MacRumors reports today that production of components to be used in Apple’s forthcoming iPad Air 2 is now well underway.
According to the original report in Digitimes, sources close to production say that the new iPad will have the same size and resolution as the first iPad Air, but it will have a thinner profile, a faster processor, and an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Apparently TPK and GIS have also been commissioned by Apple to make full-lamination units for the iPad, which is expected to launch this fall, along with a new iPad mini with Retina display. A 12.9-inch iPad is also rumoured to be on the way in early 2015.
Assuming these rumours are accurate, they would also tie in with other previous rumours that said that the iPad Air 2 would have a thinner profile, anti-reflective coating, and improved Touch ID.
It is also expected that the iPad Air 2 will have the new A8 chip, which will also be powering the iPhone 6.