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It’s not that much of a stretch of the creativity to believe that Apple could reveal gold, or ‘space gray,’ iPads in the upcoming month(s). That’s why it’s quite fascinating that Chinese tech website DoNews has uploaded images of a champagne iPad mini 2, complete with TouchID sensor.
Not sufficient evidence? Sonny Dickson, the same fellow who launched the most accurate pre-release pictures of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, has today tweeted out his own details concerning the inevitable iPad mini launch, as well as a photo of an unassembled iPad mini 2 in ‘space gray.’
From the unconfirmed pictures, in addition to Dickson’s forecasts, it appears that there are several resemblances in between the current flagship iPhone and the forthcoming iPad mini. As you can see in the images above and below, the next-gen iPad minis will presumably can be found in champagne gold and the exact same space gray we’ve actually seen with the iPhone 5s.
Dickson also tweeted, without disclosing pictures, that the iPad mini’ll be readily available in silver as well. In addition, we may see a TouchID fingerprint scanner on the Apple tablets, also shown in images.
No word yet on whether or not the iPad mini’ll sport a high-res Retina screen.
As with any Apple leakage, these images are far from confirmed, however Dickson has a strong performance history and the details appear to make sense in regards to Apple’s development. After the iPhone 5 came out in the anodized aluminum black ‘slate’, so too did the iPad mini.
Dickson also pointed out that, according to his sources, the iPad mini 2 would consist of Apple’s new A7 64-bit chip, the M7 movement coprocessor we are seeing in the iPhone Fives, in addition to 1GB of RAM. As for the 9.7-inch iPad 5, Dickson’s sources disclosed that it’ll pack 2GB of RAM under the hood, probably sporting the same specs as little brother.
Again, we have not even received an invite to the iPad/iPad mini launch occasion (anticipated to go down sometime in October), so it’s far prematurely to inform the authenticity of these claims and/or pictures.
Still, these are not too far outside the world of possibility.