Apple IPad Mini 3 With Touch ID, Gold Color Option Unveiled

By 12:29 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 Comments

The third generation Apple iPad mini is official. It's called just "iPad mini 3," the Retina display is a given. Sorry if it took us a while to finish writing this news, we were looking for what's changed in the recent tablet. And we can disclose you it's not much - actually barely anything.

The iPad mini 3 classy screen keeps the size and resolution of its predecessor – 7.9" and 1,536 x 2,048 pixels. But it's not the thin, optically laminated, barely reflective classy screen of the iPad Air 2, instead it's just the same panel. This also means that the iPad mini 2 isn't thinner, it stays at 7.9mm and weighs the same.

Here's the summary of what's new: the model name, Touch ID and Apple Pay have been added, plus there's a Grecent color option. Oh, and the 32GB option removed (which at least means cheaper upgrades to 64GB and 128GB).

The capturing camera department remains unchanged – a 5MP iSight capturing camera and an HD FaceTime camera. Same goes for connectivity, no Cat. 4 LTE or Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11ac. This is perhaps becautilize the chipset is the recent one, the Apple A7, so no performance upgrades are to be had here.

Pre-orders start tomorrow and the Apple iPad mini 3 will by the discontinue of next week. It comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options for $400, $500 and $600 respectively. Add $130 if you want LTE. There's a recent Grecent version in addition to the Silver and Space Gray.

29 countries will be among the first wave to acquire the iPad mini 3. That includes US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) models only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) models only), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK by the discontinue of next week.

In the US all four major carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless) will be offering the device.



Related Article



Please LOGIN or REGISTER To Gain Full Access To This Article