iPad Rumors: New iPad Air To Be Unveiled Alongside New iPhones Next Week

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Next Tuesday, September 9, Apple is holding one of their special (announcement events. This has been expected to feature the unveiling of two new iPhones and possibly the mythical iWatch that’s been rumored seemingly forever.

Now, according to one Wall Street analyst, there may also be a new iPad Air unveiling at Tuesday’s event – as Apple Insider reports:

At a media event already expected to be packed with the unveiling of two new iPhone models and a so-called “iWatch,” the company may also showcase its next full-size iPad Air with Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a new gold color option, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Further speculation from Kuo suggests that the 2nd-gen iPad Air will see some substantial upgrades, while the Retina iPad mini may not see much change at all:

Specifically, he believes the next iPad Air will have an anti-reflective screen coating, a full-lamination touch panel, a new gold-colored casing, and a next-generation A8 processor. He also expects the device to adopt the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that debuted last year in the iPhone 5s.
Kuo said that the iPad mini “may” be updated this year with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but expressed less confidence about the company’s diminutive 7.9-inch tablet.

As a fan of the smaller form factor iPad mini, I’m certainly hoping that last point is proved inaccurate. I also wouldn’t be surprised at all if this particular rumor proves false and all new iPad announcements are held off until a separate Apple event in October.

What do you all think? Would you bet on seeing new iPad details at next Tuesday’s event?


Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “iPad Rumors: New iPad Air To Be Unveiled Alongside New iPhones Next Week”

  1. That’s fine with all news about new iPad Air 2, but is it only me, or anyone else is having a problem with a storage space?! I wish, Apple include at least a half a TB of storage space. Last 2 years I just keep deleting and deleting and deleting stuff :-(

    My 64GB are simply NOT ENOUGH. Yes, I am using bluetooth/wifi external storage spaces, but I DO NOT WANT THAT … I want to have it within my iPad. I hope one day Apple is gonna increase storage space.

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