iOS 8 user guide “confirms” imminent iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 release

If you happen to follow technology news you may have heard by now that tomorrow Apple is going to conduct an event in which it is expected to unveil some new products. Many of us expect to see new iPads and a new iMac, perhaps even a 12-inch Retina MacBook Air. The timing seems right for new iPads above all and apparently there has been a slip-up through which the new tablets have been “confirmed” a day before they are officially announced.

Apple’s iTunes Store has just made a little bit of a slip-up (and with perfect uncanny timing): screenshots for the iOS 8.1 iPad user guide have just appeared within iBooks and include Apple’s upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Of course, Apple will be formally debuting these devices tomorrow. The screenshots confirm that both new tablets will include nearly identical designs to their predecessors and the addition of Touch ID sensors in the Home button. Another new feature confirmed by this leak is a new Burst Mode (first introduced with the iPhone 5s) for the iPad Air 2. These images also indicate that the new tablets will be named “iPad Air 2″ and “iPad mini 3,” which means that Apple will bringing the numbering scheme for names back to the iPad lineup. Of course, the presence of this user guide means iOS 8.1 (with Apple Pay) is likely to drop tomorrow, too.

By Chastity Mansfield

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