According to Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, the iPad Air 3 will come with a 4K resolution display while still retaining its 9.7-inch display. Additionally, it will also come with up to 4GB RAM and improved battery life. Sadly, due to supply constraints, the iPad Air 3 will not come with 3D Touch.
Taiwan-based website DigiTimes has a mixed track record at reporting on Apple’s upcoming product plans, but its sources within the upstream supply chain have proven reliable in the past. However, the term “4K” may simply refer to the new iPad Air adopting features included in the iPad Pro, which inherited the oxide thin film transistor from the 5K Retina iMac, along with a UV-based photo alignment technique that ensures uniform color and brightness in the display. It also included a variable refresh rate that preserves battery life by cutting the refresh rate in half whenever there’s static content on the screen.
This is not the first time that we are hearing rumors about Apple launching the iPad Air 3 in March. The company has usually launched a new iPad towards the end of every year, but last year, it decided against launching an upgraded version of the iPad Air 2. Instead, the company launched the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that is aimed at artists and enterprise market. If rumors are to be believed, Apple will now launch the iPad Air 3 alongside some new watch bands for the Apple Watch at an event in March.
Rumors also point to the iPad Air 3 coming with four speakers like the iPad Pro and an LED flash for its rear camera.
iPad Air 3 rumored to come with 4K display, 4GB RAM and improved battery life