iPad Air 2 Launching Sept. 9 with iPhone 6 (Report)

iPad Air 2Between two expected iPhone 6 devices and the iWatch, you might think that Apple was unveiling enough gear at its Sept. 9 event. But there could be one more thing coming from Tim Cook & Co.

A new report claims that the iPad Air 2 will also break cover, sporting a Touch ID sensor and other new goodies.

As reported by AppleInsider, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that a next-generation iPad Air will debut at Apple’s event in Cupertino, Calif. The expected upgrades include a faster new A8 processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an anti-reflective screen. Plus, like the iPhone, the new Air will come in a gold color.

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Interestingly, Kuo wrote in his research note that he doesn’t expect significant upgrades for the iPad mini, other than perhaps Touch ID. This doesn’t surprise us, however, given that big-screen phablets are starting to eat into sales of smaller tablets. The Air is probably where the action is — and will continue to be.

Apple usually reserves iPad launches for a dedicated event, which took place last year during October. But maybe the company simply wants to get a jump on holiday sales, as well as better promote the new Handoff feature in iOS 8 for sharing info between devices with new hardware.

via AppleInsider

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