Apple Inadvertently Shows Off iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Ahead of Official Announcement


Apple is all set to launch the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 today at around 10.30 pm IST. But ahead of the official announcements of the devices, the Cupertino giant has inadvertently revealed few information about the two devices.

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It's the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in its iOS 8.1 iPad user guide that have been leaked online via the screenshots for a guide to iOS 8.1, the operating system upgrade which is also expected to be unveiled tonight. The images were live in the iTunes store for around an hour, and obviously they got removed soon after.


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Apple Shows Off iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Ahead of Officia Announcement

There are several things that have been revealed. Well, for starters both the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Firstly, the images confirm that the two slates will include a Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. However, the design language of the two devices is not altered by any means.

Very much like the iPhone 5S, it appears that the iPad Air 2 will be capable of taking images in burst mode, which is pretty impressive.

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Rumors have it that these tablets are widely expected to include a faster A8X processor, an anti-glare screen and the option of a gold case. Other highly expected specs include a faster A8 chip (the kind we've seen in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) with 2GB RAM which would be significant change given that Apple has stuck to the 1GB RAM rule for all its devices up till now.


Moreover, at the event tonight, the Cupertino giant is also expected to launch the news OS X Yosemite and new iMacs.

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