Alleged iPad Air 2 Leak Shows Off One Super-Skinny Tablet

Alleged iPad Air 2 Leak Shows Off One Super-Skinny Tablet

Apple will reportedly introduce its new generation of iPads this month, and the leaks are right on schedule: Today's rumour comes from the Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn, which published a slew of photos of what it describes as a model device.

First of all, if the leaks are to be believed — and we should take them with a grain of salt — the iPad Air 2 will adopt many of the design details of the new iPhone 6. Not only will it have a fingerprint sensor, it will also be just 7mm thick (compared to the current iPad Air, which is 7.5mm thick), similar to the new generation of iPhones. The similarities continue when you look at the volume buttons, which are now embedded on the edge of the device. According to 9to5Mac, the trusty rotation/mute switch has been "sacrificed in order for Apple to maintain desired thickness".

Alleged iPad Air 2 Leak Shows Off One Super-Skinny Tablet
Alleged iPad Air 2 Leak Shows Off One Super-Skinny Tablet

Now, as both sites point out, this model wouldn't turn on and seems to have been a prototype phase device. So we don't know much about the details of its screen or internals, much less the user experience. And it's entirely possible that this "dummy" model is different from the device Apple will reportedly release this month. Still, it seems likely that Apple would borrow the industrial design details of its newest generation of devices and apply them to all subsequent devices — it's about time the iPad got a sleek design update of its own. [9to5Mac; Tinhte.vn]

Alleged iPad Air 2 Leak Shows Off One Super-Skinny Tablet

Comments

    So it's gone from 'skinny' at 7.5mm to 'super skinny' at 7mm. Amazing!

    I wish they would at least implement a proprietary memory card system if not a micro sd slot. Love my ipad but such a Ludicrously small amount of space for something so expensive.

      Yeah a proprietary memory card would still allow them to profit from memory upgrades, although perhaps unlikely to do this as it will cannibalise future sales by slowing the upgrade cycle.

        Bulimic ipad has no storage attachments so it has to purge all the time.

    Do i need a new set of glasses or does this bezel look thicker than the original ipad air?

    "it’s about time the iPad got a sleek design update of its own" it looks exactly same as the last generations except abit thinner and the finger scanner.

      Wirse it looks like the ipad air which was a revolutionary design from the previous. So its not even an original load of crap

    Cant wait to have a skinny tablet to put in an oversized case because it will break.

    Also is there a chance the track could bend?

    my kids would bend this in second

      I seconds the bending idea.

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