While Apple's upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been dominating headlines ahead of their September introduction, new details have just emerged regarding the company's new iPads. The company is expected to introduce the iPad Air 3, iPad mini 4 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro/Plus.
Apple shattered records when it launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last September, and the company is expected to repeat that success when it debuts the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in September. The impending arrival of Apple's latest iPhones have caused its biggest smartphone rival, Samsung, to push up the launch and release of its next-generation Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
While we can expect the all-new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in September, iPad fans will also have some new Apple gear to look forward to in the fall. The company is expected to refresh its iPad mini and iPad Air lineup and introduce a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro/Plus, which some reports claim will ship with an advanced stylus.
A new report sheds some light on what we can expect from Apple when it comes to its upcoming iPads. Unlike last year's iPad mini 3, which received a minor upgrade in the form of Touch ID and a new gold color option, the iPad mini 4 is said to get a more substantial upgrade. The tablet will reportedly feature a more powerful processor and 8 megapixel rear camera, and its design will resemble the iPad Air 2 and have a 6.1 mm-thin case. Like the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 4's display will be fully laminated and include an anti-reflective coating to make the screen better to view in direct sunlight.
The report also suggests that Apple could release an iPad Air 3 that would retain the same exact design as its predecessor but feature upgraded internals, which could include an Apple A9 processor.
Not many details have leaked regarding the iPad Pro/Plus, except that it will likely feature a 12.9-inch display, and Apple is hedging its bets that the new and larger iPad will help reverse declining iPad sales.
As always, it's best to take reports like these with a huge grain of salt. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any new details.