Apple iPad Mini 3
Apple’s 2nd Generation iPad Mini 3
Apple unveiled the second-generation Retina iPad mini 3. It is one of the two new tablets released last week. The iPad mini 3 now comes in gold and has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Here’s everything you need to know about the iPad mini 3
For the past few years, most of the technology world has ruled by a cold, hard truth: to get the best thing, you pretty much had to get the biggest thing. Every Android phone was bigger than the last, and the smaller ones were always disappointing. Apple, though, staunchly resisted this trend. The iPhone is smaller than competing phones — even the new iPhone 6 is smaller than your average Android flagship — but still very much top of the line. And last year, the iPad mini 2 (née iPad mini with retina display) was “every inch an iPad,” in Apple’s own words. And it was true: the iPad mini 2 was spec-for-spec identical to the larger Air. With Apple’s products, you could get the smaller thing without compromising.
Video about iPad Mini 3
This year? Not so much. The difference between the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 is stark. The Air is thinner and faster than last year’s model, and has a new kind of display technology that looks much better. But other than Touch ID, which uses your fingerprint to unlock the iPad, the iPad mini 3 is identical to its predecessor.
It’s a disappointment, and not because Apple released an average tablet instead of the miniaturized super tablet I’d been hoping for. No, it’s a disappointment because for the past year there was one “best” tablet, the iPad, and you could pick the smaller one if you wanted. This year bigger, it seems, is better again.
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Source: Dieter Bohn