iPad Air 3 is coming

What we’re expecting to see from the iPad Air 3
If you’re wondering what Apple has planned for the iPad Air 3, you’re not alone. What follows is the very latest news and rumours relating to the iPad Air 3 release date, features, and specs.

Initially, many were expecting the iPad Air 3 to launch at Apple’s March 21 event. However, what we got instead was the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Where does this leave the iPad Air 3? It could well be that Apple has retired the Air line, but it could also be that the Air brand isn’t as high and dry as you might think.

The iPad Air 2 still occupies essentially the same part of Apple’s roster it has since its release, having only been given a fairly modest £50 price cut. The similarly sized iPad Pro 9.7 slots in well above it at £100 more than the traditional iPad Air launch price.

In other words, there’s still room for an iPad Air 3 – though precise details are virtually non-existent at this point. Here’s what we’re expecting to see.

In Brief
When is the iPad Air 3 coming out? October 2016 (possibly)
What’s new about the iPad Air 3? We’re expecting it to be thinner, lighter, and more powerful

iPad Air 3 Release Date UK & US – When is the iPad Air 3 likely to come out?
The iPad Air 2 landed in October 2014. It’s pretty long in the tooth in tech terms, with many expecting an update towards the end of 2015.

But here we are in 2016, and still no iPad Air 3. As we’ve noted already, what we got in March wasn’t a new iPad Air, but a new iPad Pro.

The iPad Air 2, then, still stands as the company’s mainstream full-sized tablet. It’s in need of an update, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the iPad Air 3 announced alongside the iPhone 7 in September, with an October release date. That’s what the latest rumours seem to point to.

It might not be the most high-profile of announcements, though, given the emergence of the iPad Pro range.

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