Apple iPad Mini 2 and Apple iPad Mini 3: Spotting The Difference

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The Apple iPad Mini 2, which was promoted and stylized under the name iPad mini  2 and earlier it was promoted under the name, the iPad mini with retina display. It is commonly famous as the second generation iPad tablet, produced and promoted by Apple Inc. the design of Apple iPad Mini 2 was almost identical to its predecessor, the Apple iPad Mini but characteristics revisions like the Apple A7 processor chip and 2,048 X 1,536 resolution retina display. Truly, Apple iPad Mini 2 has the same hardware specifications as its sibling, the Apple iPad Air. It was being launched on 12 November, 2013 in two colours: grey and silver. And, its successor was unveiled on 16 October, 2014 i.e. the Apple iPad Mini 3.


Apple iPad Mini 2 and Apple iPad Mini 3: Spotting The Difference

Let’s talk about Apple iPad Mini 3, well, this iPad was famously designed and promoted as iPad mini 3. And, Apple iPad Mini 3 is the third generation iPad tablet, which was developed and designed by Apple Inc. It was proclaimed along with the Apple iPad Air 2 on 16 October, 2014 and launched on 22 October, 2014. Unfortunately, it has the exact hardware and design as of its predecessor, the Apple iPad Mini 2. Apart from the design and everything, the Apple iPad Mini 3 features a new sensor i.e. Touch ID sensor, which being compatible with Apple Pay. Sadly, it does not have the NFC chip as Apple iPhone 6. It is being available in gold colour as well.


Let’s see the difference between the specifications and features of both the Apple Devices. The features and specifications of Apple iPad Mini 2 are:

  • System-on-chip (Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor)
  • CPU (1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone)
  • Memory (1 GB LP DDR3 RAM)
  • Storage (16, 32, 64 or 128 GB flash memory (64 and 128 GB discontinued))
  • Display            (2048×1536 px (326 PPI))
  • Graphics (PowerVR G6430)
  • Input (Multi-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass)
  • Camera (iSight Camera: 5 mega-pixels, FaceTime HD Camera: 1.2MP photos)
  • Connectivity (Wi-Fi 802.11; Bluetooth 4.0; GSM UMTS / HSDPA 850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz GSM / EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, CDMA CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B. 800, 1900 MHz)
  • Online services            (App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center)
  • Dimensions (Height: 200 mm, Width: 134.7 mm, Depth: 7.5 mm, Weight Wi-Fi: 331 g, Wi-Fi + Cellular: 341 g)
  • The distinctive specifications and features of Apple iPad Mini 3 are:
  • Chip (Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor)
  • CPU (1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone)
  • Memory (1 GB LP DDR3 RAM)
  • Storage            (16, 64 or 128 GB flash memory)
  • Display            (2048×1536 px )
  • Graphics (PowerVR G6430)
  • Input (Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M7 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone)
  • Camera            (Front: 1.2 MP, Rear: 5.0 MP AF)

Now, the talks about Apple iPad Air 3 are on fire and it will be released in 2015. Now, wait and watch about the updates and keep coming here.






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