Poll: The only upgrade in the iPad mini 3 is TouchID; so, is it worth $399?

Poll: The only upgrade in the iPad mini 3 is TouchID; so, is it worth $399?
If you were watching the Apple event live stream today, you probably noticed that the iPad mini 3 didn't really get a proper announcement. Apple barely announced the device, except to run through the price of it. As we let you know earlier, the iPad mini 3 is sticking with the A7 processor, but the similarities are actually a lot deeper than that.

Jump over to Apple's site and take a look at the iPad comparison page. If you run through the differences between the iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3, you'll notice just two differences: the iPad mini 3 has TouchID, and it costs $100 more. That's it. No joke, go take a look for yourself. Now, TouchID is a really cool feature. It is huge for security; it lets you easily unlock your device or authenticate iTunes; and, it'll let you use Apple Pay. That's not nothing, but the question is whether or not that one difference means the device is worth $100 more than the iPad mini 2. 

It seems like Apple could have simply replaced the iPad mini 2 with the new one instead of leaving all three in the roster. So, we'll turn it over to you all out there. Do you think the iPad mini 3 is worth the cost?

Is the iPad mini 3 worth $399?

Yes, TouchID is a great improvement.
Maybe, but Apple shouldn't keep selling the mini 2
No, it's not enough of an upgrade.
I don't care, I'm not buying one anyway.
Yes, but I think all Apple products are overpriced anyway.

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  • Display 7.9 inches 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 6350 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x


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