A rumor has been circulating for two days concerning a possible March launch of the iPad Air 3, after KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a note that predicts a launch of the next 9.7-inch iPad in Q1 2016.
No specs have been leaked yet. The only thing to go by so far is what is assumed to be the lack of a introduction of 3D Touch on the next iPad Air, which Kuo believes is due to supply chain issues.
Specs for new iPad’s usually leak many months in advance, and so far there hasn’t been any. The iPad Air 2 was launched on October 22, 2014, then with iOS 8.1, while it has since been upgraded to iOS 9.2, which brought on split-window multitasking.
Since then, sales of iPad’s have been dwindling even if iPad’s are better than ever before. But then again, Android and Windows tablets have also improved massively, and Android and Windows tablets also tends to offer more bang for the bucks than iPad’s does, for those who don’t need the iOS in itself.
So what kind of improvements can we expect to see then, for Apple to keep the iPad flame alive? Hopefully Apple’s engineers are working just as hard on features as they are on the hardware.
And if the March rumor is true, we are overdue for leaks. Which means that we should hear some more about the 2016 iPad collection soon.
– Jim Miller