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iPad Air 3 release is still a big question mark

by Jacob Kleinman | August 14, 2015August 14, 2015 1:00 pm PST

Last month a rumor out of China hinted that Apple could be putting the breaks on its iPad Air series. Now a second report is backing up those claims, suggesting we could be waiting on the iPad Air 3 for a while.

The news comes from DigiTimes and its sometimes sketchy supply chain sources, which claim that Apple has become “conservative” about its iPad lineup. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering that the entire tablet market seems to be struggling. Cupertino is also expected to reveal its long-rumored iPad Pro later this year, so the company may simply want to avoid overwhelming its customers with new options.

DigiTimes also notes that the iPad mini 4 is still set to launch this fall, though it won’t boast much new hardware compared to last year’s model. We are expecting a significantly thinner design though, with Apple cutting the tablet’s thickness down from 7.5mm to just 6.1mm. The device could also get an 8-megapixel rear camera and an anti-reflective coating.

Apple typically unveils its new iPads in October, so there’s still some time left to iron out the final details, though some rumors suggest new slates will be introduced during the iPhone 6s event in September.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...