressed the third-party Burst Photo Camera App "category," Photosets' MVC is one of the features & capabilities that would have helped make the app a Household Name.

And in the process contribute, perhaps very significantly, to Apple's top & bottom lines.

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News Update : 6:30 AM Thursday, Nov 9, 2023

FYI, we're now actively working on the next update of Photosets, v10.28.

Among other things, it builds-upon the Shutter Angle support added in v10.27.

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News Update : 5 AM Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) In preparation for the Kick Off of our Uber/Lyft/DoorDash-style business model-based activities, we've set the Base / App Store version of Photosets FREE !

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, our strategy is based-upon recruiting some who have mastered the Base / App Store version of Photosets to work for us.

Also as a reminder, we're now focused on:

i.) Live Action Sports

ii.) Capturing & Collecting custom AI/ML Training Data

iii.) Turning Female Dynamic Photo Modeling into a Live Action Sport

2.) The next update of Photosets, v10.27, could be out as early as later today.

Among other things, it adds 45/90/180-degree Camera Shutter Angle support.

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News Update : 9:30 AM Monday, Nov 6, 2023

FYI, we've removed Photosets' ONE & ONLY IAP, the Pro+ Sub IAP, from sale in the App Store.

We had planned to go live with it with the release of v10.27, but now we're NOT so sure.

We simply need more time to evaluate our options.

As you may OR may NOT know, we've been working thru the details of an Uber/Lyft/DoorDash-style business model for our NON-App Store plans.

See below for a Heads Up.

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News Update : 6:30 AM Sunday, Nov 5, 2023

FYI, today we are making it Official, we are distancing ourselves from Apple's App Store, & will instead devote ALL our Time & Energy on the following, none of which should be a surprise to those of you who have followed us:

1.) Live Action Sports

2.) Capturing & Collecting custom AI/ML Training Data

3.) Turning Female Dynamic Photo Modeling into a Live Action Sport

Make NO mistake, each of those represents a $1B+ USD per Year market opportunity for us.

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News Update : 9 AM Saturday, Nov 4, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We listened to Jim Cramer on Mad Money yesterday give his two-cents regarding Apple.

We were blown away by just how Clueless he is about Apple.

He really doesn't know anything !

You can always tell when someone is a Bullshitter when they give their two-cents on a topic you know well.

Cramer, like Tim Cook, is very-likely just a Bean Counter.

i.e., has NO Hands-On Engineering OR Software Development experience.

Here are some important facts, that he did NOT mention:

i.) The success OR failure of any particular product OR product-line at Apple is primarily in the hands of Apple's cellular service provider partners.

iPhones have done well because they are cellular-connected devices, & because the cellular service provider market is extremely competitive.

Meaning attractive (upgrade) deals are constantly being offered.

Apple's products & product-lines that are NOT cellular-connected haven't done as well, for obvious reasons.

ii.) Likewise the Vision Pro will very-likely flop unless/until Apple can figure-out an Application/Use-Case in which its in the best interest of its cellular service provider partners to promote it.

And BTW, we offered-up an important Application/Use-Case to Apple for their Vision Pro.

We've yet to hear back from Apple regarding it.

It might be one of those rare Applications/Use-Cases that does NOT require cellular connectivity to succeed.

See our X/Twitter feed for a Heads Up on it.

iii.) On a YY basis, iPhone Unit Sales have been going down at an alarming rate.

First, (probably) due to poor pricing judgement, Apple priced the 14P too low relative to the 14 & 14+, OR priced the 14 & 14+ too high relative to the 14P.

Then, due to R&D circumstances, the 15PM became differentiated in a potentially important way relative to the 15P.

Each triggered an Upsell.

But also gave many others pause.

iv.) Have you seen the cost to upgrade from 8 GB to 16 GB on the new M3 Macs ?

2.) We needed to craft new tables to help us better understand Apple's latest results.

Among other things, we believe the number of days from Announcement, as well as from Pre-Order, till the end of the Qtr are important (often overlooked) factors.

Our goal here is to figure-out the best Exponential Curve that fits the data.

