A muted week in tech featured news about the “iPad Air 3″ and some of the final app updates of the year. Here’s a look back:
The biggest story of the week: Bad news for “iPad Air 3″ would-be buyers
If youre wishing for an iPad Air 3 in the spring of 2016 with 3D Touch capabilities, those hopes might be dashed. According to an investors note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the next generation of the tablet will lack the 3D Touch features for practical reasons.
Kuo called 3D Touch one of the most severe production bottlenecks in iPhone 6s supply chain. He believes the supply chain for the components required for that feature are currently below 30 percent utilization, and would not be able to meet the demand of a refreshed iPad Air.
The iPad Air 3 could arrive as early as March alongside the “Apple Watch 2.”
Big app news: Relax this holiday season with Pigment app
“Adult” coloring books have become very popular both in the App Store and in physical form. Pigment is one of those apps. Available for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, the freemium app is compatible with Apple Pencil and 3D Touch.
As Christine Channotes: “The app itself is easy to navigate, the designs are beautiful and fun to color, and the tools are rather extensive, giving us a lot of different methods and options for completing a design.”