iPad mini iPad Mini 3 A7?

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  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    they didnt even address this. i wonder if they kept the A7 in there from last year. apple website may update
     
  2. nrweaver macrumors member

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  3. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes forget about 2GB ram could have last yrs processor

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    altho w price increase i would think its an A8 but no x
     
  4. Jr1985 macrumors 6502

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  5. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    specs are up on the site. it is an A7 confirmed
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Wowzers! Thanks for confirming. What does this mean for performance lag in iOS 8? Hoping they fix it with a software update, as this means the new ones will be laggy out of the box UNLESS it is already fixed with 8.1
     
  7. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    I think the lag will remain. Software can only do so much.

    Now on the Air 2, that should be smooth as a baby's bottom!
     
  8. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, why would anyone buy an iPad mini 3? Just for touch ID? Makes no sense...
     
  9. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    that and the gold color is easily worth $10...not $100 :p
     
  10. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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  11. nouspa macrumors member

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    No need to upgrade mini 2, not even ac wifi in 3 :cool:
     
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    Mini just got SLAMMED !!! :eek:

    This is very disappointing, it got NOTHING but the touchid.

    iPad got new camera, touchid, processor, non-reflective screen, barometer, ...
    for same price....

    Mini got touchid ...

    SLAMMED!!!!

    Why would anyone buy a mini 3 vs mini 2?? $100 for touch id...

    The only good news is the mini 2 is now $100 cheaper.

    I'm pissed.

    iPodTouch ... nothing... it's how old now? not even a price drop?

    Impressed with the Air2, but that's it.
     
  13. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

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    Very strange they only added touch ID to the mini. Perhaps they're trying to kill it off?
     
  14. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    They officially killed it off today with a $399 starting price. The Mini 3 should have dropped $100 and then it would be viable.
     
  15. temna macrumors 6502a

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    By keeping the A7 in the mini 3 they basically killed off the platform. They basically are saying if you want a mini, but a iPhone 6 Plus. Loosers.
     
  16. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    If I remember correctly the Mini is one of Apple's lowest margin products. This should increase margins a bit. So not trying to kill it, but trying to make it more profitable. Apple is a business after all.
     
  17. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The rMini 3 is competing with the iPhone 6+ (I know they are different products but they are competing). Similar to the Touch in the past, it looks like they are keeping the rMini hardware a generation behind the iPhone. I imagine a lot of people are going to order the iPhone 6+ after seeing the new rMini 3.
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Yea definitely not an upgrade. And definitely not worth 100 buck more just for touch ID.
     
  19. temna macrumors 6502a

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    This price didn't kill it, neutering it with an A7 processor did. Atleast we know why the price got bumped down on the mini 2, you only get 16 or 32gb options now. Apple can suck it.
     
  20. New Apple macrumors regular

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    last year there was a lot of disappointment for having used the same processor in the Air and Mini (WHY WHY WHY!)

    MIGHT BE A 'PAUSE' to separate the 2 products A8X and A7, next year, A9 and A7x or similar




    this year upgrade is the most ridiculous in ipad history

    glad i have waited, i'll try to find a mini2
     
  21. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    $100 for Touch ID is insane. On the other hand, an iPad mini retina for only $299 is a good deal.
     
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  23. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its like they are trying to justify the death of the mini sonthey dont need to update
     
  24. temna macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, even if it didn't get the A8X, it should have gotten the A8 to bring it to the 2014 spec.
     
  25. Gotoma macrumors member

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    It looks like the mini is the new iPod Touch.
     

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