Last year, Apple subscribers waited for the launching of next-generation iPad Air. However, Apple Company introduced iPad Mini 4 and bigger iPad Pro. At that point, many believed that the much-awaited Apple Air 3 is still under development. Now, here's the latest round up of rumors about Apple 2016 iPad Air 3's release date, specs and features.
Tech experts said Apple delayed the Air 3's launching because they don't want to burden consumers with three different iPads to choose from. Chinese tech website MyDrivers now claims that the Cupertino-based company will release the thin tablet sometime in March 2016.
Adding to that release date speculation, Apple traditionally launches new devices during March. According to Tech Radar and Apple Insider, the Apple Watch 2 might be released in March together with the new Ipad Air. Even ever-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that iPad Air 3 would become available in the first half of 2016.
With that information, it is interesting to see how these gadgets will impact the tech market this spring.
As far as the rumored iPad Air 3 specifications go, International Business Times published some interesting information. The next-generation iPad Air will apparently have a 9.7-inch display, paired with ultra-clear 4K screen resolution.
Under the hood, the device will be powered with A9X or maybe even an A10 chip. To complement the better processor, buyers might see more RAM too. It is believed that the next-generation tablet will get between 2GB to 4GB RAM. The iPad Air 2 has 2GB of RAM, while iPad Pro comes with 4GB. Pocket-Lint reported the Air 3 might have something in between.
For Air 3's camera technology, online reports said it will have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-snapper. Because this will be the latest tablet from Apple, expect it to have a fingerprint sensor on the home button.
If the rumors about Air 3 release in March are true, the device will likely run on iOS 9 system. If it comes later rather than sooner, expect it to launch with iOS 10. Apple's iOS 9 features upgraded Siri and Apple Maps, a new keyboard and a bunch of new apps.
The same source from IB times said the upcoming tablet will cost around £399 (i.e. about $564).
Take note: readers are advised to take the reported iPad Air 3-related details with the proverbial pinch of salt. As of now, Apple has not yet confirmed or denied any information.