Apple is set to release a ton of new stuff in the second half of 2014 (I fear I’ve used “multitude” a bit much of late), and since the focus has primarily been on the large-screened iPhone 6 and health-friendly iWatch, we haven’t said a great deal about the inevitable iPad Air 2.
Well, we’re about to right that particular wrong right now, with the first in what will likely turn into a tidal wave of iPad Air 2 stories.
According to ETNews (Google translate), the iPad Air 2 will look pretty much identical to the existing model, on the surface at least, with a 9.7in display, 2048 x 1536 resolution, and similar thickness and weight.
There’s no mention of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner just yet, but it seems like a given (Apple having announced developer APIs at WWDC the other week), and would bring the iPad Air in line with the iPhone.
Other iPad Air 2 specs will supposedly include an 8MP rear and 1.5MP front FaceTime camera (a boost from 5MP/1.2MP respectively), and the all-new Apple A8 processor, which will inevitably be faster than the A7 - and more power efficient and whatnot.
We’re told iPad Air 2 components will go into production from this month, in plenty of time for a presumed October launch.
The iPad mini 3/iPad mini Retina 2 (or whatever you want to call it) will likely receive similar upgrade treatment, while the larger iPad Pro is tipped to rock split-screen multitasking.