9.7-Inch iPad Air 3 Coming With Apple Pencil Support, Smart Keyboard Like Branded iPad Pro

What if Apple’s March 15 event may not have been officially announced yet. With new products set to be the order of the day and we already can’t wait for the CEO to reveal something on stage, it promises to be a big one. With iPad Pro, released late last year, is a 12.9-inch monster, and a bit early this year, we’ll witness the launch of 9.7-inch iPad Air 3. Expected to be announced on that Tuesday morning, although if new reports are to be believed and accurate, it won’t be an iPad Air 3 at all.

The 9.7-inch iPad Air 7 will in fact be the branded iPad Pro, giving Apple two different size iPads with the Pro distinction, reports 9to5Mac.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is all set to retain the probability of the iPad Air 2 that come before it while gaining the A9X processor and additional RAM that made the larger iPad Pro such a beefy performaer.

Rumors spreading this way had the next 9.7-inch iPad featuring a smart connector, and it now appears that a Smart Keyboard will also make an appearance next month, giving 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners their very own keyboard to use seperately. As well as the Apple Pencil support, as had previously been speculated for the iPad Air 3, meaning this will essentially be a shrunk-down iPad Pro in every dimensions. With iPad Pro’s four-speaker audio system is also making the jump to the smaller product.

It looks like Apple set to simplify its iPad lineup by removing the original iPad Air 1 and iPad mini 2 from sale once the newer, smaller iPad Pro goes on sale in March, 18th for pre-order – according to reports.

March is shaping up to be an accurate month of announcements, with the assumption at this point also being that the iPhone 5se is indeed very real. Another three weeks to go, will know for once and for all. Big unveiling!