Other changes include the new Apple A8 chip under the hood, and the doubling of RAM to 2GB. The Touch ID fingerprint scanner will be embedded in the home button and Apple Pay will be included. The lack of NFC connectivity means that Apple's mobile payment service is limited to online purchases on the iPad Air 2. The rear camera is getting a bump to 8MP and there is talk of an upgrade on the front-facing shooter as well.
Apple is also rumored to be eliminating the 16GB option, offering 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models. And in addition to Black and Silver, a Gold version will be offered. Apple will be unveiling the Apple iPad Air 2 and the Apple iPad mini 3 on October 16th.
source: TheMichaelReport, via MacDailyNews, RedmondPie