Let’s take a tiny bit of a break from the firehose of tech news that is IFA 2014 to riff on what might transpire at the next big tech event, Apple’s September 9 launch of… whatever it might be launching (the famously reticent tech firm, as expected, hasn’t said a blessed word about what might happen then). This reticence has of course gotten the rumor mills churning. One of the rumors currently flying around has it that next generation of the iPad (iPad 6 or iPad Air 2, whatever you may choose to call it) Apple’s range topping big tablet, will drop then, and will come with the firm’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor too. But that’s not all – scroll down for more!
Not just about the iPhone?
Previous rumors have said that this upcoming Apple event was going to be all about the iPhone 6 and “6L”, or whatever the supposed upcoming phones will eventually be named, as well as the purported “iWatch” wearable. But now we have no less than Ming-Chi Kuo, the famed tech analyst from the KGI Securities firm, many of whose previous rumors haven’t been very far off the mark.
Kuo says in his investor note that the “iPad Air 2 will see significant spec upgrades” and that the new version will be revealed to the public on September 9. What spec upgrades might we see next week? Kuo repeats past rumors of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and says that new features may be debuting in the new tablet, namely the next version of Apple’s top of the line processor (the current one, the 64-bit A7, debuted in the iPhone 5S); an anti-reflective screen coating; and a new gold color option a la iPhone 5S.
Our source hastens to add that Kuo doesn’t indicate that there are any major design changes this time around; after all, the iPad Air itself represents the biggest change to the design of Apple’s popular tablet.
Let’s wait and see
Nothing’s been said about the price, but perhaps it’d be best to assume that it wouldn’t be changing too much.
Apple of course is neither confirming nor denying any of these iPad Air 2 rumors, but take heart: in a few days, we might just be able to find out for sure.