Apple's Sept Qtr Results


FY20

(9/26/20)


FY21

(9/25/21)


FY22

(9/24/22)


FY23

(9/30/23)


$26.444


$38.868

(8 days;

$4.859
per Day)


$42.626

(8 days;

$5.328
per Day)


$43.805

(8 days;

$5.476
per Day)


8 days represents the number of days from Pre-Order till Release.


Key Dates


Flagship
iPhones


Announcement


Pre-Order


Release


15P & 15PM


9/12/23


9/15/23


9/22/23


14P & 14PM


9/7/22


9/9/22


9/16/22


13P & 13PM


9/14/21


9/17/21


9/24/21


12P & 12PM


10/13/20


10/16/20


10/23/20


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News Update : 9 AM Friday, Nov 3, 2023

FYI, we've pivoted the Base / App Store version of Photosets back to its Regular Price.

Not a single person took advantage of the reduced pricing that we had offered the past two days !

Go Figure !

And BTW, the goal of the two-day Pricing Experiment was to prove to potential Investors & Corp Partners that Apple's "curated" iOS App Store is in-deed catastrophically broken.

Photosets, like ALL other UN-Discovered Gem Apps, requires a Marketing & Branding Campaign 100% OUTSIDE of the App Store to gain first traction.

That's the most-important point that we want to impress upon potential Investors & Corp Partners.

The second most-important point is that Apple lost control of their App Store.

Make NO mistake, Apple's App Store is dominated by Apps for the Young & the Dumb.

And we're 100% convinced they do NOT know how to Fix that !

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News Update : 9 PM Thursday, Nov 2, 2023

FYI, here's our Analysis of Apple's Sept Qtr Earnings Results.

First, a few facts regarding YY iPhone Revenue comps.

Immediately after Apple announced their iPhone "14" family it became common knowledge that Apple had either priced the 14P too low relative to the 14 & 14+, OR had priced the 14 & 14+ too high relative to the 14P.

That (naturally) triggered many more (immediate) "Pro" iPhone (upgrade) sales than ever before.

But it also gave many others pause.

Prior to Apple's iPhone "15" family announcement it has been rumored that the 15PM would be differentiated relative to the 15P.

Specifically, WRT the Back Telephoto Lens.

When announced, it (naturally) triggered many more (immediate) "Pro Max" iPhone (upgrade) sales than ever before.

But it also gave many others pause.

Do you see the pattern ?

Whether intentional OR simply due to a combo of bad pricing judgement & other (R&D-related) circumstances, iPhone Unit Sales have gone down the past two Sept Qtrs.

At this time we'd like to remind everyone that at one time we had a 2nd iOS app in the App Store.

It was called "Timmy," & it was the ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App on the planet.

Timmy made its debut in the App Store in May of 2018 & was abruptly pulled by Apple without warning the day BEFORE their BIG iPhone announcement in Sept of 2019.

While we have NO proof, we're convinced Timmy played a pivotal role in Apple's decision to announce on Nov 1st, 2018, that they would "NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales".

Which they announced just days after the iPhone Xr had been released, & days after we had discovered the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug.

aka "Phil's Bug," named after the guy who runs Apple App Store because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

Ask yourself, why does Apple never recommend OR promote a Burst Photo Camera App ?

You now know (most of) the answer to that question !

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News Update : 8 AM Thursday, Nov 2, 2023

FYI, yesterday we dropped the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets to ONLY ONE U.S. Buck.

Today, we dropped it even further, to ONLY twenty-nine cents U.S. (i.e., $0.29 USD), the lowest we can set it to with it to still remaining a Paid App.

For a Heads Up please see the table at the bottom of this webpage.

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News Update : 5 AM Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We've been Asked & have Agreed to drop the price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets to ONLY ONE U.S. Buck.

Please note that it's a temporary change ONLY.

2.) When Apple announced their M3-based Macs on Oct 30th they did NOT, to our knowledge, mention the Performance Controller inside the M3, M3 Pro, OR M3 Max.

Most don't know it but we're directly responsible for that.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, the day after the iPhone Xr was released in late-Oct 2018 we discovered a Chip Bug in Apple's A12.

