iPad Air 3, Macbook Air 2016 release rumors: Apple to unveil new products soon?

Apple Inc. is rumored to release the highly anticipated iPad Air 3 and MacBook Air 2016 in March, despite the absence of official word from the Cupertino-based tech giant.

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Speculations began to circulate online about the release date of Apple's latest line of smart devices after KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported in December that Apple could be brewing an event to drop these products, including the third-generation iPad Air and the latest version of the MacBook Air.

The iPad Air 3 is rumored to have a 9.7-inch screen display with 4K resolution, which is a lot better compared to the 1536 x 2048 pixel display featured in the previous edition. The ultra-thin tablet is also expected to come with a faster A9 processor together with 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM.

It will also reportedly be released with a powerful 13-MP rear facing primary camera and a 5-MP secondary front camera that comes with several internal storage capacity options, includding 16 GB, 32 GB and 128 GB editions.

Rumors also mention that the latest version of iPad Air 3 will come in three colors, namely silver, gold, and the company's signature space grey.

Meanwhile, rumors are rife regarding the features of the MacBook Air 2016.

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According to speculations, the MacBook Air 2016 will come in three versions, but only two of them were confirmed by the tech giant, namely the one with a 13-inch display and the other with a 15-inch screen. However, several rumors claimed that the developers at the Cupertino-based company are also developing a smaller variety with a 12-inch Retina display.

Just like Apple's other new products, MacBook Air 2016 is also reportedly coming with a Touch ID feature on its trackpad, which supports a stronger security for Apple Pay.

However, representatives of the tech giant are still mum about the release dates of the products.