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Low iPad Air 2 Stock

Low iPad Air 2 Stock Hints That New Tablets Could be Introduced Soon

February 8, 2017

First noticed by AppleInsider, stock of the iPad Air 2 is drying up at a number of retail outlets – including Apple itself. Low iPad Air 2 stock is a strong signal that Apple could be preparing to introduce new iPad models soon.

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The iPad Air 2 was originally announced in 2014.

The iPad Air 2 was originally announced in 2014.

A number of online retailers, including authorize Apple resellers, have no stock of a number of different popular configurations of the tablet.

Even at Apple, an online order placed today won’t be delivered until later this month – Monday, Feb. 20. And a number of Apple Stores won’t have stock of the tablet until Friday, Feb. 24.

Currently, the iPad Air 2 starts at $399 and is the basic option in the lineup with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro starting at $599 while the largest 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $799.

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Our rumor roundup

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Rumors now point to possibly three new tablets hitting the market – a 9.7-inch model, 12.9-inch model, and the wildcard that may sport a 10.5- or 10.9-inch screen.

That offering is reported footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, retaining a top bezel for the front-facing FaceTime camera. The bottom bezel will be reduced in size, however.

The current 9.7-inch iPad Pro will more than likely take the place of the iPad Air 2 at the entry-level position of the iPad lineup.

Interestingly, the iPad mini hasn’t been updated since 2014 and may be eventually discontinued, especially as iPhone screen sizes continue to grow.

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