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Detailed specs of the 'iPad Air 2' reportedly leak before its official unveiling later this month

Detailed specs of the 'iPad Air 2' reportedly leak before its official unveiling later this month

October 6, 2014

With the “iPad Air 2″ set to be officially unveiled at a media event later this month, The Michael Report is claiming to have snagged detailed specs of the new device.

Most interestingly, the site is claiming that the new tablet will feature 2GB of RAM running alongside Apple’s A8 chip. That’s double the amount of RAM found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and should help apps load even faster.

Design wise, the new tablet should be around 0.5mm thinner than the first-generation iPad Air. Along with some other minor exterior changes, the report is also claming that Apple is doing away with the hardware mute/vibration switch.

Just like the iPhone 6, Apple will apparently modify the tablet’s storage lineup by offering only 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions. Apple will also supposedly debut a gold version of the tablet, something that has been previously rumored.

Finally, the site also says that thanks to a new Touch ID button, “iPad Air 2″ users will also be able to take advantage of Apple Pay with their tablets.

While these so-called specs are definitely detailed, they should be taken with a grain of salt. The same site incorrectly claimed before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus event that the handsets would be waterproof and dust proof and protected by a sapphire glass screen.

At the event on Thursday, Oct. 16, Apple will also reportedly unveil the third-generation iPad mini, an iMac with a Retina display, and discuss rollout plans for OS X Yosemite.

For other recent news today, see: Facebook may soon enable peer-to-peer money transfer via its Messenger app, Apple set to launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India on Oct. 17, and What’s wrong with Apple’s iOS 8?

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