Forget about the A8 processor, the iPad Air 2 might get a faster A8X brain

At least you're getting more than just a screen size upgrade from an iPhone 6 Plus
Please let the 2GB RAM on the iPad Air 2 rumour on the iPad Air 2 be true

"It's been way too long," says Apple's press event invite. Two more days, and we'll know if the rumoured A8X processor on the new iPad Air 2 exists.

The latest info from rumour town wants you to throw everything you know about the iPad Air 2 out the window. Well, not everything, just its processor. Instead of the same A8 chip deployed on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the iPad Air 2 will most likely get an upgraded A8X brain.

This is on top of the purported 2GB RAM that could support heavier multi-tasking features like split-screen use on the tablet. But don't throw out the previous rumours, which mentioned that the iPad Air 2 will ship with an A8 processor. After all, last year's iPad Air used the same A7 processor as its smaller siblings, albeit with a higher clock speed.

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According to MacRumors, the iPad Air 2 will boast specifications that are leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors. Other than the processor and RAM upgrade, there's the possibility of an even thinner (said to be 7mm thin) tablet and the Touch ID home button to unlock these future tablets with your fingerprint. 

It’s also speculated that the iPad Air 2 will retain the 16GB internal storage option. Don't be surprised if the tablet ends up with the same storage configurations of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions as per the iPhone 6's launch. 

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Refreshed iMacs and further information about the availability of OS X Yosemite are still an unknown for the 16 October event. But Re/Code's sources indicate that the ultra thin MacBook Air won't be making its debut, though its production is already underway.

Of course, none of these rumours have been confirmed by Apple but looking on the bright side, we won’t have to wait too long before we’ll know for sure what to expect.  

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[Source: via MacRumours]