Leaked iPad Air 3 design drawing points to four speakers and LED flash

By , Jan 25, 2016

iPad Air 3 design drawings 001

A purported drawing published Monday by French blog NowhereElse.fr indicates that Apple’s third-generation iPad Air might borrow the iPad Pro’s four-speaker setup for better audio reproduction.

In addition, the tablet could sport a LED flash. The site has obtained the design drawing from a fairly reliable source though it couldn’t vouch for the veracity of the leaked image.

Here’s what it looks like.

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The presence of the four integrated speakers at the top and bottom should resemble the iPad Pro’s four-speaker placement, which has mostly been praised in reviews as enabling a richer audio experience.

As for the LED flash, it might not be the addition that will excite many customers as most people take pictures with their phones but it’s certainly a reassuring sign that Apple continues to perfect its iPad lineup.

Source: NowhereElse.fr (Google Translate) via MacRumors

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  • I have big wishes for this to turn up in the new iPhone too!

  • Lt_R

    I have wishes for a bigger battery in the iPhone lineup and OS X for the iPad pro. I’m a fanboy, but the recent lineups of devices doesn’t seem promising at all. Just more bait to grab cash for something that already exists.

  • TechnoBuff

    Apple will be a cause for concern if the next earning calls is below expectations and all they can do to the iPad is add basic features like these. This is certainly looking like a money grab….
    FYI: These features are basic…..

    • iPhoneWINS

      yup typical apple fuckery… They are just relying on name and legacy now.. Innovation is at a minimum products are boring and prices are high..

      • Digitalfeind

        I agree with you comments except the innovation part. It’s really not easy to keep innovation going before you hit a wall.

    • Fanboy 

      Yes because one wireframe picture explains everything the new iPad will have! LOL haters man. If you don’t have them, you aren’t doing something right.

      • TechnoBuff

        Fanboy…… Indeed…

  • iPhoneWINS

    Apple updates are so mundane that I’m still perfectly happy with my iPad mini2.. no reason at all to update… thats why apple sales are stagnating.. we have seen all this already.. Bigger and thinner and faster his getting boring

    • Digitalfeind

      iPad 2 and happy. Lol. It’s mainly used for interenet, videos, and my sons school stuff. I did use it for music stuff but it became mundane for music production after a while.

  • Jamessmooth

    I’ve actually seen quite a few people take pictures with their iPads, so this makes sense.

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    If it has 3D Touch then I may consider it.

  • Blip dude

    If all the iPad Air 3 is going to be is just an exact smaller version of the iPad Pro, then I’ll pass. If it does have an 0_0 feature that not even the iPad pro has, and more, I’ll take it into consideration. While I would definitely love 4 speakers, that alone would never justify upgrading.

    • James G

      Upgrading from an iPad Air 2, I would understand. But I’m on an iPad 3 and am holding out for this announcement to consider an upgrade.

  • iPhoneWINS

    Apple watch 4 will be the first good one…lol

  • James G

    +1 for 3D Touch and I’ll upgrade from my iPad 3 right away!

  • Unknow Unknow

    iPads are bore iPad pro totally fuckk up int real pro shitte no jet only bloggers got the shitte of iPad pro

  • Stefano

    I’d buy it!

  • 4K display + 3D Touch = instabuy

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    Why is placement of LED looks like an Android Device like?