The last time that Apple has updated its iPad Air tablet was back in October of 2014, which is sort of eons ago in today’s mobile standards. Well, the tech giant could be readying to officially introduce a new iPad device, specifically the iPad Air 3, less than a couple of months from now. As reported by 9to5Mac, it appears that Apple has plans of unveiling a new tablet during the week of March 14 this year. And aside from a new iPad tablet, the company is also reportedly unveiling a new 4 inch iPhone (aka iPhone 5se) as well as new Apple Watch models.
It is true that Apple introduced the humongous 12.9 inch iPad Pro tablet in 2015, and even refreshed the 7.9 inch iPad Mini the same year. The iPad Air should be getting its update too by now, and fans of the tablet are understandably getting anxious because there seemed to be no new developments so far.
Well, they now have something to look forward to, and they will not have to wait for long. The new iPad Air offering will purportedly come with the same 9.7 inch display screen size as the original iPad released more than half a decade ago. The device will also feature a rear facing LED flash that should result to improved image capturing capabilities in low light conditions, as well as new speakers that should give the iPad Pro a run for its money, audio wise. Lastly, Apple looks to be testing a special edition of the iPad Air that can function with the Apple Pencil (the stylus designed for use with the iPad Pro).
It is safe to say that Apple really needs a hit tablet right now. As indicated in Apple’s more recent quarterly earnings results, sales of the company’s iPad tablet devices dropped significantly during the final quarter of last year, compared to the same period the previous year. Plus, iPad shipments decreased 25 percent year over year to 16.1 million units. And because the iPad Air has always been marketed as a tablet for everybody, Apple is banking on a new model to help rejuvenate sales.
As for the upcoming 4 inch iPhone mentioned earlier, it should help bring attention to Apple’s mid-March event. Especially more so now that rumors are surfacing that the new iPhone device will feature the new A9 chip set, which is used inside the tech giant’s latest iPhone models, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.
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