It has been reported that Apple will begin production of the next generation iPad Air sometime this month. According to ETNews, the design of the new device is supposed to mimic the current model, with the resolution staying at 2048x1563. However, the new iPad Air is supposed to have a more advanced A8 processor, which follows what previous sources said about the new iPhone (and will likely be the same for the iPad).
Sources also say that Apple has developed a new A8 system-on-a-chip for the next iPhone that focuses on marginal speed improvements rather than core architectural changes, but adds significant performance and efficiency enhancements in order to improve the iPhone’s battery life. With a larger, higher-resolution display combined with the next iPhone’s far thinner body, the A8 chip will be essential to maintaining the seamless, fluid iPhone experience that Apple prides itself on.
Apple is said to be working on a new iPad mini and another model with split screen app multitasking along with the iPad Air. The iPad Air and iPad mini should be coming sometime this fall, but the ‘Pro’ model is unclear as to when it’ll be released.
Source: ETNews via Google Translate