Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Apple iPAD Mini 3 – Things to Know

Year on year we get a new version of an Apple product that's slightly better than the one the year before. Because of this, it came as a bit of a shock when the iPad Mini 3 launched in late 2014. It's definitely not that it's a bad tablet per se, especially considering it's still, specs-wise, build-wise and OS-wise, better than the competition in many ways, it's just that there were no significant changes over the model it superseded, the iPad Mini 2. The ipad mini 3 price is around  32K INR.
The thing is, there are only three notable things that differentiate itself the iPad Mini 3: it comes in gold, has the TouchID fingerprint reader feature, and the Wi-Fi+Cellular version now includes the Apple SIM. Obviously, with these changes, the iPad Mini 3 selling for the same price as the Mini 2 wouldn't be all that big of a problem, a typical Apple upgrade for the same money. The big sticking point now is that the iPad Mini 2 is still on sale at £219, yet the much better Mini 4 can be found for £319. Apple seems to have wiped the iPad Mini 3 from existence and have stopped manufacturing new models.

We can partly understand why so few changes were made, 2013's product line-up (the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 5S) all had the same processor, making the range all a bit too similar, with very little actually differentiating them. When the Mini 3 released in 2014, it all initially seemed to be about choice, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offering something different to smartphone users, and the iPad Air 2 being put back as the fastest, most powerful Apple mobile device; it would seem that the iPad Mini is back to being the smaller, portable and more budget offering.

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