iPad Air 3 Latest News, Release Date & Update: Tablet Refresh Crowding iPad Pro 2 Line! Impressive Specs, Features, Price Details Revealed

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 17, 2016 10:25 PM EDT

Apple will have its hands full right in the very first quarter of 2017 with word that the latest iPad Pro 2 will be unveiled. However, it may not be the only one coming out in the open with word that the iPad Air 3 could also be out in the open.

The iPad Air 3 was speculated to come out this year at certain events like the WWDC. Nothing materialized so far and it seems unlikely that it will come out alongside the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016. That said, the best bet is for the iPad Air 3 to be rolled out alongside the iPad Pro 2 though it could be a crowded list of tablets for customers to choose from, Mashable reported.

iPad Air 2 price drops throw customers off

The iPad Air 2 remains the tablet for the moment though the line is due for a refresh. With the price drops for the current iPad Air 2, many were under the impression that the Cupertino company would be finally unveiling a successor, the iPad Air 3, as mentioned in a previous post.

The iPad Air 2 has been around for over two years now and is seen as the cheaper alternative to the higher priced iPad Pro 2. As an example, the iPad Air 2 128 GB variant now costs $200 less (down to $499.99 from $699.99). So, is iPad Air 3 coming soon?

Potential iPad Air 2 specs

With a release this Fall unlikely to happen, all eyes for the iPad Air 3 shift to a possible coming on March 2017. Assuming it does roll out, it will be interesting to see what specs it may carry.

Like the iPad Pro 2, iPad Air 3 could come also sport an A10X chip, bigger RAM, a 12 MP camera, smart connectors, True Tone display and support for 3D Touch. It is expected to be thinner as well boasting of a 7000-series aluminum body, Neurogadget reported.

Seeing that the iPad Pro 2 is on top of the Apple roster, there is a chance that the specs of the iPad Air 3 will be lower than those mentioned above. Regardless, it is the price range that most are worried about – hopefully something easy on the pockets.

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