(CNet) – It may be another Apple event, but the usual hype and anticipation just isn’t there.
When it comes to Apple’s marquee products, the iPad will always play second-fiddle to the iPhone, consistently getting new features a year late. Yet it’s a new version of the iPad that will likely take the spotlight on Thursday.
Apple is expected to unveil a new version of itsiPad Air tablet that is thinner, lighter, faster, includes an anti-reflective screen and has the option of a gold model. It’ll also have a TouchID sensor that will work with the company’s upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments system.
But minor tweaks to the iPad Air may not be enough to reverse sliding sales, underscoring the wider reality that consumers just aren’t buying as many tablets anymore.