iPad Air 2 specs leak before rumored October 16 iPad Event

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Apple hasn’t set an official date for their upcoming iPad event, but we know it’s coming. The company is expected to show off a few updated slates at the big show, and today we may have learned the iPad Air 2 specs.

If you’ve been wondering about the iPad Air 2 specs, we may have finally learned what the new slate has under the hood. The Michael Report claims to have obtained photos and illustrations of the new tablets, but there’s a catch – they won’t publish them to protect their sources. That said, they still have a wealth of information in their iPad Air 2 leak, so here we go…

The new iPad Air 2 will have a laminated display which will make it thinner than the previous model and supposedly improve the screen quality somewhat. As for the design, it’s going to look the same for the most part although the report details a few minor changes. The iPad Air 2 speaker grills are revamped to around the size of the ones on the iPhone 6 Plus. The mic’s have been relocated, and the volume controls are a bit more recessed as well.

In terms of the iPad Air 2 specs, the leak says to expect an 8MP rear-camera, and the front-facing snapper is said to be able to support Facetime HD. The processor is said to be an upgraded A8 chip, and you’ll find 2GB of RAM to go along with it. The storage options are rumored to be 32, 64 and 128GB on the iPad Air 2, but the iPad mini 3 may see a 16GB configuration. It’s still a far cry from what you can find in an Android slate, but a welcome upgrade from last year’s model no doubt.

So there you have it. If the iPad Air 2 specs pan out, you’re looking at a tablet that’s a bit faster and lighter than last year’s model. Honestly, we didn’t expect much change from Apple in the tablet department although the addition of Touch ID with Apple Pay is a huge addition. Stay tuned, as we’ll find out how these rumors pan out within the next few weeks when Apple holds their iPad event.

Are you excited to see another round of iPad’s or are you going to pick up one of the previous models when the prices drop?

via – GSMarena  source: The Michael Report

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