ipad-mini-wifi-4g_gold_1Unconfirmed reports coming in indicate that Apple will introduce a gold version of its iPad this month to boost faltering tablet sales.

Citing people familar with the company’s plans, Bloomberg reports that Apple will unveil new versions of its 9.7in tablets this month, which will see the debut of a gold-coloured model. This will bring the iPad in line with the iPhone, which has long been available in gold, silver and space grey versions.
The reports however do not reveal any more details, but likely refers to the mooted iPad Air 2 tablet, which Apple likely will unveil on 21 October.

This, according to previous speculation, will also be the first iPad to feature a built-in Touch ID sensor, and the first to come with an “anti-reflective” screen coating, making the tablet easier to use in direct sunlight.

The firm is also expected to unveil its next iPad Mini tablet at the event, which also is expected to feature a Touch ID sensor.

While the report doesn’t offer any further details on the so-called iPad 2, it adds that Apple likely will announce a 12.9in tablet next year as it targets the business audience.

This large iPad is expected to launch as the “iPad Pro” and reportedly will have Apple’s yet-unannounced A8X chip and 2GB of RAM under the bonnet.

Much like the iPhone 6, the iPad Pro reportedly will be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models, and will go on sale next April.
Apple declined to comment on the speculation.

Source: The Inquirer