After the launch of next generation iPhone last month,Apple is set to launch their next generation iPad Air and iPad Mini. Cupertino giant, Apple announced an event on October 16 to unveil the new iPad mini and iPad Air.New iPad mini will be third generation of iPad mini with iPad mini and iPad Mini with Retina display launched earlier in 2012 and 2013 respectively.Upcoming iPad Air will be the second generation iPad Air.iPad Air was introduced by Apple last year in 2013.Therefore,we will refer to new iPad mini as iPad Mini 3 and upcoming iPad Air as iPad Air 2.In this post we are going to share latest upcoming iPad from Apple, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 release date,price and specifications.
iPad Mini 3 , iPad Air 2 Features
Touch ID: iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 are expected to have Touch ID which came in iPhone’s last year with iPhone 5s. It will be the first instance when iPad will feature a fingerprint sensor.
Processor:Both new Apple iPad will feature a new and strong A8 processor.
Camera:iPad Mini 3 is expected to have a enhanced 8 MP Camera and an improved front facing and rear camera for iPad Air 2
Storage:Not much change here,only difference could be that 32 GB option will be removed as in iPhone 6 launched this year and users will have to choose from 16,64 and 128 GB .
Resolution:Screen Resolution for both the iPad’s is also expected to be the same as in their earlier versions.Both of them had resolution of 2048 X 1536 in their earlier versions.
Apple Pay is also expected to come in new iPad’s
iOS: iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 will be coming with latest iOS 8 released last month.
SEE ALSO: iOS 8 Features
iPad Mini 3 , iPad Air 2 Release Date
As already mentioned,Apple already announced an event on October 16. Therefore,October 16 is confirmed to be iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 release date.
iPad Mini 3 , iPad Air 2 Price
Looking at the pattern Apple used for its new iPhone by setting the price for 64 GB and 128 GB models same as that of the price of 32 GB and 64 GB last year iPhone it can be deduced that price of 64 GB and 128 GB iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air 2 will reduce as compared to current price as storage is unlikely to be expanded to more than 128 GB.However,16 GB model price is expected to be same unless Apple bring something really new.
iPad Mini 3 16 GB with only WiFi is expected to be priced at $299 same as iPad Mini with Retina display(also known as iPad Mini 2) with a drop in prices for 64 GB and 128 GB models.
iPad Air 2 16 GB with only WiFi is expected to be priced at $499 same as iPad Air with a drop in prices for 64 GB and 128 GB models.
iPad sales have gone down and the biggest factor contributing to slowing down of iPad sales is the fact that iPad’s are not changing much with passing generations.iPad’s do not offer much improvements to force users to upgrade.Users using iPhone 4 will feel like upgrading to iPhone 6 but iPad 4th generation(launched in 2012) user will still be satisfied with that and not tempted to upgrade.
For a good example, Microsoft Surface Tablets have bridged the gap between a laptop and a Tablet.They are getting a good response from the users.Similarly,something like touch pad or keypad and track pad or gesture support coming in new iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 could do wonders to new generation of iPad.
Lets wait and see what upcoming iPad from Apple have to offer for users.