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Forecast for 2020: smartphones will control smart homes

“Innovation Report Germany 2017” by Rhino Inter Group and a think tank

 

Raimund Hahn: “Security in their own homes has become more important in recent years for the majority of people in Germany. If, nevertheless, they are prepared to entrust this same security to their smartphones, this demonstrates very clearly that they have virtually unshakeable faith in their smartphones as the central control units of their own lives.”

 

Ulmen, 23 February 2017 – By 2020, many consumers will use their smartphones as the central controllers in their homes. This conclusion is suggested by the current “Innovation Report Germany 2017”, published jointly by the electronics wholesale group, Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com/), and the Diplomatic Council (www.diplomatic-council.org), a think tank. This report is based on a survey of 1176 consumers.

 

No fewer than 79 percent of the survey’s respondents expect smartphones to be used as TV remote controllers in the future. Admittedly, 61 percent believe that televisions will still be independent devices. Nevertheless, 39 percent of respondents can envisage that the TV set will be replaced in many households by a smartphone screen that can be folded out to the size of a TV screen, or by a projector integrated into the device.

 

According to the survey, 59 percent of consumers are entirely convinced that the lights in their own homes will be smartphone-controlled in the future, while 64 percent predict that the same will be true of heating systems. 

 

Raimund Hahn, senior analyst for mobile phones at the Diplomatic Council and CEO of Rhino Inter Group, summarizes the study’s findings: “Consumers are generally prepared for the smart home. And they have a broadly clear idea of what this means: all functions can be smartphone-controlled.” As the “best example” of this, he cites the finding that more than half of the respondents (55 percent) expect that front door keys will also be available as smartphone apps in the coming years. Hahn also says: “Security in their own homes has become more important in recent years for the majority of people in Germany. If, nevertheless, they are prepared to entrust this same security to their smartphones, this demonstrates very clearly that they have virtually unshakeable faith in their smartphones as the central control units of their own lives.”

 

However, the study also reveals that there is some dissent: 45 percent of respondents emphatically reject the idea of using a smartphone as a replacement for the front door key. In addition, 61 percent are entirely convinced that they will still have television sets in their living rooms in the coming years, while 21 percent see no point in controlling the TV set with a smartphone instead of a conventional remote control. Moreover, 17 percent say that they would much rather use light switches on their walls than their smartphones to turn the lights on and off, and 11 percent do not believe in smartphone-controlled heating.

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

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Rhino Inter Group expects “digital business boom”

Raimund Hahn: “iPhone 8 and the internet of things will trigger a boom in demand”

 

Digital wholesaler is gearing up to double its storage and transport capacities

 

Ulmen, 8 February 2017 – The electronics wholesale group, Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com), is gearing up for a “boom in mobile phone business” in the wake of the launch of the iPhone 8. “The major iPhone update that is expected this year – combined with an ever-growing user community whose devices are getting older and older – will lead to a boom in demand, the like of which the smartphone sector has never experienced before,” says Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group. By its own account, Rhino is already one of the fastest-growing major wholesale groups for electronic goods, particularly mobile devices and systems. 

 

Rapid increase expected

 

Rhino CEO Raimund Hahn is certain that “the iPhone 8 – as well as its competitors, particularly Samsung, which will really be electrified by the excitement that it generates – will lead to a rapid increase in digital wholesale business, both this year and in the coming years.” In order to prepare for this, Rhino Inter Group says that it has geared up to double its storage and transport capacities. Rhino’s CEO expects that there will be a smartphone boom for around three to four years. Raimund Hahn says: “Unlike current devices, the iPhone 8s and the iPhone 9 will also be based on the new design and the new technological platform being introduced this year, so they will be in great demand.”

 

Internet of things will ensure full order books

 

Alongside the smartphone boom triggered by Apple, Rhino boss Hahn believes that, “already today and certainly over the next ten years,” the internet of things will ensure that digital technology wholesalers have full order books. “Electronics wholesale is rightly regarded as one of the most future-oriented market segments because – thanks to the internet of things – practically all devices and machines will be equipped with an internet connection in the future,” says Raimund Hahn. To clarify this, he adds, “Every coffee machine, every dishwasher, every washing machine, every heating system, all lighting technology and so on will have to be bought new in order to fit into the smart world.”

