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Apple skipping iPad Air 3 this year, says report

The iPad Air 2 is one of the best tablets money can buy, but its successor might be a long way off.

It’s been suggested that Apple is planning to snub the iPad Air 3 this year altogether.

That’s according to a report by DigiTimes, which claims we won’t see a third-generation iPad Air any time soon.

“The sources pointed out that Apple has turned conservative about its tablet product line and is not planning to release a next-generation model to replace the existing iPad Air tablet,” the report reads.

It claims that the decision was made due to a declining demand for tablets in previous years.

However, the report goes on to suggest that Apple is “ready to release” its fourth-generation iPad Mini.

“The related supply chain is already preparing the device’s components,” the article explains.

It continues: “The fourth-generation model will only have a few small upgrades from the third-generation one.”

The iPad Mini 4 has already been rumoured for an autumn 2015 launch, so this gels with previous leaks.

Apple is also expected to unveil the much-mooted iPhone 6s this year at a special event on 9 September.

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However, it should be noted that the company hasn’t confirmed any launch details for Q3/Q4, and DigiTimes is hit-and-miss with its prospective Apple reporting.

How do you think Apple should approach a tumultuous tablet market? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

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