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What we know about the new iPad Air 2 15/10/2014
Apple typically reveals its new tablets in October, so there's a strong chance we'll be seeing an updated edition of the iPad Air on Oct. 16.
What we know about the new iPad Air 2

Many technological companies have come along in the past few years, claiming to offer a tablet product to rival Apple's iPad. However, the competitors will have to go one step further yet again and head back to the drawing board, with Apple set to announce the release of an updated iPad Air in the coming days.

In fact, October 16 is the speculated date the new product will be officially announced. It is also Steve Jobs Day! Coincidence? We think not!

Apple's iPad Air currently sits comfortably at number one on the list of the Top Ten Best Tablets in the World, with the iPad's loyal fans believing the company are set to release something even more marvellous come November 2014.

The iPad Air 2, believed to be released with a starting price of AU$600, is looking more and more likely to come with an inbuilt Apple A8 processor, considering the company's recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also came with the newest system.

The A8 processor will not only deliver faster performance for the device, but also an increased battery life for the user. 

While the original Air sported 1GB of RAM, double that amount has been tossed around between tech giants in discussing the new Apple tablet, though the notion that this perhaps is just speculation is well supported by the fact that the iPhone 6 came with just 1GB. 

At a tiny 7mm thick, the Air 2 will be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus, though from the front will appear much the same as the former iPad Air. 

A new speaker grill resembling that of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is set to feature, and an 8MP main camera will see the iPad Air's camera capabilities raised by 3MP, with the front-facing camera boasting an increased 1.5MP lens. 

A brief mention of the iPad in the Bio-metric kit for iOS 7.1 has sent the rumour mill into overdrive, with tech analysts believing this hints at the exciting addition of Touch ID in the new release gadget. 

This theory is backed up by recently released information claiming that Apple has applied for a patent on Touch Identification systems in tablets.

Sources claim that a 2048 x 1536 resolution will also feature as part of the new release, as well as a possible anti-reflective coating on the screen, making the device easier to read in all levels of lighting and all environmental states. 

Sprout, a Brisbane-based electronics accessories designer, boasts a catalogue of more than 300 innovate items to accessorise Apple, HTC and Samsung phone and tablets, as well as chargers for the home and the car, and audio equipment for the aforementioned brands.

With the release of the iPad Air 2, Sprout too will release iPad Air 2 accessories, including well-designed and functional covers to protect the highly sought after piece of electronics. 

Sprout seeks to become a brand that speaks directly to the consumer, whether it be through social media, or the inspirational and quirky text on our accessories.

Happy iPad Air 2 day and Happy Steve Jobs day all!

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