If rumours are to be believed, the much anticipated iPad Mini may just be announced sooner rather than later, the same rumours also suggest that the iPad Mini may come in more colours than the ‘dull’ black and white consumers are used to.

The render above, created by Dutch artist Martin Hajek, illustrates how a colourful iPad Mini might look. A new colour scheme isn’t as farfetched as it may seem considering the colours of the new iPod Nano and iPod Touch and it may just be the next step for Apple to attract consumers away from similar, colourful offerings from competitors such as Nokia and Samsung.

The iPad Mini is expected to be Apple’s answer to the hugely successful Amazon Kindle Fire and Google/ASUS’s Nexus 7 who seem to not only hit the soft spot on consumers’ pockets, but are a bit more compact than Apple’s current, bigger offering.