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Purported iPad Air 2 Rear Shell Leaks [Photos]

Purported iPad Air 2 Rear Shell Leaks [Photos]

Posted August 4, 2014 at 5:26am by iClarified
Photos of an alleged iPad Air 2 rear shell have leaked online, reports Macotakara. The photos were posted by weibo user elamhk.

The images show a rear shell with a redesigned speaker grill and a relocated rear microphone next to the camera.

In April an alleged front panel for the next generation iPad Air was leaked as well. Apple is expected to upgrade the iPad Air in the third quarter of 2014 with an A8 processor, Touch ID (fingerprint recognition), and a main camera resolution of 8MP.

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Purported iPad Air 2 Rear Shell Leaks [Photos]

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gamerscul9870 - August 8, 2014 at 12:14pm
It's going to be less thicker but the sides are the same but there is a mic on the back and the cut out between the volume buttons is different.
Steve Chavez
Steve Chavez - August 4, 2014 at 4:09pm
The problem I have with the speakers is that they happen to be placed where my hands end up muffling them... In my opinion... They need to keep trying to see how far they can push that small space while also making them work intelligently... i wouldn't mind speakers that would respond to how the device is held in order to rotate accordingly while considering where my hands will be while holding it. I think they could but a great deal of thoughtfulness to the design which I think many would enjoy.
Duxksman - August 4, 2014 at 12:25pm
No front speaker please. I like the full glass screen, it look sleeker and easy to clean. Get yourself a BT speaker
Hh - August 4, 2014 at 9:50am
Any iPad Mini Retina 2 this year?
gamerscul9870 - August 4, 2014 at 11:49am
Yeah if you saw the timeline of released products.
Raul - August 4, 2014 at 6:59am
Why dont they put another speaker some where in the front. Those teeny-tiny speakers are rather outdated compared with the new tabs coming out.
A serious answer
A serious answer - August 4, 2014 at 11:06am
Because the speakers are not meant to be the primary way to listen: They're meant to be for "casual listening". Apple envisions people using headphones with their iPads.
justabrake - August 4, 2014 at 11:21am
Times are changing and I think apple should start putting speakers front facing Other manufactures are doing it to their phones and tablets
gamerscul9870 - August 4, 2014 at 11:47am
Only HTC did that, but to me,vI don't see the point.
justabrake - August 4, 2014 at 11:53am
Remember the iPhone with the earplug jack on top It was wrong and I always said it belonged on the bottom, the iPad needs FF speakers and that's where they belong. Thinking about checking out the surface pro ! When watching golf the commentators have them and they mention the NFL commentators will also !
gamerscul9870 - August 4, 2014 at 12:05pm
Oh god no! Surfish is just another attempt to compete, but are you really going to give it up over speakers? Why not just buy one and make it point to you or just cup it. You can do that while holding but if apple ever were to do it HTC may file lawsuit to them.
JJones - August 4, 2014 at 6:31am
I really wish apple would add a flash to the iPad's for taking photos, they can't use the excuse they can't fit one in there.
bosanceros - August 4, 2014 at 6:26am
Looks about the same
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