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What will be the second generation iPad Air?
The media continue to appear informal information about what will be the second generation iPad Air. MacDigger decided to merge different versions of the rumors and predictions, one way or another connected with the new model of the tablet, and a portrait of the future of the device.
The sixth generation of 9.7-inch Tablet PC, Apple will be smaller predecessor, but will retain the same screen size. iPad Air 2, also known as the iPad 6 to more productive “stuffing” and an updated design.
Thinner and lighter
Design of the new iPad Air will not undergo global changes, but the differences will still be. According to available information, the gadget will be even thinner – the thickness of the “pill” reduced to approximately one millimeter. This in turn would influence the weight of the unit. Apple has released an even more compact and lightweight gadget.
Apple A8 processor and 8-megapixel camera
As said informed sources, a full-sized Apple tablet release in 2014 will receive an 8-megapixel camera and 20-nm processor A8. The latter is already used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is characterized by high performance and energy efficiency, which will increase the rate of battery life iPad.
Screen size of the new iPad Air will be the same as that of the current model – 9.7 inches, the resolution too – 2048 x 1536 pixels. The operating system update will make the platform iOS 8.1.
2 GB of RAM
Increased RAM provide performance gains when using the new multitasking – parallel operation with two windows open – and web-surfing, since the simultaneous operation of a multi-tabbed Safari there is a need for a large amount of RAM.
The new speaker grille
New form will receive a speaker grille. If the current iPad Air two rows of small holes in the amount of 40 pieces on each side of Lightning-port, in the new iPad is one row consisting of 14 openings. Similar metomorfozu undergone Apple smart phones in the transition from version iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6.
Without the Mute button
According to recent data, the model will not switch Mute button on the side panel responsible for silent mode and lock the auto rotation. Apparently, Apple decided that there is no special need. Changes were made and the volume buttons: they are located in the same place now, but will be recessed into the body to prevent them from accidentally pressed. Cases for iPad Air unlikely to be fit for the new model.
Fingerprint reader Touch ID
One of the main innovations of the new modifications will be iPad Air fingerprint sensor Touch ID, which turns on the device with the iPhone. As with the phone, the scanner will be incorporated into the “Home” placed on the front panel below the screen. It can be quickly and safely unlock your device, perform authorization services on the Internet, make payments online stores.
All indications are that Apple plans to expand the color gamut of its tablet computers, adding the model golden color. Rumored iPad Air will be the same for the color palette with the iPhone 6, which are available in gray, silver and gold packages.
Presentation October 16
Presentation of the iPad Air 2 will take place on 16 October. The event will be held in the heart of the company – the auditorium of Town Hall Auditorium headquarters of Apple, located at Infinite Loop, 4. This year is likely to change the tradition of the company and will update only one new model of iPad. Announcement of iPad mini 3 is rumored to be moved to 2015. Along with the new “MiniCom” early next year, the company presents iPad Pro with 12.9-inch screen.
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