Here is a roundup of all the reported configuration details, price, launch and release dates of the heavily-rumored Apple iPad Air 3.
Launch And Release Dates
The latest update is that Apple’s upcoming iPad Air 3 and the 4.0-inch display clad iPhone 5se will be introduced on March 15, following which, the devices will be released on March 18. Interestingly, Apple will not schedule a preorder window for its devices this time around. Instead, the devices will be made available online and in stores, starting March 18. However, the plans could change at the last moment, 9to5Mac noted.
Features And Specs
GSM Arena said the iPad Air 3 will share key features with the bigger iPad Pro. Not to forget, the iPad Pro went through a significant price cut quite recently, which also signaled the imminent arrival of the next iPad.
The upcoming device has been rumored to feature a Smart Connector, Apple Pencil support and four speakers. The rear-facing camera unit is believed to house an LED flash.
According to past reports, the iPad Air 3 will feature a 9.7-inch display. Although there is no confirmation about the screen resolution, some rumors point to a whopping 4K resolution. The 4K resolution is interesting because high-end tablets released in 2015 — and so far in 2016 — flaunted a 2K resolution, also referred to as Quad HD resolution.
Under the hood, this slate is believed to come powered by an Apple A9X SoC and backed by a solid 4 GB of RAM. An 8-megapixel rear-facing camera unit, in addition to a 2.1-megapixel front-facing snapper, has been tipped.
The successor to iPad Air 2 will apparently be ultra-thin at 5 mm. Similar to its predecessor, the upcoming device will also house a fingerprint scanner.
According to Mac World, the price range of the upcoming iPad will not be any different from the current-generation iPad Air 2. That implies the device could cost about 399 pounds ($580) in Europe and $499 in the U.S.
In any case, readers should note that Apple has not confirmed the iPad Air 3 specifications, price or release date so far.