As the iPad mini 2 release date approaches another set of alleged iPad mini 2 photos show a new color option that matches the iPhone 5s in a familiar design.
The new gallery of iPad mini 2 photos show a space gray and silver iPad mini 2, but there is no photo of the gold iPad mini 2 which leaked once previously. These photos come just a day after leaked iPad 5 photos show the design and new color of a larger iPad 5 which we expect to see later this month.
Apple is holding an event on October 22nd according to multiple reliable sources, and at this point we are just waiting for the official invitations to come out. We expect to see an iPad 5 and an iPad mini 2 at this event along with a collection of new Apple products including a Mac Pro, new MacBook Pro notebooks and a new Mac Mini as well as OS X Mavericks. In short this single event could fill out Apple’s product lineup for the holiday shopping season.
The iPad mini 2 is one of the most anticipated devices we expect at the event as consumers hold out hope for an iPad mini 2 with a Retina Display. The current model uses a lower resolution display, and recent reports indicate Apple will add a Retina Display with the same resolution as the iPad 5 to the iPad mini 2, though it may result in a device that is hard to find. In addition to the upgraded display the iPad mini 2 will reportedly include the 64-bit Apple A7 processor, M7 co-processor and a Touch ID option.
The latest alleged iPad mini 2 photos come from Nowhereelse.fr, the source of many recent iPhone and iPad leaks, showing off the back of the iPad mini 2 in space gray. Apple announced the space gray color as a replacement to the black iPhone 5s, and it looks like the color is making its way to the iPad mini 2 and the iPad 5. Early reports indicate space grey is more resistant to scratches, which was a major complaint about the black iPhone 5.
The images show the inside and outside of what appears to be the back of an iPad mini 2. The comparison shows the change in color from black to space grey, and also compares it to the iPad mini 2 back in silver and white. This montage of iPad mini 2 photos does not include a front panel, but based on other leaks we expect one that looks identical to the current iPad mini 2. Apple uses a black front on the space gray iPhone 5s, so don’t expect a new front color for the iPad mini 2.
Other rumors suggest the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 will arrive with upgraded cameras that could match the iPhone 5s, possibly brining slow motion videos and burst mode to new iPads. The Apple iPad event for 2013 will reportedly take place on October 22nd, but a location and specific time are still forthcoming.