When it comes to Apple products, rumors abound. The much anticipated iPad Air 2 is in the final design stages, and information leaks are quietly spreading across the web. According to CNet, KGI Securities top analyst Ming Chi-Kou released his oft-cited predictions for the next generation of iPads. His predictions are based upon insider information leaks and speculation.
First Generation Design Specifications
The first generation iPad air launched late last autumn is incredibly thin and light. It was designed with a 24% reduction in overall volume, according to the Apple website. The iPad Air brought significant refinements to the lineup of Apple products and was exciting to consumers.
Even though the new Air model is almost a quarter thinner and lighter than previous iPad models, it is more durable. Its “unibody construction” makes enclosure of its components sleeker, safer and more elegant. The first generation iPad Air model is much more efficient and wastes fewer materials during production. It is very highly portable, durable and easy to use and maintain.
Second Generation Design Speculation
Ming thinks the iPad Air 2 will come loaded with the highly anticipated Touch ID program, which is a fingerprint identification system. This system is guaranteed to boost security for the new tablets, making theft of information and property more difficult. So far, only the newest and most luxurious models of iPhones have included the fingerprint security feature.
Last year the first iPad Air was launched in November, while Ming predicts this year’s launch will be some time during the third fiscal quarter or early in the fourth quarter. This would be wise, as consumers will have more time to shop for this device before the holiday season. He also predicts that the release of the new iPhone could take a bite out of iPad Air 2 sales.
The new iPaid Air 2 is expected to run on the new and mysterious Apple A8 processor. This process is rumored to be in the same performance class or even better than the Core i5 processor used in many desktop and laptop computers. With such a powerful and efficient processor, it is no surprise that professionals are excited about the upcoming product release.
Some rumors state that the new iPad Air 2 will have an optional detachable Apple keyboard and other extras that will be available early in 2015. The screen resolution should also be at least as good as the Retina MacBook Pro. Other rumors state that the new device will have rounded edges similar to the first generation design, but the devices should have a narrower beveled edge.