Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan and Peter Burrows report that Apple’s upstream suppliers have begun production of next-gen iPad Air and mini models “according to people with knowledge of the matter,” with the new Air (iPad Air 2?) expected to be available to customers near the end of Q3 or the beginning of Q4, ande the new mini available by year end 2014.
There’s been fairly strong consensus for some time that the next iPad iteration will have a 64-bit A8 system on chip, a fingerprint sensor, and get the 8 megapixel rear-facing camera from the iPhone 5s in place of the current iPad’s 5 MP unit. However, Culpan and Burrows say the new Air at least will also have a a new anti-reflection coating on the display to make it easier to read, but which also restrict production volume as “complications” are ironed out.
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