Leaked iPad Air 2 logic board allegedly confirms A8x chip and 2GB of RAM


The 2nd gen iPad Air's A8X chip and logic board. Photo: Apple.Club.tw
The 2nd gen iPad Air's A8X chip and logic board. Photo: Apple.Club.tw

The full details of Apple’s second-generation iPad Air will be revealed in just four short days, but Apple.Club.tw has published a photo of an alleged iPad Air 2 logic board that reveals Cupertino has a souped up A8X chip ready for the new tablet.

If the logic board is genuine, it confirms rumors that Apple will improve the Air’s performance with a special A-chip variant, like the A5X and A6X processors used in previous iPads. The logic board also appears to contain 2GB of RAM, though the chip numbers are a bit hard to read.

The characters on the Elpida chip are blurry, but it looks like the second character – used to indicate the amount of RAM – is an ‘A’, which stands for 2GB, while an ‘8’ would be used to represent 1GB.

Apple is hosting a town hall press event at its Cupertino campus on Thursday, October 16th at 10AM PT. Invites to the ‘It’s Been Way Too Long’ event didn’t leave any clues as to what Apple plans to reveal, but it’s expected to announce new iPads and a Retina iMac to go with the public release of OS X Yosemite.

Other new iPad Air 2 features may include an anti-reflective coating, slimmer design, Touch ID, Apple Pay, recessed volume buttons, refined speaker grills, and a gold color options.

Source: Apple.Club.tw

  • Jhabril_Harris

    Not good, A8X would mean it needs more battery than an A8, which could mean a boost in display resolution (or ‘Retina HD’) after all.

    • Fernando Lobo

      What in my opinion is not good is that they havent put 2Gb Ram to the iphone 6 plus. With the retina HD resolution 1Gb will fall short in no time (iOS 9). I fear iphone 6plus will follow the steps of the ipad3 (which I also own and runs terrible in iOS 8). Sometimes apple goes too far with the short hardware specs of their products (planned obsolescence), for those of us who have paid big money for the iphone 6 plus is hard to digest.

  • Janey J

    I am sure the Apple fan boys will be clamouring to sell their iPad Air to get the Air 2. To be fair, iPads do hold their value, you can get over $400 for your old iPad Air to put towards the new one on sites like http://www.sellmycellphones.com/?s=ipad+air+only