The iPad Air 3 has yet to receive an official release date. Now, there have been rumors that it might be phased out by Apple because of its similarities to the iPad Pro 9.7.
The tech world has been abuzz over how the Cupertino-based tech giant might cancel the release of the iPad Air 3. Reports have estimated that the highly anticipated lightweight tablet would be released in 2017, but without an official release date until now, some wonder if the iPad Air 3 would even be launched at all.
Some have raised that Apple is streamlining their product offerings due to the recent sales decline in the entire tablet industry. This has worried some Apple patrons into thinking that the iPad Air 3 would be the first to get axed from the product lineup.
Aside from how its predecessor was released all the way in October 2014 ? almost two years ago ? techies have pointed out that the launch of the iPad Pro soon the iPad Air 2 has seemingly ?filled the gap? already and will just make the Pad Air 3 redundant.
The most obvious similarity between the iPad Air 3 and iPad Pro is with their sizes. The first iPad Pro originally measured 12.9 inches, which was soon followed by the release of its 9.7-inch variant. This smaller version of the iPad Pro has made some people question if there is a need for another new device like the iPad Air 3, which will carry the same specs and be sold in a similar price range.
The iPad Air 3 will also reportedly already feature the same 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB storage options similar to other products sold by Apple. However, there have also been rumors that the iPad Air 3 would be more powerful because it will carry Apple’s A9 processor.
Insiders have also claimed that the iPad Air 3 will have a much smaller battery that will make it thinner and lighter compared to any other iPad models.
What?s more, the highly anticipated lightweight tablet will also supposedly have Apple’s new operating system, iOS 10. Mac World said that this would bring new additional features to the iPad Air 3, such as a more powerful screen lock with multiple personalization widgets.
The iPad Air 3 is also rumored to be one of the first devices to have Siri, the popular virtual assistant that is exclusive only to iPhones.
Furthermore, there iPad Air 3 will also reportedly have extra security measures, such as the Touch ID and fingerprint scanning technology.
The bottomline is, while the iPad Air 3 does have several similarities to iPad Pro and its other predecessors, it still does have many rumored features that have gotten techies so excited all these months – that it would be a shame for Apple to not release it anymore.
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