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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.