Photos of an alleged “gold” iPad mini with Touch ID have surfaced online. But considering they’re sourced from a random Chinese website, and the iPad looks fully assembled (highly unusual for a product leak), I severely doubt the legitimacy of this photo. It’s also highly unlikely Touch ID will be on any iPad, mini or otherwise, so soon after the first major implementation of the new hardware on the iPhone 5s.
I also refuse to believe any iPhone or iPad news until Sonny Dickson posts some corroborating photos. But while we’re on the subject, Dickson does have some photos of the second-generation iPad mini in silver and space grey.