iPad Air 3 Rumoured to Launch in October


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Apple may have “forgotten” to release the iPad Air 3, but it’s coming soon, according to sources. But it may even be postponed to 2016 if we are to believe Fubon Bank analyst Liaoxian Yi, who says that Apple may have postponed the iPad Air 3 launch until next year.

The Latino Post (via Cult of Mac) points to Yidaba and IT Pro, claiming that the suppliers were asked to focus on the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 to avoid sales cannibalization of the recently announced 12.9-inch tablet. From this perspective, a postponed refresh of the iPad Air could make sense, but let’s add that not everyone interested in an iPad would jump on a tablet with that giant touchscreen.

Yidaba claims that the iPad Air 3 will be released in October, and even reveals some of the alleged tech specs of the 9.7-inch tablet: screen with 4K resolution, 401 ppi, and 4:3 aspect ratio; A9X processor; 8 MP iSight and 2.1 MP FaceTime cameras. Well, if you record 4K videos with your iPhone 6s, you’ll need a 4K screen to enjoy them in full, but we suggest taking these rumours with a grain of salt.


  • I’m totally not sure about this rumour…. because I have the feeling Apple did talk about everything they wanted to release this year… Their calendar seems to be already planned…. and with the past event (a packed one), I have the feeling no other event will be plan this year.

  • Widohmaker

    I can see another hardware event on Mac’s next month but I don’t see another iPad announcement. Since the iPad Pro doesn’t come out till November any release this year of an iPad Air 3 would risk cannibalization.

  • Shameer Mulji

    Highly doubt it. Sounds like great specs for next year’s iPad Air 3.

  • Zeke

    Two words and a number: iPod Touch 6. Considering what Apple did to the iPod touch 6, surprising most of us, anything is possible. I’d even expect Apple to quietly put iPad Air 3 on their site and get Siri to do the announcement. Expect anything. I am.

  • Tim

    Who cares? Not nearly as many people as previous years.