No more iPad Air?

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  1. aces99 macrumors 6502

    aces99

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    Anyone hear a rumour that Apple has pulled the plus on the iPad Air line and there will be no iPad Air 3? That's what this site says. They are claiming that the iPad Pro is the successor to the iPad Air.

    http://en.yibada.com/articles/66928...-a-hoax-apple-drops-line-due-to-low-sales.htm

    I really hope that this is not the case as I love the iPad Air and its size. I am waiting for Apple to release the iPad Air 3 so I can upgrade. But I do not want something as big as the iPad Pro. If Apple doesn't release an Air 3 they will loose me as a tablet customer. I really hope that this article it total BS. Anyone else hear this rumour or have any insight to what is happening with the iPad Air line?
     
  2. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, if you cannot pronounce the name of the web site, chances are their rumors are garbage.
     
  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    That site is pure clickbait. I doubt it's true, but if it were they wouldn't be the first to know it.
     
  4. RebornProphet Suspended

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    When they unveiled the Pro and Mini 4 they stated that "this completes our iPad line up".

    If the Air 2 was dropping in price to make way for an Air 3 it would have happened at the keynote.

    There is no iPad Air 3 this year.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It's not getting updated this year, but it isn't getting discontinued either.
     
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    The iPad Air will continue to exist alongside the iPad Mini and the Pro. In my opinion, Apple offers the best options for tablets when it comes to screen sizes. Having a 7.9", 9.7" and 12.9" displays gives consumers the best options to choose which iPad is right for them.
     
  7. aces99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    aces99

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    I can't see Apple discontinuing the iPad Air line either. But the article makes it sound like Apple has pulled the plug on the Air line. Apple needs the 9.7" size as a lot find the mini to small and a lot don't want to have to carry around a 12.9 inch tablet. I think this article is BS. At least I hope it is.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Well, when a site I've never even heard of before reveals Apple's product plans, I sit up and pay attention.

    In all seriousness, there's no reason to expect an Air 3 this year given the recent launch of the Mini 4 and the upcoming launch of the Pro, but there's also no reason to assume that the iPad Air line is over. I think that 9.7" will continue to be the most popular iPad size.
     
  9. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    This website is neither an accredited, reputable, or reliable site, take what they say... and throw it in the fireplace. ;)
     
  10. newellj macrumors 601

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    The funny thing is that the iPad that rational, thinking people think Apple might discontinue is not the 9 .7" size but the Mini, which is fairly close to the 6S Plus. I don't think that's a risk at this point based on the fact that after a year of selling the 6 Plus and the Mini, Apple went ahead and did a fairly extensive upgrade on the Mini, but it would be a more logical issue. The 9.7" iPad doesn't overlap anything else in the Apple line, unlike the iPad Pro (11" MBA, 12" rMB) and the Mini (6/6S Plus).
     
  11. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I have zero interest in a Mini, and zero interest in a Pro. If Apple discontinues the Air, they will lose countless customers.
     
  12. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    For me the Air is the perfect size. I changed my iPad every year. The Pro is set at a different market. The Air will be back with a lot more technology built in that will come from the Pro. I think It will be here in Q2 '16
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    False

    They are more likely to drop mini than the air

    Air is the perfect size
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Hope for an Air 3 next year or maybe late thins year. No way it is going to be replaced by the Pro. The Pro is too big and lacks features that would attract me.
     

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