Several weeks back, reports emerged that a beefed up A8 processor, the A8X, would power the iPad Pro, a 12.9′ Retina display tablet expected to debut sometime in early 2015. Now a leaked picture has surfaced of a supposed logic board for the next generation iPad Air sporting an A8X, recommending we might see the new chip faster than expected.

iPad Air 2 may have A8X chip, mobile phone

The image, which was leaked by Apple.club.tw on Monday, not just reveals an A8X processor, however what seems a 2GB Elpida RAM module as well. There has been speculation about the RAM upgrade, as there have actually been reports that the brand-new tablet will have split-screen multitasking capability, which would need some extra horsepower. We’ll know quickly enough, as Apple is expected to unveil the brand-new iPad Air at a media occasion this Thursday, October 16th.

Aside from the above, the iPad Air 2 will likely be geared up with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and potentially a greater resolution display screen. It may likewise update from a 5 to 8 megapixel electronic camera, which the brand-new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are equipped with.

The occasion is set to happen at the Town Hall Auditorium on Apple’s Cupertino school, beginning at 10 AM PDT, 1 PM EDT. It will certainly be live streamed on Apple’s site.