The iPhone event has come, and gone, and now it’s time to look ahead to the iPad event, likely to take place in October. One of the big changes to the iPhone line was colors with the bright color array of the iPhone 5C, and new gold option for the iPhone 5S. One other subtle color change is that Apple has replaced slate with “Space Gray”. Now, it seems that the space gray color will be coming to the iPad line, if the most recent leaks are any indication. Today, Australian writer Sonny Dickson posted a number of photos showing the full size iPad 5 in space gray, with the new thinner profile to more align with the form factor of the iPad mini. Last week, a Japanese parts retailer posted images of the iPad mini shell in space gray.
Currently the iPad comes with just one rear shell color, which is silver, with alternating black, and white fronts. We have seen silver shell leaks already, and now it seems space gray could be added to the mix. Another, somewhat sketchy report, comes from Chinese blog C Technology that claims the iPad will come in the same three colors as the iPhone 5S, meaning gold could be added to the mix. The main difference between the iPhone and iPad is that the iPad rear shell is a lot larger canvas to anodize with the new colors, and it’s also one full piece, rather than with glass windows at the top and bottom. Apple already appears to be having a tough time making the gold iPhone 5S on a small scale.