iPad Air 3 Release Date, News & Update: New Apple Tablet Confirmed for March 2017 Launch? Impressive Features, Specs, Price Details Revealed

By Christian Ver Marcelo , Updated Nov 25, 2016 09:48 AM EST

The iPad Air 3 has been one of the most anticipated tech devices this year. However, Apple had seemingly left out the device during its October event, which focused mainly on the new MacBook. With this though, fans need not fret, as the tech company is just holding off the release until next year.

The iPad lineup is long overdue for a refresh, as it was still in 2014 when the iPad Air 2 was released by Apple. According to a report, the upcoming device is said to be launched early next year, most probably in March. In accordance to Apple tradition, the iPad Air 3 would be thinner and lighter than its previous iteration. This would give the device a sleeker and more premium look and feel.

To take things further, the iPad Air 3 is also said to come in several colors. This would be a first for the lineup, as it had famously donned either a black, white, or silver build throughout its years. Also, taking a page from the iPhone's book, the upcoming tablet will be equipped with a dual lens camera.

For the display, a department that Apple has quite excelled at, the iPad Air 3 is rumored to have either a Quad HD or even 4K resolution. This would then be reinforced with the 3D Touch technology. The Apple Pencil would also be improved, to make it a more pleasing and immersive experience upon usage.

A report has also stated that the iPad Air 3 will be coming with 16GB and 32GB variants. Prices will start at $610. If this were true though, then it would be counterintuitive for the company as even the iPhone lineup has already axed the 16GB model.

iPad Air 3 is also geared to sport either the A9X or the A10 Fusion chipsets. There would also be either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. These internal specs would give the tablet incredible processing speed and power.

The report also foresees Apple to be integrating a lot more features to the iPad Air 3. This would include water resistance or water proofing and stereo speakers. However, Apple might also remove the 3.5mm audio jack here as well.

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