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Along with the iPad Air 2 it was released the iPad Mini 3. There is not really much to say about the iPad Mini 3 if you read our iPad Air 2 review you already know everything about the iPad Mini 3 and what can do. The iPad Mini 3 is essentially the same thing but simply smaller. And it has aonly 2 changes according to the previous generation iPad Mini 2.
The iPad Mini 3 is 7.5 mm thin and weights 331 g. (341 g. for the 3G/LTE version). The size of the screen is 7.9 inches Retina Display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048. Here is the first change – you get the touch ID sensor. It comes in Space Gray, Silver, Gold – and here is the second change. The iPad Mini 2 comes in Space Gray and Silver, and now you can get the Gold version.
The new Mini 3 features Apple A7 Dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM and PowerVR G6430 quad-core graphics. It comes in 16, 64, 128 GB of storage. The camera is 5 MP, shoots photos in 2592×1944 resolution and videos in 1080p 30fps. The front-facing camera is 1.2 MP, shooting videos at 720p 30 fps. The battery is 6471 mAh and lasts you all day. The hardware specs are the same as the iPad Mini 2.
It comes with iOS 8.1 upgradable to the latest version for now. The iOS runs really smooth and we haven’t met any glitches or lags in using for a period of time.
The iPad Mini 3 is not bad but Apple didn’t made a big upgrade according to the previous generation. I think it’s not worth it to spend nearly $100 more for a Gold iPad Mini with Touch ID. This is our review, this is our view so you decide if it’s worth it.