In an unusual, and some would say suspicious PR-gaff, Apple accidentally leaked the details of their forthcoming iPad models ahead of tonight’s launch event.
Keen-eyed observers noticed that late last night Apple updated their iOS 8 user guide, and ‘accidentally’ included two new models: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.
Whilst the announcement of two new iPad models is not a surprise, the uncharacteristic leak of information 24 hours before the launch event most certainly is.
So surprising, in fact, that it has led to some commentators questioning whether Apple had an ulterior motive, and actually released the information on purpose. The ‘leak’ coincided with the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop announcement from Apple’s arch-rival Google.
Whether or not the leak was intentional, the iOS 8 user guide included some clear details of the new models ahead of tonight’s launch event. Both the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 have been revealed to have a Touch ID sensor and an upgraded iSight camera.
If you’re excited to see what else Apple has included in the latest iPad Air and iPad Mini models, check back tomorrow for our full report on the Apple iPad launch event.