The saga around the next generation
of Apple's petite version of the iPad has been taking us for a
grotesque spin for the past few months. It therefore feels kind of
warranted that we're anxious to see Apple get this over with less
than 40 hours from now. That's not to say that we're not excited for the
new iPads, but the rumor phase has gotten us a little woozy with all
of its conflicting reports. The more significant of those have had to do
with the screen and
new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and specifically: whether such will
make an appearance. The latter is perhaps a tad more
interesting, since it presents a number of very appealing use cases,
not to mention that the overall implementation is currently (HTC One
max omitted) unsurpassed.
we've had a ton of diverging reports, though this last one is
actually showing off a white iPad mini 2 sporting the new sensor tech
once again. And despite our usual unwillingness to speculate
directly, we are going to say that this one actually looks legit.
Hopefully, this isn't just wishful thinking on our part, for we'd
love to see the new tech make an appearance on Apple's full range of
way, it won't be long now until we know for sure. Speaking of the
impending introduction of the new iPads, you should probably use
the occasion to read up on the new slates.