Chinese site DoNews has posted two photos of what it claims is a champagne-colored iPad Mini 2 with Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Concept photos and outright hoaxes are commonplace in the run-up to an anticipated product launch (we debunked one of these just yesterday), so there is no telling whether or not these are the real deal, but it’s obviously logical to expect Apple to release both the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in the same colour schemes as the iPhone 5s. It’s also pretty likely that both will be fitted with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor (shown below the fold), though we have heard some whispers that it doesn’t … 

Here’s the front of the claimed device, showing the Touch ID sensor on the home button:


Sonny Dickson also tweeted a photo of what he says is the casing of the iPad Mini 2 in another iPhone 5s color, Space Gray.


Both are consistent with earlier claimed casing leaks by French site NWE – this link also shows some concept renders by Martin Hajek.

Dickson also separately tweeted that the device has Touch ID.

Dickson’s sources say that both new iPads will have the same 64-bit A7 chip and M7 co-processor as the iPhone 5s, the Mini 2 with 1GB RAM (same as the 5s) while the iPad 5 will have 2GB.

It has been rumored (or remeured) that the new iPads will be unveiled at a a media event on 15th October, perhaps combined with new Macs but possibly not.

Via TechCrunch

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