Production of components for the next-generation iPad Air is said to have been ramped up by Apple’s manufacturing partners.
The site adds that the upcoming 9.7-inch Retina-enabled tablet has the same size and resolution as the first-generation iPad Air. But it echoes previous reports pointing to the iPad Air 2′s having a thinner profile, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor (with improvements over the iPhone 5s’), and a faster Apple “A8″ processor.
Last month, it was reported that the iPad Air 2 and Apple’s next-generation 7.9-inch tablet, dubbed “Retina iPad mini 2,” had entered mass production, with the larger model featuring a new anti-reflection coating.
Apple is likely to launch its new iPad lineup this fall. It has also been rumored to be working on a 12.9-inch iPad, its largest ever tablet, for a possible launch next year.
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, it’s expected to unveil its next-generation smartphone, the “iPhone 6.”
Production of screens for the iPhone 6 is also being ramped up, as suggested by Digitimes in its new report, with orders for the components said to be increasing at Japan Display, LG Display, and Sharp.