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iPad 5 purportedly shows off its slim, space gray body in leaked photos

iPad 5 space gray photos
Less than two weeks till a launch into space gray?

Apple's iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are expected to launch on October 22, which leaves less than two weeks for last-minute leaks of the forthcoming tablets.

Like clockwork, we're now seeing the first high-resolution photos of a purported space gray iPad 5 back casing and front panel courtesy of Sonny Dickson.

The new color is posed next to what appears to be a traditional silver-backed iPad casing, giving us a unique look at the difference between the two options that Apple may unveil.

On the flip side, the front of the space gray iPad 5 is black, while the silver version is white. These configurations match the iPhone 5S colors.

iPad 5 photos

Space gray back may be new, but the it's the same black front (credit: Sonny Dickson)

A slim space gray suit

The batch of 74 photos gives us more insight into Apple's alleged color-coordinating efforts.

The tablets further drive home the expectation that the 9.7-inch iPad 5 is going to say goodbye to a whole lot of unnecessary bezel vs the iPad 4.

Yet, it's supposed to trim the perimeter without sacrificing precious screen size. It looks almost like a full-sized iPad mini in a lot of ways.

The iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are also thought to sport a fingerprint sensor and a third color option: gold.

We'll should know soon enough on Tuesday, October 22. Mark your program formerly known as iCal.

Matt Swider

US Editor-in-Chief

Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the age of 14, and first started writing for TechRadar in 2012. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 777,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.