Screenshots of the next-gen iPads leaked online last night, giving us a good look idea of what to expect at tonight's launch event and deflecting attention from Google’s just-unveiled Nexus contenders.
Images of the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 surfaced in the iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 on iTunes where they were unearthed by 9to5Mac on the eve of the showcase for the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet.
The photos rubber-stamp many of the rumours that have been doing the rounds in recent months. So very much in evidence are Touch ID sensors, which bring biometric security to Apple tablets for the first time ever.
Less exciting is that Apple appears to have stuck fast to its current design for the new iterations. Although there’s also a gold colourway for the first time ever, which may float your boat if a dash of bling is what gets you hot under the collar.
Due to be unveiled tonight, 2014’s additions to the iPad family are also expected to feature a more powerful A8X processor to handle the heavy lifting.
A better camera is thought to be present and correct, with the iPad Air 2 also equipped with the Burst Mode that tipped up on the iPhone 5S.
Assuming Apple can avoid a repeat of the livestream meltdown that blighted the iPhone 6 launch, tonight’s event will be available to see here (but most likely only if you’re using Apple’s own Safari browser): Apple Livestream.
Was this article helpful?