 

Consumers call for smart homes

 

Hahn refers to the findings of the current “Innovation Report Germany 2017”, jointly published by Rhino Inter Group and the Diplomatic Council (www.diplomatic-council.org), a think tank. According to this report, which is based on a survey of 1176 consumers, 59 percent of consumers are confident that the lights in their own homes will be smartphone-controlled in the future. In addition, 64 percent predict that the same will be true of heating systems. To a large extent, this trend is driven by smartphone manufacturers with apps such as Apple’s HomeKit.

Manufacturers compete, wholesalers reap the benefits

“The switch from analog homes to smart homes will be just as comprehensive as the switch from black-and-white to color television – only on a far vaster scale,” says Raimund Hahn. He adds: “While manufacturers engage in bitter competition, digital wholesalers will benefit from this boom, regardless of which suppliers make the running in the competition.”

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

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Raimund Hahn says 10th anniversary iPhone will be wireless

 

Expert states “iPhone 10 will have a charging puck instead of a charging cable”

 

Ulmen, Germany, 27 October 2016 – The next generation of iPhone, which is expected to be released to mark the product’s tenth anniversary, will be completely wireless. This is the prediction made by Raimund Hahn, senior analyst for mobile phones at the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org) and CEO of mobile phone wholesale group Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com). “The iPhone 7 spells the end of headphone cables, while the iPhone 10 does away with charging cables,” says the expert, who claims to have direct access to the Asian supplier industry.

 

According to information Raimund Hahn has received from the supplier community, a charging puck similar to the device available for the Apple Watch will be used for the inductive charging of the “iPhone 10”. However, the Diplomatic Council’s mobile phone expert speculates that so-called “room charging” or long-range charging technology, which enables a phone to be charged if it is in the same room as a charging station, will not be ready for release within the next year. Raimund Hahn believes that in the future this up-and-coming near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) technology, which allows devices to be charged over distances of several metres, will result in us “never noticeably having to charge our mobile devices again because they will, to all intents and purposes, be automatically charged in the office, at home, in restaurants, etc. and will be supplied with new energy from the air without us even being aware of it.”

 

“The MacBook and AirPods mark the start of Apple turning its vision of creating a wireless world in which all devices are only connected via radio waves into a reality,” explains Rhino’s CEO. “The process of supplying devices with power is the greatest challenge standing in the way of this. However, Apple already has a patent in NFMR and will definitely make use of this technology in the next few years.”

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

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Raimund Hahn believes Apple Watch is a medical device

“Apple Watch is aimed more at the multi-billion pound healthcare market than the watch industry”

 

Ulmen, Germany, x September 2016 – “When reviewing the Apple Watch, many market observers focus too heavily on its lifestyle features and do not pay enough attention to how the wearable is first and foremost a way for the corporation to enter the multi-billion pound healthcare market,” says Raimund Hahn, senior analyst for mobile phones at the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org) and CEO of mobile phone wholesale group Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com). Commenting on the new Apple Watch Series 2, he explains: “Apple’s partnerships with Nike and Hermes are very clear indicators of its strategy. Since positioning itself as a manufacturer of medical devices wouldn’t fit with Apple’s corporate image, it has partnered with Nike, which stands for sport as a synonym for health, and with Hermes, which stands for lifestyle. Apple’s choice of partners shouldn’t, however, detract from the fact that the Apple Watch is a wearable which permanently measures the wearer’s vital signs and evaluates them on their iPhone.” 

 

According to Raimund Hahn, “It’s about much more than just keeping an eye on your fitness levels. Instead, devices which constantly measure someone’s vital signs mark the start of a transformation in the healthcare industry. The Apple Watch or Fitbit are simply the forerunners of this development.”

