Apple after announcing the iPad Air 2, taken the wraps off the iPad mini 3 which will be the smaller of the Apple’s slates now following the successful roll-out of some of the best quirks that have been bundled into this refresh.
Features and Specifications
Touch ID is one of the most popular fingerprint sensor technology alunched with the last year’s iPhone 5s and the follow-up iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and even on the iPad Air 2.
Users will not only be able to use Touch ID for lock screen security, but with the company allowed third parties to integrate the still-fledging hardware into their apps, iPad mini 3 users will experience largely the same functionality as those holding on iOone 6 and 6 Plus.
Apple Pay online payments authentication via Touch ID are also supported. The profile and design of the new iPad mini 3 is same as before, clocking in at 7.5mm thin.
It is powered by the same older 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion copreocessor from last year. Display of the iPad mini 3, Apple made a justified song and dance about the so-called ‘Retina HD’ displays of its new iPhones. But the iPad mini 3 misses that aspect.
With 2048×1536 pixels resolution screen on the new Smaller slate is purely identical to the original Retina iPad mini. Still, users will be able to enjoy their favorite games, apps and general iOS 8.1 joy in crisp, clear quality. Like the iPad Air 2, the display is now laminated and is now 56% less reflective.
The iPad mini 3 Camera sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a front-facing FaceTime HD sensor for video calling on the go. Will launch with 16, 64 and 128GB storage options.
The new iPad mini 3 is available in three colors: Space Gray, Silver and Gold. Price as follows:
iPad mini 3 – 16GB Wi-Fi: $399
iPad mini 3 – 64GB Wi-Fi: $499
iPad mini 3 – 128GB Wi-Fi: $599
iPad mini 3 – 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $529
iPad mini 3 – 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $629
iPad mini 3 – 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $729
Pre-orders begin on October 17. The iPad mini 3 will launch next week on Friday, October 24th in the United States, United Kingdom. Folloed by other markets later.