iPad Air 3 release date, specs rumors: Tablet may come out in March 2017; some say Apple may discontinue it instead

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After months of speculation, chances of the iPad Air 3 coming out this year is still unlikely according to industry insiders. While some believe there is a chance Apple may launch the tablet at an event later this month, most sources still think it will come out in March 2017.

The bad news is that the lack of new details regarding the iPad Air 3 doesn’t bode well for the tablet. There are a lot of rumors circulating the past few weeks saying Apple may discontinue the line and focus on the iPad Pro instead.

Christopher Minasians of Macworld UK thinks that Apple may have given up on its line of iPad Air tablets if no official word about the iPad Air 3 comes out by the time the iPad Air 2 turns two. The current iPad Air was released on Oct. 22, 2014, so its second birthday is fast approaching. He also notes that two years without updates for a tablet is already quite long. A report on IT PRO also says that Apple may retire the iPad Air line since there haven’t been any official updates from the company.

The lack of official word from Apple regarding a new iPad Air has not stopped the rumor mill from spinning, though. Alleged specs of the tablet have been circulating around the internet for months now, and it is not going to stop anytime soon.

Sources say the iPad Air 3 may be equipped with Apple’s new 64-bit system on a chip (SoC), the A10 Fusion. The chip is currently used by the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

As of this moment, Apple has yet to announce that the iPad Air 3 is under development. Until they make a confirmation, all reports concerning the tablet are rumors at best, so readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt.