According to Taiwanese blog DigiTimes, which has a hit-and-miss track record as it relates to reporting on Apple’s upcoming product plans, supply chain partners for the Cupertino-based company are reportedly ramping up production of components to be used in the next-generation iPad Air 2. The upcoming tablet is expected to be thinner and lighter than the current iPad Air, retaining a 9.7-inch screen and improved Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
The iPhone 6 is getting the lion’s share of attention leading up to its unveiling on September 9, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other products coming down the pipe from Apple. The iPad Air 2 has seen some leaked information surface, and for those who prefer the larger tablet, a nice RAM upgrade might just be what you want to hear.
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.
On August 4, we got to see leaked images of what appeared to be the rear shell for the purported iPad Air 2. In a pair of new photos, we are offered a “complete” second-generation iPad Air, with plenty of details to make note of.
The second half of this year is gearing up to be an exciting one if you are a fan of Apple products, as the company is expected to take the wraps off new iPhones, iPads, the so-called “iWatch” and possibly new Macs and beyond. The latest rumors surround the so-called “iPad mini Air,” which is expected to be 30% thinner than its predecessor.
While there have been several rumors over the past few years suggesting that Apple is in talks with Sharp to implement IGZO displays on its iOS devices, the cutting-edge technology has yet to find its way to the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. However, a new report claims that the iPad Air 3 could be the first iOS device with an IGZO-based screen.
Apple has been rumored for several months to be working on its next-generation iPad, which has conveniently been referred to as the “iPad Air 2″ for naming purposes. The upcoming tablet is slated to be released in the fall, a busy season for Apple that should also mark the arrival of new iPhones, Macs and the oft-rumored “iWatch,” likely at separate September and October media events.