iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 Release Date: Fingerprint Sensor New Rumored Spec On Upcoming Apple Tablets, Leaked Images Reveal Gold And Gray Color Options For Devices


iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 release date is arriving October 15, the tech rumor mill suggests, and more leaked images of the upcoming tablet is being circulated online.

The International Business Times is reporting that alleged photos of the device has once again surfaced online revealing some key features on its design.

Chinese web site Pad Zol published some photos of a gold iPad Mini, which is a color that is now gaining popularity thanks to the new iPhone 5S, the Business Times reported.

The website also posted photo of a device with Touch ID fingerprint sensor, another feature that was very much a key spec in the recently released iPhone upgrade.

French website, Mac Generation, was one of the first online media publications to claim the October 15 release date for the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, which will be launched together with the OS X Mavericks and new MacBook Pro Retina line.

It is important to note that it is also being rumored that Google, a notable Apple competitor, will release the it’s Nexus 5 handset and Android 4.4 KitKat the day before on October 14.

Other specs being speculated for the upcoming iPad 5 includes a faster 64-bit A7 processor chip paired with M7 GPU chip, which is expected to bring faster processing to the tablet, according to the Business Times.

It will also have the earlier mentioned TouchID fingerprint sensor, 5MP rear camera and internal storage of up to 28 GB.

The iPad Mini 2, on the other hand, is expected to retain its 7.9 inches screen display and add the 64-bit A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the Business Times reported.

The bigger iPad is expected to be thinner, lighter and smaller than its current version, according to Techradar.

There have been no news on what the prices of the new iPads, but it’s unlikely that Apple will raise the entry-level price for the bigger tablet at $399 and $499 for Retina Display, and the iPad Mini at $329.

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