Apple was supposed to release the iPad Air 3 last year, but instead, the company had other plans – to restructure its MacBook lineups. Fortunately, the tablet will still come. Better later than never! According to reports, the iPad Air 3 will make its appearance in March 2017, during a keynote event.
The 2016 MacBook Pro was unveiled three days ago, being available in two sizes: 13-inch with a thickness of 14.9mm and a weight of 1.36kg, and 15-inch, which is 15.5mm thin and it weights 1.81kg. This version has also received a larger Force Touch trackpad, but the list of mutual features includes a Retina display, USB-C ports and a headphone jack. The starting price for the smaller model is $1,299 (2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage), while the lowest price for the 15-inch variant will be $1,999 (2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage).
As for the iPad Air 3, reports claim that it will arrive next year alongside the new iPad Pro 2 lineup, but rumors suggest that this will be the last in the Air lineup, because Apple will focus only on iPad Pro variants. We doubt that Apple will want to make an official statement about these rumors, so it remains to be seen if the iPad Air 3 will be released in March 2017 with the following specs: a slimmer body (5mm thick), an A9X Apple chipset supporting 3 or 4GB of RAM and an 8MP rear camera / 2.1 MP front camera.
Its exterior might be made of 7000-series aluminum, which is more resistant and less bendable, the screen will measure 9.7-inch, but it could support a 4K resolution (2,334 x 3,112 pixels) and the body may be waterproof and resistant to dust. The iPad Air 3 might be cheaper than its predecessor, which now is sold for $399 (32GB of storage) and $499 (128GB of storage).