iPad mini Anyone here with a Mini 3?

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

  1. JakeJLF macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    Returned mine. I could not justify the price.
     
  4. schmidt65 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  8. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    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 regular

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  10. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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

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    That does seem a bit tacky. Should have used Gold instead
     
  12. Alex225 macrumors regular

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    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

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    Yep, WiFi only. The white strip on the cellular models is meh.
     
  14. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    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 regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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