Why don’t we have a global entity that is doing research not for profit but for the advancement of human beings.
Sadly so many advances in the market are driven by economic’s rather than real advancement.
We could make cures for many of the diseases, but sadly there are no economic incentives to do it.
Pharmaceutical companies have more incentive to treat cancer than cure it. So they will never advance to curing cancer or any of the major diseases.
So we need a global entity that can do research for the advancement of human race as a species and not worry about profits and economic feasibility.
For example if Elon Musk was given a few billion dollars, he could make the colonisation of Mars reality. But sadly he first has to build a profitable company before he can achieve this.
Once they find a break through they could license the technology to couple of companies to bring it to market at a reasonable price.
This could be funded through a patreon like a campaign. Where each month you could donate $1 for this cause. Even if 10% of the population funded it, we could generate 1 billion per year.
If we get more funding we could create contests where first person or company, to come up with an invention that is required could get a huge prize money.
Those who fund could even vote on the projects that needed to be worked on.
So is anyone up for it.
I own a iPhone 6. But i would never buy iPhone 6S at ₹62000.
The iPhone 6S is ₹10000 more than last years model, this is only in India by the way.
When they are reducing the price of apps from ₹60 to ₹10 and Apple music subscription from ₹600 to ₹120 in India. How can they charge 10% more for the newer iPhone.
Its too pricy for me to justify the purchase.
So here are what i use my phone for.
Phone calls – less than 1 or 2 a day
Apps – Occasionally
Camera – I use this the most, i use it to record all my youtube video and edit them.
I could get a basic android phone for around ₹6000 and do phone calls and all the app stuff on it.
For camera and editing i could go for an iPod touch at 19000 Rs for 32 GB version. The only down side is it has no auto focus in video. iPad Mini is a good bet too, but little awkward to shoot videos.
I could buy an android phone with good camera instead of iPod touch. But i don’t know any app like iMovie for android that can edit HD videos. iMovie is also free on iOS.
This setup wouldn’t cost more than ₹25000.
This is how i will upgrade my iPhone next year.
I really like to know what you use.
Hope its not from one of these companies
Also hope you don’t own any of these BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.
All of them were one time Foxconn Major customers.
How many other manufacturing companies working standards do you know about.
At least in this case you found about these practices and Apple is doing something to prevent it.
How many other companies are even talking about doing anything…
Google samsung manufacturing cancer.
The workers had to take samsung to court before they even apologised.
I am just saying that all the companies are guilty of doing it.
At least in my opinion Apple is doing something about it. Auditing, cutting contracts etc. If we start looking at stuff like this, we should stop using oil, clothes etc.
Don’t even google how many issues oil has.
So i am trying to pick the lesser of the evil out there. I am willing to pay 20-30% more for my iPhone if all the workers were well treated and well payed.
But sadly that is not how this modern economy works. Thats the sad truth we all have to live with no matter which company we use.
They most efficient Manufacturing, R&D and Marketing Company.
Manufacturing – They have almost perfected it, no technical flaws, products release on time not just a few, millions of them. Once they figure out the manufacturing they stick to that design for two years. Making more money of it. They get better manufacturing price, by lending loans to buy machines etc.
R&D – The are a lean machine, for how big the company is their R&D budget is tiny. They are willing to wait to get the product right, even if they have to delay the product. Look at iPad, Apple TV etc.
Marketing – They don’t spend anywhere near the amount samsung and other spend on advertising. But where they spend they are very effective.
The are launching so many products and all of them are going without a hitch. Just an example, samsung edge was having issues with manufacturing. Apple has a new display and 3D touch with new electronics in display in the new ones but they are still breaking shipping records (all deliveries will be one time). They also have apple tv and iPad pro. both expected to sell few millions launching in few weeks. They have their manufacturing oiled up pretty well
All these add to make the margins bigger.
But I remember times when I made a correct choice, then changed my mind and was wrong.
This happens for two reasons: First, humans naturally have something called an endowment bias, where we feel strongly attached to things we already have (our first instinct, in this case).
Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But this isn’t necessarily true.
We don’t want to give it up, and we feel especially bad when we give it up and it turns out later to be correct. We remember these instances vividly and thus they seem to be very common, even though all research shows that they are less common.
Its interesting to see how brain is so selective about memories. Even knowing these facts will not help in fixing it.
I think 3D Touch is for advance users. I am surprised apple didn’t market it that way. Listen to my theory first.
If you are a normal iPhone user you just use your iPhone like before, nothing changes. But if you are a advance user who is willing to put in more effort to learn you could do things much quicker.
Open the camera app and click on the front facing camera icon to switch the camera. Then take a selfie. This is how most users use it.
Or 3D touch the camera app to get a menu to go to selfie camera directly.
This is a clever way to add more complexity to iPhone, but still keeping it simple for regular users.
Ive would rather be sentenced to life with a flip phone than subject his designs to focus groups, so when the company makes a change like 3D Touch, its business plan, basically, is to trust that he and his team are right.
Source: How Apple Built 3D Touch
Force Touch’s underlying technology will be similar to the implementation in the new MacBooks and in the Apple Watch, but its functionality will focus more on short-cutting iOS features rather than on serving as an additional menu overlay for buttons. With that said, we are told that the pressure-sensitive screen may not be called Force Touch on the iPhone, a detail we’ll discuss more in the near future.
I am really curious how will they implement this. Imagine a app with no buttons on screen. Just content taking over the whole screen.
Force touch will make the menus appear. It would be amazing for apps who can use the whole screen just to show content without worrying about interfaces etc.
Its like having full screen mode all the time. No wasted screen space on unwanted UI.
This will also be a big differentiator for iPhone because something like this will take few years for Android to implement and release. Even then it will have hard time convincing hardware makers who are on the race to make cheaper and cheaper phones.
With iPhone 6S rumours coming out, its the right time to write this.
I think i have the perfect phone all ready. Don’t want any more features or additions.
I am talking about my iPhone 6 its perfect
I don’t need it any thinner
Its fast enough to edit videos on iMovie.
It has a HD camera with 60 fps videos. Even though i only use 720p at 30 fps for youtube.
It takes beautiful photos even with flash.
It has 16 GB space which is enough for all my needs even the video recording.
It has good battery life
It has the latest cell network that runs faster than my wifi
So as you can see iPhone 6 is a perfect phone for my usage. I don’t need any more features…
But i bet Apple will convince me otherwise