Apple’s suppliers are said to ramp up production of the components which are used in the upcoming iPad Air 2, according to a new report from Taiwan-based Digitimes.
The report says there will be no change in terms of size and resolution of the tablet, but it will be thinner than the current version. Additionally, it will come with a better processor — possibly A8 — and will come with an improved version of Touch ID sensor.
Supply chains are ramping up production for components used in Apple’s soon-to-be-released 9.7-inch iPad.
Touch panel makers TPK and GIS are among some of the makers receiving orders from Apple for full-lamination units. Sources said the new model will remain unchanged in terms of size and resolution, but that it will be thinner, equipped with an enhanced processor, and contain improved fingerprint recognition features.
We’ve seen a number of leaked images of the alleged iPad Air 2 in the past few weeks, revealing several details of the upcoming tablet. Previous rumors hint that Apple may bump the RAM on the tablet to 2GB, so that it can work well with the split-screen multitasking which is expected to debut in the iPad Air 2. Split-screen multitasking is already available in Windows tablets, which give users the ability to run two apps side-by-side.
Several rumors suggest we may get to see the upgraded iPad line up in October. It’s not confirmed so let’s just take the above information with a grain of salt. Additionally, Digitimes track record is shaky when it comes to rumors so take it as you may. We’ll update you as soon as we get more information.