Apple’s iPad Air 3 Release Date

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Apple's iPad Air 3

Analyst Min-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities says that we should expect an iPad Air 3 come March 2016. Surely a new model will bring a faster processor, perhaps more RAM, and updated cameras – and the addition of 3D Touch as well, right? Well, not so fast. Kuo says that 3D Touch production is falling behind needs for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and that Apple’s suppliers won’t be able to ramp up demand in time to meet a spring release for the Air 3.

Even the pricier iPad Pro doesn’t have 3D Touch capabilities, and that’s the top-of-the-line model for Apple’s tablets. So perhaps it makes sense that the iPad Air 3 won’t offer that functionality, although we have to wonder if Apple has enough other upgrades on offer to make it worthy of an upgrade for happy iPad Air 2 owners.

Apple was planning a March event to debut the Apple Watch 2 and possibly also a smaller, 3D Touch-less iPhone 6c, so an updated iPad Air could slide in well alongside those reveals.

Kuo also says the functionality is likely to return unchanged in next autumn’s expected iPhone 7, which isn’t really surprising. At this point, Apple has already made the hardware.

[Source: AppleInsider]


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