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Apple unveils iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with marginal improvements

By Shawn Knight
Oct 16, 2014
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  1. Apple unveiled a pair of new iPads at a media gathering held on its own campus in Cupertino today. The iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 are both incremental updates meaning there aren't any new groundbreaking design changes...

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  2. It is not 6.1 mm thin. It is 6.1 mm thick. "Millimeters thin" is marketing dung.
     
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  3. Increasing those 16gb of local memory must be the hardest economical, I mean, technological challenge ever...
     
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    So the ONLY difference, and I mean the ONLY difference between the iPad Mini 2 and iPad mini 3 is the touch ID. But they'll take an extra 100USD for it though
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah it is really pathetic. It is probably because they want to see how it does with the 6+ now out in the wild. Look at Google. They dumped the Nexus 7 because of the Nexus 6. It could be the same with Apple. That said though, they should have put all the upgrades of the iPad Air 2 into the iPad Mini 3.
     
  6. Mieksr

    Mieksr TS Enthusiast Posts: 38   +7

    I know Monument Valley in the above picture, but what are the other apps shown?
     
  7. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,309   +56

    Since the disney magic of it (apple owns disney stock) brought me homebaked apple strudel today at mcdonalds bingo, I'm satisfied. Sounds more like facebook. That's a lot of pixels. For us losing our eyesight as we get old (altho I regained it lately), I don't think such hi res matters much.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Suppose you can look at it this way, but they are still selling the Mini 2. The Mini 3 is $100 more than the 2, but it is NOT a $100 increase over what they were selling the 2 for yesterday. It is exactly the same price, so the story could be that the Mini 2 got a $100 price drop.
     

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