1. Ricktye's Avatar
    Upon further review, it appears that the only changes to the Mini Retina are:

    TouchID.
    Color options.
    Better pricing on the 64GB and 128GB models.

    My bottom line: Pass.
    I agree. Why would I spend a bunch of $$ for these few changes? The new mini IMO is an Apple sales gimmick for people with too much money and too few brains.... LOL

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    10-18-2014 09:53 AM
  2. Vaas's Avatar
    I agree. Why would I spend a bunch of $$ for these few changes? The new mini IMO is an Apple sales gimmick for people with too much money and too few brains.... LOL

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    Or, who are upgrading from the 1st gen mini and like the form factor
    10-18-2014 09:55 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I agree. Why would I spend a bunch of $$ for these few changes? The new mini IMO is an Apple sales gimmick for people with too much money and too few brains.... LOL
    While I don’t consider the iPad Mini 3 a worthwhile upgrade from the iPad Mini 2, your take might be just a bit harsh. As a first iPad or an upgrade from an older device, the iPad Mini 3 is not a bad move.
    10-18-2014 10:03 AM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    249 vs 399? I'd say it's a bad deal even for new buyers. A refurb mini 2 is the way to go.
    10-18-2014 12:22 PM
  5. HankAZ's Avatar
    249 vs 399? I'd say it's a bad deal even for new buyers
    The $249 iPad Mini does not have the retina display. The iPad Mini 2 (retina) is $299, vs $399 for the iPad Mini 3 (retina and TouchID). I’m not saying the Mini 3 is worth an extra c-note over the Mini 2, but IMO, the Mini 2 is definitely worth an extra $50 over the original Mini, if just for the retina screen.
    10-18-2014 12:28 PM
  6. cardfan's Avatar
    Refurb or discounted mini retinas are 249.
    10-18-2014 12:32 PM
  7. MattKerwin's Avatar
    i actually recently bought a mini 2 real cheap, because didnt see the 3 as worthwhile for spending the extra money...
    10-19-2014 07:20 AM
  8. impaler's Avatar
    Haivng an iPad 3 since 2012, I was definitely in the market for a new iPad. I had used the mini retina (now the mini 2) briefly in the store before, and fell in love with it. However, it was tough to justify as my workhorse iPad 3 continued to serve me well. Now I'll give my iPad 3 to my wife and take the mini 3 for myself. Ordered Saturday, should be here by the end of the week.
    10-20-2014 12:00 PM
  9. Ryan Estrada's Avatar
    Bought the mini 2 at release. Was expecting to upgrade to mini 3 until the news broke. Then I went back to considering Air 2 but decided to hold off until Apple refreshes the mini with better specs.
    10-23-2014 03:08 AM
  10. Nanci's Avatar
    Just speaking size-wise, I always reach for my mini instead of the big iPad. It just seems more convenient, especially for travel. I can't say I ever feel the smaller screen is restrictive. I don't feel weird carrying the mini into a restaurant, but I wouldn't do that with a big iPad. I have small secretary-type desks (the style, not the occupation) and the mini doesn't get in the way there, but the big iPad would. It's a lot more comfortable for reading/surfing in bed. BUT if I had to choose only one...I don't know. I have found that since I got the 6 Plus, both iPads spend a lot of time just sitting there.
    10-23-2014 07:16 AM
  11. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I skipped the mini 3. My first iPad was the first gen mini which I loved. Then I got the iPad Air. I liked it but I missed the portability of the mini. I then got a samsung Galaxy tab pro 10.1 and a nexus 7 2013. I like my tab pro but I'm not keen on the nexus 7. I was debating wether to replace it with a tab pro 8.3/tab S 8.3 or the iPad mini 3. After seeing the measly upgrade that is the mini 3 I decided to get the mini 2.
    10-25-2014 12:54 PM
  12. shief24's Avatar
    I have this dilemma. Going back and forth deciding if I should pick one up but kind of afraid it will just sit there. However, I do want to get one with a higher storage capacity than my 6+ in order to store photos and have more apps. Sigh.. decisions.
    10-25-2014 06:41 PM
  13. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I gave up my original mini and got the mini 3. I don't like the Air because it's a bit too big for me. It also wouldn't fit good in my purse if I decided to take it. I wouldn't of minded a mini 2 but I wanted 64GB of space and the Apple store only has 32GB. So here I am with a space gray 64GB mini 3.
    10-28-2014 07:29 AM
  14. shief24's Avatar
    I gave up my original mini and got the mini 3. I don't like the Air because it's a bit too big for me. It also wouldn't fit good in my purse if I decided to take it. I wouldn't of minded a mini 2 but I wanted 64GB of space and the Apple store only has 32GB. So here I am with a space gray 64GB mini 3.
    How do you like it?
    10-28-2014 01:02 PM
  15. Septembersrain's Avatar
    How do you like it?
    I actually really love it. It's very beautiful and fast. I enjoy the fine print scanner for purchases. It's convenient in size and weight. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase.
    10-28-2014 08:52 PM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    I actually picked up a mini 2. Too good of a deal on apple website for refurbished, and essentially the same as the mini 3 minus touch ID
    11-02-2014 10:47 AM
  17. bembol's Avatar
    I never bought the Mini and when the Mini 2 came out I went with the Air. This is why I bought the Mini 3.

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    11-07-2014 03:36 PM
  18. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    We just purchased mini 3's. I have no need to wait for the rumored newer model that's coming. For what we use them for the mini 3 will work just fine.


    Excuse my thumbs as they tap away on my "6" #SwipeLife
    02-08-2015 10:48 AM
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