Claimed Apple iPad Air 2 leaks shortly before announcement

From the leaky guts of the Chinese blogosphere an alleged iPad Air 2 appeared today, mere hours before Apple takes the stage to mark the official announcement of the next generation in its tablet line. As you can see, the TouchID fingerprint scanner is a go, and the iPad Air 2 seems indeed extremely thin. Rumors are that it might turn out to be the slimmest slate out there, though we have a hard time imagining how an aluminum-crafted slab would be able to slim down below Sony's record 0.25" (6.4mm) of the Z2 Tablet, and still house a decent battery capacity. Apple's engineering has been able to pull off such stunts in the past, though, so let's wait a few more hours and see. 

Apart from the more compact chassis and the new fingerprint reader, the iPad Air 2 is expected to sport a faster, A8X 64-bit processor, and an improved 8 MP rear iSight camera, alongside new software features. Apple will be staging the event shortly, and you can rest assured we will be relaying all the festivities and announcements to you in real time.

source: Weibo via BGR

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh



1. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Someone's gonna be slapped with a major fine lol If that's the real thing... dang Apple really lost their touch. :/

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I can capture my neighbors iPad air, put it on blog and call it an iPad air 2. I don't buy the leak.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I think you might be right there. Looks a tad thick.

5. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

It has touch ID.

4. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

hope no one sits on it...

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