iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?First we had the Apple iPad mini, then came the iPad mini 2 (left) – or iPad mini Retina if you prefer.

With the iPhone 6 and iWatch hogging the rumour limelight of late as far as Apple is concerned, we haven’t said a great deal about the inevitable iPad mini 3, but fresh Chinese whispers suggest it’ll hit the market as the iPad mini Air, with a suitable reduction in size.

That’s the story over on Chinese-language mag.udn.com, which credits sources in ye olde “supply chain”.

In order to justify the name, the iPad mini Air will supposedly be 30% thinner than the current model, which works out at a slightly ridiculous 5.25mm.  That’d almost certainly make the iPad mini Air the world’s thinnest tablet.

The iPad mini 2/Retina is already pretty light at 331g, but presumably the weight will come down a bit, too.

Needless to say, the iPad mini Air will also – supposedly – rock the spanking new Apple A8 chip, which will likely debut in the iPhone 6 in September.

If the last couple of years are anything to go by, we can expect the iPad mini Air to launch in October alongside a larger iPad – probably the iPad Air 2.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 23, 2014 at 13:27

I honestly thought the last one was called iPad Air Mini :p
Come to think of it, I believe Argos Ireland call it that

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 24, 2014 at 14:02

I honestly thought the last one was called iPad Air Mini :p
Come to think of it, I believe Argos Ireland call it that

I thought it was too, after all, the "Air" design originated on the first iPad Mini and was then used on the full sized iPad Air.

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