When we first heard that Apple might be going for a new “Champagne Gold” color with its latest iOS devices, we weren’t exactly convinces. To be honest the same remains true now, but suffice to say it’s the words and actions of the buyers that matter and the bling iPhone seems to be going down a treat
As such, is should come as no surprise to hear that the iPad 5 is also expected to arrive in the same golden color later this week – as presented here in this newly-floated rendering. Some called it a leak, but we’re not buying into fantasy here…it’s a mockup, plain and simple.
Chances are it will split the masses right down the middle – half calling it a work of art and the other an abomination of the highest order. Nevertheless, there’s no reason to think Apple won’t go down the golden route with the iPad 5, so brace yourself either way.
In terms of when to expect the latest iPad, the general consensus right now points to October 22 for its unveiling with the actual sales starting a while later…most likely the 1st of November.
As for how the iPad 5 will hold its own again the rising tide of Android insurgents, we don’t have a great deal to work with thanks to Apple’s trademark silence once again being practiced flawlessly. Design-wise, it’s largely expected that the iPad 5 will more closely follow the design language of the iPad Mini – as in a smaller overall frame, a lighter makeup and the same screen size we’ve grown used to.
Or on in other words, right in line with this and about a million other renderings.
Under the hood, the only thing we think we know for sure is that the iPad 5 will be powered by Apple’s latest A7 processor – a 64-bit chip that could change the tablet PC landscape in a very big way. How for the Retina display panel will be improved remains to be seen, but chances are it will be a stunner as per usual,
There’s also talk that the same launch event could be used to spring the new MacBook Pro range on us all, which would make for a very exciting launch party indeed.