Following a series of next-gen iPad Air leaks purportedly showing the design of the iPad Air 2, an accessory maker from Taiwan has posted new photos on Weibo depicting the alleged back case of the upcoming tablet, which were picked up by Macotakara and Nowhereelse.
Assuming the images are legitimate, certain design changes for the iPad Air 2 can be discerned, including a new speaker grille with larger holes and a relocated rear microphone, that’s placed near the tablet’s back camera rather than in the middle.
Apple is expected to launch new iPad models this fall, including a second-generation iPad Air, a third-generation iPad mini. While some reports keep mentioning a 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet version, it’s not known when such a tablet will be launched.
The new images showing the iPad Air 2’s back case follow below.