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iPad mini 2 snapped in iPhone 5S gold with Touch ID sensor

The iPad mini 2 has been spotted in the same gold hue as the iPhone 5S, complete with its own Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Rumoured for an October 15 unveiling, the iPad mini 2 has been spotted with two of the new features introduced by the iPhone 5S earlier this month.

Two new images of the iPad mini 2 have surfaced online courtesy of a Chinese news source, revealing that the next 7.9-inch Apple slate may have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S.

The purported iPad mini 2 image shows the home button of the tablet encircled by the solid stainless steel detection ring that is evident on the iPhone 5S. This suggests that the iPad mini 2 will feature Apple’s fingerprint scanning technology.  

“Your fingerprint is your perfect password. You always have it with you. And no one can ever guess what it is,” reads the Apple website for iPhone 5S.

The Touch ID sensor not only makes it easier and more secure to unlock the iPhone 5S, but also make purchases on the iTunes store.

It seems that Apple will also introduce the new iPhone 5S colour option with the iPad mini 2, with the tablet already spotted in space grey and now gold as well.

Of course, all of these leaks have to be taken with a pinch of salt, especially as there has been no official information from Apple on the iPad mini 2 as yet.

Apple unveiled the Touch ID touting iPhone 5S on September 10 alongside the plastic-bodied colourful iPhone 5C.

Basically an iPhone 5 with a new colourful body and minor specs tweaks, the iPhone 5C is the slightly lower priced alternative to the iPhone 5S, priced from £469 SIM-free.

Both the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 are expected to be launched at a dedicated event on October 15, but this has yet to be confirmed by Apple.

Next, read our iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison.

iPad mini 2 gold

Via: Phone Arena

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