Rumor has it Apple is readying an iPad Air 3... but what what do you want it to be?
Come March, we could all be seeing a new iPad Air 3. It would be the first update to Apple's original 9.7-inch iPad since the Air 2 launched in October of 2014.
It would also be the first Air to launch since Apple introduced the bigger 12.9-inch iPad Pro last November. And the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil that went along with it. So, if Apple asked you what you'd want to see in the iPad Air 3, what would you tell them?
- Apple Pencil support.
- Smart Connector for Smart Keyboards.
- Four speakers for stereo sound in any orientation.
- Touch ID 2 sensor for faster authentication.
- 10-bit DCI-P3 color space display like iMac.
- Lighter and easier to carry.
- Heavier with longer battery life.
- 4GB of memory.
- 256GB storage option.
- Rose gold color option.
3D Touch, which uses the LEDs to measure pressure on the display may not be as workable or usable on a 9.7-inch screen, which means Apple Pencil could be the best solution for all the iPads, at least for now.
A new iPad-specific interface, like those afforded Apple TV and Apple Watch, would be fantastic, but is something that would likely come with a major software update, not hardware.
We'll have to wait for March to find out if Apple decides to make the iPad Air 3 an "iPad Pro mini" or something uniquely it's own, but in the meantime we get to imagine what we'd do. So, if you were in charge of the next version of the tablet that started it all, where we you start? What would your iPad Air 3 be?