Apple iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 Will Be Available In Champagne Trim

Apparently, silver and Space Gray aren’t the only two trims the iPad 5 will come in. The insane popularity of the Champagne trim on iPhone 5S forced Apple to make a last-minute change to its product stack. The company is mulling one for its upcoming 9.7-incher.

The Champagne iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 features the same shade of gold as the central portion of the Champagne iPhone 5S, since the iPad 5 doesn’t feature a two-tone back. The matching front bezel is likely to be white, just like on the iPhone 5S.

According to previously leaked news, the iPad 5 will adopt a similar narrow frame design, same processor and camera as on the previous generations, a 9.7-inch IGZO panel, support for stereo speakers, weight and thickness will be reduced, and may be equipped with fingerprint recognition. The iPad mini 2’s shape will have the same design, but the processor and camera will be improved, it may support fingerprint identification, but may not be equipped with a Retian screen.

Chinese publication CTechCN posted these pictures of what it claims to be the Champagne iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. The pictures look plausible to us although we won’t bet our gold on it.

Thank you NextPowerUp and CTechCN for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of CTechCN.

New Images Of The iPad 5 Are Revealed

With Apple expected to launch a new iPad on October 22nd it is hardly surprising that pictures of the new iPad device have started to show up. Sonny Dickson has managed to get an exclusive look at Apple’s new iPad 5 in Space Grey and you can see some of the pictures of that “hands on” in this article.

The pictures reveal a tablet that is yet again thinner than the current Retina display iPad. The tablet comes in a Space Grey colour that is similar to the iPhone 5S.

The Apple iPad 5 is expected to be unveiled in 11 days time on October 22nd. Alongside the iPad 5 we should also expect to see the second incarnation of the highly popular Apple iPad Mini – the iPad Mini 2.

Other than that we’ve got relatively little news to offer on the specifications other than that the thickness is reduced from 9.55 mm to 7.5mm and the width is reduced from 184.48mm to 169.48mm compared to the current Retina display iPad 4.

Expect more details to arrive as we edge closer to the launch event.

If you want to see all the pictures of the iPad 5 hands on then be sure to check out the original article here.

Images courtesy of Sonny Dickson

Latest Leak Shows That iPad 5 Will Feature Touch ID

While the launch of the iPad 5 release date is closing in later this month, leaks and speculation have been continuously flowing. The latest is from a YouTube channel named Unbox Therapy.

Using one of the leaked iPad 5 front panels that have been roaming around from part suppliers, Unbox Therapy shows how the iPad 4’s current home button will not fit in the new build. However when he dismantled an iPhone 5S’ Touch ID home button and placed it into the iPad 5 case, they got a perfect fit. It’s like it was made perfectly for the iPad 5.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6zEOiPlYtw[/youtube]

However, this  is not concrete evidence that Apple will include Touch ID on the new iPad. Apple is known to adopt its new technology into the whole line of iDevices, this including the iPad mini 2 as well. So this makes perfect sense to expect the newer iPad devices with Apple’s latest technology implemented.

On the other hand, the Sapphire Crystal home button that houses Touch ID is presumably under tight constraints thanks to iPhone 5S popularity, so in some regards, it may make sense for Apple to leave it out of this iPad generation – making for a bit of inconsistency. We will just have to wait for the release and know for certain what will the new iPad devices have in regards with the previous generations.

Apple hasn’t officially confirmed an event for October, but many publications have word Apple will announce the iPad 5, iPad mini 2, new Macs, and OS X Mavericks before the end of the year.

Thank you Pocket-Lint for providing us with this information.

Image and video courtesy of Pocket-Lint.