Next-generation iPad Air to reportedly enter production this month

A new iPad Air with the same design and screen as the current model, but featuring improved cameras and a faster processor, will enter mass production this month.

ET News reports the new tablet will have an 8-megapixel camera - up from the 5mp sensor on the current iPad Air and bringing it into line with the 8mp iPhone 5s. Meanwhile, the tablet’s front camera is also said to be getting a boost, up from 1.2 to 1.5-megapixel.

Inside, the second generation iPad Air will use an improved version of Apple’s A8 64-bit processor, while its 9.7-inch Retina display and aluminium chassis remain unchanged.

The report doesn’t mention Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint reader currently exclusive to the iPhone 5s. It is widely believed Apple will bring Touch ID to the next iPad Air and iPad mini, just in time for the system to be opened up for developers to work with in iOS 8, which is due in the autumn.

Available to developers now, iOS 8 brings true multitasking to the  iPad, whereby two applications can be shown on screen at the same time.

Source: ET News (Google Translate)


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