Now that the iPhone 6's announcement is almost set in stone, it seems Apple has turned its attention towards getting the iPad Air 2 ready for its debut.
New components for Apple's latest 9.7-inch tablet are starting to roll out of supply chains according the DigiTimes. Sources who have caught wind of touch panel orders made to TPK and GIS claim the next iPad Air will feature the same size screen and resolution.
Ss with the iPhone 6 the new iPad Air 2 will also purportedly have an even thinner frame. We caught a glimpse of the iPad Air 2's slimmer front panel this April and it looked Apple was able to make an even thinner package by fully integrating the display with the front panel.
The sources also note Apple's tablet will come with an "enhanced processor," presumably the Apple's A8 chip. Lastly it seems the iPad will finally get a TouchID sensor, letting users unlock the slate and authorize app store purchases with a fingerprint scan.
A smidge different
A few leaked screenshots from June revealed some slight design tweaks to the volume and lock buttons. Otherwise, it seems as though Apple will be sticking with the same fit and finish it introduced with the original iPad Air last November.
Tablet photographer will also be happy to know the iPad Air 2 has been rumored to come with an 8MP rear camera coupled with a 1.2MP front snapper.
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