Report claims iPad Air 2 will feature anti-reflective coating

Video thumbnail for youtube video New video compares iPad Air 2 physical mockup to iPad Air; shows minor design changes, Touch ID

While the majority of attention has been focused on the iPhone 6, the new device from Apple set to debut on September 9, there are also rumored to be new iPads set to debut around the same time. A new report from Bloomberg adds some credence to those claims.

While nothing is official quite yet, a new report originally published by Bloomberg, citing a pair of people familiar with Apple’s plans, states that both iPad models — the iPad Air 2 and next-generation iPad mini with Retina display — are currently in mass production, and are set to be unveiled later this year. Specifically, the sources said the new iPads could be unveiled as early as the end of this quarter, or sometime early next:

Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with an unveiling projected for the end of this quarter or early next, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. A new version of the 7.9-inch iPad mini is also entering production and will probably be available by the end of the year, they said.

The report also confirms some previously rumored reports, suggesting that the iPads will boast a faster A8 processor under the hood, improvements to the cameras, and Touch ID. Bloomberg has also added that the iPad Air 2 will boast an anti-reflective coating, which would stymy many complaints about using previous devices in the sun. Unfortunately, the report doesn’t say whether or not the next-gen iPad mini with Retina display will get the same feature.

Amazon’s been talking about the iPad’s display, and using it in the sunlight, since 2010:

[via Bloomberg]

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