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.
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.