Citing their sources, DigiTimes claims that Apple will be unveiling a new variant of the iPad Air in March 2016, with production scheduled to start in the second quarter of the year.
The website claims that the iPad Air 3 will come with a 4K resolution display while still retaining its 9.7-inch display. Additionally, it will also come with up to 4GB RAM and improved battery life. Sadly, due to supply constraints, the iPad Air 3 will not come with 3D Touch.
If the iPad Air 3 ends up coming with a 4K display, it is likely that it will be powered by Apple’s beastly A9X chipset that is also found inside the iPad Pro.
This is not the first time that we are hearing rumors about Apple launching the iPad Air 3 in March. The company has usually launched a new iPad towards the end of every year, but last year, it decided against launching an upgraded version of the iPad Air 2. Instead, the company launched the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that is aimed at artists and enterprise market. If rumors are to be believed, Apple will now launch the iPad Air 3 alongside some new watch bands for the Apple Watch at an event in March.
Rumors also point to the iPad Air 3 coming with four speakers like the iPad Pro and an LED flash for its rear camera.[Via DigiTimes]