Apple Watch Sport will debut in gold, rose gold later this year

The Apple Watch Sport could debut in gold and rose gold later this year

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The iPhone 6s will reportedly launch in rose gold, alongside a similarly colored Apple Watch Sport.
The iPhone 6s will reportedly launch in rose gold, alongside a similarly colored Apple Watch Sport.
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A reputable analyst is predicting the Apple Watch Sport will come in yellow and rose gold. And we won’t have to wait for the Apple Watch 2 to get those colors: They’ll be available alongside the iPhone 6s later this year.

In a new note, KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo — who is consistently the best and most reliable Apple analyst on the planet — predicts that gold and rose gold options will debut on the Apple Watch around September.

The thinking is that Apple will want the available colors of the entry-level Apple Watch Sport to match those of the iPhone 6s. Therefore, Apple will anodize the aluminum in the entry-level Apple Watch in gold colors, finally guaranteeing that you don’t have to lay out $10,000 or more for an Apple Watch Edition to bling out your wearable.

In addition, Kuo predicts that a thinner and lighter iPad mini with a design more like the iPad Air 2 will be announced later this quarter, to potentially launch in the fourth quarter. He does not mention the long-rumored iPad Pro, supporting recent claims that the 12-inch iPad could be delayed until 2016.

Finally, Kuo predicts we’ll see updated iMacs later this year, although no major design overhauls are expected. Those waiting for a 24-inch Retina iMac will have to continue to wait.