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New Photos Claim to Show Various Internal Parts from iPad Air 2

New photos shared by French Apple news website iPhonote (Google Translate) claim to show a number of components for the upcoming iPad Air 2, including the device's GPS antenna, microphone, and Wi-Fi module. While previous leaks have shown off the device's front panel and rear shell, these images could be the first look at the various internal components in the iPad Air 2.

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Purported iPad Air 2 GPS antenna, microphone, and WiFi module

The website also posted a variety of comparison images between each component for the iPad Air 2 and its corresponding part on the current iPad Air. While no major changes can be immediately spotted from any of the comparisons, it does appear that the next-generation iPad Air's GPS antenna is longer than its predecessor. Also shown are pictures of the iPhone 6's front panel, which appear similar to prior leaks of the component.

Apple is expected to announce the iPad Air 2 alongside the next-generation Retina iPad mini at an event this fall. A report from Re/code claimed that Apple would be unveiling the iWatch at an October event, which may also include the introduction of both new iPads. The iPad Air 2 may feature a thinner design thanks to an integrated display, anti-reflective coating, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a faster A8 processor, and 2 GB of RAM.

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6 weeks ago

It better have 2GB of RAM :mad:

(Though I'd prefer 3GB...!)


I don't care how many jiggabytes of ZAM it has, it just has to run very smoothly.
Rating: 4 Votes
6 weeks ago
They could be alien implants for all I know.
Rating: 2 Votes
6 weeks ago

Haha, I wouldn't mind some "findings" from iOS 8 beta about the RAM (and GPU) as well... though I can't imagine Apple wouldn't go with 2GB considering how lacklustre 1GB is after the move to 64-bit.


Yes, maybe we'll see some string buried in iOS 8 about how much RAM is available.

Even at 32-bit Apple could have easily gone to 2GB of RAM. The iPad Air should have had 2GB. So it's a year too late IMHO. No 2GB now would be highly disappointing.
Rating: 2 Votes
6 weeks ago
Calling 3GB "impossible" is a bit of a leap. It is possible, it is a design choice of one DIMM. Other manufacturers have opted to not restrict themselves in that way and offer 3GB.



You do realize 3 GB of RAM isn't possible, right? These things increase on a binary scale (64 MB, 128 MB, 256, 512, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB...) and unless you add a 1 GB chip to a 2 GB chip (not going to happen, they've always used a single chip), 3 GB isn't possible.

You really never noticed every RAM DIMM increment is in powers of 2? :confused:

Rating: 2 Votes
6 weeks ago
It better have 2GB of RAM :mad:

(Though I'd prefer 3GB...!)
Rating: 1 Votes
6 weeks ago

OMG :eek:

Flexible cables must mean a flexible iPad! I don't know if that's going to be good or not.
It'll be less likely to get damaged but won't it just flop about when you try to use it? I'm sure Apple have thought about it and come up with something. It'll either be the most amazing thing ever or a terrible idea. It'll take years for Samsung to copy.

I'm joking of course.


What the hell?! Such an elaborated trolling attempt, whyy?

Nevermind. Successful troll was successful. lol
Rating: 1 Votes
6 weeks ago

It better have 2GB of RAM :mad:


Yes! I'd rather see a photo of a logic board with 2GB of RAM :cool:
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