iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Pro 12.9: Specs, Details of iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro Surface

The iPhone 6 is already in stores, but Apple and tech fans can still look forward to the new iPad. 

Taiwanese publication TechNews recently dropped some details about the upcoming iPad devices, and they seem promising. 

Apple is almost certainly going to release an iPad Air 2 in October. The new iPad Air will finally have Touch ID, is even thinner than the original, features a larger speaker grille, and will have the rear camera in a different spot. 

On the inside, the iPad Air 2 will have the A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and it will pack 2GB of RAM, which is double that of the iPad Air. Storage wise, the iPad Air 2 will come in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. 

Those who are anticipating the release of the iPad Mini 3 alongside the iPad Air 2 should not get their hopes up, as TechNews says that smaller iPad could be released with the 12.9-inch iPad in the second quarter of 2015. 

Not much is known about the iPad Mini 3, but the 12.9-inc iPad, which has been dubbed the iPad Pro, should have a souped up A8X processor from TSMC in order to better handle the larger display requirements. 

The last time Apple used such a processor naming structure for its processor was back in 2012 with the fourth generation iPad and the A6X processor. 

According to Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook intends to “shake up the iPad Line,” and what has been rumored so far sounds promising. 

Apple hasn’t officially announced the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Pro, but the iPad Air 2 at least is expected to be unveiled at an October 21 event. 

And if Apple sticks to last year’s schedule, the iPad Air 2 should be out some time in November.