iPad Air 3 release date, specs rumors: Launch pushed back to 2017? Specs pretty much the same?

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With the unveiling of the new iPad Pro over five months ago, the constant question being asked by many is whether Apple will still be releasing a new iPad Air despite the two-year hiatus of the variant. Many are already aware that the Air roster’s fate is gloomy as of late due to widespread rumors that the company might have silently canceled the said product line and would zero in on the Pro devices. However, there are still quite a number of Apple followers who believe that the company might be reconsidering launching a new iPad Air and that it could be presented early next year.

It was reported beforehand that the Cupertino-based tech company will likely unveil the new iPad Air 3 this October and it would eventually be released the following month. However, due to the imminent launch of their newest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 7, and with the constant downtrend in sales of tablet devices in the market, it has become more and more viable that the company could be breaking away with the October release window.

Meanwhile, specifications of the rumored iPad Air 3 are quite scarce but there is still word on the street suggesting that the yet to be announced tablet will be pretty much the same as compared to its predecessor.

Albeit that, reports say that the present-day 6.1-millimeter contour of the iPad Air 2 can be scraped off further for a more slender make and at the same time will be reinforced with a top-of-the-line aluminum casing. Color variants will still be the same consisting of gray, silver, and gold versions.

In addition, there were also talks that the iPad Air 3 could be powered by Apple’s current A9X central processing unit (CPU) together with an M9 Oscar motion coprocessor. The display may still have the high-definition resolution just like the previous render but it has yet to be known if the company will be fusing the tablet with the so-called True Tone attribute which was boasted early on by the new iPad Pro.

Apple users, on the other hand, will have to keep themselves in the know in the following months about the latest developments regarding the ultra-thin handheld.