iPad Air 2 concept imagines a super slim Apple tablet with a protruding camera

Apple has already unveiled its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but when it comes to big announcement, there is still one more thing for us to see this year. We’re talking about the upcoming Apple iPad event in just a few days, on Wednesday, October 16th.

We have already seen the leaks, and reports have claimed that Apple has managed to make the new iPads even thinner than before, as much as to claim the world’s slimmest tablet title with the new launches. We’re yet to see if the company lives up to these high expectations, but if you don’t mind looking at concepts, you can get a peek into that possible future right now, via these concept images from designer Martin Hajek.

Hajek depicts the iPad Air 2 and the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display, plotting them alongside the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We’ve seen the new iPhones adopt iPad mini styled aesthetics with the round-edge accents, and if Apple retains this approach with the new iPads, we’ll have a full lineup of iOS devices, all following the same visual styling.

Interestingly, these concepts also assume that the new iPads will be so thin that they’d come with a protruding camera like on the iPhone 6. Earlier leaks contradict this assumption, but it’s a possibility, if Apple manages to indeed make wonders slimming down the iPad pair.

For all else, these images follow the leaks and rumors closely, resulting in an iPad Air 2 and iPad mini Retina 2 concept that looks photo-realistic.

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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. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Since when is the protruding camera something to be proud of?? Really?

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That and why are there antenna bands at both ends.

2. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Wow...amazing...what a concept. Such a vivid imagination.

15. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Yeah, very creative. Like, totally not like a giant iPhone 6.

3. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013


9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013


4. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

You_don't_say.jpg Protruding camera looks like fun when laying down the iPad on the table and typing on it. Physically emulates the typing sound.

5. iamoa unregistered

i hate ip6(+) design just because of those ugly lines on the back for reception but i hope they don't put these lines on ipad a2 since there wont be any cellular reception in ipad a2 since it has no phone and as far as lte is concerned, they carry on the same band on the top and yes, i would like to have a camera flash as cell phones often dies taking lots of pictures (in dark as well).

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Some iPad's do have cellular reception and don't forget WiFI uses an antenna too. Apple wouldn't spend any money to simply make a different casing for the WIFI only model. It would use the exact same case as the cellular model.

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

If it really ends up looking like that... maybe I'd buy that... when pigs fly.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I guess its very easy to simply take an iPhone and resize it. I mean after all, the iPod Touch was the first iPhone OS device and the iPhone and iPad are basically its siblings at different sizes and capabilities. It's not hard to assume Apple's direction. After all, they always and have been pretty predictable.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That looks awesome. I may be the only person that likes the protrusion of the camera, but I think it looks sweet.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Of course you love the protruding camera design now that Apple has come out with it. Predictable iSh33p...

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Omg! You called me a name, now I'm gonna cry to my mommy.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Be honest with yourself wouldn't you want a level surface design so that you could use a thinner case.

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