The next Apple tablet announcement is still a few months away, but the enthusiast people have already started wondering about the possible specs and release. Especially with Samsung releasing a new tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with an S-pen it’s only natural that Apple would want to soon release a new tablet that’s on the same or even better standards with the Samsung counterpart. Few rumors suggest that the Apple iPad Air 3 release date has been set in March, while the other sources vouch for a much later release date. The name hasn’t been fixed yet, but we would like to settle for iPad Air 3 for now.
iPad Air 3 has already been long overdue for a revamp. Apple had released new tablet in March 2016, but that wasn’t the iPad Air 3. Instead, Apple has gone for a whole new product lineup called the iPad Pro which has the same 9.7 inch display size as opposed to the earlier released 12.9 inch iPad Pro. If the release date strategy is kept the same this year, then we should see a new iPad by the third quarters of March 2017. That may or may not be the Apple iPad Air 3.
Even if an iPad Air 3 isn’t around the corner, we could settle that Apple may unveil an iPad Pro this year.
Will iPad Air 3 be the last?
Also, a good number of online rumor analysts are saying that the Apple iPad Air 3 would be the last Air model in the iPad lineup. Since the iPad Pro is now already in the market with two of its iterations, people are in fact buying the Pro version more than the Air – this only makes sense. If the iPad Air 2 wasn’t the last model already, then apparently the Air 3 is going to mark the ending of the iPad Air lineup. Tablets are already less popular than they ever had been in the past, so a decision for removal doesn’t really come as a surprise.
Design: Not Westworld Yet
Well, if you have watched the popular HBO original Westworld, you should know what we are talking about. The hosts used a folding tablet to control the androids (not the OS) which is both high tech and a design wonder at the same time. Apple iPad Air 3 won’t be that wonder yet, it’s mostly a slight facelift of what we currently have in the market right now. A folding iPad concept has shown up in many concepts, none of them appeared to be realistic to us. Expect a regular iPad Air design with reduced thickness and a redesigned antenna placement, maybe? However, the headphone jack on the next iPad is most likely to stay.
Will the Apple Pencil work?
As of yet, Apple Pencil is only designed to work with the Pro lineup. In order to compete well with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Apple should add the Pencil support for iPad Air 3.
Although a possible release date is near, yet we have much lesser information on the iPad Air 3 than we are supposed to. If anything feasible shows up, we shall let you know!