My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Apple iPad 3 Launch on March 2012 - Amazon Kindle Fire is a Sweet Dream but a Beautiful Nightmare for Apple

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Apple iPad 3 Launch on March 2012 - Amazon Kindle Fire is a Sweet Dream but a Beautiful Nightmare for Apple

With an Apple Event imminent on the horizon this end of January 2012AD that may have something to do with Books, publishing and possibly College students (free books maybe!?) as noted in the article “This Month’s Apple Event To Focus On Publishing And iBooks” by Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by Alexia Tsotsis , TechCrunch, it’s time to turn our attention yet again to any possible new products coming out of the Cupertino think-tank masquerading as a company named Apple Inc.

Apple can safely be said to have had yet another good year, albeit they have not made their financials public as yet. Why? The rumour mill is already grinding. With the CES (Computer Electronics Show) and my workplace ACS-Xerox ramping down the and, now is a good time as any to reflect on what these various source are prognosticating and make sense of it all.

BloomBerg, the most credible of news source online (I hope!!) declared based on Asian Manufacturing sources (who exactly?!) that Apple is planning a March 2012AD Launch month for the Apple iPad 3 as noted in the article Apple iPad 3 may get March release date”, 4G, published by Larry Dignan January 13, 2012 1:44 PM PST, CNET News.

The Apple iPad is said to be sporting:

1.      Support for LTE (Long Term Evolution)
2.      Siri Voice Assistant
3.      Retina Display Screen as suggested by Tiawanese blog DigiTimes in the article “iPad 3 screen production ramping up strongly”, report says by Josh Lowensohn January 17, 2012 9:54 AM PST, CNET News.
4.      Quad-Core A6 Processor, Apple’s answer to Nvidia Tegra 3 aka “Ka-lel” as stated in my Geezam blog article entitled “Nvidia and the Quad-Core Kal-El CPU – Android leaves A5 Dual-Core Processor in the Dust
5.      12 Megapixel camera, if my blog article entitled “Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 Megapixel Camera” is to be believed.

This is now corroborated by Japanese Apple blog Macotakara which based on similar Asian Manufacturing Sources (Disgruntled Foxconn workers??) states that there will also be a February 2012AD event to introduce the Apple iPad 3 with the above same specs and then a March 2012AD Launch.

Personally, I would be even more surprised if they decided to launch the Apple iPad 3 in the Caribbean in much the same way the Apple iPhone 4S is getting the royal Treatment by Telecom Provider LIME as noted in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S to debut in China and Caribbean on Friday January 13 2012 - LIME gives Jamaica the Best of Both Worlds”.

Apple definitely needs to come with a winner, as the Apple iPad took a hit from the Amazon Kindle Fire as noted in 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”.

If the trend as noted in my article continues for the rest of the year, Apple may have no choice but to debut a 7”Tablet as well as their 10” flagship Tablet. The 10” spec laden Apple iPad albeit a platform for their Apple Apps Store may not be able to compete on pricing with the more nimble Amazon Kindle Fire and the conveniences of Couch-shopping.

But what of the Apple iPhone 5, which I suspect is really the Apple 4GS with LTE and HSDPA+ Release 7 Support? Also what fate awaits the Apple iPod Classic? Will that get Siri Voice Assistant and Apple iCloud support as suggested in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S is a hit and the Apple iPod may get an upgrade - Steve Jobs Opus Major” and Geezam blog article entitled “The Music Industry and the Cloud – Streaming Radio Nirvana”.

Also,  will the Apple iPad eventually come officially to Telecom Provider LIME, just like the Apple iPhone 4S as noted in my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S to debut in China and Caribbean on Friday January 13 2012 - LIME gives Jamaica the Best of Both Worlds”?

Answers may be forthcoming on this first of Apple Events slated for Thursday January 19th 2012 beginning at 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. PST) as stated in the article Apple event preview: Tools to bolster in-school iPad use”, published January 18, 2012, 6:00am PT by Darrell Etherington, Gigaom with further answers and details revealed in subsequent February and March 2012AD Events in this Apple’s Sweet Dream and a Beautiful Nightmare … stay tuned to my blog.


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