Apple’s suppliers have reportedly started production of next generation iPads which apparently have anti-reflective coating on their displays.


Even though the spotlight is squarely going to be on the new iPhones next month no one has forgotten that Apple is also due to unveil new tablets. If the company sticks to its release cycle then we should expect a release in a couple of months. Both the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are expected to be updated.

Bloomberg reports, citing sources based in Apple’s supply chain, that the company’s partners down in Asia have started mass production of the 9.7-inch iPad, commonly referred to as the iPad Air 2 right now. It is said that the new iPad mini with Retina display is currently in an early assembly stage.

It is expected that the initial stock of both tablets will be limited in number as Apple’s suppliers are facing issues with the manufacturing of a new anti-reflective screen coating. This would be the first time that Apple’s tablets receive such a coating, previously the company has stuck with fingerprint resistant and oleophobic coatings.

Major design changes are not expected however the new iPads are likely going to bring improved internal hardware. Launch dates are not known right now, the September 9th date that has been making the rounds recently is supposed to be the day Apple unveils the iPhone 6.

Source: Bloomberg