Rumored specs surface for the Apple iPad Air 3

Rumored specs surface for the Apple iPad Air 3
When Apple held its media event last Wednesday, the Apple iPad Pro and its 12.9-inch screen, was finally unveiled. At the other end of the spectrum, the 7.9-inch Apple iPad mini 4 also was unwrapped. MIA was the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Air 3. According to a report published today, the iPad Air 3 is indeed still in the works and could be unveiled next month, late this year, or early next year.

According to the published report, the iPad Air 3 will continue to offer a 9.7-inch display with a bumped up resolution of  2334 x 3112. That would be an improvement from the 1536 x 2048 resolution found on the Apple iPad Air 2's 9.7-inch screen. The iPad Air 3 will feature a pixel density of 401ppi and an aspect ratio of 4:3. The Apple A9 or A9X chipset will be found under the hood, and there could be anywhere from 2GB to 4GB of RAM on the slate. It is hard to imagine that Apple would stuff the same 4GB of RAM used on the iPad Pro, into the iPad Air 3. One piece of bad news. The battery capacity will be cut from the 7340mAh cell used on the iPad Air 2.

According to the rumored specs, the iPad Air 3 will have an 8MP camera on back, with a 2.1MP shooter on the front. Options for internal storage will be 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. At 5mm thin, the iPad Air 3 would be thinner than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7. There is also talk about the tablet receiving IP certification, which would mean that it would be water resistant. Apple has yet to offer such a feature on the iPhone or iPad, although the IPX7 rating on the Apple Watch means that the timepiece can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, and escape unscathed.

Today's report contradicts a rumor from Taiwan that we passed on to you last month, stating that Apple will not be unveiling an iPad Air 3 this year.
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1. eviatar

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

Apple won't change the resolution. FAKE.

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

IDK They've Had The Same Res Since The iPad 3 I Think Its Time For A Change, Maybe Apple Does To.

9. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

This is the dumbest report ever 1. Apple wouldn't release a new iPad A month after the iPad event. 2. Apple is not dumb enough to out-do the resolution of the iPad Pro, and match in other respects 3. If they were to change the resolution, I guarantee the iPad Pro would be the first to get it, and it ain't happening for at least another year

10. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

True But I Still Think They Might Change The Resolution Of The Air3 To Something Higher Than The Air2.

11. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Without a doubt. BUT I guarantee it would only happen if the iPad Pro saw this upgrade first or around the same time.

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yeah if Anything The Air3's Resolution Will Be The Same As The Pro.

8. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

they might change resolution, but obviously won't put more resolution on the Air 3 than the Pro... they might put the same resolution as the iPad Pro, but i doubt it

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yes That's Right Apple Up The Resolution And Lower The Battery Size, Has To Be The Greatest Decision Ever Made.........SMH

18. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

They have consistently dropped the battery size on every iPad since the 4th gen and it has continued to hit the 9-10 hours of web browsing mark. If there is an Air 3 with an A9X, you can expect it to perform just as well.

20. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Don't Doubt That But It Pains Me To Think Of How Much Longer It Would Last On A Single Charge If They Didn't Drop The Battery Size.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to see it in action.

16. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

And because of the Pro model, the Air should maintain its cheaper price! the 5mm is going to be nuts, can't wait either!

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Not going to happen this year! It will be fall of next year. If this thing was coming out this fall, they would have announced it. Why would they leave the iPad Air 2 starting at $499? It doesn't add up for this year.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Also, if that's all that's changing, you might as well buy the iPad Air 2 if it's cheaper.

7. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

"thin" the most hyped word in the world of gadgets at the expense of mostly battery technology of today

13. gaming64 unregistered

Making iPads thinner for iFans to eat.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um yeah, I don't think so. I don't see them announcing it separate from the other two that were just announced. Especially since they showed a chart with the pricing hierarchy to potential Holiday shoppers that showed no sign of the Air 3. I already told my isheep buddy that it isn't coming out and just buy the iPad Air 2. If it does come out next month that would be freaking hilarious. I wonder how choked he would be. I would be choked. Apple did pull something shady like this before though. They launched the iPad 4 like 3 or 4 months after the iPad 3 and the sheep still buy their stuff. Wth.

17. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

There was nothing shady about the iPad 4 being released. It was released 7 months after the iPad 3, which isn't exactly a tiny morsel of time. It was an awkward release for sure, but it made sense considering the launch of the lighting connector in the product line. Not to mention the 3 had cellular issues in certain countries causing Apple to refund customers and pay money in a lawsuit over advertising. It was a fumbled launch to say the least.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

7 months is some shady Sony release schedule. I remember itards bragging about their phone being the most up to date iOS device for at least a whole year. The iPad 4 must have broke their hearts and shattered their idreams. Were you hurt by it by any chance? Lol

21. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Nah. I don't purchase a new device every year when it comes to tablets. Phones is a different story since I purchase a lot of different phones. I don't haven an allegiance per se. I have respect for Apples ecosystem, but I don't hang on their every word. I only purchased a next year device when it came to the iPad 2 to the 3 because of the high res display. I have the iPad 4, only because I gave my girlfriend an Air for her birthday last year. Still an excellent tablet to say the least. It is hard to knock the tablet-optimized app support on an iPad.

15. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I hope they keep the battery size the same or increase it.

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