Apple iPad mini 3: all the new features

Apple iPad mini 3: all the new features
Apple entered the sub-10" tablet universe with relative success, selling plenty of mini iPads from the first and second generation, which is not surprising, given that these are actually the cheapest devices in its mobile stable. Apple just unveiled the third generation of the line, titling it iPad mini 3.

The folks from Cupertino left the iPad mini 3 largely unchanged from its already svelte predecessor in terms of design, but included a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which means you can now use it with Apple Pay - the company's budding mobile payment system. Other than that it sports the dimensions and silicon of its predecessor, so there's not much change to go around this time. Let's list the few new features of the mini 3 that the Apple just announced.

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iPad mini 3
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6350 mAh



1. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

LMFAO Nothing New! just the fingerprint sensor

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

iBend Are you not impressed?

10. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Oh sorry missed that one :D Let's Bend!


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

Great improvements for ifans

3. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Getting a storage option removed is a "new feature". LMAO

15. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

As incremental as this update is, a 64gb option is much more welcome than the 32gb previously offered. Compare the launch price of the Mini 2 vs. Mini 3. Would you say that losing 32gb of storage for 64gb, while maintaining the same price point year over year, is a bad thing?

4. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Wow!! A lot of new features!! In contrast the so called laggy Touchwiz on the Note 4 has too many features. Confusing!!

5. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

Only one of the three 'features' listed would I consider an actual 'feature' i.e. the touch sensor. Removing a memory option (a feature?!) and adding a colour option for $/£100 more is insanely lazy on the behalf of a multi-billion dollar company with huge resources. Damnit Apple...

6. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Milk em Apple!

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I don't want to say it :(

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

2 gigs of RAM, higher res screen, TouchID, and 64 gigs for the price of 32 isn't bad at all. That gold one is far and away, the most beautiful tablet I've seen. I also love the special SIM card hookup. Good job Apple.

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Higher res screen?

16. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

It doesn't have 2Gb of RAM, just 1, and people are happy with the 'added' memory despite the fact that 64gb should've been lower priced all along. (screen is the same too, although it is pretty good) Tech-wise, nothing has changed over the mini 2. Just checked their website, and they're showing off mini 2 features as if they were new to show how little things have changed.

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Half-baked excuse for an upgrade. When I thought the iPad with Retina Display upgrade over the 'New' iPad was completely useless, this new iPad Mini 3 redefined the lack of innovation and thought.

13. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I think if you were to buy an iPad Mini, get the Mini 2 as it probably represents the best value now. 16GB for $299 Mini 2 vs $399 for a 16GB Mini 3 and the only difference really is the TouchID. Even The Verge agrees.

14. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Gold Color Option. Is that a feature?

17. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

wow, such new features! much inovation!

18. Chidoro43

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Pretty short.lisr

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