by Brent Dirks
June 11, 2014
According to an interesting new report from Korean news outlet ETNews, the next-generation iPad Air will enter production sometime this month. The new tablet will supposedly feature the same form factor and familiar 2048 x 1536 Retina display found in the current version. So the majority of the changes will be inside the iPad Air. Along with a faster A8 chip, the second-generation Air will also offer an improved 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.5-megapixel front-facing camera. That’s compared to a 5-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front camera in the current version. Surprisingly, there is no word of any Touch ID in the new model. That’s probably the most-wanted feature for the new device. With Apple opening up third-party support for the biometric sensor in iOS 8, I’d be very surprised if we don’t see Touch ID on the tablet. It’s shaping up to be quite a big fall for new Apple hardware. Along with the new iPad Air and-long rumored iWatch, Apple is expected to introduce a new iPhone and an updated version of the Apple TV. For other recent news today, see: A New Tax 'Holiday' Might Convince Apple To Bring Offshore Profits To The US, Matching Target's Promotion, Best Buy Is Now Offering The First-Gen iPad mini From $199, and When Should We Expect Apple To Release iOS 8 Beta 2?