For some, the iPad Air with Retina Display isn't old, but for Cupertino-based giant the time has come to replace the aging model with yet another modified version.
Time to time, Apple has replaced the older iPad model with a better version. Now the follow-up to last year's iPad Air is set to arrive in the market in the third quarter with a brand new processor and the touch ID fingerprint sensor, according to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is the one of the most influential men in the business. He was the one who had predicted that Apple iPhone 5S would come with a fingerprint sensor.
Now, he has opened up again, and this time around Kuo says that Apple will release the second generation of iPad Air boasting the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Again the tablet will be stuffed with an all new processor under the hood. The product will get an enhanced camera, although Apple may not try to change the design.
"We think the upgraded iPad Air will be launched earlier in 2014 than the iPad Air was in 2013. The biggest changes will be A8 processor, Touch ID (fingerprint recognition), and main camera resolution of 8MP," Kuo writes
Kuo expects a late third-quarter launch for the iPad Air 2 and thinks that TSMC will build the new A8 chip for Apple. This means that Samsung has no role to play in producing the iPad Air 2. Further, there is a strong buzz in the media that TSMC has already started to produce A8 chipsets for Apple.
At the same time, Kuo further went on to say that Apple is working on a 12.9-inch iPad but doesn't expect to launch in 2014. Few months back, multiple reports had suggested that Apple would give a strong competition to Samsung in the large screen tablet segment.
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