iPad Air 2 shows up again with TouchID and slimmer build

Even more airy

iPad Air 2 shows up again with TouchID and slimmer build

Ready for your next instalment of iPad Air 2 leakery? Good, because that's exactly what we have in store, with images claiming to show a mock up of Apple's upcoming flagship tablet.

We've already seen the Xperia Z2 Tablet, a slew of Samsung slates and even some new offerings from LG this year, which means all we're really waiting for is Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Well, perhaps some new Nexus and Kindle Fire offerings too.

The latest snaps were spotted on Japanese site ASCII Plus and appear to show a dummy iPad Air 2 unit alongside the iPad Air.

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iPad Air 2 (L) mock up lines up next to iPad Air (R) (credit: ASCII Plus)

Spot the differences

There wasn't any information to accompany the shots, but it appears the iPad Air 2 could be slightly thinner than the current 9.7-inch incumbent which currently measures 7.5mm thick.

TouchID also seems to be present, with a metal ring surrounding the home key below the screen, while the speaker grilles on the base of the tablet are fewer, yet larger.

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The Air 2 is missing its Apple logo (credit: ASCII Plus)

The pictures also suggest Apple may do away with the slide switch which resides above the volume keys on the current iPad and iPhone ranges - with the functionally moving to Control Center on screen.

As usual, there's no way to authenticate these images so we could be looking at an elaborate fake. We'll probably have to wait until around October before we see an official announcement.

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No slide switch on the Air 2? (credit: ASCII Plus)

Via GforGames

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