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The iPad Mini 3 is the third-generation iPad Mini tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced alongside the iPad Air 2 on October 16, 2014 and then released on October 22. It uses primarily the same design and hardware as that of its predecessor, the iPad Mini 2. Its new features are the addition of the Touch ID sensor compatible with Apple Pay, differing storage sizes and being available in gold color, as well as the previous colors.

iPad Mini 3
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iPad Mini 3 in Gold
Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad Mini
Type Tablet computer
Generation 3rd
Release date October 22, 2014
Introductory price Wi-Fi:
16 GB: $399, 64 GB: $499,
128 GB: $599
Wi-Fi + Cellular:
16 GB: $529, 64 GB: $629,
128 GB: $729
Discontinued September 9, 2015
Operating system Original: iOS 8.1
Current: iOS 10.2, released December 12, 2016 (2016-12-12)
System-on-chip used Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor
CPU 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple Cyclone
Memory 1GB LPDDR3 DRAM
Storage 16, 64 or 128 GB flash memory
Display 64% Color 2048×1536 px (326 PPI), 7.9 in (200 mm) diagonal, 4:3 LED-backlit IPS LCD
Graphics PowerVR G6430 (four cluster@450 MHz)
Input Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M7 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone
Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Connectivity
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and MIMO

Bluetooth 4.0

Wi-Fi + Cellular:
GPS & GLONASS
GSM
UMTS / HSDPA
850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B.
800, 1900 MHz
LTE
Multiple bands
Power 3.75 V 24.3 W·h (6,471 mA·h)
Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions Height: 200 mm (7.9 in)
Width: 134.7 mm (5.30 in)
Depth: 7.5 mm (0.30 in)
Weight Wi-Fi: 331 g (0.730 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 341 g (0.752 lb)
Predecessor iPad Mini 2
Successor iPad Mini 4
Website www.apple.com/ipad-mini

The iPad Mini 3 (stylized and marketed as iPad mini 3 also known as iPad mini 3 with Touch ID) is the third-generation iPad Mini tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced alongside the iPad Air 2 on October 16, 2014 and then released on October 22. It uses primarily the same design and hardware as that of its predecessor, the iPad Mini 2. Its new features are the addition of the Touch ID sensor compatible with Apple Pay, differing storage sizes and being available in gold color, as well as the previous colors.

On September 9, 2015, the iPad Mini 3 was discontinued and was replaced by the iPad Mini 4.

iPad Mini 2 and 3 have same outer shell design
Apple Lightning connector