BGR writes today that new pictures have emerged online that purport to show a mockup of an iPad Air 2. The pictures were first posted by Japanese website ASCII Plus, and would seem to be accurate enough to reveal a lot of previously unseen detail about the next iPad Air.
First off, the pictures show very clearly that the iPad Air 2 is even thinner than the previous version, which was just 7.5 millimeters thin. Also, the new volume buttons look to be recessed, unlike the original Air’s protruding buttons.
Another big change, which has already been widely reported on, and is now very obvious in these new pictures, is the introduction of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which is located where the old home button used to be.
As BGR notes, these would seem to be the most significant differences to report between the old and new iPad Air, with the newer tablet expected to have the same display size as the original (2,048x1,536 pixels). It will, however, have a new A8 processor, and a new 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.