iPad mini $100 more for Touch ID and gold option?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wildonrio, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. wildonrio macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    Is Touch ID really worth the $100 premium? I see no other changes. The mini 2 is going to outsell this thing.
  2. nouspa macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2014
    I think mini 2 will disappear when stock runs out :apple:

    I think they have so much mini 2 stock that this was best solution?
  3. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    No, it's not worth it and nobody should get it out of spite of Apple completely ignoring their Mini userbase.

    Yeah, sure, if I had a gen 1 Mini I'd probably vouch for the 3 due to Touch ID, but aside from that... there's not a chance I'd upgrade.

    I was really lenient about wanting to upgrade this year. In fact, I would have even if they just barely upgraded the specs. I was hoping for a thinner form and lighter frame, but the fact they didn't even put it on the same chip as the Air tells me that they're not viewing the Mini in the same category, which differs from how last year seemed to work with the Mini.

    This is tremendously insulting to all Mini users.
  4. macmee Suspended


    Dec 13, 2008
    If there's no split screen I could care less about mild spec bumps and shaving off 0.00001mm of thickness.

    It's a tablet. It's meant to be PRODUCTIVE. Good god.

    If I'm at the store I might be still tempted to buy it.... but why they don't put meaningful new features in their products is beyond me.
  5. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    not worth the upgrade, see no problem with my air
  6. New Apple macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2012
    for the first time in history we dislike gold ???
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. There is no reason for iPad mini 2 users to upgrade. Very disappointing from the mini perspective.
  8. randymac88 macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2008
    The mini sucks balls. I'm not sure why anyone would want that thing and am not surprised apple didn't update it.
  9. nouspa macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2014
    Mini 2 was best iPad :cool:
  10. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    i wasn't going to upgrade my mini anyway....it was either no upgrade or going for a new air....the non existent update to the mini made that easier. besides I have a 6+ now the mini is not that much bigger....maybe ill wait for the 12" pro.
  11. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    iPad Mini lover is saving their money by either keeping their current mini or getting the mini 2. Thanks Apple for that.
  12. henrys macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2012
    Its a £100 premium to upgrade from 2 to 3 in the UK

    Gold is so nice and touch id coming iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 is amazing

    Hard decision but will probably go for it :D
  13. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    another happy rMini owner waiting for the NEXT upgrade. Kind of wantd touch-id, but not enough to upgrade yet.
  14. nburwell macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2008
    I had really had no intention of upgrading my rMini. But Apple literally only adding Touch ID, it only reaffirms my decision to stick with my rMini for another year (and I have yet to update it to iOS 8).
  15. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I was really looking forward to the updated iPad mini. But it feels like a rip off now, it's last years mini with touch ID, but for £80 more. Ok it's the same price as the mini 2 was yesterday so you are getting more than you would yesterday. But I don't think that the mini 3 is worth £80 more than the mini 2.
    I think I might get the air even though that is not my preference.
  16. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
  17. cityhopper macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2013
    Sour Apple

    I was not expecting an update to the MBA or the infamous 12" MBA, but I just knew the iPad/iPad mini update would be good. I was ready to sell or trade my rMini or the new model. Unfortunately, Touch iD is not enough to warrant the upgrade costs. I guess I'll be keeping my rMini and hope next year's update will at least include everything iPad Air 2 received this year.
  18. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    You get more than you got for the same price last year, so it's a good deal if you don't already have a Mini and want one.

    BUT... I don't think anyone will buy one over the 2 unless they have lots of spare cash.
  19. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    Exactly. If you don't have a 2 already, then this year you might as well just buy the 2 instead of the 3. And, if you DO have the 2, it's not worth buying the 3. So in either case, you don't buy the 3.
  20. deaglecat macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2012
  21. EldonChew macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2011
    I don't think they fixed that with the Mini 3
  22. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    I always see it differnt, Apples 100 ladder is something I always climb to the top, but I'm a sucker for the its "only" $100 more.:D
  23. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2011
    Ohio, US

    Not for me. On my phone it's absolutely a great thing since I carry it around with me, and since I now have an iPhone 6+ it means secure payments via fingerprint in a few days with the ios 8.1 update. But on my iPad which stays home most of the time it's not something I feel is essential. I'll wait another year to see what the iPads are up to..provided we haven't all died of Ebola by then.
  24. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    They should have stuck the A6x in last year's model. Then people would have been happy this year. :p

    £80 for Touch ID? Nah.
  25. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    The only thing the Mini 3 does is make the Mini 2 a much better deal. Usually I only suggest buying an older model over a current model if you're looking to save money and don't need the latest specs, but in this case, I can't think of any reason why it makes more sense to buy a Mini 3 over a Mini 2. I really like Touch ID, but it's not worth an extra $100.

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