Apple iPad Air 2 to iPad Air 3: Impressive New Features

Apple iPad Air 2 to iPad Air 3: Impressive New Features
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Apple took some time before it finally decided to release its upcoming member in the ‘Air’ family, the Apple iPad Air 3. A little more than a year has passed since the release of Apple iPad Air 2 in October 2014, and now the upcoming tablet is expected in March this year. The reason for the delay is attributed to new and major updates to the device, which will bring in a new chip, a rear camera system and an upgraded battery system. We compare both tablets to help you understand why the upcoming tablet is better in many ways.



We saw the iPad Air 2 in three color options including gold, silver and space gray. The iPad Air 3 is speculated to come in Rose Gold apart from these three colors, reports IBTimes.


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Both members of the iPad family carry the same 9.7-inch display screen, but with differences in screen resolution. The iPad Air 3 has a screen resolution of 3,112×2,334 pixels compared to iPad Air 2’s 2,048×1,536 pixels. Pixel density is higher in the upcoming tablet at 401ppi to iPad Air 2’s 264ppi. Rumors also hint at a pressure-sensitive display screen in the iPad Air 3.


The iPad air 2 has Apple’s own A8X chipset at its core and is powered by 2GB of RAM. On the other hand,  it is official that Apple will include A9X chipset in the iPad Air 3, initiated by Apple’s chip designer Johny Srouji. Meanwhile, the tablet will be equipped with 4GB of RAM.


The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Air 3 are likely to carry similar software, the iOS 9. While you may expect similar experience on both devices, the Cupertino firm might include a pressure sensitive display in the new model.


It is interesting to find that Apple might include major updates to camera features in the iPad Air 3 as well. While the iPad Air 2 feature a 1.2MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera, the new model will supposedly feature a rear LED flash. This means more megapixels for enhanced clarity in pictures, reports Pocket Lint.


  • Gianluca Meardi

    No infos about “pencil” support? IMHO a real strong differentiator (excellent in my iPad Pro, that is anyhow too big to be really portable)