iPad mini 3 is pretty amazing and It has a stunning 7.9‑inch Retina display, an incredibly powerful A7 chip, advanced wireless technologies, and Touch ID. Yet it’s still thin and light. So while you can do even more, you won’t feel like you’re holding any more.
iPad mini was designed to be a concentration, rather than a reduction, of iPad. It’s small. But when you use it, it doesn’t feel small. In addition to the Retina display, we packed in a tremendous amount of power and capability. And yet iPad mini remains the perfect mini size. That’s because we engineered its components to be as thin and light as possible. It feels like an iPad in every way only it’s mini.
A beautiful 7.9-inch Retina display
iPad mini is amazing to hold. And behold. Every photo is incredibly detailed and vibrant, and every line of text is remarkably crisp and clear. With higher resolution than an HDTV, the gorgeous Retina display is a feast for the eyes.
How do 3 million pixels ﬁt into 7.9 inches? Brilliantly
To make the Retina display in iPad mini incredibly sharp and vivid, we had to ﬁnd a way to pack every one of the 3.1 million pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad into a 7.9-inch display. Every pixel in a display has multiple signals telling it when to light up. And with a 2048-by-1536-resolution display, more pixels and more signals are placed closer together on the same plane, so signals can get crossed and image quality can suﬀer. To make sure everything on iPad mini looks crystal clear, Apple engineers elevated the pixels onto a diﬀerent plane separating them from the signals. In the end, the pixel density jumped to 326 pixels per inch so dense the human eye can’t distinguish individual pixels — making everything look incredibly detailed, vibrant, and razor sharp.
As impressive on the outside as it is on the inside
Something that performs this beautifully deserves an equally beautiful finish. iPad mini comes in silver, space gray, and for the ﬁrst time, gold.
Security based on a one-of-a-kind design: your ﬁngerprint
iPad mini 3 comes with our breakthrough Touch ID technology. It gives you an unprecedented level of security because it uses nature’s most perfect password: your fingerprint. So with just one touch, you can instantly unlock your iPad mini. But Touch ID goes beyond that. You can also make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store. And with Apple Pay, you can unlock an entire world of online shopping that’s fast, convenient, and secure.
Desktop-class architecture. No desktop required
Don’t let its size fool you. iPad mini 3 is powered by an A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. A7 delivers amazing processing power without sacriﬁcing battery life. So you get incredible performance in a device you can take with you wherever you go.
Advanced wireless. Do more in more places.
iPad mini 3 keeps you connected faster than ever. In more locations than ever. Two antennas and MIMO technology give iPad mini incredible Wi‑Fi performance.