It’s that time of the year again. New iPads are out, Christmas is around the corner that your are either tempted to get yourself a new iPad or are deciding if you should give a new iPad to a friend or loved one as gift. You have narrowed down your choices to the iPad mini but are wondering whether you should go with the new generation of the iPad mini also known as iPad mini 3 or its predecessor which is still on sale, the iPad mini 2. They both have a lot in common and are even hard to identify but if you want out more about their differences, read on to see which one is the right fit for you.
Both iPad Mini 2 and 3 have identical if not the exact design patterns. In fact, you might even think nothing has changed between the two generations when it comes to their appearance other than the fact that the new iPad comes in golden color as well. In addition to a new color, the newly added touch ID sensor is another cosmetic addition to the new generation iPad mini. When it comes to their displays, nothing has changed. Not that the previous generation of iPad mini had a bad display, but if you expected a slight enhancement in the screen section, it is not happening in this generation. The new iPad mini has the same 7.7 Retinal display as its predecessor, which saw a great upgrade in terms of its display compared to the first generation iPad mini and in all fairness, is a great looking screen.
So far after reading all this you might be thinking that if the exterior of the new iPad mini hasn’t gotten a facelift, then probably internally it must have undergone a drastic change. Weill, shockingly that is not true as Apple has used the same processor and chipset as its predecessor iPad mini. Not having an upgrade in the central processing unit or its graphical procession unit however does not mean that you are going to suffer from a lack of performance if you purchase the third generation iPad mini, but it simply means that if you or the person whom you are planning on giving them the new iPad mini, has an older generation of the iPad mini, they won’t see any increase in speed or performance with this new iPad.
The new iPad mini has literally no drastic internal or external improvements compared to the second generation iPad mini other than its touch ID sensor and even its camera and battery have stayed the same and therefore it would be safe to call this version of iPad mini as a minor revision of the second generation iPad mini.
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