The majority of us thought that Apple was going to release a new iPad Air device this fall, but, unfortunately, we were terribly mistaken. Instead of releasing a new iPad Air 3 alongside the iPad Pro, the Cupertino-based company opted for launching just one tablet at a time. According to rumors, the iPad Air 3 will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016, most likely in March. If this is true, the tablet will become available sometime in April or May. This is a few months behind the expected schedule, and we hope that it will impress enough to make customers forget that they waited in vain for the device to show up in 2015.
It’s safe to assume that there won’t be any major changes in the design of the gadget. Apple isn’t exactly known for its revolutionary changes, so it is likely that the company will stick to the design that Apple fans already love. We might see an even thinner and lighter tablet, but to be honest, this change is not exactly necessary since the iPad Air 2 was already thin enough. The expected 9.7-inch screen could have a 4K screen resolution of 2334 x 3112, which would be quite a change compared to the resolution offered by the display of the iPad Air 2, but then again, this is only a rumor, and we will not believe it’s true until we see it. It would be great to have such a high-quality display, but until we have official information regarding this feature we can only hope that the rumors are true.
The iPad Air 3 is also expected to be more powerful than the current version of the tablet.The new device will most likely come with an A9X chip or even a next generation processor than the one the iPad Pro is equipped with, possibly an A10 chip. In terms of memory, we also might see improvements. Maybe the iPad Air 3 won’t get4GB of RAM, like the Pro, but it definitely will offer more than the iPad Air 2, so 3GB of RAM seems to be a reasonable expectation from the Air 3. Internal storage could start from 16 or 32GB and go all the way up to 128GB. It is reasonable to expect an improved 13MP back camera and a 5MP or an 8MP front-facing camera for FaceTime and selfies. Touch ID is also a feature that will most likely be present in the Air 3.
Although there is no official information available regarding the iPad Air 3 so far, it is certain that the new tablet will be more powerful than the Air 2 because otherwise it wouldn’t make any sense to launch a new product, and Apple knows this. The iPad Air 3 will definitely be a better version of the iPad Air 2, which is already considered to be almost flawless by many people, so the next generation iPad Air should be a great device. As for the expected price, it’s likely that the Air 3 will cost at least $499. As soon as we find out more about the tablet we’ll let you know too.