Einige der populärsten iOS Apps wurden bis heute nicht für iPhone 6 und iPhone 6 Plus optimiert, darunter WeatherPro, XING, LinkedIn und Spotify (Update kam heute). Es ist mir absolut unverständlich, wie unwichtig dem Management dieser Firmen ihre Kunden sind. Es kann nur an absolutem Desinteresse der Entwickler bzw. der Verantwortlichen liegen, denn der Aufwand die Apps an die neuen Auflösungen anzupassen ist wirklich eher gering. Immerhin war es anderen ja möglich, die Apps innerhalb weniger Tage nach Erscheinen der neuen iPhones anzupassen.

Beispiel WeatherPro: die App war jahrelang unangefochten die Nummer Eins der Wetter Apps, die Vorhersagen stimmten, die App war innovativ und technisch immer vorne. Sie war sogar eine der ersten Wetter Apps überhaupt. Und nun wird sie eine der letzten Apps sein, die für die neuen Displaygrößen angepasst werden. Die Kundenzufriedenheit ist stark gesunken, vor allem weil eine Menge der Nutzer die Premiumvariante nutzen und so sogar zusätzlich Geld einspülen, wovon man ja durchaus eine Menge Entwickler bezahlen könnte.

iOS 8.0.1 and iCloud security

Ugh, rough week for Apple. Yesterday they publicly released a faulty iOS update and pulled it back. I have absolutely no idea how this build has made it through internal testing.

Today, Mac Rumors reports that Apple knew about the iCloud security flaw six months ago:

“In an email from March 2014, Balic told Apple that he was able to bypass the security of any iCloud account by using a “brute-force” hacking method that was able to try over 20,000 password combinations.”

Normally I’d be the first to defend Apple, but this is just too embarrassing.

Four days with the iPhone 6

I’d like to share my thoughts on the iPhone 6, now that I have used it for four days:


  • Good performance
  • Camera has improved compared with iPhone 5s
  • Touch ID button is clickier


  • Uninspired design
  • Too big
  • Protruding camera lens is annoying
  • Unattractive antenna bands
  • Space Gray is different to 5s and iPad Air

If I’m honest, I kind of miss my iPhone 5s.

So, yup, I’ve changed my mind. I now think the size is good, battery life is increased and it definitely feels better in your palm than the 5s.

“Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter.”Seth Godin

A few words on the new iPhone 6

Yesterday, Apple announced two new iPhones in a for web viewers infuriating event. Don’t get me wrong, you can’t get more fanboy than me, but Apple still can’t do internet properly. Never before was an announcement that bold, Apple even redirected their front page to the countdown which later became the stream and live blog. And then, the only moment the stream was reliable, was when U2 was on stage.

But that’s not what bugs me most. In my mind the new iPhone 6 looks uninspired, it is the least beautiful iPhone ever. Their obsession with thinness resulted in the need of a protruding camera lens. Your iPhone will now wobble when you use it on a flat desk. How is that good design? I bought every iPhone since the original iPhone, and I always couldn’t await the day it was delivered. Being a developer and tech nerd, I need to buy the new iPhone 6 in order to keep up with the zeitgeist, but the iPhone 6 is definitely the first iPhone I’m not very impatient to get it.

Lastly, I found a thread on /r/apple regarding the protruding lens. Have a look at this product image of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus:

Image Credit: Apple

Image Credit: Apple

Missing something? Yes, you are correct. Apple removed the lens. Even Apple isn’t sure about its own design. I fear they lost some of their magic yesterday.

“David Welsford doesn’t pay rent or have a full time job. Instead, he lives on a 50-year-old wooden boat. A few years ago, he gave up the luxuries of land for life alone in the sea. “For me, what’s more important than having a big house is having a space that makes me feel good,” he says.”The Atlantic