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iPad Air 3 vs iPad Air 2: Release Date, Specs, Features & Price Roundup [Latest Rumors & Facts]

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Rumors about the purported iPad Air 3 rise with each passing day.

Check out the latest reports about Apple's rumored tablet below. We compared it with the already released iPad Air 2. Note that these are all unconfirmed and official news from the tech giant about the iPad Air 3 is yet to be announced.

Specs & Features

The iPad Air 3, which Christian Today claimed would target the business market, will be powered by the iOS 9. It is also said that the tablet will be equipped with a 2K resolution, 3D display, A9X processor, and 3 GB worth of RAM space.

CrossMap reported that a large screen could be in store for the iPad Air 3 to compete against other tablets with big screens such as Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and Samsung's gadgets.

The news outlet also claimed that the iPad Air 3 will be as thin as the iPhone 6, which is about 6.9 to 7.1 millimeters. Contrary to Christian Today's claims, the tablet is rumored to have 4 GB of RAM.

Aside from these, CrossMap reported that the iPad Air 3 will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner, a stylus, retina display, and four speakers to provide better sound quality. Expert Reviews said LG is currently speeding up the production of "high-resolution oxide TFT panels" rumored to be utilized by Apple for the new iPad.

Inquisitr reported that the iPad Air 3 will be a good match for gamers because of its "10.2-inch screen boasting 3D graphics" along with a crisp display.

In contrast, the iPad Air 2, known for its impressively thin and light design, has a 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi, Apple's official site wrote. The tablet is powered by an A8X chip with 64‑bit architecture and an M8 motion coprocessor. The iPad Air 2 is available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB memory capacities. It also runs using the latest iOS 8.

For more information about how the iPad Air 2 compares with the rumored iPad Air 3, check out Apple's official site.


We previously reported that the iPad Air 3 will cost around $499. The iPad Air 2, in contrast, has a starting price at $499.

Release Date

As for why the iPad Air 3 is not around, Gospel Herald reported that it could be because of the increasing demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Based on Apple's timeline when it comes to releasing their latest products, the iPad Air 3 is said to be announced alongside the iOS 9 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC event in June 2015, Christian Today reported. CrossMap, however, said that the tablet could be released in fall 2015.

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