 

Healthy people will soon be at the forefront of modern medicine

“Today’s doctors focus primarily on sick patients. Healthy people currently aren’t looked after at all or are only seen a maximum of once a year as part of a check-up. This means they don’t receive any medical care unless they fall ill or have an accident. The medical industry of the future will work completely in reverse by placing healthy people in the foreground. The ability to constantly measure their vital signs will enable people to monitor the state of their health continuously and not just once a year,” states Raimund Hahn. However, the expert at the Diplomatic Council believes that there are still “scientific challenges and medical hurdles” to be overcome. For example, he feels that we are still a long way from reaching a consensus about which vital signs are actually “normal”.

 

A doctor on your wrist

According to Raimund Hahn, “The medical community is yet to define what constitutes a healthy person. Conditions can only be diagnosed in cases where values significantly differ from the norm or patients are in pain. But which vital signs are actually normal and at which age, weight and physical condition? There are currently no definitive answers to this question, as these measurements are usually evaluated by doctors on a case-by-case basis. If, however, everyone were, in a manner of speaking, to carry a doctor on their wrist in the form of a smartwatch, there would need to be universally accepted standards of the conditions under which, for example, the watch would sound an alarm and recommend the wearer head to the nearest hospital, to which the watch has possibly already transmitted an initial diagnosis.”

 

 

The Diplomatic Council’s mobile phone expert points out that the majority of medical data collected from blood pressure and heart rate monitors, as well as the growing number of sensors which will be found on the wrists of millions of people in the future, is not only evaluated on the mobile devices which record it, but, above all, in data centres running in the background. 

 

The potential to save millions of lives

“This is the first time in the history of humanity that medical data could be collected and evaluated in such a comprehensive and continuous way,” explains Raimund Hahn. “It could turn medicine completely on its head by permanently monitoring people, using the data recorded to give them personal tips on how to improve their health and discovering serious diseases early enough for them to be cured. It’s essentially like going for cancer screening every day instead of just once a year. Although fundamental issues surrounding data protection still need to be clarified, this form of proactive medicine undoubtedly has the potential to save millions of lives in the future. Wearables like the Apple Watch mark the start of this brand new dimension of healthcare. It is no secret that other corporations such as Google have long been working on making comparable future scenarios a reality. Anyone who only evaluates the lifestyle features of the Apple Watch is completely failing to recognise the billion pound market which it could tap into in the medium to long term.”

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

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Rhino confirms black iPhone

“iPhone in black” expected to become a reality again this year for the first time since 2011

 

Ulmen, Germany, 30th August 2016 – The launch of the next generation of iPhone will see a black iPhone reappear on the market for the first time since 2011. This has been confirmed by Raimund Hahn, CEO of mobile phone wholesale group Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) and Chairman of the Global Mobile Forum at the Diplomatic Council think tank (www.diplomatic-Council.org). The German entrepreneur claims to use both his positions to gain direct access to the global supplier industry. As such, Raimund Hahn is aware that the components for manufacturing a black iPhone are already in circulation at several Asian suppliers.

 

“With the 5C and, later, the launch of its gold and rose gold shades, Apple has already shown that developments as simple as the introduction of new case colours can be understood as innovative. Apple will once again repeat this pattern with the iPhone 7. At the end of the day, Apple is now first and foremost less of a technology brand than it is a lifestyle brand,” explains Rhino’s CEO.

 

While the vast majority of “Apple fanboys” are likely to see the black iPhone as a positive surprise, Raimund Hahn has some unwelcome news about the robustness of the new device. “Although iPhones are definitely becoming more and more water and dust resistant from generation to generation, it seems that, like with previous models, Apple still doesn’t trust itself to officially declare the iPhone 7 to be water and dust resistant,” surmises Hahn. According to the Diplomatic Council mobile phone expert, it is just as unlikely that the next iPhone will be fitted with the new Gorilla Glass 5. Corning Glass, the manufacturer of Gorilla Glass, describes the new fifth-generation product as four times more durable than the fourth-generation displays expected to be built into the new iPhone. “It is probable that another manufacturer will be the first to use the new, extremely strong glass in their smartphones,” predicts Raimund Hahn.

