8 years of wearing Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm)

Exactly 8 years ago I started wearing an Apple Watch, the original series. At that time, Apple was offering an aluminium sports watch, the “regular” watch made from stainless steel, and an outrageously expensive gold watch. Apple did not yet know what to do with the watch and they eventually pivoted to health and fitness, which happened to be exactly my use case from day one.

I wanted to close my rings every single day of the week, and I have now been doing this for 8 years. As you can see, I completed 2900 days with reaching my move goal, out of 2920 days. My longest move streak has been more than a thousand days until I missed one day by a few calories.

A few years ago, Apple Watch alerted me of a health condition that turned out to be a severe sepsis, a potentially life-threatening situation. Three doctors made the right decisions within just two hours. I had surgery the next day and I walked out of the hospital three days later.

In the years since Apple Watch has received an ECG monitor, fall detection, crash detection, irregular heart rhythm detection. The display has gotten a lot better, it has been always on for more than three years, its battery life has gotten much better, and it charges faster, so that you can wear it 23.5 hours a day and track your sleep. The long-term health data makes it so valuable for me. When my resting heart rate goes up, I know something is wrong.

With Apple Pay I can pay for almost everything just by holding it to a payment terminal, I can take a call without even carrying my iPhone and can dispatch iMessages just by talking to it. When I leave the house, I continue to listen to a podcast through my AirPods, and all this tight integration makes the watch indispensable to me.

That’s all nice and good. But what makes me wear this thing every single day is that it watches over me.

I may not even be here without it.

On to the next 100 days to complete the 3000 days of closing my rings. #dontbreakthechain

This is a camera

After crashing one iPhone I am now using Apple’s Clear Case

I find it quite amusing how Techtuber chat up the latest and greatest camera models. To folding revenues of camera manufacturers. Yes, it is not a coincidence that they all come out with their reviews at the same time.

Don’t fear missing out. Camera wars are over and the smartphone won. If you spend 400 Eur and up on a smartphone, you are good. There are measurebators who will tell you that this camera is better than that camera, but I am pretty sure that your quality as a photographer makes a bigger difference.

Don’t love cameras. Love photos.

Apple announces Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro subscriptions for iPad

Starting Tuesday, May 23, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad will each be available on the App Store for $4.99 (US) per month or $49 (US) per year with a one-month free trial.8  Final Cut Pro is compatible with M1 chip iPad models or later, and Logic Pro will be available on A12 Bionic chip iPad models or later. Final Cut Pro for iPad and Logic Pro for iPad require iPadOS 16.4.

Lots of Final Cut Pro features require an M2-powered iPad Pro.

For more information, visit apple.com/final-cut-pro-for-ipad and apple.com/logic-pro-for-ipad.

Apple WWDC 2023 ab 5. Juni

CUPERTINO, KALIFORNIEN Apple hat heute angekündigt, dass die jährliche Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) vom 5. bis 9. Juni 2023 in einem Online-Format stattfinden wird. Am Eröffnungstag haben Entwickler:innen und Studierende die Möglichkeit vor Ort im Apple Park zu feiern. Die Teilnahme an der WWDC23, die die neuesten Entwicklungen von iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS und tvOS in den Mittelpunkt stellen wird, ist für alle Entwickler:innen kostenlos. Als Teil von Apples kontinuierlichem Engagement, Entwickler:innen bei der Erstellung innovativer Apps zu unterstützen, wird die Veranstaltung auch einen einzigartigen Zugang zu Ingenieur:innen von Apple sowie Einblicke in neue Technologien und Werkzeuge bieten, die Entwickler:innen helfen, ihre Visionen zu verwirklichen.

Für Schüler:innen/Student:innen gibt es wieder eine Swift Student Challenge. Mindestalter in der EU ist 16.

Apple iPhone Case

Nachdem ich die Rückseite des iPhone 14 Pro zerschmettert habe, vermutlich durch den unnachgiebigen Metallrahmen eines hauchdünnen Aramid-Case, bin ich nun zurück bei den Apple Cases. Ich nutze abwechselnd das Clear Case aus Polycarbonat und das Silikon Case, hier in der Farbe Flieder.

Das Clear Case sieht besser aus, aber ist dicker und fühlt sich nicht so angenehm an wie das Silikon Case. Ganz ohne Case sind mir die letzten drei iPhones ohne sichtbare Folgen heruntergefallen, aber ich will jetzt mal auf Nummer Sicher gehen.