Apple’s forthcoming iPad Air 2 will feature an amped-up version of the company’s new A8 processor and come with 2GB of RAM, according to a new report.
A leaked logic board for the forthcoming tablet shows the inclusion of a so–called A8X chipset. This is thought to be faster than the A8 chip found in the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.
With the inclusion of more RAM and the already much–leaked plans for bringing Touch ID to the device, Apple will be hoping it has added enough differentiation over last year’s model to ensure plenty of new customers.
iPad sales have slowed this year in what CEO Tim Cook describes as a ‘speed bump’.
As well as the new iPad Air, Apple is thought to be priming an updated iPad mini with Retina Display. This device, however, will only be getting Touch ID and an A8 chip, making it a minor bump compared to the 2013 edition.
Apple’s new 12.9–inch iPad Pro model, seen regularly in leaks throughout the summer, is not expected to be seen at this week’s gathering and is instead likely to make its debut in 2015.
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