If you are lucky enough to have an iPad Air or iPad Air 2, you know the joy of this amazing device. But you might also know that the iPad Air can break or crack, necessitating the requirement for a qualified iPad Air repair service.
Apple introduced the iPad Air in 2013, while the iPad Air 2 introduction came later in October 2014. Both of these tablet devices are thin, much thinner and lighter than the iPad original, or iPad 2, 3, or 4. They both sport a lightning style charge connector on the bottom of the device and a retina display LCD screen. However, the iPad Air 2 also incorporates the Touch-ID fingerprint ID reader for even more convenience and product homogeny with the iPhone product line.
In mid 2014, there were many rumors in the marketplace that the iPad Air 2 would incorporate a less-breakable sapphire infused front screen. However, this device still uses the large scratch and break resistant Gorilla glass just like it’s predecessor the original iPad Air. Many experts now question whether Apple will ever introduce Sapphire screens on their devices.
So if it is not sapphire glass, why is the iPad Air 2 so much more expensive to repair than the original iPad Air? That’s because the engineering inside the iPad Air 2 is significantly different. It’s a slightly thinner device. To accomplish this, the top glass screen and the LCD are now situated much closer together and actually rest upon each other; even connected together now by a thin gluelike film. This makes repairing the iPad Air 2 more difficult – and more expensive – than original versions. For any screen repair, you must now replace both the glass screen and LCD to get a proper repair.
As the iPad Air product family moves quickly to replace all previous version of the iPad, many suggest Apple will only produce the iPad Air 1 and iPad Air 2 by the end of 2015. That will leave just the iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and the two version of the iPad Air in the shelves for christmas time 2015. So could an iPad Air 3 be in the works before we know it? Stay tuned Apple fans. The best is likely yet to come.
UPDATE: As of Mid-2015, the only iPad models currently in production include the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini 3.
What could be in the iPad Air 3? Perhaps better native sound speakers? This is an area Apple has had little innovation over the past years. But with the acquisition of Beats in 2014, the talent and energy to add better audio quality to Apple devices is now resident in the company. Also expect new chips beyond the Apple A6 processor. New radio technologies. And always faster speeds.
UPDATE: The Apple A8 chip is now in all new devices.