Nach dem Apfel-Tag: iPhone X, der Haben-Wollen-Reflex und mehr
Man kann eigentlich den Hype um die Apple-Ankündigungstage kaum noch ertragen, aber auch ich bin immer wieder gespannt. Hier einige Zitate der vergangenen Tage, die mir ins Auge gefallen sind. Volker Weber spricht den Haben-Wollen-Reflex sehr schön an:
Apple introduces three new iPhones, as expected and reported. Of course you want iPhone X. But Apple can’t make enough of them, so they make them expensive, really expensive. You can buy an 8 or 8 Plus instead, and they will be (relatively) cheaper. There isn’t much you can do on the X, that you can’t do on the 8 or 8 Plus, but you will want the X. Because you are not being rational. At least I am not. I don’t need a newer iPhone than the iPhone 7 Plus. But my god, is this thing beautiful. You can’t possibly put it in a case. No way. Huge dilemma for early adopters: Get a new 8 (Plus) in September, or wait for November (and later) to get the X? I expect the X to be in short supply for a long time, although it is ridiculously expensive. There will be lots of people who buy it because they can afford it.
Und dieser Kommentar zur Apple Watch auf ZDNet gefällt mir:
Apple Watch now has history, updates, connectivity and software to become more dominant. The device isn’t likely to become as successful as the iPhone, but Apple Watch sets the stage for life beyond the smartphone. What remains to be seen is whether the Apple Watch becomes a viable substitute for the iPhone. Apple Watch is becoming more of a medical device and that creates a business that’s much more defensible. Cellular service is likely to translate into an Apple Watch upgrade cycle at the very least. Perhaps it even cannibalizes iPhone usage a bit.
[Meine persönlichen 2 Cents: Da greift derzeit eher mein Haben-Wollen-Reflex wegen GPS (was es schon auf der Apple Watch 2 gab), denn mein iPhone und meine Apple Watch 1 verlieren leider sehr oft die Verbindung. Pech und ärgerlich für eine Radtouren mit der Komoot-App, die dann nicht sauber aufzeichnet.]
Und zum Thema Gesichtserkennung als Entsperrmechanismus und Login auf das iPhone und mögliche Bedenken der IT-Abteilung schrieb TechRepublic vor dem Event:
Obviously your corporate IT director is going to be concerned about the security of that system, but biometric security is such a core part of Apple’s strategy—including being the foundation of its Apple Pay system—that it’s hard to believe Apple would ship facial ID technology in its flagship device if it weren’t just as solid and reliable as Touch ID has been.
My guess is that the new face scanner will prove to be the most secure and accurate ever shipped in a smartphone, if only because Apple has the most to lose if it fails. But if the introduction of Touch ID creeped out some people in your company, you might want to expect the same reception for Face ID (or whatever it’s called).
Und auch Forbes äußert sich mit interessanten Aussagen zu iOS 11 und Security:
There’s a saving grace with iOS 11 in a small but significant update with iOS 11 that should prevent quick searches. As noted by Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft, Apple has added an additional login layer in iOS 11 so that when connecting an iPhone to an unknown external PC, an extra passcode is required. When the government wants to get inside an iPhone quickly, and they already have control over the device, they attach the iPhone to a PC. But as they’ll now be presented with a ‘Trust this device?’ prompt and asked to enter a passcode, they’ll have another barrier to get through.
For feds then, even if they can unlock the phone, it doesn’t mean they can extract the data inside, quite the opposite thanks to iOS 11. “…
Undoubtedly iOS remains one of the most secure operating systems available to the public, and that’s upset the government in the past, most notoriously in the San Bernardino terrorist saga. And even with Face ID, Apple doesn’t appear to be going back on its word to protect customer privacy over law enforcement encroachment.
Und noch eine Aussage zu iOS 11 und der IT Abteilung:
An Apple a day keeps the competitors away …
IT departments have control over when their business moves to the new operating system, but time is nevertheless of the essence because more than corporate devices are at play, said Lorion [President and GM at Apperian]. BYOD workers, contractors and business partners are among those who will update devices to iOS 11 independently of a company, pressuring the organization to ensure systems are compliant as soon as requirements change. …
Apple releases are known for the spectacle accompanying them, especially because the unveiled features are secrets to everyone from consumers to major partners of the company. Everyone sees and gets the update at the same time, save for the occasional leak.
“I think Apple realizes that they have such a large base of end users, in other words consumers, that they treat everyone the same,” said Lorion. This move often frustrates extremely large companies that may expect special treatment because of their relationship with Apple.
Augmented Reality haben wir ja schon vorher mehrmals hier adressiert. Deshalb dazu keine Zitate.