We immediately put the word out.

We called it the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Access Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," named after the guy who runs Apple's App Store, because if he had done his job he could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place.

But the story doesn't end there.

Because Photosets is the single-best app in its (Burst Photo Camera App) "category," Apple intentionally neglected & suppressed the entire category to cover up knowledge of the Chip Bug.

And the ONLY reason they've been able to get away with it to-date is because they have a Monopoly.

But the story doesn't end there.

It's NOT our job to do Apple's job, but we did it anyway.

We did an analysis on what Apple's decision cost them.

Alittle over a year ago we concluded Apple has left $113B USD of high-end iPhone revenue on the table since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, Apple's first "true" high-performance iPhone, & which coincides with when Photosets first became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App.

See the graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

As a reminder, we had a 2nd app in the App Store in 2018, called "Timmy".

It was the ONLY per-Qtr, per-Device iPhone Unit Sales Estimator App on the planet, & it made its debut in the App Store in May of 2018.

A few days after our iPhone Xr Chip Bug discovery "Apple announced they would NO longer report iPhone Unit Sales".

Coincidence ?

We think NOT.

While we have NO proof, we believe we can convince a good portion of high-end iPhone owners & AAPL investors that we're directly responsible for that !

The timing is right for us to resurrect this important topic that has been Off the Radar of most but should NOT have been.

It's time for Tim Cook to Fess Up & Pay Up.

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News Update : 8 AM Monday, Oct 30, 2023

FYI, we're on track to release the next update of Photosets, v10.27, by week's end.

It includes important Enhancements, Refinements, & Bug Fixes.

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News Update : 5 AM Saturday, Oct 28, 2023

FYI, today we are announcing a new strategy beginning with the release of Photosets v10.27, out soon:

You'll need the Pro+ Sub IAP to get "Enhancements".

This solves the dilemma (that we had mentioned just yesterday) !

And naturally, "Refinements" & "Bug Fixes" will continue to be released to ALL Users.

And BTW, the Base / App Store version of Photosets v10.26 is the baseline.

i.e., for Enhancement vs Refinement/Bug Fix decisions.

Also BTW, v10.26 represents the 389th App Review "approval" by Apple's App Store Review Team.

A good number of them included Enhancements, Refinements & Bug Fixes.

Make NO mistake, Photosets should have become, at least here in the States, a Household Name many years ago !

Our discovery of the A11/A12 Performance Controller NEON Acess Chip Bug, aka "Phil's Bug," which we (ultimately) named after Phil Schiller, the guy who runs Apple's App Store, & who could have prevented the Chip Bug in the first place if he had simply "done his job," is very-likely one reason Apple won't Recommend OR Promote the Best App in its Category.

OR really ANY app in the category, simply because that would very-likely get back to us & our Photosets app.

But that won't stop us !

And it won't prevent us from getting the word out on just how much high-end iPhone revenue we believe Apple has left on the table since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

See the graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

And BTW, that number is north of $100B USD.

There is NO way to sugar coat it, Tim Cook fuck'd-up royally.

Also, we're convinced Apple will continue to do everything in their power to Cover Up their mistake.

But that won't stop us !

Tim Cook does NOT believe in Accountability inside Apple.

If he did, Phil Schiller, a man with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience, and/or Camera Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise, would NOT still be running the App Store.

Make NO mistake, (many) kids here in the States are Dumber & Fatter than they should be, simply because of Tim Cook's App Store decisions.

Soon, it won't just be the Mgmt Teams of the Social Media apps that will worry.

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News Update : 6:30 AM Friday, Oct 27, 2023

FYI, we are at a Strategic Inflection Point.

NO change WRT Refinements & Bug Fixes, Users will always get those, but we may decide to keep (new) Enhancements In House.

Even though it is a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App & has been since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, Photosets has NOT gained ANY traction in Tim Cook's App Store.

There's nothing wrong with the app, ONLY with Tim Cook's App Store.

Perhaps Users can help us decide our next move.

