Apple Announced iPad 3 Mini: Specs, Price & Release Date

Another great day in gadget world has come to an end bringing up some goodies from Apple. Out of the three new devices, iPad Mini 3 happens to be one unwrapped by Apple at its today’s event. Although Apple hasn’t shed too much spotlight at the iPad 3 Mini today, but the device definitely needs some attention as it’s going to be a great upgrade over the iPad Mini 2, and might be a choice for so many users because of its comfortable and handy size. Let’s learn what new has been added to this latest iPad Mini. iPad Mini 3

iPad Mini 3 Design & Build

The design, build quality and dimensions of the Apple iPad Mini 3 are same as that of its predecessor. The device weighs at 341 g, and the dimensions are 7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm). iPad Mini 3_1

iPad Mini 3 Display

A 7.9-inch IPS-LCD display having a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and 324 ppi can be found on the iPad Mini 3. This display is same as that of the iPad Mini 2. The improvement in the iPad Mini 3 is the laminated display, it’s 56% less reflective now that makes the viewing angles much more better as compared to the previous iPad Mini devices.

iPad Mini 3 Hardware

Apples A7 Dual Core 64 Bit CPU can be found on the iPad Mini 3.  The RAM is upgraded, it’s 2 GB now, iPad Mini 2 came up with a 2 GB RAM. 128 GB on-board storage can be found on the iPad Mini 3. A 5 MP camera shooter can be found on the back while there’s a 1.2 MP shooter fixed on the front.

iPad Mini 3 Touch ID Sensor  

iPad Mini 3 Touch ID

This might be the only thing that helps the iPad Mini 3 to differentiate prominently from the previous iPad Mini devices. A Touch ID Sensor can be found on the device, that Apple borrowed from its iPhone(s). Apple will be extending the use of touch ID with some third party applications as well. This seems to be a great feature found on the latest Mini iPad.

iPad Mini 3 Software

Nothing to be surprised, the iPad Mini 3 will run on iOS 8 out of the box.

iPad Mini 3 Price & Release Date

The device will be up for pre-order from 17th of October and will most probably go on sale from 24th of October. Here’s the price list.

  • iPad mini 3 – 16GB WiFi: $399
  • iPad mini 3 – 64GB WiFi: $499
  • iPad mini 3 – 128GB WiFi: $599
  • iPad mini 3 – 16GB WiFi + Cellular: $529
  • iPad mini 3 – 64GB WiFi + Cellular: $629
  • iPad mini 3 – 128GB WiFi + Cellular: $729

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  • Phred

    I did not need the touch sensor so the iPad mini 2 would work just fine. But of course there is no stock anywhere, so I cannot get an iPad mini 2. I bought the iPad mini 3 with 64Gb.

    The touch sensor is slower then my iPhone 6??? I never accidently opened Siri on my iPhone, but I do all the time on the iPad mini 3.

    Overall, I like it. It is much faster then my iPad mini 1.

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