Apple iPad mini 3 price and release date

Apple iPad mini 3 price and release date
The gang from Cupertino just took the stage in the local hall, and announced the third generation of the line, dubbed simply iPad mini 3. The munchkin got thinner, lighter, faster and with a better camera, not to mention bragging with the latest iOS 8.1 release out of the box, that enables Apple Pay for the masses. Yep, the mini 3 also got the TouchID fingerprint scanner, so you can now pay for iTunes and store purchases with it. 

Apple adheres strictly to its end-of-the-workweek release schedule, so you can rest assured that the new iPads will appear on store shelves on the next Friday, October 24th, with preorders beginning tomorrow, October 17th. Apple hasn't changed the pricing, either: the iPad mini 3 starts off at $399 for the Wi-Fi versions, and blasts off from there, in $100 increments, depending on the 64 GB or 128 GB storage amounts. The options with cellular connectivity are $529, $629, and $729, respectively. As before, the mini 3 supports 14 LTE bands, so you might want to check the local carrier support when you are globetrotting.

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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

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4 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Does it really cost $129 to implement cellular connectivity?...

3. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Yep. $9 for the cellular radios. $120 to feed the patent holders.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

LOL not even a little interested... Why is it that every time apple releases something this site does a countdown.. ZFG.

4. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

u don't like it ? switch site then.

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