Apple’s iPad Air is one of the sleekest tablets on the market, and new leaks indicate it might get even thinner. Pictures out of China show a different setup that combines the display and panel, giving Apple more room for a slimmer profile.
Current iPads have a separate display and panel, according to BGR.com, and the space gained from the integrated display could be used for a larger battery for longer use. Co-founder of gadget repair service iFixit Kyle Wiens told MacRumors that this technology could be legitimate and use a similar manufacturing process to that behind the Retina MacBook Pro. Apple already uses an integrated display on its iPhone 5s.
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These leaked photos, obtained by Onemorething.nl, show a display that looks to be the same dimensions as the current iPad Air, which means the product in question isn’t the rumored iPad Pro that’s supposed to sport a larger screen. While we expect Apple to announce a new operating system, iOS 8, at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, it is possible that the electronics giant is gearing up to announce its new tablet even sooner.
We loved the iPad Air for incredibly light and sleek design, excellent performance and gorgeous Retina display and are excited to see how this integrated display can improve on an already solid tablet. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long.