iPad Air 3 Dubbed iPad 7 to Release Before Christmas? Monster Specs Include A9 Processors, 4K Res with 401 PPL; Samsung Rumored to Develop Own Chips
Apple's next flagship tablet, iPad Air 3, which may be dubbed iPad 7, will be released in November 2015. Release date conclusion drawn from the gadget's preceding Apple tablets release dates, which were always before Christmas shopping season begins.
According to ExpertReviews, there is a trend to the release dates of iPad models. Since 2012, these Apple gadgets have been release either late October or early November. This is a smart marketing strategy to invite people to purchase the mobile device as gift for Christmas. This means, the iPad Air could pretty much be released on these dates. The new iPad 7 or iPad Air 3 is also rumored to be released along with Apple's iOS9.
ITPro reports that iPad 7 is rumored to be thinner than iPad Air 2. It could be only 9.7in and 6.1mm thick. This means it needs some tweaking to fit a strong but small battery. The iPad Air 3 could have the A9 processor, 2GB memory, and 4k resolution with 401 ppl. This are the same specs that the iPhone 6 Plus have.
Bloomberg reports that Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture Apple's A9 processors, according to certain people who has knowledge of this transaction but asked the news agency to remain anonymous.
This deal will help Samsung regain the customers it lost to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. This deal will definitely help Samsung rebound against TSMC in the $300 billion-worth semiconductor industry.
Speaking of Samsung, the Korean mobile giant recently released its Samsung Galaxy S6 March 1 of this year. In Samsung's official website, Mashable claims that it is "arguably the most advanced smartphone ever made." While Forbes said "The curved screen shows a bold attempt to redefine the way smartphones are designed and used."
The new iPad Air 3 or iPad 7 will have a 7-in screen with 3GB RAM. It could also possibly feature waterproof and dustproof capabilities. However, these are just rumors and Apple has not yet officially confirmed these features.