Chinese website DoNews has posted two photos of what it claims is a gold, or “champagne” colored, iPad Mini with Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The photos and speculation come ahead of Apple’s rumored media event on October 15th, where the company is expected to reveal updated versions of the iPad and iPad Mini, along with potential appearances from new a Mac Pro and a revamped Apple TV.
Gold makes sense for the next generation of iPads and iPad Minis, as the gold-colored iPhone 5S has already enjoyed incredible demand and outrageous secondary market pricing markups.
Sonny Dickson, the Australian teen who has become an Internet darling for his uncannily accurate Apple leaks, tweeted out photos of a “space gray” version of the iPad Mini 2 on Friday. He also tweeted that the iPad Mini 2 would be outfitted with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Previous rumors about Apple’s next tablets have included Retina display and several more colors for the iPad Mini, along with the potential for a bigger iPad screen.