IPad mini 3
In the world of consumer technology, things move fast. And that is especially true in the mobile devices sector, where today's novelty is an old-fashioned thing tomorrow. And the IPad mini 3
is thriving under the tendency.
The Apple iPad mini 3
still looks great from all angles, the screen has plenty of contrast, great color reproduction, and all the IPS benefits you'd expect. However, it has the same A7 processor as last year, running at 1.27GHz with 1GB RAM.
The iPad Mini 3 has also the same chassis as last year. So battery life doesn't disappoint and lasts about 10 hours. The cameras are also the same: a 1.2-megapixel front panel and a 5 megapixel rear panel.
So, what's changed? The most significant thing is the biometric sensor Touch ID. Yes, you can finally unlock your iPad Mini by simply tapping the start button. This action also gives you access to iTunes without entering your password, and thanks to iOS 8.1, you can use Apple Pay too. The golden case is a novelty for the device, which joins the silver and spatial grey.
The starting price of the iPad 3 mini
is US$399 for the 16GB model, so bigger models like the IPad mini 3 32gb
will be a bit more expensive. Like the 2013 model, the iPad Mini 3 2014 is a great tablet. It is the perfect size for those who want something more portable than Air, and its mix of performance, battery life and design puts it in the category of the best small tablets on the market. A tip, if you're short on money, the IPad mini 3 refurbished
is a great option to dollar and still get a device certified and tested by Apple.