Which iPad Mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by joeypom, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. joeypom macrumors newbie

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    I'm selling the first generation iPad Mini as it was becoming slow and obsolete and I wanted to upgrade. I enjoy the Mini series and I wanted to get another opinion on the next iPad Mini I should buy, the Mini 2 or 3.

    I know they have the same A7 chip but is there performance differences in the 2?
     
  2. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Over at the iPad forum there is a long thread.


    My wife has mini1 ios6, I have mini2 (retina) ios7.


    Difference between mini2 and mini3 is the touchID on mini3.

    Rest of components are the same.
    Also mini2 hardware = air1 hardware

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    For my use mini is the right size.
    At my previous job I used ipad2, new iPad, iPad 4, and original mini.

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    Recently I was using air1 on ios8 (to compare speed) before I upgrade my iOS and the air1 felt so big and bulky...

    I have not used air2 at all.

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    I am very happy with performance of my mini(r) on iOS7.
    Will stay with that for as long as I can.
     
  3. joeypom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to go with mini 2 because Touch ID on an iPad is not that important for me
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Other than Touch ID and a gold color option on the iPad Mini 3 they're exactly the same. If Touch ID is not a concern, go with the iPad Mini 2 and save some money.
     
  5. joeypom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I'm probly going to do. Plus I wouldn't get it in gold anyway lol. Space gray all the way
     
  6. geta macrumors 6502a

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    Its all about the storage size (unless you need the Touch ID) -
    16GB \ 32GB > Mini 2
    64GB \ 128GB > Mini 3
     
  7. joeypom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've always gone with 16GB with new Apple products. Unless I can find a deal on Amazon/eBay then I'm gonna go 16GB
     
  8. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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