iPad Air 2's anti-glare screen will make it even easier on the eyes

Apple's next tablet is set to feature an anti-reflective coating on the screen – so long, ebook readers
Yes, this is an iPad Air, not an iPad Air 2. We know.

Yes, this is an iPad Air, not an iPad Air 2. There aren't any pictures of the new one yet, you see.

Tablets are great, whether you're reading an ebook or watching a film – but those glass screens tend to throw a lot of light back into your eyes.

It's one reason why e-readers still sell – but Apple looks set to solve the problem with its forthcoming iPad Air 2.

According to Bloomberg's sources in the supply chain, the next 9.7in iPad will feature a "new anti-reflection coating," which should make the screen easier to read in direct sunlight. The insider claims that although the iPad Air 2 is in production now, ahead of a launch at "the end of this quarter or early next," manufacturing complications related to the anti-glare screen may have added delays to the production process.

New iPad mini coming, too

Both iPads are set to get a refresh this year.

Both iPads are set to get a refresh this year.

Apple is also expected to launch a new iPad mini alongside the iPad Air 2, ahead of the holiday season; though whether it'll feature the same anti-reflective coating is as yet unknown. Previous leaked photos that purport to show the iPad Air 2 and new iPad mini suggest that both will be fitted with the same Touch ID fingerprint sensor found in the iPhone 5s

Apple's rolling out a big refresh of its product line-up this year; alongside the rumoured iPad Air 2 and new iPad mini, an iPhone 6 with a larger display is also set to launch on 9 September. Apple is also believed to be working on an iWatch wearable device, which could launch alongside its new iPhone and iPad.

Better start saving those pennies, Apple fans.

[Source: Bloomberg via SlashGear]

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