iPad Air 3 features already given away?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    iPad Air 2 reminds me of IPad 3. Just as we never expected an update they could update anytime between now and next September maybe March or April again?

    Will effectively be like a Pro maybe some extras from 6s:

    A9x chip
    Speakers both sides
    12 mega pixel camera
    4gb ram
    Updated FaceTime cameras
    4k video

    Most likely won't be any redesign before IPad Air 4.
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
  3. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    Yeah I'm thinking air3 will be next fall. Borrow from pro features

    Speakers both sides
    Prolly not 4 gb ram. Maybe 3 but honestly I can see Apple sticking with 2

    Updated cameras
    Pencil support
  4. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
    I'd love to see a redesign on the iPad Air 3 - Should be around the time i'll be getting ready to update my 1st gen iPad Air
  5. vigilant macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Don't expect iPad Air 3 before 2016.

    If/When it does, I'd say expect Apple Pen, A9(class), Keyboard, and lighter.

    What I would personally guess will be what is the big thing next year is 3D Touch (formally Force Touch #hotcosby #southparkreference) will be the big feature.

    3D Touch to me seems just as much reliant on the Taptic Engine as it is having sensors to measure the force. For a 9.7 inch display or 12.9 inch display you would need strategically placed Taptic Engines (yes plural) to create an immersive and consistent experience.

    To put into better terms
    1. iPad Air 1 touch refresh rate is I believe 60hz
    2. iPad Air 2 touch refresh rate is I believe 120hz
    3. iPad Pro touch refresh rate doubles to 240hz when Apple Pen touches the screen.
    4. Apple Watch Taptic Engine covers 38-42mm surface area
    5. Macbook Taptic Engine covers about 4-5 inches surface area
    6. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Taptic Engine covers 4.7 and 5.5 inch surface area

    I'd think that for screens beyond 5.5 inch the way the Taptic Engine works to give clear sense of whats going on has to either get bigger, or have more then one to give a more precise sensation.
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    If Apple wait till fall then 3D Touch will be a very nice upgrade.
  7. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
    I doubt it will be 12 MP and 4 GB. Those features will be for iPhone and Pro version only. Also no pencil support.

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