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The iPad Mini 4 vs. the iPad Mini 3: What's changed?

Kris Naudus, @krisnaudus
September 9, 2015
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The iPhone might have gotten bigger, but there's still a place in our hearts for small tablets, as evidenced by today's announcement of the iPad Mini 4. It offers more screen space than the iPhone 6s Plus while being more pocketable than the iPad Air 2. And, unlike the iPad Pro, you can still easily hold this in one hand. But what makes this worth upgrading from the (now discontinued) iPad Mini 3? We've got the specs for both lined up right here so you can see if the Mini 4 is fresh enough for your dollars.

iPad Mini 4 iPad Mini 3
Price $399 and up (WiFi), $529 and up (cellular) $399 and up (WiFi), $529 and up (cellular)
Thickness 6.1mm (0.24 inch) 7.5mm (0.29 inch)
Weight 298 or 304g (0.65 or 0.67 pounds) 331g or 341g (0.73 or 0.75 pounds)
OS iOS 9 iOS 8
Display 7.9-inch IPS LCD Retina display 7.9-inch IPS LCD Retina display
Resolution 2,048 x 1,536 (326 ppi) 2,048 x 1,536 (326 ppi)
Processor Apple A8 Apple A7
Memory 2GB 1GB
Storage 16 / 64 / 128GB 16 / 64 / 128GB
Ports Lightning Lightning
Front camera 1.2MP FaceTime 1.2MP FaceTime, 720p
Rear camera 8MP iSight, f/2.4, 1080p 5MP iSight, f/2.4, 1080p
Cellular radio Optional GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA
LTE



Optional GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA
LTE



WiFi Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.0
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Battery 10 hours 10 hours

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