“In large families, it’s common to pass on an older child’s clothes to a younger one. The same is true in the Apple product family. It’s common to pass on features introduced in the big brother iPhone to the little brother iPad. That appears to be the case with the next-generation iPad Air — if the latest gaggle of rumors are to be believed,” John P. Mello Jr. reports for TechNewsWorld. “‘Historically, there’s been a relationship between the iPhone and iPad product launches in that the iPad inherits what was most recently introduced on iPhone,’ Jeff Orr, senior practice director for mobile devices at ABI Research, explained to TechNewsWorld.”
“‘What we haven’t seen to this point is new advancements appearing on the iPad and then making their way over to the iPhone,’ he said,” Mello Jr. reports. “The next iPad will get Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint reader and a camera upgrade to put it on par with the iPhone 5s. The front-facing camera will be bumped from 1.2 megapixels to 1.5 MP, and the rear-facing camera from 5 MP to 8 MP. It also may support a dual LED flash, burst mode for stills, and a slow motion mode for video.”
“It’s likely to receive the same processor upgrade that the next iPhone is expected to get, moving from the dual-core, 64-bit A7 chip to the quad-core A8 chip,” Mello Jr. reports. “Since the A7 already outperforms many mobile quad-core chips from other manufacturers, the prospect of an Apple quad-core processor is building anticipation among some of the company’s fans.”
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