No Radical Shifts in Apple’s Third iPad Mini

The iPad Air 2 and retina-class iMac garnered the lion’s share of attention at Apple’s press event in mid-October, but there was another device introduced. The iPad Mini 3 is almost identical to the Mini 2 (Display Monitor Vol 20 No 41), so don’t feel bad if you missed it!

Probably the most significant change is the addition of a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Users can now unlock the tablet or make online purchases using their fingerprints. The camera software has also been upgraded, with a new burst mode on the front camera and slow motion video capture.

That’s it! Everything else about the third-generation iPad Mini is the same as its predecessor. The 7.9″ display has 2048 x 1536 resolution, and iOS 8.1 runs on a 64-bit A7 chip. WiFi and 4G models will be available, in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes (the 32GB option on the Mini 2 has been removed). Prices will start at