In a new video, Unbox Therapy goes hands-on with the purported “space gray” version of Apple’s forthcoming iPad 5.

As a reminder, this isn’t the first video brought to us by Unbox Therapy. Last week, the YouTube channel published a video of an iPad 5-compatible Smart Cover, along with a first-look at second-generation iPad mini parts.

Now, however, Unbox Therapy has gone hands-on with Apple’s space gray iPad 5. If legitimate, the video indicates that Apple’s fifth-generation iPad is indeed set to launch in the new color (as expected), and it also suggests that an iPad mini-like design could see the 9.7-inch tablet maintain its screen size while decreasing its overall surface area.

The parts available to Unbox Therapy curiously feature no magnets for a compatible Smart Cover, which is odd considering the upcoming iPad 5-compatible accessory appeared online recently in a separate video.

The iPad 5 Smart Cover detailed in Unbox Therapy’s other video.

In addition, since a black front bezel accompanies the iPad’s space gray back, and a white bezel accompanies the silver-backed iPad 5, it’s likely that the fifth-generation iPad will follow Apple’s iPhone 5s and will be available in a gold version, too.

Here’s the video, see what you think:

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Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPads at a special media event later this month. Though if one recent report is indeed accurate, it could be that an iPad mini with Retina display won’t launch until 2014.

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