According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has started the production of next-gen iPads. Bloomberg, which got the report from “people with knowledge of the matter”, says that Apple’s suppliers have started the manufacturing of “iPad Air 2” and “Retina iPad mini 2″. Both iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 2 are expected to be launched by the end of this year.
Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with an unveiling projected for the end of this quarter or early next, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. A new version of the 7.9-inch iPad mini is also entering production and will probably be available by the end of the year, they said.
Touch ID, that was launched with iPhone 5S, is expected to be a part of both the upcoming iPad models. The larger iPad is also rumoured to have a new anti-reflection coating which will make the device’s display easier to see and read.