 

Nevertheless, Hahn is convinced that, “Like the app economy of the past, the API economy of the future will open up a host of new business opportunities for innovative software developers and write many new success stories.” He believes that the internet of things will speed up this trend. “To date, the software industry has only been able to develop products for PCs, tablets and smartphones. With the internet of things, however, more and more devices will become available to act as new business platforms,” predicts the mobile phone expert.

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150 

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Senior analyst Raimund Hahn predicts a switch from app economy to API economy

Ulmen, Germany, 18th August 2016 – Raimund Hahn, the senior analyst for mobile phones at the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org) and CEO of mobile phone wholesale group Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com), expects the currently prevailing app economy to switch into an API economy. While “app” is short for “application” and describes the program shown on the display, API stands for “application programming interface” and describes the interface between the application and the back end. 

 

“The traditional display app is rapidly being replaced by new forms of communication in which the processing of data in the back end is more important than the appearance and interaction on the screen,” said Raimund Hahn, explaining that, “Voice assistance systems, for example, such as Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Now, provide new ways of interacting with artificial intelligence in the back end, while the app on the front end only plays a marginal role.” Rhino’s CEO and the senior Diplomatic Council analyst predicts that this trend will grow with the expansion of the internet of things (IoT). “As the IoT becomes increasingly widespread in the near future, demand for smartphones will progressively fall because it will be possible to make contact with intelligent back-end systems via all manner of devices, from smartwatches to coffee machines.”

 

“When the first iPhone, the earliest smartphone with a full-surface touchscreen display, made its appearance almost ten years ago, beautiful-looking apps were in demand from all customers. Today, however, innovative developers are focusing on the continuous improvement in the use and evaluation of data in the back end. The front end, in contrast, is only used to collect data and present the results,” stated Hahn, who anticipates that this development will have a significant impact on large areas of the digital economy. “In the future, the most successful companies will be those which follow a rigorous APIfication strategy in addition to merely developing apps. API will be the driver of growth in the digital economy over the next ten years,” explained Hahn, referring to estimates that the number of APIs worldwide will pass the one million mark this year.

 

Raimund Hahn made the following historical comparisons: “Apple launched the App Store one year after rolling out the iPhone and therefore laid the foundations for the development of the app economy. At the moment, however, it is Google – with its all-data networking strategy free from privacy concerns – which is propelling the API economy. This is because data processing using artificial intelligence in the back end is being expedited by the company’s penchant for collecting data. Apple, too, has jumped on the API bandwagon with the recent opening up of its Siri voice command API to developers.” 

 

According to Rhino’s CEO, APIfication is having a significant impact on value chains in the digital economy and, as a result, on business models. “It is important to note that this trend is above all playing into the hands of large IT corporations. This is because they are the only companies to have the economic power needed to operate, on a large scale and using artificial intelligence, the back-end systems which will become necessary in the future.” According to Raimund Hahn, it is no coincidence that, to date, the most successful voice assistance systems to be largely app-independent have been developed by corporations like Apple, Google, Microsoft and, most recently, Facebook.

 

Nevertheless, Hahn is convinced that, “Like the app economy of the past, the API economy of the future will open up a host of new business opportunities for innovative software developers and write many new success stories.” He believes that the internet of things will speed up this trend. “To date, the software industry has only been able to develop products for PCs, tablets and smartphones. With the internet of things, however, more and more devices will become available to act as new business platforms,” predicts the mobile phone expert.

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150 

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Rhino claims Galaxy Note 7 will be “much more powerful” than iPhone 7

Raimund Hahn anticipates the launch of the world’s first smartphone with 500 GB storage capacity

 

Ulmen, Germany, 25th July 2016 – At its launch, the Galaxy Note 7 will be the most high-performing smartphone on the market and will, at any rate, be “much more powerful” than the iPhone 7. This is the prediction made by Raimund Hahn, CEO of mobile phone wholesale group Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) and Chairman of the Global Mobile Forum at the Diplomatic Council think tank (www.diplomatic-Council.org). The German entrepreneur claims to use both his positions to gain direct access to the global supplier industry.

