We explain what's changed with the máy tính bảng ipad mini 3 compared to the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 including price, specs và features.

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At a Glance

Our Verdict

Realistically the extra £80 for cảm ứng ID and a gold colour on the ipad mini 3 isn’t worth it. Unless you’re happy lớn spend £479 on the 128 GB capacity, we recommend the now cheaper và almost identical ipad tablet mini 2.

Last week táo apple announced the máy tính bảng ipad mini 3 so you’re probably wondering what’s different compared lớn the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 including price, specs và features. Also see: Best tablets

Normally, we would split a comparison into many different sections but here we’re going lớn simple explain what’s new & what is still the same. You’ll see why. Read: máy tính bảng ipad mini 3 first-look review.

iPad mini 3 vs ipad tablet mini 2 comparison: What’s new

At its special event in Berlin, the ipad tablet mini 3 got about 10 seconds worth of stage time following a comprehensive introduction of the iPad Air 2. Now we’ve checked the specs of the new pint-sized tablet, we can see why.

Compared khổng lồ its predecessor, the ipad tablet mini 3 only gets you the cảm ứng ID finger print scanner và is available in gold like the iPhone 6. The storage line-up has been changed as the 32GB model has been dropped so you can now choose from 16-, 64- and 128 GB.


This is bit a bit shocking considering the ipad Air 2 has a thinner and lighter design, new A8X processor, a better 8Mp iSight camera, an anti-reflective coating on the screen và a barometer. See also: táo khuyết iPad Air 2 first-look review.

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Typically, the new ipad tablet models come with the same upgrades but that’s not the case this year. Táo apple has kept the price the same, so the máy tính bảng ipad mini 3 starts at £319 & goes up lớn £479 for that 128 GB model. You can địa chỉ £100 for 4G connectivity.

While keeping the price the same for a new mã sản phẩm is good, the very small amount of changes mean that the ipad tablet mini 2 at a lower price of £239 looks lượt thích a far more attractive option. We’re not comparing it full here but it’s worth noting that táo has kept the original ipad tablet mini on sale for £199. See below for a full price comparison.

iPad mini 3

iPad mini 2

iPad mini

16 GB




32 GB


64 GB




16 GB + 4G




32 GB + 4G


64 GB + 4G


128 GB + 4G



iPad mini 3 vs máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 comparison: What’s the same

So, aside from cảm biến ID, gold option and the lack of a 32 GB capacity, the ipad tablet mini 3 remains identical to lớn the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2.

It is still 7.5 milimet thick and 331 g with a 7.9in IPS Retina display (2048 x 1536). It still has the A7 processor và M7 co-processor, 5Mp iSight camera, FaceTime HD camera, dual-band Wi-Fi, bluetooth 4.0, Lightning connector & up lớn 10 hours of battery life.

iPad mini 3 vs ipad mini 2 comparison: In summary

If you’re thinking about upgrading from the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 then you’re going to lớn have khổng lồ really want the cảm ứng ID fingerprint scanner & the gold model (the additional storage will cost you more anyway).

If you’re considering buying your fist ipad mini then we recommend saving some money and getting the máy tính bảng ipad mini 2 since it’s almost identical & still a decent tablet.


Apple ipad tablet mini 3: Specs