Karma always catches up in the end.

It’s been a long time coming but at last the originator of the now iconic touchscreen Apple iPhone is seeing its hard work justified in an easy to understand way.

I’m not talking about the billions owed by Samsung to Apple and proven in court for Samsung constantly ripping off Apple  iPhones (Samsung continue to evade that debt using the courts of appeals).

No this is much more karma based as we witness the iPhone copycats by made by Samsung explode and catch fire due to poor design and badly though out everything.

For those non Apple users who think there is fair competition between android phones and Apple they have to step back and remember that before Apples iPhone there wasn’t anything like a iPhone on the market and after iPhone everyone just ripped off everything Apple had worked hard to create including its look and feel.

Since then Apple has had to deal with companies like Samsung imitating their designs and new features and even advertising style in order to steal market share in the high end phone market by imitating the real thing (Apple).

But at last the clarity is starting to show as Samsung now with a sizeable marketshare in their copy cat iPhones feels the consequences of not designing but just copying.

People who buy Apple know that every single component in that phone or computer has been meticulously designed and tested to work under strict criteria and constant use. Nothing is left to chance and in order to get so much into such small devices everything has to be optimised precisely on every new version of the iPhone and every new version of Apples computers also.

Some people call this the walled garden as Apple control the hardware and the software and keep everything optimised to just work and they don’t allow just anyone to access this set up as that invites potential problems for all users.

Apple can not afford to just go to the local electronics fair and buy off the shelf components and build a phone because to do that would be like owning a PC.

What is a PC? (non apple)

PC’s are built using off the shelf components and anyone can build one  they are a collection of bits and bobs purchased from any number of different suppliers all making their own thing and to build your PC you will pick from the myriad of suppliers doing different things and bulked all those bits together to make a PC. The problem is you will always have more options than needed, as the suppliers are adding all sorts of things you don’t need but someone else might need so your buying a bloated component and just using the bit you need from it.  You might have extra ports you wound not need, extra wiring in there, not for you but maybe another person needs it in their build.
This is how PC’s are put together. Components are multi usable to capture every conceivable buyer and made in bulk and sold cheep to capture a mass market. You buy the part and just use the bits that apply to your build but the rest is still all in there using powers and doing nothing and thats just one part you will buy loads of parts like this before you have a computer so a lot of waste. The potential for problems and issues is pretty much a hall mark of PC’s.

This is why PC’s are a pile of junk, because when you then add the software from another company (win dose) that software has to work with your specific build of PC which will be different to others build using different parts to get to the same end result and so you get crashing and freezing and all the other bad stuff Apple users don’t get (viruses trojans).

I’m not saying that if you manage to get one working it will run fine for a while but It’s a wasteful inefficient and bad way to build anything.

So why does anyone do it?
It’s cheep and for some they are happy rebooting and buying new bits and bobs to keep there monster PC running  (not realising most Apple computers will cost a bit more but run perfectly for 5-7 years without an issue and with constant fee (working) software updates so buying a Mac is actually a better life investment).

Apple have never worked like this PC bits and bobs way.

Everything Apple does is perfectly designed to do the job required, and at the constant and optimal speed expected while always using the least amount of power. This is why Apple is so loved, as Apples attention to detail is untouchable in the industry, they design and optimise everything.

The Apple operating system (software)  is designed perfectly for their hardware and their hardware is optimised to use the very least amount of power while running smoothly under load so no waste in power or efficiency. This is true for their computers as it is for their iPhones.

Samsung on the other hand.

I suppose they are like the PC market when they build their iPhone imitators,  packing these tiny slim rip off iPhones with off the shelf components or badly designed components they have to try to make all fit into what ever size Apple decided to design their next iPhone in.
It can’t be easy copying such an optimised and well designed iPhone and for a while Samsung has got away with it, duping the public into thinking they had something they did not have (an iPhone)

Samsung get away with this magic trick thanks to Android OS  but that also is a poor relation to the Apple iOS as Samsung take androids operating system from Google to bolt on top of their bits and bob components and this allows Samsung to create an Apple looking (but not) operating system.

What you see is a iPhone rip off by Samsung that seems to look and act like its as good as an iPhone but its not, its a pile of junk!
The innards are various suppliers parts stacked up one thing on the other built by who knows what or where and all wrapped up in a look-a-like iPhone operating system.

The problem

Nothing is optimised the OS is Googles Android (copycat iOS) and the processor is designed by snapdragon or some other self designed component company who make a standard processor for any mobile phones  (just an everything  PC component). The power draw is such a serious issue that the battery has to be a much higher rating than you really want in a small phone and when the phone starts to run it sucks a copious amount of battery energy making that run hot.

Welcome the next iPhone imitation from Samsung…BANG!

I should point out that ‘thermal runaway’ which is the term used for a battery over heating to the point that it ignights, can happen in any phone and Apple have had a few batteries over the years fail from a faulty battery.
The stats for this fault is 1 in 10 million so it can happen to Apple who have a billion iPhone out there. This is why Apple design and optimise all their iPhones to run on very low power and run efficiently. If a battery from an iPhone was to have a thermal runaway incident it would be that 1 in 10 million fault, rather than poor design from Apple, as it clearly is with the hundreds of exploding samsung phones and only 2million sold.

Apple release a new iPhone every year

Apple always has new things in it new iPhone models yet it gets slimmer.

How can Apple add haptic feedback to their iPhone as this hardware component takes up battery space and will use energy to create that feeling of touch? but they have a smaller battery in their phone? yet it still runs for the same amount of time or maybe more than before?