 

Hahn believes that the Note 7 will be the first smartphone with a storage capacity to surpass the 500 GB mark. “256 GB are built in and users will be able to add an extra 256 GB by simply plugging in the 256 GB microSD card that will be available by the time of the handset’s launch,” predicted Rhino’s CEO. “This means the Galaxy Note 7 will have more storage capacity than most computers,” he added.

 

“While Apple is discussing whether to make the colour of its phones’ bodies slightly darker or to remove the headphone jack, Samsung is focusing on true technological advances,” commented Rhino’s CEO and the mastermind of the Diplomatic Council. For example, regardless of whether the Note 7 is powered by the Exynos 8893 CPU or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, the processor is expected to have 6 GB of RAM and to come in the new ultra-fast 10 nm design. “In contrast, we’re speculating whether Apple’s top iPhone 7 model will even be able to achieve 3 GB,” said Hahn.

 

Rhino’s CEO also believes that Samsung is superior to Apple in terms of water and dust resistance. “Although iPhones are definitely becoming more and more water and dust resistant from generation to generation, it seems that, like with previous models, Apple still does not want to risk officially declaring the iPhone 7 to be water and dust resistant,” speculates Hahn.

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150 

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Raimund Hahn believes that the internet of things will strengthen retail sales

Rhino Inter Group CEO and Diplomatic Council mastermind expects the internet of things to spark a spending spree

 

Ulmen, Germany, 29 June 2016 – Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com), one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, is convinced that the internet of things, in other words the connection of all kinds of everyday objects to the internet, will give retailers an enormous boost over the next few years. According to Hahn, all manner of internet-connected devices, from coffee machines and electric toothbrushes to washing machines, will soon be launched to the market, virtually putting people wishing to lead a modern lifestyle under an “obligation” to buy these new products. 

 

“Within a few years, millions upon millions of everyday objects will seem hopelessly outdated to consumers, just because they are not connected to the internet,” says Raimund Hahn, adding that, “There’s only one solution to this problem – to buy new connected versions.” Hahn believes that the main companies to benefit from this boom will be manufactures and retailers. The CEO of Rhino expects the “buying frenzy prompted by the internet of things” to result in a “significant boost” for retailers.

 

Raimund Hahn’s role as a Chairman of the Diplomatic Council (DC, www.diplomatic-council.org), a global think tank that advises the United Nations, gives him an excellent overview of these developments. The think tank launched a global forum for the internet of things (IoT) in spring of this year with the aim of focusing on the economic and social impact of this trend. The Diplomatic Council expects that around 75 billion devices worldwide will be connected to the internet by 2020. 

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150

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Rhino Group CEO Raimund Hahn becomes DC Business Ambassador

May 18th, 2016 – The Diplomatic Council (DC, www.diplomatic-council.org) has appointed Raimund Hahn, CEO of the global Rhino Inter Group, new DC Business Ambassador. He joined the Diplomatic Council years ago as Chairman Global Mobile Forum. As a serial entrepreneur, he has already started several enterprises and hence has gained profound experience with regards to combining successful entrepreneurship with social commitment.

 

On the global mobile communication market, Raimund Hahn is well-known as the founder and CEO of the international Rhino Inter Group, especially in Asia and Europe. Rhino is a global wholesale group with high ethical standards and sense of responsibility.

 

„Raimund is a successful global entrepreneur with his heart in the right place“ says Thi Thai Hang Nguyen, Secretary General of the Diplomatic Council. As the new DC Business Ambassador, Raimund will lead as a mentor and coach for start-ups. For this purpose, he makes available his expertise and know-how as a serial entrepreneur to start-ups. He also offers his contact network, which includes manufacturers and investors. 

 

The Diplomatic Council is a United Nations accredited, non-governmental global think tank and business network founded with the objective to serve as a common platform for diplomacy, economy and society. For this purpose, it connects a top-class business network with the diplomatic communication level. The DC welcomes as members personalities from diplomacy, economy and society. 