Is Capture at 60 fps & Playback at 24 fps important to you ?

If so, let us know, we're working on that now.

Do we release it to Users, OR keep it In House ?

Help us decide.

We're also concurrently working on innovative enhancements for capturing on Bright Sunny Days.

e.g., at the beach.

i.e., as an alternative to using External ND (neutral density) filters.

Is that important to you ?

Again, if so, let us know.

And BTW, if we do decide to keep (new) Enhancements In House, it's because we've decided to focus on becoming a Content Producer Company.

Our (current) focus:

1.) Live Action Sports

2.) Capturing & Collecting (custom) AI/ML Training Data

3.) Turning Female Dynamic Photo Modeling into a Live Action Sport

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News Update : 8 AM Monday, Oct 23, 2023

FYI, the team is now back in San Diego after three days of Brainstorming up in Silicon Valley with potential Investors & Corp Partners.

We're happy to report that "things are looking up" !

And BTW, most of us grew up in the Saratoga & Cupertino areas of Silicon Valley.

Also, we are ALL Engineering graduates of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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News Update : 7:30 AM Friday, Oct 20, 2023

FYI, while we work thru the details of what we announced earlier this week, we've decided to Drop the Price of the Base / App Store version of Photosets to xxx.

Also today, we want to clarify one important point, that we'll be using the enhanced/updated version of Photosets' Multi View Capture (MVC) feature as a core componenet for our (upcoming) "Female Dynamic Photo Modeling as a Live Action Sport" Corp Partner-based service.

We believe, in conjunction with select Corp Partners, that we are extremely well positioned to Reset Expectations across the board.

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News Update : 7:30 AM Thursday, Oct 19, 2023

FYI, we're now moving forward with "Female Dynamic Photo Modeling as a Live Action Sport" as our newest Top Priority !

Our strategy is both Unique & Innovative !

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News Update : 1 PM Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023

FYI, we've decided to seek funding to expedite what we announced earlier today.

That may be an Investment (our preference), OR it may be a Business Loan OR Line of Credit.

We'll consider ALL three options.

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News Update : 8 AM Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We've been Asked & have Agreed, to make our enhanced/updated Multi View Capture (MVC) feature our top R&D priority.

And BTW, we'll be Optimizing it & Field Testing it in two specific areas:

Live Action Sports

Capturing & Collecting AI/ML Training Data

2.) We're now working on ways that will enable a specific Application/Use-Case that Photosets excels at, Female Dynamic Photo Modeling, to be promoted as a Live Action Sport.


Make NO mistake, both have Game Changer potential !

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News Update : 5 AM Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023

FYI, we're still working on the next update of Photosets, v10.27, & now hope to submit it for Review by week's end.

i.e., we're a few days behind schedule.

Also, different subject, we stand behind our prediction of yesterday, that Apple's Vision Pro will flop BIG time.

We believe there is a significant Lack of Basic Common Sense when it comes to the vast-majority of the so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL for a living.

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News Update : 8:30 AM Monday, Oct 16, 2023

Two things to announce:

1.) We've kicked off an R&D effort to enhance our custom Multi View Capture (MVC) feature that we support on both Photosets & Photosets TV/Studio .

E.g., for when Photosets is running on a USB-C iPhone & that iPhone is connected (via a USB 3.2 Gen 2+ cable) to a USB-C Mac (& Photosets TV/Studio is running on that Mac).

2.) We predict Apple's Vision Pro will flop BIG time !

Unless/until Apple figures-out a way that it's in the best interest of the cellular service providers to promote & sell it, it will have NO chance of market success.

We say that because we're 100% convinced that at-least 2/3 of the iPhone's success the past few years is due to the Marketing efforts of the (major) cellular service providers.

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News Update : 8 AM Friday, Oct 13, 2023

Two things to announce today:

1.) We've pivoted with our Business Strategy, the Base / App Store version of Photosets is now ...

And BTW, it's the Single-Best UN-Discovered Gem in the Store !

2.) We're on track to release the next update of Photosets, v10.27, early next week.

Among other things, it includes a Fix for a ProRes Bug we discovered a few days ago.

