Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad mini 3

Apple, in standard fashion, introduced its two new tablets, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, to the public not too long ago – both of which, naturally, are expected to compete in the upcoming holiday season. Generally speaking, Apple intends for them to go against the other hordes of tablets occupying the space at the moment, but we can’t forget that consumers might be inclined to decide on only Apple’s tablets. Taking that into consideration, it’ll be interesting to find out exactly what tablet should they invest their hard earned money into...
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1. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Where's the late crowd at! 3am and no one to "discuss" these articles with!

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not really much to discuss with theses two IMO If you want more portability get the Mini, if you want more power get the Air

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not sure why Apple scrimped on the SoC for the mini. Regardless, the mini trails the 6+. The mini is now Apples red-haired step child. Don't be surprised if 2014 edition mini sales are off from mini sales in 2013.

3. leenwen

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

I really want a Apple product, but I don't have the money to afford it. I just can afford a chinese phone. And Chinese phone is not bad, but very cheap.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31092; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What about Craigslist, other 3rd party sites? Are they more expensive in China?

6. lithium451

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

"The set of connectivity features in tow with the tablets here are identical. Therefore, they offer aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi." According to Apple website and Phonearena device page the Mini 3 does NOT have 802.11ac wi-fi.
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