New color option rumored for upcoming iPad launch

Last year, with the release of the iPhone 5S, we saw Apple move from offering its smartphone with a pair of color options to give customers a choice of three shades, adding a golden handset to the mix. We’ve seen that gold color return with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus this year (above), but so far this option has found itself constrained to Apple’s smartphones. To hear a new rumor, however, that situation may soon be changing, with claims that Apple will be launching its next iPad with a gold option of its own.

According to Bloomberg, the full-sized iPad (presumed to be the iPad Air 2) will debut in gold alongside the same silver and space gray shades available now.

The idea of a launch event this month is reinforced, though there’s no info here about any specific date. We also only hear this gold talk in the context of the new iPad Air, with no mention of a similar golden iPad mini (nor of an iPad mini 3/mini Air at all). Could that be evidence in favor of rumors suggesting the new smaller iPad could be delayed until next year?

Speaking of next year, these sources also back the idea of a 12.9-inch iPad in 2015, though fall short of backing the name “iPad Pro” or offering a narrower launch window. There’s no word if gold will also surface there.

Source: Bloomberg

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