Good news for Apple lovers! The smallest tablet made by Apple is finally getting a proper update. Even though it lasted only a year on the shelves, the iPad Mini 3 offered Apple the chance to learn one thing: people want to have some substantial changes for their devices instead of minor incremental updates. Besides the TouchId fingerprint sensor, the iPad Mini 3 did not come with many novelties. Meanwhile, the iPad Mini 4 was more powerful but also more expensive. Let’s see how they stack up against one another!
Since this is one of the most important criteria people take into account when it comes to buying a tablet, let’s begin with this. In March 2017, Apple decided to quit providing the 32 and 64 GB models of the iPad Mini 4. Now you can only get the 128 GB one, which costs £419 and £549 for the Wi-Fi and cellular version. Meanwhile, you can find a second hand 16 GB Wi-Fi model of the iPad Mini 3 for half the price there, which is £200-250 depending on the source.
The main difference between the two products is the fact that the iPad Mini 3 features the 1.3 Ghz Apple A7 chip, while the Mini 4 runs on an A8 CPU. There is really no major difference when it comes to battery either, both offering around 10 hours of Internet usage. The camera is yet another point where the two differ. The iPad Mini 3 offers a 5 MP camera on the back, while the iPad Mini 4 has 8 MP.
All in all, the iPad Mini 3 does lag behind in what concerns particular aspects, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad tablet. You should still test it and read more about it if you are undecided between the two.