My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Apple iPad 3 sports Retina Display, LTE and Bluetooth - Internet of Things heralds Pointer Sisters Automatic

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Apple iPad 3 sports Retina Display, LTE and Bluetooth - Internet of Things heralds Pointer Sisters Automatic

The Apple iPad 3 has finally landed with an earsplitting roar, as chronicled in my Geezam blog article entitled “Three’s a Charm as Apple iPad 3 Looms Large”. The CEO Tim Cook co-hosted event on Wednesday March 7th 2012AD at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco at 10 am

This as chronicled in the article “Apple iPad live blog (Wednesday, March 7)”, published March 7, 2012 4:20 AM PST by Josh Lowensohn, CNET News. How sweet it was, especially for me, as most of what I had predicted has come to pass!!

The month of March 2012AD was as predicted in my clairvoyant blog article entitled “Apple iPad 3 Launch on March 2012 - Amazon Kindle Fire is a Sweet Dream but a Beautiful Nightmare for Apple”.

So too were the specs of the Apple iPad 3 as slathered in the article Apple Unveils New iPad”, published Mar 7, 2012 11:24 am By Lex FriedmanMacworld  and the article Apple announces the new iPad: Retina display, 4G, and the iPhone 4S’ camera”, published MARCH 7, 2012BY MOLLY MCHUGH, DigitalTrends, which is now officially sporting the following significant specs:


Sorry folks, but I can’t be on the ball all the time. I missed on two significant predictions this time around:

  • 12 Megapixel camera as predicted in my blog article entitled “Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 Megapixel Camera”. Instead it a significantly improved 5 megapixel camera with HD (High Definition) recording capabilities
  • Siri Voice Assistant is not on the Apple iPad 3. Instead they have Voice Dictation, which is based on similar technology as Siri sans the Cloud-Server support


All this as noted in the article “Apple's new iPad: Hands-on”, published March 7, 2012 11:12 AM PST by Donald Bell, CNET News. Bluetooth 4.0 is the most significant feature, as it actually heralds a trend towards the Apple iPad 3 and other Tablets talking to each other without your prompting as suggested in the article “Forget LTE — the real iPad wireless story is Bluetooth”, published .

Even more interesting is that the consumers agree, as the Apple iPad 3 managed to rack up three million (3,000,000) served over the weekend starting from Friday March 16th 2012AD with the usual traditional long lines “Apple: 3 million iPads sold since launch”, published by Josh Lowensohn March 19, 2012 1:43 PM PDT.

The words of Apple's Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller, summed it up best after another profit making year, quote: “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold--the strongest iPad launch yet”.

For those now finally catching the drift of Tablets but afraid of looking weird in public with a Capacitive Touch Screen Device but familiar with using a stylus as noted in “Here's who should buy the new iPad”, published March 13, 2012 5:45 PM PDT by Donald Bell, CNET News, you can either:


So aside from the possibility of a 7” Apple iPad coming up later in the year as speculated in the article “Is Apple eyeing a 7.1-inch iPad?”, published March 7, 2012 6:35 AM PST by Lance Whitney, CNET News and my blog article entitled “Apple iPad 3 Launch on March 2012 - Amazon Kindle Fire is a Sweet Dream but a Beautiful Nightmare for Apple”, Mobile Gaming has gotten a big boost with the introduction of Quad-Core.

Soon even Portable Gaming consoles will be made extinct by the Apple iPad 3 and its ilk as predicted by my Geezam blog article entitled “Nintendo and Sony vs Smartphones and Tablets: Post – Portable Gaming Era”, my first signpost of a coming Post-Portable Gaming Era brought about by Quad-Core Apple iPad and other Tablets sporting Quad-Core.

Believe it or not, but the popularity of the Apple iPad appears to be driven by the so-called App Economy made up of out-of-work Software Engineers turned App Writers and programmers as noted by analyst TechNet in my blog article entitled “Amazon set to launch smartphone in Fourth Quarter of 2012AD - The App Economy and the Increasing Importance of Digital Content”.

Throw in  the fact that Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman predicts that one third of US Adults will own a Tablet by 2016AD as stated in the article “One-third of U.S. adults will own a tablet by 2016, says report”, published March 7, 2012 9:58 AM PST by Lance Whitney, CNET News.

Mobile Computing is going to be VERY important to Telecoms Providers ramping up with their HSDPA+ (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Release 7 Networks and pushing towards LTE (Long Term Evolution) Mobile Broadband in the next five (5) years moving forward.

This as noted in the article 7 charts that predict the future of mobile broadband” published , Gigaom and the article “Cisco sees the mobile future and it’s in streaming”, published , Gigaom.

Already in Jamaica , Telecom Provider LIME is now publicly sandbox Testing their HSDPA+ Release 7 (???) 4G Networks as chronicled in my blog article entitled “LIME's 4G Experience Centers & Digicel's JA$8.99 One Rate Plan - Telecom Providers fear Municipal Wi-Fi SkyFall from Broadcasters DSO”. They are expecting much from Mobile Broadband.

Ditto to for Telecom Provider Digicel, also secretly testing their newly acquired 3G Network with plans to also ramp up to HSDPA+ relapse 7 Network and achieve 4G status.


Telecom Provider Digicel and Telecom Provider LIME are BOTH clearly afraid of the growing power of Municipal Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) Networks Dekal Wireless and Nubian-1 Tech Services in Jamaica as alluded in my Geezam blog article entitled “Digicel Introduces One Rate Calling for $8.99 in Jamaica”.



The Apple iPad 3 is merely riding on this coming wave of the popularity of Mobile computing, be it Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) of LTE. The Apple iPad 3 Retina Display, metaphorically speaking, is merely a reflection of the coming future of the Internet of Things.

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