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The 'iPad Air 3' could feature a rear-facing flash, four speakers

The 'iPad Air 3' could feature a rear-facing flash, four speakers

January 25, 2016

According to new schematics leaked by French site (via MacRumors) the next-generation iPad Air may be highlighted by a four-speaker setup like the iPad Pro along with a rear-facing camera flash.

The site was unable to confirm the sketches, but did state its source has previously been reliable on more than one occasion.

Speak up


A purported schematic of the “iPad Air 3.”

As you can see in the sketch, the supposed tablet will feature a four-speaker setup with two located on the top of the tablet and a pair on the bottom.

That’s similar to the iPad Pro that first hit the market back in late 2015. The larger iPad model automatically recognizes whether its being held in a portrait or landscape orientation and provides the best sound possible.

While friends don’t let friends take pictures with an iPad, more and more users seem to be using the tablet as their main camera. So adding a flash to the mix definitely makes sense to help capture better photos.

Other additions

A report on Friday said that the tablet could possibly ready for an introduction in March along with the “iPhone 5se” and new Apple Watch bands.

The new iPhone will apparently offer support for Apple Pay and Live Photos and sport the same A9 and M9 chips found in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. That means users will be able to activate the always-on Siri.

It will ship in the same silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold color options as the iPhone 6s line and be offered in a 16GB and 64GB version.

On the watch side, Apple will reportedly be introducing new band options along with possibly other software improvements in the spring. A completely revamped “Apple Watch 2″ is scheduled for sometime in the fall.

For other news today, see: Snapchat might be getting ready to grow up, More rumors about the ‘iPhone 5se,’ including always-on Siri, and Facebook has put Instagram ads everywhere.

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