At Apple’s press event last week, the Cupertino firm lifted the lid on the Apple iPhone 6S, the Apple iPhone 6S Plus, the Apple iPad Pro, and the Apple iPad Mini 4. What was missing from the bunch was the Apple iPad Air 3. So does this mean that Apple has no plans of unveiling a successor to the iPad Air 2? If a report is to be believed, Apple is planning to lift the lid on the next iPad Air with the tablet’s specs leaked online.
Rumoured Apple iPad Air 3 specs
The new rumour comes to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking MyDrivers. According to the report, the Apple iPad Air 3 will make its official debut later this year or early next year.
As for the device’s specs, The report claims that the Apple iPad Air 3 will still sport a 9.7-inch screen, but with higher resolution. It claims that the screen’s resolution will be 2334 x 3112 pixels, which is a bump up from the resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels of the iPad Air 2. With a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2334 x 3112 pixels, this would mean that the screen’s pixel density would be 401 ppi and an aspect ratio of 4:3. Under the hood is said to be either the new A9 or A9X chip. In terms of RAM, the tablet is said to come with either 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM. The bad news is, its battery capacity will be lower than the 7,340 mAh capacity used by the Apple iPad Air 2.
We’ve learned from previous reports that other rumoured specs include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. Storage options include 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants. The Apple iPad Air 3 is said to be extremely thin at 5 mm, which would make the tablet thinner than its rivals. Additionally, rumour has it that the iPad Air 3 will be IP certified, meaning it will be eater resistant. Currently, no iPhone or iPad is IP certified. The only Apple-made device that comes with this type of certification is the Apple Watch with its IPX7 rating. This means that it can be submerged in as much as a meter of water for as much as 30 minutes and survive.
If this report holds water, this would mean that reports claiming that Apple had no plans of unveiling a new 9.7-inch iPad this year was wrong.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this information with a pinch of salt.
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