iPad Air 3 release date, specs & features update: 2017 release highly likely; tablet may come with A10 processors, iOS 10

(Apple)The release date of iPad Air 2's successor has been delayed until next year.

Apple Inc.'s much-awaited next entry in its iPad Air series is still receiving its needed soundbite. This is generated by news outlets whose undying support for the iconic lineup has never faltered. After all, iPad Air, on its own, is a huge force seated between luxury and economy. And who could deny such magnetic necessity?

Unfounded or not, the slew of speculations that has surrounded the iPad Air 3 is what is keeping its fans even more excited — the predicate of which very much says that the next iteration is on its way, may it be released this year or months after.

iTech Post has opined that the release date of iPad Air 3 is now slated for next year. This is partly due to Apple's goal to hold off further releases for the year. Furthermore, the sales of tablets nowadays have dropped quite dramatically because of the recent onslaught of hybrid tablets' popularity. In this regard, the Cupertino-based firm is speculated to have now decided to launch its devices in a "spaced-out" manner.

iPad Air 3 is likewise expected to come with a lot of advanced features. And given its next year's release, it wouldn't be too surprising if iPad Air 3 ends up at the top of the shoppers' list as it is pegged to be armed with killer features. The forthcoming tablet is tipped to be powered by the powerful A10 processor and a fresh iOS 10 out of the box. In addition, it will come with the minimum 64GB of internal memory.

On the other hand, iPad Air 3 is also rumored to come with an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display with 2,048 x 1,538 resolution. Audiophiles will likewise be able to think about the next tablet as it is speculated to be armed with four-speaker audio system and Apple support.

In addition, iPad Air 3 is pegged to support the company's Apple Pencil, albeit it won't come free with the purchase.