If you’re sick of the old ‘space gray’ and silver iPads, you may have a shiny new option to consider.
Bloomberg quotes the omnipresent “people familiar with the matter” who says that Apple is preparing to launch pretty new gold iPads when they unveil new versions of their current iPad lineup this month. This also corroborates rumors heard last month that Apple would be holding an iPad-centric press event in late October. Apart from new hardware, Apple is also expected to release OS X Yosemite to the public at large.
The last time Apple introduced new iPads was last October – so this doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch.
Bloomberg suggests that Apple might be doing this to help slumping iPad sales, which have fallen significantly since 2010. This also does not seem like too much of a stretch. Apple tried to boost sales by implementing a widely varied color palette with the iPhone 5c – but that didn’t really take off.
According to these same sources, a gold iPad might be the most exciting thing you’ll see at the rumored Apple event. Apparently, the giant 12.9-inch iPad that’s been floated around (the iPad Pro, anyone?) will not be part of the late October event.
For that, you’ll have to wait till 2015.
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