Looking at the charts on Apple's own website and according to release dates, the Air 3 should have come out when the iPad Pro did, but instead it was delayed to allow the Pro release. It will be interesting to see what happens with the iPad Air 3, if it will be a more powerful processor than the Pro, or if it will be the same processor... leaving the Air updates to be relegated to be similar to how the mini follows the air (i.e. the mini is never as powerful as the air to make sure the air is more enticing performance wise). If you look at Apple's charts showing the progression in performance of the iPad line leading up to the Pro, you can see that the Pro fits in exactly where the Air 3 should have been performance wise. http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/technology/ Unfortunately for people that are not interested in buying a pro, this means longer waits/less improvements for each iteration of the Air going forward. Whats your opinion?