iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi and GPS antennas leak ahead of fall production

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Alleged iPad Air 2 components (from left to right) Wi-Fi module, microphone, and LTE antenna

iPhone 6 leaks have stolen most our attention lately ahead of next month’s big reveal, but a new set of leaked images may have just given us our first look at some of the iPad Air 2’s internal components.

Other leaks have shown the next-gen iPad Air’s rear shell and front display, but alleged images of the iPAd Air 2’s Wi-Fi module, GPS antenna, and microphone were posted today by Chinese Apple blogger Xiaolong Cahakan, indicating full production on Apple’s next tablet is about to get underway.

Xiaolong says the parts came to him from sources inside Apple’s supply chain in China, and while we can’t verify their authenticity, they appear very similar to the current parts used in the current iPad Air.

French Apple site iPhonote created some comparison images of each leaked component with their iPad Air counterpart as well. No major changers are evident, but it appears that the next-gen iPad Air’s GPS antenna will be a bit longer. There also appears to be a new module added to the Wi-Fi antenna, but it’s impossible to tell what from the images.

The site also has a number of pictures of the iPhone 6 front panel which we’ve seen quite a few times now. Apple is expected to introduce new iPads at an event this fall. The next-gen iPad Air is rumored to feature double the RAM over the current model and a new anti-reflection coating for easier reading, along with an A8 processor, improved camera, and slightly tweaked design.

  • Source http://xiaolongchakan.com/archives/4154279.html

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