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Next-gen iPad Air with more power reportedly ready for production

Published Jun 11th, 2014 12:51PM EDT
iPad Air 2 Release Date
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Why should the iPhone 6 have all the fun? A new report from Korean-language news agency ET News claims that components for Apple’s next-generation iPad Air tablet will go into production later this month.

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According to sources that the site declined to name, the second-gen iPad Air will feature the same design as the current model. The high-resolution Retina display will supposedly be unchanged as well, sporting 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and a density of 264 pixels per inch.

What will be upgraded, however, are the tablet’s processor and its camera.

The site claims that Apple’s upcoming new A8 processor will power with next-gen iPad Air, and the rear camera will reportedly be upgraded from 5 megapixels on the current model to 8 megapixels on the new one. Displays for the new Air will apparently enter production later this month, while processors and camera components will seemingly begin rolling off the lines in July.

Apple’s new iPad Air is expected to launch sometime this fall alongside a third-generation iPad mini that will likely feature similar incremental upgrades.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.