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Pictures of Apple A8X chip surface ahead of October 16 event

Ahead of the upcoming event on the 16th where the Apple iPad Air 2 is due to be announced, several pictures have been leaked showcasing the Apple A8X chip which according to rumours is set to power the new tablet.

In addition to the full logic board, pictures of other parts including audio control components, Home button with TouchID and the glass screen cover have had also been snapped. The new A8X is expected to have an increase in GPU performance just like its predecessors, the A5X and A6X.

This may also be a clue that Apple may be bumping up the display resolution to the so called Retina HD. Evidence to support this has been discovered in the latest iOS 8.1 beta wherein the indicated user interface elements have been designated as '3x-ipad'.

As of writing, we are still unsure of the specifics of the resolution but it is wholly possible Apple is going to ship with a sharper display than the current 2,048 x 1,536 pixel panel. Now, we shouldn't just focus on the GPU capabilities of the new A8X as the RAM has also been increased to 2 GB. This should be instrumental in handling heavier multitasking.

Other stuff that prospective iPad Air 2 owners are expecting include the TouchID, a thinner profile at only 7.5 mm, 720p FaceTime camera and Apple Play. Internal storage options are said to be 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

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