Alleged images show iPad 5 in silver, space gray

The two new colors pop up in alleged images of the fifth-generation iPad published by leaker Sonny Dickson.

Alleged images of the next iPad, courtesy of Sonny Dickson.
Alleged images of the next iPad, courtesy of Sonny Dickson. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Apple's fifth-generation iPad may take its color cues from the iPhone 5S.

Photos of casings and other components allegedly of the iPad 5 reveal two color schemes -- space gray and silver. Along with gold, those same two colors have been adopted by the new iPhone 5S. The images come from Sonny Dickson, who's become famous (or infamous) for leaks of upcoming Apple products.

Could this information be on the money? Dickson, an Australian teenager, recently told Reuters that he has five to 10 sources in China who buy Apple prototype components from factory workers. His sources then send him photos and videos of the parts.

"I've been doing this for many years, so I know what looks fake and what's not," Dickson said. "I trust what they say to me -- but I also back up the story with other people to make sure what I'm posting is legit."

The iPad Mini may also pop up in space gray , according to French tech site NowhereElse, which last week posted alleged photos of Apple's next Mini model.

Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPads sometime in October.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.



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