Along with announcing its “world’s slimmest tablet” Apple iPad Air 2, the Cupertino tech giant also went out announcing its third iteration of the iPad mini series we mean the iPad mini 3. This is the second mini variant of iPad tablets that offers the razor sharp Retina Display and the first mini variant to offer a Touch ID feature. However, apart from the major change of Touch ID, most of the other features for the device have remained most of the same. Let’s look upon the built-in hardware and software features that the device has to offer us.
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Talking from the design point of view, everything remains almost the same with a classy chassis construction keeping up the same premium and elegant look. Unlike all the other tablets falling in the sub 10” tablet category the iPad mini 3 offers a metal construction where in most of them are seen to be having a plastic make. Moreover, it for the first time that the mini version of this famous iPad tablet series is getting a Touch ID scanner on its home screen button offering easy display unlocking, make purchases and even work on iTunes.
The display for the device is a high-resolution “Retina” display having 2048×1536 pixel resolution on a 7.9inch giving out 324ppi density. However, with the previous iPad mini version there were some issues regarding the RGB color saturation and reproduction on the screen giving out a white mark. We think that Apple must have overcome with this in the third mini version.
On the other hand, the device has got quite a powerful chipset baked under its hood as it was quite rumored that the iPad Mini 3 will have a souped-up version of the company’s latest A8 chipset. However, the iPad mini 3 has a 64-bit A7 processor and the RAM memory on-board still remains 1GB. Looking to the ROM storage, the iPad mini 3 would have a 16GB model as the basic version with the next two being the 64GB variant and the 128GB variant.
On the camera side, Apple has not given a much upgrade with 5MP iSight primary camera to its back and a 1.2MP front-facing FaceTime camera. Apple has promised a complete 10 hours of seamless usage with the iPad mini 3’s battery . you need not worry at all from the connectivity poit of view as the iPad mini 3 offers connectivity support for 14 LTE bands.