Lets take a look at the reported specifications of the next-generation iPad Air now that Apple has formally announced its final keynote for 2014.
The second-generation iPad Air 2 is not expected to obtain an extreme redesign like the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but different leakages have shown that it will be somewhat thinner (7mm thick) than its predecessor, which it will showcase recessed volume buttons, a Touch ID finger print sensing unit like the iPhone 5s, and redesigned speakers/ microphone. The new iPad will certainly likewise be offered in gold for the very first time, according to Bloomberg.
You can see supposed leaked pictures of the iPad Air 2 right here, here and here.
Display / Resolution
Unlike Apple’s iPhone lineup, which saw an increase in size, the iPad Air 2 will certainly preserve its 9.7-inch display, however, there have actually been rumors that Apple prepares to release a larger 12.9-inch iPad in 2015.
As for resolution, designers have actually found evidence in the second iOS 8.1 beta that the next-generation iPad will include a higher resolution Retina HD display screen.
Under the Hood
Rumors have suggested that the iPad Air 2 will certainly be powered by the exact same A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and 2GB of RAM. The boost in RAM is believed to be essential to run Apple’s new rumored split-screen multitasking function and those greater resolution display screens we mentioned above. The iPad will certainly most likely not ship with NFC however it will certainly be able to benefit from Apple Spend for Touch ID in-app purchases and online shopping.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now offered in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB instead of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. So it is safe to presume that Apple’s iPad lineup might see an increase in storage, let’s say approximately 256GB, however absolutely nothing has been confirmed.
Apple has actually held steady at 8-megapixels for its iPhone lineup for the last couple of years, but the company did present a bunch of brand-new features, such as its brand-new focus pixel and optical image stabilization (OIS), for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It is still unknown if the iPad will certainly catch up to the iPhone and jump from a 5MP iSight electronic camera to 8MP cam.
When: Wednesday, October 16th at 10:00 am Pacific/ 1pm Eastern
Where: City center Auditorium in Cupertino, California.
Tagline: It’s been way too long.