It does seem as though Apple’s iPad Air is due for a hardware revamp, and new photos have hit the Internet, depicting the purported next generation iPad Air that will sport a bonded display. Now, do bear in mind that this happens to be a rumor since nothing has been confirmed yet, but it might very well be the real deal. If it were to be an actual device, that it is an even thinner version of Apple’s flagship tablet that ought to send pulses racing. This alleged revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass were manufactured as a solitary unit, which is not too far away from what Apple has done where the iPhone is concerned for the past few years.
The assembly that was depicted in the images do seem to be identical to the existing iPad Air models when seen from the front. Turn it over to the back, and one would be able to see a new connector configuration. Not only that, the LCD also does seem to have been bonded straight to the cover glass, which is a feature that was first introduced with the iPhone 4.
When one chemically bonds the cover glass to the LCD, it would end in a thinner overall assembly, not to mention enhanced viewing angles which will be more than welcome in a potential iPad Air model.
|Key Specs||iPad Air (2013)|
|Size (Diagonal, Inches)||9.7"|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||8820 mAh|
|Complete product data||Apple iPad Air (2013) Full specs|