Let’s talk iPad Air 2 specs: familiar design, 8MP camera, Apple A8 processor

Let’s talk iPad Air 2 specs: familiar design, 8MP camera, Apple A8 processorApple 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.

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tapi  Jun. 14, 2014 at 20:44

Surely they'd be better off upgrading the front facing camera and forgetting about the rear (well, leaving as-is)?
Why do you want ever increasing MP on the front camera, just to be one of those loons who waves around a tablet trying to get a decent photo, when you can use a phone, compact or even DSLR..

krogothnx  Jun. 16, 2014 at 09:57

IPad Air S anyone?

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