Sunday, September 9, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Event heralds 4G LTE and 4-inch Screen - New iPod and iMac Refresh possible as Apple becomes Lawless

Time to start gathering together again Apple iPhone fans, Lemming and Sheep!

It’s that time of year again when the faithful followers of the Apple cult gather for yet another Apple iPhone launch. This is the Good News being spread about like Christmas is coming.

Apple, the Cupertino, California based company at Infinite Loop Drive has officially sent out invitations on Tuesday September 4th 2012AD for an event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10am Eastern on Wednesday September 12th 2012AD as stated in “Apple iPhone 5 Event set for Sept. 12”, published 04-08-2012 by Erica Ogg, GigaOM.

Expectations are high that Apple will bring out the Big Guns as it relates to the Apple iPhone on this date that is close to Tuesday Sept 11th 2012AD as stated in “Apple Sends Out Invitations for iPhone 5 Event”, published September 4, 2012 by Peter Pachal, Mashable. That was a day synonymous with the Tragedy that struck in 2002AD when “terrorists” attacked and destroyed the World Trade Center Buildings, Kamikaze style, killing nearly 3,000 people.

Apple may be drawing on this symbolism, as on Wednesday September 12th 2012AD, Apple will be packing approximately that many people into the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to see what plans they have to unveil for the destruction of the growing Twin Towers of Google Android powered smartphones and Tablets.

Expectations are high as to what kind of weaponry Apple may be bringing to justify their top tier position in BOTH segments of the Mobile Computing market. If you’ve been following the rumours and “news” from the very secretive Company, they have neither confirmed nor denied the  rumors, further fuelling speculation. But the elements are already falling into place, making it fairly easy to figure out what actually coming.

First, clues can be seen by looking back into the past…..

Annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) on Monday June 11th 2012 teased the first clues with the revamp of the Apple Macbook Line and the debut of Apple iOS 6.0 as predicted in my blog article entitled “Apple's WWDC heralds the Return of the Mac and iOS 6.0 - Future Hunt for Red October Amazon and Samsung in Mini-Tablets and IPTV”.

Many major announcements were made, inclusive of the deep integration of FaceBook into iOS 6.0 akin to Twitter with iOS 5.0 a year prior as stated in my blog article entitled Apple deeply integrating Facebook into iOS 6.0 - The Penguins of Madagascar Microsoft and Apple save the Devil in the Blue Dress. A bold move by Facebook who are yet to develop a solid Strategy to take advantage of the global Trending towards Mobile Computing and smartphones!

The Event at Apple’s Headquarters on Tuesday October 4th 2011AD at 10AM PDT as anticipated in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 5 Event on Tuesday October 4 - Let's Talk iPhone as Android Dominance Looms” and the Geezam blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 5 coming in October and the Apple iPad 3 is in the wings” began the year right with the debut of the Apple iPhone 4S packed with Siri Voice Assistant.

It was also the month that Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs died, on Monday October 3rd 2011AD, a day before the Apple Event on Tuesday October 4th 2011AD as stated in “Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest, tumor”, published Monday October 10, 2011 8:00pm EDT, Reuters.

This event, which along with the new Features such as Apple iMessage may have been truly responsible for propelling the Apple iPhone to such stratospheric heights as noted in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S is a hit and the Apple iPod may get an upgrade - Steve Jobs Opus Major” and the Geezam blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S Post Mortem –  Siri Voice Assistant and iMessage Rock”.


But the news for Apple remained grim, as Apple is still losing ground to smartphones makers with higher quality manufacturing of their smartphones using Google’s stellar Google android OS, now in its fourth iteration, dubbed Google JellyBean.

In addition, the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, the Digital storefront extension of Amazon.com’s Retail Empire, has also claimed a strong spot in the still rapidly expanding Tablet market.  Despite having lackluster specs, the Amazon Kindle Fire managed to claim the No. 2 spot in terms of Christmas Sales of Tablets, taking away some of the Apple iPad’s customers as noted in my blog article entitledAmazon Kindle Fire is now No. 2 behind the Apple iPad 2 - Deathrace to London Olympics 2012AD”.

