iPad mini Anyone here with a Mini 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JakeJLF, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. JakeJLF macrumors member


    Nov 1, 2014
    Anyone here have a mini 3? I have one myself (love it) and I'd like to know why you bought it over the 2. I did because the storage options and I really wanted to try TouchID.:apple:
  2. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I love having TouchID, I was tempted to upgrade, but it was too much money for me for just TouchID. But ended up getting an Air 2 instead:cool:. Miss the smaller size sometimes though.
  3. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Returned mine. I could not justify the price.
  4. schmidt65 macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Had one for about 10 days, really liked it but in the end I couldn't justify the price compared to the Air 2 - which worked out only £80 more (for the same 64GB cellular model) but with huge improvements.

    Ended up returning the mini 3 and getting the Air 2. Occasionally miss the smaller more portable form factor, but absolutely love the speed and screen of the Air 2.
  5. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    I bought the mini retina when It came out, and don't feel the need to upgrade. But if I didn't already have that, I'd probably get a mini 3 instead of a mini 2 for the additional security/convenience Touch ID offers.
  6. Septembersrain Contributor


    Dec 14, 2013
    I got it because of trade in value on my older stuff. No regrets as I got higher storage and finger print scanner.
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Got one $75 off at BB. Not sure if I am going to keep it.

    Reasons for the purchase? TouchID and GOLD! :)
  9. Beelzbub macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2012
  10. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    WiFi only version? The gold is great, but I hate the white strip on the top for the cellular model.
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    That does seem a bit tacky. Should have used Gold instead
  12. Alex225 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2012
    I sold my rMini 32gb and bought a Mini 3 128gb and am very pleased with it.

    I find the performance of the Mini 2 and 3 still really good even on the latest iOS. I carry my Mini most places so the size is perfect but I wanted more than 32gb as it was frustrating me.
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Yep, WiFi only. The white strip on the cellular models is meh.
  14. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    Since specs are otherwise he same between the mini 2 and 3, I can't understand how one can justify that it's worth an additional $100 for a fingerprint scanner. It's nice on an iPhone where you miht access it 100 times per day, but to pay that premium on a tablet? I just don't get it.
  15. Beelzbub macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2012
    Comes down to personal preference. One might have a long passcode due to password complexity policies at work, fingerprint scanner pays off.
  16. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    I have a mini 3, but I actually was looking to get a mini 2 at the time of purchase. Best buy was running a promo where I got more $$ for my original mini trade in & a rebate on the mini 3 as well. All said and done and the cost of the mini 3 wasn't that much more than the 2.
  17. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    Some of us access our ipad mini's far more often than our iphones. :)

    While I'm not upgrading from the ipad mini retina I got a year ago, if I didn't have one and were just getting one, I'd consider the mini 3. My ipad does have access to a lot of sensitive information.
  18. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    I guess then the important question to ask is - is it worth $100 to use Touch ID instead of entering a passcode. In my opinion it isn't, but yours may vary. After all, I don't even use a passcode on any of my iPads.

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