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Rumored specs surface for the Apple iPad Air 3

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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.
 
Thanks for the tip!

source: MyDrivers (translated) via HiTecinformations.it (translated)

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