iPad Air 2 Release Date, Rumors: Photos Apparently Show Off New Chassis Design

Some photos of Apple’s upcoming iPad Air 2 have surfaced.

The photos, which appeared on the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, shows what is supposedly the chassis of the “iPad Air 2.”

Epoch Times Photo

(Sina Weibo)

Epoch Times Photo

(Sina Weibo)

Epoch Times Photo

(Sina Weibo)

Missing from the chassis is a space for the “mute/orientation lock” switch, so it is not certain where that switch will eventually go, or if it has been removed from the design.

As Apple has not officially announced the iPad Air 2, the images above should be taken with a grain of salt.

According to KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who is noted for leaking information about upcoming Apple devices, the upcoming iPad Air 2 will have Touch ID technology, the latest A8 processor, and an improved 8 mega-pixel camera.

Kuo also noted that the iPad Air 2 will be released earlier than its predecessor, the iPad Air, so Apple fans should see the tablet surface sometime in October.

Check out the top iPhone and iPad apps on the App Store as of August 4, 2014 via the Associated Press:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Micromon, Pocket Trend

2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

3. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang

4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc

5. RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, Atari

6. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB

7. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations

8. Geometry Dash,Robert Topala

9. THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition, Electronic Arts

10. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

Top Free iPhone Apps:

1. Facebook MessengerFacebook, Inc.

2. Crazy Taxi: City Rush, SEGA

3. No One Dies,RINGING.

4. Kim Kardashian: HollywoodGlu Games Inc.

5. BrainWars: Competitive brain t..,Translimit, Inc

6. Make Them Jump!,Ketchapp.

7. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.

8. YouTube, Google, Inc.

9. Snapchat, Snapchat, Inc.

10. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.

Top Paid iPad Apps:

1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang

2. Micromon, Pocket Trend

3. PAW Patrol Rescue Run HD,Nickelodeon

4. Texture Packs for Minecraft Po…,Jim Hoskins

5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

6. The Survival Games : Mini Game…, wang wei

7. Modern Combat 5: Blackout,Gameloft

8. 80 Days, inkle

9. Plants vs. Zombies HD, PopCap

10.Notability, Ginger Labs

Top Free iPad Apps:

1. Crazy Taxi: City Rush, SEGA

2. Family Feud 2, Ludia

3. Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Sho…,Budge Studios

4. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.

5. My Little Pony Party of One, PlayDate Digital

6. YouTube, Google, Inc.

7. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.

8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: …, Nickelodeon

9. Skype for iPad, Skype Communications S.a.r.l

10. Bubble Witch 2 Saga, King.com Limited