 

Further Information: Diplomatic Council (UN reg.), E-Mail: info@diplomatic-council.org

Web: www.diplomatic-council.org

 

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Rhino claims the iPhone 7 is reaching the limits of physics

According to “mastermind” Raimund Hahn, miniaturisation in accordance with Moore’s Law is coming to the end of the road

 

Ulmen, Germany, 10 May 2016 – With its miniaturisation of the iPhone 7, Apple is reaching the limits of physics. This is the statement made by Raimund Hahn, Chairman of the Diplomatic Council’s Global Mobile Forum (www.diplomatic-council.org) and CEO of Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com), which describes itself as one of the world’s fastest growing wholesale groups for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The German entrepreneur claims to use both his positions to gain direct access to the global supplier industry.

 

With the fan-out packaging expected to be used in the next generation of iPhone, Apple intends to save fractions of a millimetre of space by stacking the individual microchips within a chip on top of one another as opposed to positioning them side by side. “While fan-out packaging, which is also known as 3D chips, is a promising form of chip design, it poses enormous challenges for manufacturers,” reports Hahn, referring to knowledge he has gained from the Asian supplier industry.

 

Rhino’s CEO and the “mastermind” of mobile communication on the Diplomatic Council is of the opinion that the three-dimensional stacking of microchips could be the last step taken before the industry has to give up on applying Moore’s Law. In 1965, George Moore, the co-founder of Intel, today the world’s largest chip manufacturer, predicted that the number of circuits (microchips) which would fit on a chip would double every year, before subsequently amending this period of time to once every two years. Moore’s Law has applied ever since but Hahn speculates that “the iPhone 7 could mark the start of its demise over the next few years”. He explains that, “Today, microchip technology is approaching atomic dimensions, meaning that the laws of quantum mechanics are rapidly thwarting the plans of chip engineers.”

 

Hahn believes that the three-dimensional stacking of microchips using fan-out packaging will keep Moore’s Law alive for a few more years at most, provided that it remains technically and economically viable for manufacturers.”

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150

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Rhino claims Apple is back-pedalling on its strategy of “total wireless connectivity”

According to information from the supplier industry, the iPhone 7 will have a smart connector 

 

Ulmen, Germany, 26 April 2016 – With the statement, “The new MacBook is not just ready for the wireless world. It was designed for it,” Apple is promoting a world of virtually complete wireless connectivity. “You can do nearly everything you need without plugging in,” the company claims. According to the findings of Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) – which describes itself as one of the world’s fastest growing wholesale groups for electronic products – and Chairman of the Diplomatic Council’s Global Mobile Forum (www.diplomatic-council.org), Apple is now back-pedalling on its “strategy of total wireless connectivity”. Information from the Asian supplier industry has led Hahn to confidently expect all models of the iPhone 7 as well as the iPad Pro models to feature a smart connector. “Although the smart connector doesn’t require any cables, it still establishes a physical connection, making it a clear departure from a strategy focusing purely on wireless connectivity,” analyses Hahn.

 

According to Hahn, the removal of the headphone jack from the next generation of iPhone will not result in the widespread switch to Bluetooth headphones. “The smartphone will continue to support wired headphones, but as opposed to being connected to the jack, they will simply use the Lightning port instead,” predicts Rhino’s CEO. 

 

“Working towards completely wireless connectivity will probably prove to be the right approach in the long term. However, over the next two to three years, users will definitely still demand direct connections via connectors and cables. Physical connections use up less battery life, transfer data more quickly and reliably, and are less likely to malfunction,” summarises Hahn.

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150

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Rhino Inter Group on course for growth

Ulmen/Germany, 19th April 2016 – Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale group for electronic goods. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. “According to estimates, more than 25 billion devices worldwide will be connected to the internet by 2020,” says Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group, referring to the industry’s potential for growth. “For us as a wholesale group, this level of development is opening up enormous opportunities which were almost impossible to foresee just a few years ago.”

 

By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. 

 

Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org). The Diplomatic Council’s Global Mobile Forum covers the entire mobile communications sector, from new devices and infrastructure to its impact on industry and society. On the Diplomatic Council, Raimund Hahn is seen as a role model for his work as a responsible entrepreneur, leading him to be named a DC Business Ambassador, the highest rank available on the Council.

