An iPad User’s Guide for iOS 8 published last September 17 may have inadvertently confirmed the existence of Apple’s tablets – the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 – which may be announced today during Apple’s media event.
With all the rumors written about the fruit firm’s next generation tablets, users already have a pretty good idea of what upgrades Apple have included in the new iDevices. Though the actual devices themselves were not featured in Apple’s user’s guide, screenshots for the digital book clearly shows the two new tablets sporting the long-rumored TouchID Fingerprint Sensors. From the same screenshot, it appears that the designs of both tablets are almost identical to the existing ones. The iPad Air 2 was rumored to have a thinner profile because Apple engineers have opted to do away with the mute/rotation switch but that information cannot be verified as a backside view of the device is not included in the screenshot. The iPad Mini 3 will continue to have the mentioned switch as the iDevice’s backside is there for all to see. Other essential hardware configurations, like the lightning connector and the speakers located on the bottom, are still there.
Another rumored improvement for the iPad Air 2 involves a significant upgrade to its iSight Camera and sure enough, a page from the published manual mentioned that this time the gadget will have a burst mode similar to the that of the iPhone 5S.
It is also noted that though the e-book’s title is iPad User Guide For iOS 8, there have been several references to iOS 8.1 in the manual which could mean Apple is ready to update the user’s manual in the iBook Store and unleash another update to its mobile operating system during today’s event.
Only a couple of hours from now and Apple’s “It’s Been Way Too Long” affair will commence and users will have a field day with the Cupertino firm’s long-awaited iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, the 27-inch All-In-One iMac with 5K Retina Display and, if lucky enough, the unifying 12-inch MacBook Pro.