Now that all the hype is slowly dying from Apple’s announcement earlier today, Cult of Mac’s very own Buster Hein made an interesting observation. In his most recent article, Hein pointed out that the iPad Mini 3 is almost no different then the iPad Mini 2 except for two things — Touch ID and the Gold color option. Here’s a quick tidbit from his observation:
Phil Schiller gushed over all the new iPad Air 2 upgrades during today’s keynote, reveling in its improved camera, powerful A8X chip, anti-reflective coating and Touch ID. But when it came to the iPad mini 3, Apple tried to slide quickly past it, and for good reason – there weren’t any upgrades to brag about.
Here’s are the new iPad mini 3 features:
- Touch ID
That’s it! Everything else is the same as last year’s iPad mini 2. Same design. Same cameras. Same Wi-Fi. Same storage. No fully laminated display. No barometer. No burst mode. No anti-reflective coating.
Apple didn’t even give it an A8 processor to put it on the same level as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Instead, Apple has kept all the same internals as the iPad mini 2 but left the price at $100 because hey, that Touch ID and number ‘3’ on the packaging weren’t cheap.
That being said if you’re in the market to get an iPad Mini, you’re better off saving yourself $100 and getting an iPad Mini 2 that doesn’t have the Gold color option or Touch ID.
[via Cult of Mac]