Apple is expected to launch a series of new products in 2014 from a large screen iPhone to its first ever smartwatch. But could we expect a sequel to the iPad Air in the second-half of 2014?
Apple is rumored to be working on the next-generation iPad Air, according to a report from Korea's ET News. Apple's Asian suppliers will begin mass producing the display components for the next iPad Air later this month, while the camera modules and processor are expected to enter mass production in July.
Furthermore, the next-gen iPad Air isn't likely to change in terms of design, according to the report which was first spotted by 9to5Mac (via Business Insider).Sources close to the iPad Air 2 production reveal that the new device will have a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, same as the existing Apple iPad Air.
However, the biggest change will come in the form of a fast and zippy processor under the hood. The A8 chip will reportedly focus on power efficiency and graphics performance, according to the last leak. Also the new chipset will be designed to extend the battery life.
On the imaging front, Apple is expected to revamp the iPad's camera from a 5-megapixel to an 8-megapixel, which will certainly enhance the image quality. The front-facing camera is also said to be receive an upgrade.
Last month, KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who often provides reliable information on Apple's product lineup, predicted that Apple will launch the much advanced iPad with an A8 processor, and an improved camera with a resolution of eight megapixels. He also added the Apple iPad Air 2 to adopt Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Apple is tipped to introduce the iPad Air 2 in October of this year, alongside the iWatch. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!