This forced Apple to change some of its plans via a Press Event in January to effectively announce support for Digital Textbooks on the Apple iPad as noted in my blog article entitled “Apple iPad 3 Launch on March 2012 - Amazon Kindle Fire is a Sweet Dream but a Beautiful Nightmare for Apple” and my Geezam blog article entitled “Amazon sells 5.5 million Kindle Fires in Fourth Quarter 2012 – Apple iPad sales drop and plans January Press Event”. 

Meanwhile Google JellyBean is yet to make an appearance on smartphones. But it is already the power behind the Google Nexus 7 Tablet that made its debut later in July 2012 as stated in Google's Nexus 7 guns for the Kindle”, published Wednesday, July 04, 2012, The Jamaica Observer.

With the Google Nexus 7 Tablet, Google has its sights on taking some of the rapidly expanding Tablet Marketshare by possibly debuting a 3G or LTE Version later this Fourth Quarter of 2012AD as noted in my blog article entitledGoogle Nexus 7 Tablet to upgrade to 3G or LTE - Google Nexus 7 is a ParaNorman Bladerunner to kill the Amazon Kindle Fire 2”.

Annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) on Monday June 11th 2012 teased the first clues with the revamp of the Apple Macbook Line and the debut of Apple iOS 6.0 as predicted in my blog articleApple's WWDC heralds the Return of the Mac and iOS 6.0 - Future Hunt for Red October Amazon and Samsung in Mini-Tablets and IPTV”.

Many major announcements were made, inclusive of the deep integration of FaceBook into iOS 6.0 akin to Twitter with iOS 5.0 a year prior as stated in my blog article entitled “Apple deeply integrating Facebook into iOS 6.0 - The Penguins of Madagascar Microsoft and Apple save the Devil in the Blue Dress”. A bold move by Facebook who are yet to develop a solid Strategy to take advantage of the global Trending towards Mobile Computing and smartphones!

The Apple iPhone 5, as the invite suggests, may be packing the following improvements expected when the Apple iPhone 4S was launched:

1.      A new design, mainly a bigger true 4” Screen with a higher Retina Display resolution and a body made from LiquidMetal as I had predicted in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 5 and its Design - Of Gods, Critics, Lemmings, Sheep and Men
2.      Memory upgrade to 128GB
3.      Apple iPhone in other colours than White or Black, albeit this is unlikely, as Apple leaves the changing of the casing up to the owner.
4.      A new 8 Pin Port Dongle, albeit this is unlikely as it will alienate Apple Third party product designers
5.      Improved 12.1 Megapixel Camera using the RJ63YC100, the 12.1 Megapixel camera designed by Sharp Electronics Corp of Japan as predicted in my blog article entitled “Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 Megapixel Camera - Apple iPhone 5 and Apple iPad 3 in Sharp's focus
6.      Built in 4G LTE support on all Carriers
7.      Official FaceTime support on all Carriers over 3G as opposed to over Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) only
8.      A new true Quad-Core processor, most likely named the A6 as predicted in my blog article entitled “Apple's WWDC heralds the Return of the Mac and iOS 6.0 - Future Hunt for Red October Amazon and Samsung in Mini-Tablets and IPTV”.
9.      Support for 4G LTE, as had been expected for the Apple iPhone 4S
10.  iOS 6.0, which had been introduced from Apple WWDC Conference held on Monday June 11th 2012 as predicted in my blog article entitled “Apple's WWDC heralds the Return of the Mac and iOS 6.0 - Future Hunt for Red October Amazon and Samsung in Mini-Tablets and IPTV” with all the new features.
11.  Siri Voice Assistant, much improved from its debut as noted in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S is a hit and the Apple iPod may get an upgrade - Steve Jobs Opus Major” and the Geezam blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S Post Mortem –  Siri Voice Assistant and iMessage Rock” with built in Developer Licensing and Support for Third Party App and Applications outside of iOS 6.0.
12.  NFC (Near Field Communication) support for secure high speed file transfers and monetary transactions using your smartphone as per my blog article entitled “Telecom Provider, Apple, Google and NFC - In Her Majesty's Secret Service
13.  Better Battery Life, upwards of five (5) days full usage via the inclusion of integrated solar panels into the design as per my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 5 and its Design - Of Gods, Critics, Lemmings, Sheep and Men” or just simply a bigger battery.
14.  Wireless Charging Technology integrated into the pone design, which may include charging using integrated solar Panels, motion charging or even recharging using Sound as surmised in my blog article entitled “uBeam's Perry & Dweck Ultrasonic Power Transfer - Rafe Needleman's Hidden Village of Sound”.


