iPad Air 3 Release Date Confirmed for Early 2016? 3D Touch Deleted

Fans who have been waiting for a release date on the iPad Air 3 may be closer to what they have been waiting for.

Christian Post relays that key information regarding the potential release of Apple’s iPad Air 3 has been detailed in the website Mac Rumors.

In the said site, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is credited as the source for research notes which details information on the upcoming iPad Air 3. Kuo’s notes is further noted by Mac Rumors in saying that the new iPad is scheduled to be available to the public in the first half of 2016. However, due to production problems in Apple’s supply chain, Kuo discusses that the iPad 3 will not feature 3D Touch Technology.

Mac Rumors narrows down the release date further by saying that the iPad Air 3 may be unveiled in Apple’s potential March 2016 event. The website also details that the second generation Apple Watch and the rumored 4-inch iPhone may be unveiled at the same event.

Meanwhile, Tech Gadget Central discusses that since the company missed its regular launch of devices this fall, it is likely that the rumored devices will indeed be released in the first quarter of 2016.

The website further details that since Apple is known for their minimal changes when introducing a new generation product, not much design changes can be expected in the iPad Air 3. It also highlights that since the iPad Air 2 was thin enough, the new iPad will be the same in thickness.

Aside from physique, Tech Gadget Central offers a list of potential built-in features that the new iPad may showcase. The website lists these features as follows:

“The new device will most likely come with an A9X chip or even a next generation processor than the one the iPad Pro is equipped with, possibly an A10 chip. Internal storage could start from 16 or 32GB and go all the way up to 128GB. It is reasonable to expect an improved 13MP back camera and a 5MP or an 8MP front-facing camera for FaceTime and selfies.”

For now, these items should be taken as rumors since official confirmation will be up to Apple itself.

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