iPad Mini 3
With most of the focus going to the new iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the iPad Mini has received only modest upgrades with the latest version. The iPad Mini 3 retains the excellent Retina Display and A7 processor from the iPad Mini 2 (previously known simply as the iPad Mini with Retina Display), as well as identical configuration options and overall performance.
The only real changes made to the iPad Mini were the addition of the gold color option, and the inclusion of the Touch ID fingerprint scanning. Otherwise, the iPad Mini 3 is exactly the same as the previous model. Although the iPad Mini 3 is no slouch, it’s essentially no longer a smaller version of the larger iPad Air. It maintains its starting price of being $100 less than the base iPad Air 2.