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Hot iPad Air 3 rumor might make you care about tablets again

Published Jan 28th, 2016 12:13PM EST
iPad Air 3 Rumor 4K Display
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When was the last time you really cared about tablets? If you’re like me, it was probably around the time that Apple unveiled its third-generation iPad that had a Retina display. That was all the way back in 2012. Ever since then, despite the release of the iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro models, tablets have gotten less and less interesting.

What can Apple do to make us care about the iPad again? One new rumor indicates that its upcoming iPad Air 3 is going to wow us all with a beautiful 4K display.

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Digitimes’ supply chain sources claim that vendors General Interface Solution and TPK Holding have been tapped to supply 4K panels for the iPad Air 3, which will also reportedly come with 4GB of RAM and “improved” battery life. Having a mini-4K TV that you can carry with you anywhere would be pretty cool and that’s before you remember that the device is also a full tablet computer.

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPad Air 3 at an event in March alongside the 4-inch iPhone 5se and new versions of the Apple Watch. We haven’t heard a lot of other information about the new iPad although a report from earlier this week indicated that it could have compatibility with the Apple Pencil stylus that Apple unveiled with the iPad Pro this past fall.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.