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Could Apple be going gold with its iPads too?

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on at an Apple Store on September 20, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on at an Apple Store on September 20, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.

Several leaked images on Friday have added to rumors that the release of the Apple iPad Mini 2 is just around the corner and that the new tablet will follow its iPhone sibling by being available in - yes, you guessed it - the color gold.

The images, shown below, were published by the Chinese website DoNews and appear to suggest that the new device will also feature the same fingerprint scanning technology found on the newly released iPhone 5s. The new product could be set for launch on October 15, according to the website Techradar.


But that's not all. Perennial product leaker Sonny Dickson expects that the iPad Mini 2 will be joined on launch day by the new iPad 5.

(Read More: iPhone fingerprint scanner claimed to be hacked)

The two new rumored devices will follow hot on the heels of the new iPhone models released to great fanfare last Friday. On Monday, Apple said Monday that sales for its new iPhone had set a record, with consumers snapping up 9 million smartphones within the first few days of its launch, prompting the company to hike its revenue guidance.

The tech giant said in a statement that the iPhone 5s and 5c's sales were accompanied by more than 200 million downloads of the iOS 7 platform, Apple's new iteration of its operating software.

(Read More: Apple's still got it: New iPhones ring up record sales)

As a result, Apple said company revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter would be "near the high end" of its previous guidance of $34-$37 billion. Gross margins would also check in near the top of its prior guidance of 36-37 percent.

By CNBC.com's Matt Clinch. Follow him on Twitter @mattclinch81

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