iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Pro 12.9 Release Date: Latest Rumors for New Apple Devices

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Apple fans are excited about the iPhone 6 but some are wondering when to expect the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Pro 12.9.

The iPad Mini 3 could come as soon as next month.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo says that the device will launch much earlier than expected.

“We previously thought Apple would not release a new version of the iPad mini this year, but we now think Apple will launch an upgraded version with the same form factor,” he told Trusted Reviews.

The Mini 3 is expected to come in at 7.9-inches.

The iPad Air 2 is also expected to come sometime before next year. It’s supposed to come in thinner than the original but retain the same resolution and screen size.

Android Origin noted that expected features of both devices include Touch ID, or Apple’s version of a fingerprint scanner.

The devices will also come with the iOS 8.

“We’ll also hopefully be seeing the A8 processor featured in both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. Apple’s newest processor allows for better performance and battery life. For those of you who like to multitask, game, or frequently use your device, this is great news. Hopefully, this rids most of the lag we currently see on models of the iPad that are available on the market. We may also be seeing 2GB of RAM, which would significantly improve upon performance as well,” the blog said.

Apple’s Tim Cook is also planning to “shake up the iPad line,” and could do just that with the introduction of a new 12.9-inch iPad, which has also been dubbed the iPad Pro. 

According to Bloomberg, Apple has been laying the ground work on its supply side “for at least a year” in preparation for its production. 

The larger screen iPad is rumored to have a stylus and a 4K resolution screen. 



Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.