Some photosÂ of the iPhone 6 front panel have leaked outÂ over the past few days and today we’ve come across front panels of the upcomingÂ iPad Air 2 as well. Interestingly, the leak reveals the display integrated with the front panel which is different from the assembly on the current gen iPad Air. This could mean that the new iPad Air 2 could be significantly thinner than its predecessor.
The well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo released his predictions andÂ research notesÂ for Apple’s 2014 product roadmap today and, according to sources for Kuo, Apple will introduce new iPad Air and iPad mini models later this year that feature the A8 processor, and a Touch ID sensor. Kuo also says that prices for the current lineup of tablets will drop over the course of the year while Apple pushes a larger 12.9-inch tablet in 2015.
KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is targeting Q3 2014 for a massive product rollout that will extend across most of the company’s product lines, reports 9to5Mac. Kuo and KGI are usually reliable, which lends some credence to their predictions for a big holiday quarter for Apple.
Analyst: Apple to launch iWatch and next-gen iPad Air with A8 and Touch ID in 2014, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and next-gen Retina iPad mini in 2015
There have been rumors that Apple will launch an iPad with a larger 12.9-inch screen as early as this year.
DisplaySearch: Apple may launch 4.7-inch & 5.5-inch iPhone 6, 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ and 1.3-inch & 1.6-inch iWatch in 2014
In October, Â DisplaySearchÂ had predicted that Apple would launch iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screen, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Retina MacBook Air,Â iWatch with 1.3-inch or 1.63-inch flexible AMOLED display andÂ 55-inch & 65-inch Television sets in 2014.