iPad mini Why didn't they list the Mini 3 specs?


Zwhaler

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Hmm, they glossed over the Mini 3 so fast I'm pretty sure there wasn't any processor improvement... edit: yes it is an A7.
 
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mikethebigo

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That surprised me - if it's a Mini 2 with Touch ID (like, A7 chip and everything) and they're charging $100 more for it, that's insane!

Everyone should buy the second gen if that's true. And it's $100 cheaper now.
 

Wbutchart

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Not too bothered, simply means keeping my iPad mini another year is now painless. I think it would be crazy to upgrade simply for Touch ID.

They have made the decision easy :)
 

Diversion

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Mini 3 only gets touchID..

They are really trying to seperate the want for the Air from the Mini now by keeping the Mini 1 year ago CPU speeds..

Oh well, definately getting Air 2.
 

JonMPLS

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Not too bothered, simply means keeping my iPad mini another year is now painless. I think it would be crazy to upgrade simply for Touch ID.

They have made the decision easy :)
EXACTLY (Plus I feel less guilty having bought yet another expensive case for my current rMini)
 

zhenya

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Ridiculous that they are now offering 3 versions of the Mini. There is no reason for it. They don't need a device at every $50 price point. Consolidate the supply chain into one iPad mini and sell out old supplies of the old one. 3 different versions that are each only incrementally different???
 

Cool Pup

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Jun 18, 2010
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They're trying to push us towards the Air by making it so much thinner and lighter.

Sucks but it seems like the Mini will be seen as the "casual" device.
 

Cool Pup

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The Mini size is close to the iPhone 6 Plus.. therefore I see a phasing out of the Mini eventually.. this is the start!
I hope not.

If this is so, why did they play up the fact that the Mini has the 100 percent approval rating?

I can't imagine they'd try to kill of a product that gets so high acclaim. I'm assuming they're just going to lag it behind the flagship every year.
 

ucfgrad93

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Not too bothered, simply means keeping my iPad mini another year is now painless. I think it would be crazy to upgrade simply for Touch ID.

They have made the decision easy :)
I think most iPad mini 2 owners are going to feel the same way as you do.
 

Diversion

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I hope not.

If this is so, why did they play up the fact that the Mini has the 100 percent approval rating?

I can't imagine they'd try to kill of a product that gets so high acclaim. I'm assuming they're just going to lag it behind the flagship every year.
Like others are saying now, maybe to make the larger iPad the power user's choice and the Mini more casual then?