What are the chances the iPad Air 3 has 3D Touch?

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    Is it pretty much given that the iPad Air 3 will have 3D Touch when it launches next year?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Probably will.

    I guess it mainly depends on how much weight it adds. As soon as I got my 6s I thought of how great link previews would be on the iPad Air. Not really much benefit to it on the 6s because you really only see the titles of articles or Wikipedia pages so I rarely use it. On the iPad though it will be amazing.
     
  3. HighTechToid macrumors member

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    Give me the iPad Pro's speakers and 3D Touch on Air 3 and I'm good. I was waiting on getting a 3 anyway and disappointed they skipped it to focus on a niche product (yes I said it). Hopefully it's not a full year skip and there's a spring announcement. Didn't they skip a year before on one of the iPads? Mini I think? Man I hope not.
     
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    I'd find it more probable that the iPad Air 3 would have the higher refresh rate so it can use the apple pencil, then having 3D Touch. But hey, maybe they will both be there.

    Off topic, typing without seeing the screen because your cat won't get off your chest is somewhat of a challenge.
     
  5. JustMadeThisNameUp macrumors regular

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    I am using my girlfriend's old iPad Air and purposefully held off on getting an Air 2 because I was convinced the 3 was coming out this fall. Now there's no point in getting one since I won't get much use out of it before I'd have to sell it and not lose too much money on it. I really screwed myself.
     
  6. mdridwan47, Nov 21, 2015
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    I'm very sure Apple will introduce 3D Touch in future iPad's.

    They spent a lot of money developing this breakthrough technology. And when Apple makes new technologies they comes first on iPhone and eventually makes their way to other iOS products (like Retina Display, Siri, Touch ID, Lightning connector, 64-bit chip etc). 3D Touch is not just a gimmick. It's the 2nd generation of touch input and Apple will ship it with every new iOS device they make. It will bring new kinds of inputs for Gaming, Apps and general interactions with our iOS devices. Apple also gave a hint when Phil Schiller said Live Photos will work on iPads as well. Live photos works best with 3D touch. They essentially "invented" live photos to show off 3D touch. So, that's a clear giveaway about 3D touch for iPad. So yeah, Apple will definitely bring 3D Touch to next year's iPads. And here are the patents that confirms Apple will bring 3D Touch to iPads.

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...ce-touch-for-the-ipad-magic-mouse-beyond.html

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2015/08/an-advanced-force-touch-patent-for-the-ipad-surfaces-in-europe.htm

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...nt-brush-and-interacting-with-3d-buttons.html

    So based on these evidence we can say. Apple will definitely bring 3D Touch to next year's iPads.
     
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I doubt it. Perhaps it will have Apple Pencil support.
     
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    There are a few factors in this. The two major ones I see are weight and production yield.

    The 3D Touch screen is heavier than the standard, and across an iPad that's quite a bit of extra weight. So does the Air 3 get heavier or do they cut out weight elsewhere? Battery is normally the first place they go.

    Production yield is a major one and the reason we are yet to get a sapphire glass screened iPhone. The bigger the screen, the harder it is to produce. And producing a pane of glass that is flexible enough for 3D Touch to register, meanwhile being strong enough over an iPad display, is very difficult.
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Close to a 0% chance of the iPad pro's speakers in the Air. During the tear down they revealed that they take up almost 1/4 of the volume inside the iPad. We'd need a radically more efficient battery to make it possible.
     
  11. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Probably this. 3D touch adds weight and I am not sure it will work with the pencil. Added weight on an iPad "air" would cancel out the air part. 3D touch is probably going to remain iPhone exclusive for a bit.
     
  12. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    I think if the Air 3 comes in the Spring of 2016 no, it won't have 3D Touch. However, if the Air 3 comes at the normal time for iPad's around October or November of 2016 then I think it will come with 3D Touch. This is due to the technology improving in weight and size as components get better with time.
     
  13. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Depends. The pencil and 3D Touch might not be able to coexist
     
  14. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    Would you get it base model is around 600 bucks?
     
  15. HighTechToid macrumors member

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    Since when does apple care about battery life? They shave battery size off for the sake of being thin every year. And they made a statement that battery life is poor because people use their iPhone more, which is basically their way of saying we don't care about battery life. As long as it stays within range of what it gets now they are fine with that.
     
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    I highly doubt they'd be fine with 6 hours of battery life or less. Which is what it would have if they gave it iPad pro speakers.
     
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    First world problems. And I don't think there's actually a law saying that you'd actually have to sell the Air 2 once the newer model is available.
     
  18. MarcoCapa macrumors regular

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    Ora a radically smaller speaker



    I think that the air 3 is probably gonna be with less bezel (I hope) but don't think that it will be unveiled in spring....
    More probably it would be in autumn along iPad pro 2 (all in 4K)
     
  19. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    If they want more people to buy the iPad again they need to.
     
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    I think Apple will find a way to significantly reduce the weight of 3D touch. In the 6s and plus, 3d touch is very much first generation.

    As far as the Air 3 getting 3d touch, it all depends on when they release it. If it's in the spring, then I don't think 3d touch Gen 2 will be ready in time and it would depreciate the iPP. If it's in the fall and the pro 2 has it, there is a better than 50% chance the Air 3 will get it. The tech really opens opportunities to streamline the user experience. They wouldn't want fragment that experience by device.
     
  21. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    It would be even more usefull on ipad than on iPhone I imagine. It will definitely come. Biggest question and my biggest hope is, they bring the pencil to ipad air 3. But I doubt it.
     
  22. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I'm almost certain that the pencil will come to the Air 3.

    The iPad pro is always going to be for niche users. Notice how Apple didn't even market this thing to college users wanting to take digital notes. It's just too big for this obviously desired functionality.

    If Apple wants there to be a ton of pencil optimized apps, they have to add it to the iPad Air. Almost no new developer is going to risk the time to create an awesome app that can only be used on the iPad pro, which will sell a fraction of what the ipad air and mini will.
     
  23. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    It's pretty obvious when Steve said 10 inches is the perfect size for a tablet. There are good uses for the mini as well as the pro but it's clearer now than ever that the perfect iPad for most people is the Air/Air2. And maybe that is Apples whole point......to push people towards eggar iPads. The Air3 is gonna be great.
     
  24. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502

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    It absolutely can. The device will just need to ignore 3D touch pressure when the pencil is being used. Only fingers will activate 3D touch. Problem solved.
     
  25. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    Great solution but that'd be a pain for anyone using an app which supports (theoretically) 3D Touch and the pencil cause then you'd have to switch between inputs I.e from pencil to fingers just to get to the feature you want which results in a substandard user experience. Albeit it is a trade off worth it for both technologies.
     

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