Whether Apple plans to hold its next big hardware-announcing press event on March 15 or 21, we’re pretty sure at least a new diminutive iPhone and long overdue iPad Air 2 sequel are in the pipeline. Possibly, a rehashed “iWatch” too, though the timing still doesn’t feel 100 percent right.
As for the so-called iPad Air 3, the latest word around the water cooler is the upgraded 9.7-incher shall adopt Pro branding after all, ironically eclipsing the original, jumbo-sized iPad Pro from photography-taking and video-recording standpoints.
Believe it or not, the iPad Pro mini (or however it ends up being dubbed) is now rumored to feature the exact same camera as the iPhone 6s. With a 12 megapixel sensor, that’s right, and even 4K shooting capabilities for clips.
It’s hard to imagine shutterbugs relying on massive slates for anything other than FaceTime calls, but the iPhone 6s Plus isn’t quite what you’d call compact, at 5.5 inches in screen diagonal and 158mm in height, so if the bezels are slim enough, why not snap the occasional pic with the impending 9.7-inch iPad Pro?
Besides, a 12MP enhancement feels like a logical step forward from the 8 megapixel cams of both the iPad mini 4 and Air 2, so it remains to be seen if perhaps the 1.2MP front shooter will itself finally get bumped up.
Otherwise, you’re probably looking at a gargantuan iPad Pro in miniature Air clothing all the way, from A9X processing power to Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support to hopefully 4GB RAM.