The report mentions the 9.7-inch iPad would be getting the gold color option, but does not mention anything regarding the iPad Mini. The move will match Apple's iPhone line-up colors (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) with the iPad.
New versions of the company’s 9.7-inch iPads, anticipated to be unveiled this month, will include gold as a choice of color for the rear metal cover, adding to the silver and gray available for the lighter iPad Air, the people said, asking not to be identified ahead of an announcement. That brings the color palette into line with the iPhone 5s, which come with silver or gold backs for models with a white faceplate, and space gray for those with a black front.
Previous reports and leaks claimed the next-generation iPads would launch in a gold color and feature Touch ID along with an improved processor.
Apple is expected to hold an event sometime in October to unveil the new iPads.