Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple iPad Mini 3 unveiled (UPDATED)

After the announcement of the new Apple iPad Air 2 , the company announced the new iPad Mini3 , the new iPad Mini , unlike its big brother , has a Apple A7 soc , this processor , which was unveiled last year with the previous iPad mini is still a 64Bit processor , but its not going to steal any benchmark cups and trophies if you stack them up  . The cameras on the new iPad Mini 3 have also been revamped in a subtle way , the new unit gets a 5mp camera  and a improved front facetime camera , the iPad Air 2 meanwhile received  a 8mp camera, but considering the rest of the upgrade , this small cut is negligible . The battery however has been left alone and it still offers the same 10 hour batterylife of previous generation . And of course , Touch-ID finger print sensor is now available on the iPad Mini 3 as well  . The storage size of the new iPad is also changed , we initially guessed that the 16GB version will be omitted , but as it turns out , the company is keeping the 16GB version , but instead they are giving the boot on the 32GB version , which is now replaced by a 64GB variant.(read the rest of the specs below)

Display - 7.9" 2048x1536 ,4:3 aspect ratio  324ppi IPS display , Gorilla Glass Protection 

OS - iOS 8 /8.1

Design - Unibody tablet  , 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm ,331g (WIFI) 341(4G)   

Connectivity - Optional 4G LTE , WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Bluetooth 4.0 , TouchID fingerprint sensor ,Optional GPS+Glonass

Processor - 1.3 Ghz Apple A8 64Bit Dual core SOC

GPU - PowerVr G6430 MP4 

Ram - 2GB

Storage - 32/64/128GB onboard storage 

Camera(s) - 5 MP +1080p recording and slow motion recording 

1.2 MP front camera +720p recording 

Battery - 6470mAh non removable 

Other -  Available in Silver , Space Grey and Gold 

Price - $399 (16GB)  WIFI
            $499 (64GB)  WIFI
            $599 (128GB) WIFI 

4G LTE versions will be $130 more than WIFI versions

$529 (16GB)
$629 (32GB)
$729 (128GB)

Pre Orders - Oct 17  , Available from Oct 24 

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source and press images - - Apple/Pr

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