One of the more successful ideas Apple had was to expand the range of color options for the iPhone. After all, gray and white get old pretty quickly, especially when it’s all the color choices you have. So when Apple rolled out gold as a color option, no doubt it helped the bottom line. Now Apple is strongly considering a change of color for the venerable iPad, too. That’s right, the next generation of iPad may come in gold.
The next iPad, specifically the 9.7 inch model, isn’t officially announced yet, but most of these rumors end up being true once they make it out into the big wide world. I don’t see why adding some color to the plastic molding process (or however Apple carves its iPad shells) won’t be a reasonable choice to make, given the success colors have. Plus, people like choice. The Henry Ford color choice conundrum–any color you want, so long as it’s black–won’t work for gray or silver, and it seems like a natural choice to expand the options.
Of course, if you have enough plastic paint, you can make your iPad any color you want without damaging its usefulness.Technorati Tags: apple, apple ipad, apple next-gen ipad, gold ipad, gold ipad for next generation, gold ipad offered in the future, iPad, next generation ipad to be in gold