Apple designs and designs and designs everything. The processor gets smaller and faster and uses less power so Apple can make the battery smaller and add another bit of Apple designed hardware into the phone and make it smaller still…

This is the information android users don’t understand and this is why Apple are the coolest company and the biggest company and the most loved company.

The moral to this story is if you want an iPhone buy and iPhone

if you want a cheep knock off that everyone will know is a cheep knock off buy a Samsung or anything Android!

but you have to know…. others will be laughing at you secretly with your copycat iPhone!

The real problem with Apple Music and the Dubset Deal.

It seems that everyone wants a share of the pie from musicians and in the race to get their cut the biggest issues have again been forgotten by all including Apple.

Apple can now play unofficial remixes of music originally created an artist but made in a new way by a third party. Dj’s love to make mixes and sometimes remix tracks but they are not always supported by the artist who is the creator of the original.

The artist should have the right to ok illegal creations that might have a global access. ok if a bedroom DJ wants to do something and share it with his mates then so be it in that small world but this new deal with a company called Dubset claims it can work out which songs are original works and thus allow Apple to play them because they can work out who to pay what from the music.

On the face of it this might sound like a solution to paying rights holders and the musicians but it detaches the musician once again from their creative original work and how to reserve their rights in their work.

musicians want to sell their albums and songs streaming is a red herring that benefits only the company collecting the monthly fees. The amount of money paid to the artist is so small its pointless.

There is one one reason companies like Dubset want to do this working out of what music is used in a mix and that is so they can skim a cut of the royalty that might exist and artist have to trust this company on who should be paid and who should not.

No i make underground dance music and there are millions of DJ’s mixing underground dance tracks and I’m confident a company like Dubset will have no idea what the track are when it comes to hard to find underground dance music that might not even be released but being played in a mix from a promo sent to a DJ.

I don’t see any permission from the artists in all this? They might not like their music bastardised into a mix no matter how many plays it might get on a streaming website which all pay micro shaving of a cent in royalties.

There is a fix and its always been then and this is my biggest gripe about all the streaming services.

Support sales of the artist music

Non of the streaming service offer instant ways to buy artists music that they are playing and this is only true support of value for musicians to get payed properly.

Steaming is not helpful for artist to sell music because it become an all you can eat for a monthly fee meaning the users have no reason to buy music anymore as they can stream it when ever they like and there is no incentive to purchase , not limit on the amount of stemming of any track before having to buy it.

To me streaming companies and the people like Dubset are freeloaders, clambering onto the artists income and creaming without truly speaking to artist about what’s best for them they aren not helping artists to easily sell their music by providing links to buy when they play the music.

My self as an artist, I think all the free streaming is about money for the companies involved and not for the artists doing the music its a ruse and big lie, the tech is there to aid artist in selling the music but the don’t need to do it because they have all they need in their small royalty driven model.

Yes Apple claim to be trying to get royalties to artist but the reality is the whole streaming model is unhelpful to selling music which is the real way artist can survive.

Streaming is a parasite set up so music streaming companies rent out the music in a monthly fees that go’s into their pockets while paying fractions of a cent per play and not helping the listener to truly connect to the whole artist album by making it easy to instantly buy the music when it matters (while its being played)

Streaming has nothing to do with helping the artist generate an true sustainable audience and income for their creations.

The artist is like an animal in the field standing there while all the music streaming companies and rights collection agency are the flies buzzing around picking morsels off and irritating the animal, not benefiting the animal in any momentous way the flies are only truly interested in the food they can pick off.

Yes Apple music is doing this too and I love Apple, but their rhetoric about ‘The artist must be paid’ rings hollow when it comes to streaming. Apple could easily help in the right way with instant buy buttons but they are just playing with all the other flies making no real difference so all flies are flies.

Apple needs to make a difference in a meaning full way because artists never asked for the flies in the first place artist make their money from sales not flies picking at them and paying a pittance for streaming music.

If Apple and Spotify and any streaming companies truly wanted to support artist they would have a link and the name of the artist on every song played actually visible so that at that time the music was playing a user could click the link and instantly buy and own that track.

I envisioned that one day this would happen for radio but alas looking at all the music streamers its clear they don’t give a sh*t about selling the music they are playing for the artists benefit .

All they want is the monthly subscriptions and the market share and to be able to stream what ever they want at the lowest payment rate possible. Technology is in place to put a buy button up to the user when the music is being played but no, its not happened and why not?

I’m scare that this deal with Dubset is going to really end any chance of musicians selling their music because unless the tracks in a mix are clearly defined and visible to the listener with the ability to buy them (if they are for sale) all I see is another white wash for the artist and more skimming from the likes of the flies who only want the monthly fees and any morsels they can grab from the artist before they are paid what ever is left.

Apple should, if they proceed on this path make every track in the mix visible to the public with the ability for them to buy it instantly. Also the artist should know about any mix done without their consent to authorise it otherwise the system is still theft.

If you buy a television i can not just come round your house and pay you 1 cent to watch something its your television and you control how its used.

This is just another way to circumvent the artists and pay them nothing worth talking about. Things have got to change because this deal looks like a shit deal for Artist and a ruse that paying less then a cent for an unauthorised mix is a way to allow streaming companies to do what ever they want with music they don’t actually own.

Note to Apple . If you truly support artist then why have you not built into your music radio the ability to instantly show the track name while its playing with a link to iTunes to instantly purchase?

The amount of revenue for Apple and the Artist would be whats allows artist to survive and grown even but streaming is never going to pay the bills.

The artists really need sales to be restored and prioritised into the music streaming. Anything else is a sham for the artists.

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