Apple iPad mini 3 specs: a case of déjà vu

It’s easy to look at today’s iPad mini 3 announcement and come away wanting a little more: a newer SoC, perhaps, or something beyond Touch ID to make it stand out a little better from last year’s iPad mini with Retina display. For now, though, it still represents the pinnacle of Apple’s shrunken-down tablet lineup, and likely will for the year to come – so we’d better start getting familiar with. If you’re already intimately acquainted with last year’s iPad mini specs, this is going to sound a little like a broken record, but for those of you new to the party, read on to get a taste for what the iPad mini 3 has to offer:


iPad mini 3 specs

Component Description
Screen size 7.9 inches
Screen type IPS LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536
Pixel density 326 ppi
SoC Apple A7 64-bit with M7 coprocessor
Type Dual-core
Speed 1.3 – 1.4GHz
RAM Not given
Storage 16GB / 64GB / 128GB
Expansion None
Camera 5MP f/2.4 autofocus
Flash None
Front-facer 1.2MP
Battery 23.8 watt-hour
OS iOS 8.1
Bands Support for T-Mobile / Sprint / AT&T / Verizon
SIM type Apple-branded nano SIM
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11a/​b/​g/​n/​ac dual-channel with MIMO
NFC None
Infrared None
Sensors Touch ID / three-axis gyro / accelerometer / ambient light
Build Aluminum
Size 200 x 134.7 x 7.5mm / 331g (341g LTE edition)

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