According to a new photos posted at China’s Sina Weibo microblogging site, the photos shows new alleged iPad 2 shells, the photos could shed some light on what Apple’s upcoming tablet looks like.
For the most part, the component matches up with the one found on the current iPad Air, but there are a few differences. For starters, the speaker grille now features one row of large holes instead of two rows of tiny holes, and it looks like the rear mic has been relocated…
Also Nowhereelse.fr points out, the cutout for the volume buttons appears to be more recessed than before, suggesting that they would sit nearly flush with the shell. Also, there doesn’t appear to be space for the mute/orientation lock toggle seen on current iPads.
As for internals, the new iPad Air is expected to be slimmer than its predecessor, with a faster A8 processor and a Touch ID-enabled Home button. There’s no word on an official launch date, but it looks like Apple is shooting for sometime in mid-October like it did last year.