Apple (AAPL) is famously tight-lipped about anything to do with pending releases, but at the same time, there is a degree of predictability to their product roadmap.
And then there’s that supply chain, prone to leaks despite Apple’s best efforts to contain details. With companies ranging from Foxconn to Samsung (SSNLF) contributing bits to each AAPL device, hints and details invariably emerge as production ramps up.
Based on the predictability of Apple’s release cycle (and the all-important back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons), we can be certain that new iPads will be arriving shortly. Last year it was October 22 when AAPL surprised everyone with the iPad Air and a more expensive, Retina Display iPad Mini.
What will the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini With Retina Display 2 look like? What should you expect from the new iPad specs? Here’s the current best guess at what Apple’s new tablets will bring to a marketplace that’s getting tougher every year.