1.      Announcement on further details of the Apple Television Set
2.      Announcement of an intention to make an Apple iPad Mini to counter the threat of the Amazon Fire HD, which now clearly has Apple in their sights as noted in the article “Amazon assaults iPad turf with high-end Kindle Fire HD”, published September 6, 2012 1:36 PM PDT by Jay Greene, CNET News
3.      Announcement of refreshes to the Apple iPod line-up, possibly in the form of iOS 6.0, iCloud and Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless support
4.      Announcement of Licensing agreements with Third-party Developers to use Siri Voice Assistant in other Applications other than on Apple Products

So what does Apple need to do going forward?

On a legal font, Apple needs to take action against Samsung and the growing bevy of improving products and also introduce new products as opined in my blog article entitled “Apple's WWDC heralds the Return of the Mac and iOS 6.0 - Future Hunt for Red October Amazon and Samsung in Mini-Tablets and IPTV”.

Apple have already done so. This by taking legal action to have Samsung’s products , banned from entering various markets around the world in 2011AD as stated in my blog article entitled “Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab in EU - Dancehall Hero's Revenge of the Sith”.

Specifically the Samsung Galaxy Tablet which came out mere months after the Apple iPad running on Google Android as stated in my Geezam blog article entitled “Samsung Galaxy - Apple iPad's contender for the Christmas”.

Samsung went ahead despite warnings from Google that the OS was not suited for the Tablet Form Factor as stated in “Google’s Big Tease on Tablets: Android or Chrome OS?”, published Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:11 pm ET by Jeff Bertolucci, PC World on Yahoo News. They have since perfected it, however, reaching the point of even coming to Jamaica with Tablets being sold by Telecom Provider Digicel as noted in my Geezam blog article entitled “Samsung Galaxy and Digicel – Tablet Wars coming to Jamaica”.

Then in a recent legal battle followed all over the world, Apple came out victorious in the Supreme Court against Samsung, winning US$1.05 billion in patent infringement claims and damages against Samsung as reported in my blog article entitledApple win US$1.05 billion in Patent Infringement Case against Samsung - Jurors in a Premium Rush to Limit Innovation in Product Design”.

The victory is somewhat pyrrhic, as albeit it asserts Apple’s right to protect their intellectual property, it does nothing to protect the Apple iPad as well as the newer model smartphone designs.

Also the award is a lot less than the US$2.5 billion Apple was hoping for from the tech giant that manufactures its own brand of products and licenses its technology to other companies, supplying them with parts to make their products. Apple may soon, in the coming month, scale back its dependence on Samsung components to make their components and make their own.

To wit, Apple needs to do the following to keep the innovation wheel spinning:

1.      An Apple iPad Mini, to counter the growing threat of the 7” Amazon Kindle Fire, now recently updated with a new HD Version as reported in “Amazon assaults iPad turf with high-end Kindle Fire HD”, published September 6, 2012 1:36 PM PDT, by Jay Greene, CNET News  
2.      An Apple Television Set in a strong play for the Television market that its enemy Samsung holds so dear.
3.      Apple needs to make more Consumer Electronics Products e.g. Car, Blenders, Refrigerators licensed to use iOS 6.0 and re-engineered to Apple’s Design Specifications to increase their revenue base and Brand Appeal. This to counter the growing threat of Google Android, which has ambitions to be the OS for ever Consumer Electronics Device as stated in my Geezam blog article entitled “Apple’s Revolution: Android @ Home and IceCream Sandwich in 2015AD”.

That was the past. Now with the event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10am Eastern on Wednesday September 12th 2012AD looming as large as the Apple invitation, this victory should be inspiration to the invitees to prove yet again that they are the true innovators in a world that appears not to respect Apple’s Patents and has become Lawless (2012).
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