iPad Air 3 and iPhone 8 Will Hit the Shelves in 2017 with Intel Kaby Lake MacBook Pro? [RUMORS]By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz
Year 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Apple for its iPhone models and MacBook Pro. The tech giant is expected to launch the upgrades of Apple products such as iPad Air 3, iPad Pro, iPhone 8 and the long rumored MacBook Pro with Intel Kaby Lake processor.
MacBook Pro (Kaby Lake)
Apple is expected to launch a MacBook Pro by the end of October 2016 however the said laptop will be powered by Skylake processor and not with the Kaby Lake, Mac Rumors reported. As Kaby Lake will be released in 2017, Apple is believed to come up with another MacBook Pro within next year bearing the latest Intel chipset.
iPad Air 3 (iPad Pro 2)
Apple has been rumored to have killed off the iPad Air brand and replaced it with the new iPad Pro 2 instead. It was two years ago when iPad Air 2 was released to the public followed by the launching of an iPad Pro 9.7-inch model back in March 2016, PC Advisor reported. Now, the question that lingers: Is the iPad Pro 2 the new iPad Air 3?
Nevertheless, iPad Air 3 (iPad Pro 2) is rumored to be slimmer, thinner and lighter than the 6.1mm iPad Air 2 and 7.5mm iPad Air. Apple is also expected to wrap the new iPad Air 3 with aluminum that will come in four color variants - Gold, Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold.
iPhone 8 could not be the final name for the next generation iPhone. As revealed by the staff of Apple plant in Israel, the tech giant company may not continue the naming tradition for iPhone and the 2017 iPhone might be called iPhone X.
The presumed iPhone 8 is said to become nostalgic as it is believed to be similar with the physical design of the old iPhone 4 according to Mashable where it feature a glass and metal design. The new iPhone is expected to be released during the celebration of the smartphones 10th anniversary come 2017.