In the past few years, Apple has been consistent in introducing a new iPad line every autumn. That said, many Apple enthusiasts were expecting a successor to its iPad Air 2 since its launch in October 2014. However, there was no launch last year and instead, Apple launched the iPad Pro in two different sizes. So there are rumours suggesting that Apple will be launching it by the end of this October.
If those speculations deem true, then, of course, iPad Air 3 has to come up with a roster of new features and better specs. Regardless, we have gathered several rumours regarding the specs.
The iPad Air 3 is rumoured to be thinner than the current 6.1mm iPad Air 2 since they are using a lighter yet stronger aluminium for its build. Colour wise, it should come in its standard colours like before – Gold, Silver and Space Grey options. However, Apple might just throw in the Rose Gold option as its latest addition.
Since the iPad Pro is already equipped with the A9X processor chip, it like more likely for Apple to upgrade its rumoured iPad Air 3 with the A10 chip that is already powered in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models.
And similarly, the iPad Air 3 would most likely be water and dust resistant as well.
On another note, Apple should be following the 9.7-inch screen size with 2048-1536 resolution at 264 ppi. With its camera being upgraded from 8-megapixel in iPad Air 2 to 12-megapixel in iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air 3 is expected to have an upgraded camera too. However, this improvement should be able to differentiate itself from iPad Pro 9.7 while making the upgrade worthwhile from the iPad Air 2.
That said, will Apple be focusing on its iPad Pro since there is no substantial information from them to continue its iPad Air series? Until then, speculation shall remain as speculation.