In typical fashion, Apple just released something a bit disappointing and something exciting at the same time: the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 respectively.
If we compare the iPad Mini 2 to the newly announced iPad Mini 3, they have the same screen, the same camera, and the same specs. They didn’t even give it the new A8 processor as found in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2. It comes in the same 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB options. They did add a Gold option and the fingerprint Touch ID if you feel that is worth upgrading.
The exciting news was the iPad Air 2 with a list of new features. This latest iPad is the thinnest yet at only 6.1mm and also comes with the Gold option and fingerprint Touch ID. It also sports an 8 MP rear camera supporting burst mode, slo-mo, panorama, and timer. It has a new A8X processor chip! This is definitely a highlight. It will be 40% faster on most apps and has 2.5x faster graphics. It will really shine when playing games.
As an interesting side note, if we compare this sleek new iPad Air 2 to the very first iPad (not Air 1), it is 12X faster and the graphics are 180x faster!
In the constant Android vs iOS battle in smartphones and tablets, unfortunately the least expensive iPad still doesn’t compete in pricing with what you can get from the Android camp such as the Amazon Fire HD or Tesco Hudl 2.