An inadvertent (or is it?) slip-up on Apple’s iBooks Store on Wednesday all but confirmed that tomorrow’s media event will in fact serve as a launchpad for at least two new iPads, as suspected: a second-generation iPad Air and third-generation iPad mini. Furthermore, the images suggest Touch ID fingerprint scanning for both new tablets, in addition to the Burst camera mode but only on the regular-size iPad.
These revelations were made public through iTunes screenshots for the iOS 8 iPad User Guide that can be downloaded to iBooks, as first discovered by the prolific Apple blogger Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac.
As depicted top of post, the Apple-made electronic guide detailing iOS 8.1 for iPad has also confirmed device branding as ‘iPad Air 2′ and ‘iPad mini 3′.
And here’s an iTunes Preview of the iPad User Guide for iOS 8 on the web.
Don’t bother tapping the e-book link for Apple’s already removed the page from iBooks, though it was still accessible at post time as an iTunes Preview on the web when following the URL on desktop.
The Burst camera mode was first introduced with the iPhone 5s release last Fall to allow the user to take multiple frames per second, and has since made its way to the iPhone 6and iPhone 6 Plus.
If the iPad User Guide is anything to go by, it would appear that only the second-generation iPad Air 2 will gain an improved camera with Burst mode, not the iPad mini 3.
If true, this in turn might indicate that the upcoming full-size iPad could indeed run a more powerful A8X processor leaked yesterday on photos of a claimed printed circuit board.
Couldn’t be more obvious than that, no?