Alleged iPad Air 2 Rear Shell Reveals New Design

There has been a serious lack of second-generation iPad 2 rumors, unlike the iPhone 6 which has had almost all of its components leaked online. Some alleged images of an iPad Air 2 dummy unit were posted in June, and now we have our first look at a purported second-generation rear shell. The images posted below were first spotted on China’s microblogging site Weibo on Sunday.

iPad Air 2 Rear Shell

The new images reveal a redesigned speaker grille and relocated microphone next to the camera lens. The volume buttons also seem "more recessed than before," according to Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate].

As for rumored specs, most believe that the biggest selling point for the iPad Air 2 will be the addition of Touch ID. The new tablet is also expected to ship with Apple's new A8 chip and an improved 8MP camera.

Recent rumors have also suggested that Apple is planning on launching a 30 percent thinner iPad mini Air and larger 12.9-inch iPad, dubbed the "iPad Pro".

If the rumor mill can be trusted then iOS fans can expect a lot of new Apple products to be released this year. The company will reportedly announce two new iPhones, three new iPads and three iWatch models sometime in the fall.

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