iPad Mini 2 pics show Touch ID scanner and gold finish

Apple seems set to bring its fingerprint sensor to the next generation of tablets
iPad Mini 2 pics show Touch ID scanner and gold finish

iPad Mini 2 pics show Touch ID scanner and gold finish

The second generation of the iPad Mini will come with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, if leaked shots of the device are anything to go by.

Serial Apple leaker Sonny Dickson tweeted two images of the iPad Mini 2 last night. These revealed not only the presence of a Touch ID-equipped Home button but a gold finish – another trait picked up from the iPhone 5S.

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A7 power on board

iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 2

Dickson tweeted that the tablet will also come in Space Grey and silver finishes, and that it will be powered by a 64-bit A7 processor with M7 motion coprocessor on board. All of which seems plausible.

The iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 are expected to be unveiled by Apple soon, possibly by mid-October.