Rumours: iPad Air 3 will be released in the first half of 2016, but won’t support 3D Touch “due to manufacturing problems”
Apple plans to announce iPad Air third generation in the first half of 2016, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The release of the new, according to him, is likely to take place at the presentation in March, along with Apple Watch and 2 iPhone 6c.
iPad Air 3 will be the further development of the current generation 9.7-inch Apple iPads. Any revolutionary changes in design are not expected, especially given the radical decrease in the thickness of the iPad Air 2: the manufacturer was able to reduce the waist of the tablet to 6.1 mm. the Main improvement is expected on the part of the hardware capabilities of the gadget.
Unfortunately, support 3D Touch technology the tablet, says Kuo. According to him, Apple has faced problems in the production of displays. Suppliers can not provide the production of 9.7 inch screens, which recognize the effect of depression. For this reason, 3D Touch coming to the iPad just in one generation, i.e. in 2017.
In the iPad Air 3 can be used a new processor the Apple A9X or A10 Apple. The device supposedly will get the support of the stylus Pencil and Apple’s own analogue keyboard Smart Keyboard.
Ming-Chi Kuo does not exclude that the presentation of the third generation iPad Air will be held in June at WWDC 2016. In this case, the device will be presented to demonstrate the capabilities of the new mobile platform iOS 10.
According to the expert, the iPhone 7 makes its debut at the autumn launch of Apple in September 2016, and the display of the new device will have a display similar to the current iPhone 6s “technology and structure”.