Hi I am currently using the gold 12.9 and like it. The silver became available and I am really undecided as I am on the last day of my 14 day exchange at the Apple Store. My iPad Cover and leather sleeve are black of that matters. One advantage of the gold iPad is the home button is easier for me to see, with the gold accent ring. The screen is also very good, which is always an unknown if you change. The question, on some level, relates to the upcoming iPhone 8. If I were to get the silver phone, would it look out of place with the gold iPad? My current 7 plus is matte black. I like the black iPhone, but it can be difficult to see on a dark surface. For my next phone, I am thinking about going back to white. I am so far not a fan of the copper and black, but that coujd change. I remain fairly undecided on the iPad. If I did switch from gold to silver, would I need a new iPad sim or could they simply switch the sim that is in my current iPad ?