iPad mini Mini 2 vs. Mini 3

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  1. SoonerChris macrumors member

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    I'm going to be buying my 7 and 11 year olds Minis for Christmas. Am I understanding correct that the only things different between the two is the 3 has Touch ID and ApplePay?

    They have the same processor and retina display, correct?

    Am I missing anything?
     
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Your correct on your assessment, only add the fact that it also comes in gold color option. That's it!

    I myself bought a refurbished iPad mini 2 from the apple online store for a whole lot less for a 64gb model.
     
  3. SoonerChris thread starter macrumors member

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    I would guess the best deal then is Target's $100 gift card with purchase of iPad Mini 2 for $299. Net cost of $199 + tax.
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    yup, mini2 is the better value. i happened to get my 8 year old the 3 because best buy was offering more cash on trade in, otherwise i would have gotten the 2.

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    link to this deal? i don't see it online.
     
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  6. newellj macrumors 603

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    Yes, and ApplePay is only in-app, not in-store at the terminal, like the iPhone 6. The Mini 2 is a great deal right now.
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    Mini 2 is better because your kids do not need Apple Pay anyway. :apple:
     
  8. Taylor814ce macrumors newbie

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  9. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Keep dreaming, lol.
     
  10. Ann P macrumors 68020

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  11. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I just faced the same decision. I was looking for an iPad Mini for my kids and I got them the iPad Mini 2.

    I also bought a bunch of play money, and when they exercise (we're a family of avid runners) or do jobs around the house, my wife and I pay them with "Play Bux". They can then spend that play money on minutes of iPad time.
     
  12. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    If I buy a Mini during the Holiday season, it will be a Mini 2 hopefully for $199.
     
  13. ame8199 macrumors 6502

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    where are you buying a mini 2 for 199?? is that just the 16g? looking for a 32 g..
     
  14. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Also if you are buying new, the rMini 3 is the only way to get 64 and 128GB. New rMini 2's tap out at 32GB.
     
  15. newellj macrumors 603

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    As a minor and temporary footnote, some non-Apple authorized dealers still have Mini 2 64gb models in stock. Probably not for long, though.
     
  16. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I'm planning on getting the Mini 2 for my eight year olds. Twins so that means that I have to buy two. Plus it's time to upgrade my iPad 4 with and Air 2. The deals will be very much appreciated.
     

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