The Apple iPad Air 2 is expected to include the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, embedded in the home button. An earlier leak back in June, showed the bottom portion of the front of the tablet, which revealed the unmistakable Touch ID button. Additionally, the Apple A8 processor is expected to be running the show.
The Apple iPad Air 2 has been in the long shadow cast by the Apple iPhone 6 and the rumored 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet. The slate is expected to start mass production next month, along with the phablet and the Apple iPad mini 3. That means we could see the Apple iPad Air 2, the Apple iPad mini 3 and the 5.5 inch iPhone all enjoy a mid to late October launch.
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source: Elam via NWE (translated)