Quick Note: New Mockups Show Second Generation iPad Air
June 17, 2014 1:43 PM
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Mockups show some slight changes to Apple's flagship tablet
All of the attention on
Apple’s next generation iOS devices
has been focused on the
, which is supposed to be available in
both 4.7” and 5.5” screen sizes
However, Apple is gearing up for a refresh of its
iPad Air and iPad mini tablet families
as well this fall. Not to be left out of the leaking game,
claims to have gotten its hands on some unfinished mockups of the second generation iPad Air.
The look is quite familiar for those that have handled Apple’s flagship tablet, but this new model included
(introduced last year with the
). Other notable changed include a redesigned layout for the bottom-mounted speaker grilles and recessed buttons for the power and volume controls. That last point is seen a plus for those that routinely use the device in landscape mode and find themselves hitting the buttons by mistake in their current, “raised” placement.
A final note is the round hole that is positioned where the Orientation Lock/Mute button is usually placed.
explains that peculiarity, stating, “Unfinished [prototype] and mockup parts sometimes feature these pilot holes to guide machining of the final hole.”
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6/19/2014 7:19:47 AM
They are just responding to yet another dumb statement by reclaimer77. He's the one who started the aspect ratio fight here. If all you do is watch movies on you tablet, 16:9 might be a good aspect ratio, but for everything else, it sucks, just like it does on monitors.
6/19/2014 8:35:58 AM
I dont see anyone here (nor have I ever seen anyone) saying they like 16:9 ... 16:10 however is what most tablets use and is quite good. I actually prefer it.
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