News by Luke Jones on Wednesday October 15, 2014.
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Google is getting all the limelight today after announcing the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet, but the spotlight will shift off Mountain View very quickly. In fact, tomorrow all eyes will be on Apple is it launches its new iPads, sadly making the Nexus devices quite literally yesterday's news. However, it seems Apple didn't even want to wait a day as the company has "accidentally" leaked the new iPad Air 2 and a new iPad Mini today.With the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 due tomorrow, Apple did a very non-Apple thing; it leaked the devices on accident. Now, if you are familiar with how Cupertino conducts its development and product launches you would know that the company does not make these accidents. If this was indeed an accident then some heads will be rolling around the Infinite Loop tonight. The truth is though, this was probably not an accident and it is more likely that Apple saw an opportune moment to steal some of Google's thunder. The above screenshot showed up in an iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 and share some details about the new tablets, although downloading the book yielded no further information. That just adds weight to this not being an accident and that Apple only released what it wanted us to know at this point. There's nothing particularly revelatory here, but the screenshot does seem to confirm that the new iPads will feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, even the iPad Mini 3.
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