Apple iPad Air 3 VS iPad Air 2

Apple is expected to release a new thin tablet, iPad Air 3 on March 15. So, what will the new iPad looks like and how great it will be? Here, we will try to compare the specifications of upcoming iPad Air 3 with its predecessor.

Apple iPad Air 3 VS iPad Air 2

Apple iPad Air 3 VS iPad Air 2


The iPad Air 3 is said to have 9.7-inch display just like the iPad Air 2. However, rumors suggest that the iPad 3 will offer sharper and clearer images, with its 3112 x 2334 resolution and 401ppi pixel density. While the resolution of iPad Air 2 is 2048 x 1536, 264ppi pixel density.


A new leak suggests that the iPad Air 3 will have almost identical design with its predecessor. It is said to measure 240 x 169.6 x 6.15mm, while the iPad Air 2 measures 240 x 169.5 x 6.1mm.

The upcoming iPad Air is also said to bring a four-speaker setup and a Smart Connector just like those on the iPad Pro, while the iPad Air 2 features Touch ID within the home button.

The iPad Air 2 is currently available in three colors, so we can expect to see the upcoming iPad Air in the same color options.


The iPad Air 2 has a 1.2-megapixel front camera, and 8-megapixel rear camera. The upcoming iPad Air is said to be the first iPad to bring a rear LED flash.


The iPad Air 3 is said to have a faster processor. The current iPad Air has A8X chip, the M8 motion co-processor, 2GB RAM, with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage options with no microSD support.

So, what about the iPad Air 3? The upcoming iPad Air could bring A9X chip just like the iPad Pro, but could also bring a new chip. The RAM on this iPad will be bigger than its predecessor, so we might see 3 GB RAM. There is no rumor information about the internal storage options but we might see the same internal storage options.

iOS (Operating System)

The iPad Air 3 is expected to arrive on March, so we can expect that it will run the same software with its predecessor as the upcoming iOS 10 is not arrive just yet. So, we can conclude that the iPad Air 3 will run iOS 9.

Please note that the comparison above is not official yet as the iPad Air 3 specs are based on some leaks and rumors. More news and manual guide on this iPad series will be updated soon. You can check the iPad Air 3 manual and tutorial.

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