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

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  1. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

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  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Looks like it's the Mini 2 with Touch ID.
     
  3. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering this as well. Aside from Touch ID, everything they listed is identical to the previous Mini.
     
  4. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    cant beleive that is 100 bucks more over mini 2 or was it 50
     
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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.
     
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  7. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    specs are up on the site. yes 100 more for just touch id
     
  8. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Because it's the same as the mini 2 but with Touch ID.

    I just want to know if people will pay an extra $100 for Touch ID ?
     
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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 :)
     
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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.
     
  12. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Specs are all live on the site now:

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/

    I can't believe they didn't make it thinner like they did with the Air 2! The Air 2 is now 1.4mm thinner than the mini. :eek:
     
  13. nouspa macrumors member

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    Well, they lowered mini 2 price for 100 so..
     
  14. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    TouchID is not worth $100.. I'm not sure what Apple was thinking for the "Mini 3" that has a $20 part added and nothing else changed.
     
  15. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    EXACTLY (Plus I feel less guilty having bought yet another expensive case for my current rMini)
     
  16. zhenya macrumors 603

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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???
     
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Looks ridiculous, looks like I'll be keeping my iPad Mini 2.
     
  18. New Apple macrumors regular

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    they were too ashamed to do it
     
  19. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  20. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    i bet the new ipad mini 3 also has just 1gb of ram
     
  21. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  22. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think most iPad mini 2 owners are going to feel the same way as you do.
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Of course, since it's still using A7 chip.

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    Yep I feel this way too, looks like I'll be using my iPad Mini 2 for another year and see what next year brings.
     
  25. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    Like others are saying now, maybe to make the larger iPad the power user's choice and the Mini more casual then?
     

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