Gold iPads are nothing really new in the world of design. However, Apple’s ecosystem has primarily consisted of colors like black, silver and space gray. The gold variant didn’t look right to the powers at Apple until last year when it unveiled the gold iPhone 5S for the first time. While, Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini in a gold variety with retina display and Touch ID were long expected, they just turned out to be rumors. If the latest reports are anything to go by, Apple is set to announce a new gold version of the next generation iPad Air, in addition to the silver and space gray colors already offered-the same color palette as the iPhone 6.
The next generation iPad Air could be officially announced this month, along with an updated version of the 7.9-inch iPad mini with Retina display. However, the new gold option will only be available for the iPad Air and not for the smaller version, the iPad Mini.
The new iPads are predicted to sport a thinner, more rounded design, similar to the iPhone 6. Feature wise, the tablet is likely to offer Touch ID, an A8 processor and 2 GB of RAM. Also, rumored is the launch of an even larger iPad next year, with a 12.9 inches screen.
Apple’s iPad has been experiencing a decline in the sales. Will launching gold color make a difference? While some people do not need a color change to purchase a new device, the tech giant sure hopes that the new color addition will be an added incentive to boost the sales.
[Via – Cnet]