This was reported by DigiTimes sources within the production chain. The new iPad Air also would have a better battery life than its predecessor.
The new tablet from Apple will probably not be equipped with a touch-sensitive screen, like the iPhone and the Apple Watch do have.
The production of the iPad Air will start according to the initiated in the second quarter of 2016. According to previous rumors, the tablet is already presented in March , what therefore would indicate that the new iPad will not be available immediately after the presentation. The new iPad would be equipped with a flash.