Yesterday, October 16, Apple revealed its latest products, putting an end to all the rumors and speculations that have going around for some time now. Lots of goodies were presented, including the new iPad Air 2, the Retina iMac, the new OS X Yosemite and the iPad Mini 3. Today we’re going to talk a bit about the specifications of the new iPad Mini 3.
When you first look at the iPad Mini 3 you notice that it’s very similar to the previous iPad Mini models, except for the fact that the new model features the Touch ID sensor everyone has been talking about. The Touch ID sensor was first introduced on the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and it can be used to unlock the iPad Mini 3 and also unlock many of its apps. The new sensor allows its users to do some online shopping with just a touch of the finger, as long as the stores you’re buying from have the Apple Pay on it.
The dimensions of the iPad Mini 3 are exactly like the ones of the previous iPad Mini models: 200mm X 34.7mm X 7.5mm. Just like its predecessors, the iPad Mini 3 weighs 311g (the Wi-Fi model) and 341g (the cellular version).
Apple didn’t make any updates on the Retina display and the new iPad Mini 3 has the same resolution: 2048×1536, with a 326 pixels density. The processor is exactly like the one on the iPad Mini 2, the A7 processor. This not exactly a bad thing because the A7 processor is a 64 bit processor which moves very fast. The iPad Mini 3 also comes with a M7 motion co-processor, which are the same as the ones features on the iPhone 5 models. The battery life is said to last 10 hours and but the new iPad Mini 3 doesn’t have the same 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology as the new iPad Air 2.
The iPad Mini 3 is available to pre-order starting October 17. It’s available in silver, gold and space gray and the price is $399, $499 and $599 for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.