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

E-mail: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com 

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150

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Rhino believes iPhone 7 spells doom for the camera industry

Rhino CEO Raimund Hahn expects demand for cameras to dwindle during this year’s Christmas period

 

Ulmen, Germany, 13 April 2016 – Rhino Inter Group, which describes itself as one of the world’s fastest growing wholesale groups for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, believes that the iPhone 7, with its dual camera, will spell the end of the camera industry. “The iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone with an optical zoom to be made available on the mass market,” explains Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) and Chairman of the Diplomatic Council’s Global Mobile Forum. The German entrepreneur claims to use both these positions to gain direct access to the global supplier industry.

 

“Until now, the optical zoom was one of the most crucial features distinguishing a smartphone from a conventional camera. However, with the launch of the iPhone 7, this precise benefit of the camera will begin to lose importance this year,” says Hahn in justification of his prediction. Another key advantage of the smartphone cited by Hahn is that unlike traditional cameras, Apple’s dual camera works without the need for any mechanical parts. According to Hahn, while one lens is designed for nearby objects, the second lens captures wide-angle shots. “The launch of a smartphone with a built-in, 12-mega-pixel zoom camera will leave little room on the market for conventional compact cameras,” comments Hahn, adding that, according to his information, wholesalers worldwide are already preparing for a drop in demand for cameras during this year’s Christmas period. 

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150

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Rhino expects iPhone SE to break all records

Rhino’s CEO Raimund Hahn believes the iPhone SE will be the surprise success of the year

 

Ulmen, Germany, 31 March 2016 – With its 4-inch display, the new iPhone SE will become the best-selling smartphone of all time. This is the bold prediction made by Raimund Hahn, CEO of Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) and Chairman of the Diplomatic Council’s Global Mobile Forum (www.diplomatic-council.org). The German entrepreneur claims to use both these positions to gain direct access to the global supplier industry.

 

According to Hahn, the amount of individual parts ordered from Asian suppliers suggests that Apple is expecting to dispatch at least 20 million devices this year alone. “The iPhone SE will be the surprise success of the year,” says Rhino’s CEO. 

 

Hahn adds that although Apple has based the new SE model on a three-year-old design, which is not exactly conducive to driving sales and is “truly remarkable” given the fact that the company is so design-oriented, it has not repeated the mistake it made with the 5C of using outdated components. Instead, the SE predominantly uses modern hardware. Above all, however, Hahn expects that the new SE will attract a large group of interested buyers, as around 60 percent of iPhone 5/5S owners have not yet swapped to an iPhone 6/6s. “The majority of these Apple customers don’t want a bigger screen. Instead, they prefer an easy-to-handle device and are ready to upgrade to a phone like the iPhone SE,” comments Hahn, explaining his prediction that Apple’s latest model will become a “bestseller”.

 

Although information available from suppliers suggests that Samsung with its Galaxy S7 Mini is out to compete directly with the iPhone SE, Hahn believes that “the attraction of an easy-to-handle iPhone with up-to-date technology will be unbeatable for many consumers.”

 

Rhino Inter Group (www.rhino-inter-group.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing and leading wholesale groups for electronic goods, in particular mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Since the internet of things (IoT) will one day see virtually all devices and machinery being equipped with an internet connection, the wholesale of digital technology ranks as one of the most promising markets of the future. By maintaining close contact with suppliers, manufacturers, trading companies and market analysts in Asia, Europe and America, Rhino Inter Group has direct access to the latest information, which – provided permission is given by the source in question – is made available to interested members of the public to boost market transparency worldwide. Due to his knowledge of the market, Raimund Hahn, the Group’s CEO, was appointed Chairman of the DC Global Mobile Forum by the Diplomatic Council global think tank (www.diplomatic-council.org).

 

Further information: Rhino Inter Group, Eifel-Maar-Park 10, 56766 Ulmen, Germany

email: info@rhino-inter-group.com, website: www.rhino-inter-group.com  

 

PR agency: euromarcom public relations GmbH, tel. +49 (0)611 / 973150

email: team@euromarcom.dewebsite: www.euromarcom.de

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