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News Update : 8 AM Thursday, Oct 12, 2023

FYI, NO guarantee, but we are considering enabling Pro+ capture durations for those with select iPhones "here in the States".

We're considering two cases:

i.) ONLY for those with a 15P OR 15PM (because of their Higher-Perf USB-C port).

ii.) For anyone with ANY of the six iPhones that have a 48 Mpx Back Wide Camera (because of the Lossless 2x support we added in Photosets v10.26).

For reference, see the relevant table below, plus the first table on our Photosets User Guide webpage.

We will make our decision BEFORE submitting Photosets v10.27 to Apple for review.

OK, but why ?

Time will tell, but we believe it might be an innovative way to align our Business Strategy with potential Recruits.

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, in addition to the Corp Partnerships we are pursuing, we are also working on an Uber/Lyft/DoorDash-like business strategy for both our (upcoming) Short-Form, multi-scene Quibi-like Video streaming service, as well as to expand our AI/ML Training Data service.

Also, very importantly, you would never know it by its status in Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store, but Photosets is the most-advanced, highest-performance, & highest-precision (timing) Camera App in the (entire) App Store !

And has been since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

Make NO mistake, high-end iPhone owners aren't going to be happy when they find out what Tim Cook has (intentionally) neglected & suppressed !

Nor are AAPL shareholders for that matter !

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News Update : 8:30 AM Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023

FYI, the next update of Photosets, v10.27, out soon, includes Enhancements for when you've got an External NAND Flash Storage Device attached to your USB-C iPhone !

And BTW, for our R&D efforts we've been using Kingston DT Max series USB-C flash drives "connected directly" to the USB-C port on our 15 Pro Max iPhones.

If/when we find a suitable 5" OR so USB-C USB 3.2 Gen 2+ cable we'll add that into the mix.

And publish our first-ever App Note that describes it ALL in detail.

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News Update : 7 AM Monday, Oct 9, 2023

FYI, today we want to make it Crystal Clear to ALL that Business Development is now our top priority.

Specifically, for starters, in two areas :

Live Action Sports

Capturing & Collecting AI/ML Training Data

It doesn't make ANY sense for us to try to continue to convince App Store consumers, & in particular high-end iPhone owners, that Photosets should be their de facto Burst Photo Camera App solution.

We're better off pivoting & focusing on Business Development.

There is nothing wrong with the app.

ONLY with Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store that's run by three men (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt) who have NO Engineering OR Software Development experience.

They also have NO Camera Domain/Application/Use-Case expertise.

As such, we may have simply (significantly) over-estimated how much Tim, Phil, & Matt know about Apple's (own) Camera Frameworks & its Applications/Use-Cases.

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News Update : 8 AM Sunday, Oct 8, 2023

FYI, today we are announcing that we hope to soon announce Corporate Partnerships both for Live Action Sports & for capturing & collecting custom AI/ML Training Data !

You would NOT know it by its status in Apple's tightly-controlled, "curated" iOS App Store, but Photosets is Ready to Go to soon become a brand-new De Facto solution !

Photosets is in-fact the most-Advanced & Highest-Performance & Highest-Precision (Timing) Burst Photo Camera App on the planet !

And has been since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, when it first became a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App.

Make NO mistake, both high-end iPhone owners & AAPL shareholders have missed-out on its benefits simply because Apple has had, & continues to have, NO "App Discovery" competition.

If you're an AAPL shareholder, please see our custom graph on our App Store Critics Corner webpage.

The delta between the Orange line & the Burgundy line is $113B USD.

That's how much high-end iPhone revenue (we believe) Apple left on the table the past seven plus years, since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+.

And we're convinced it's due in large part to a combination of Ego & Insecurity and Technical & Applications Incompetence on the part of Apple's App Store Mgmt Team (i.e., Tim, Phil, & Matt, three guys with NO Engineering OR Software Development experience).

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News Update : 9:30 PM Thursday, Oct 5, 2023

FYI, we've been Asked & have Agreed, to clean-up our website & our X/Twitter feed.

That task is now done.

We're brewing something BIG !

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