The Apple iPad Mini 3 is almost identical to its predecessor; the iPad mini 2 , which costs about $100 less. Its aluminum unibody construction is as sleek as it was first featured three years back. This metallic design with rounded edges and circular button can also been seen on the iPhone 6. It is thicker than the Air 2 by but doesn’t feel any heavier. Packing similar components, it was rated with the same 10 hours of battery life as its predecessor. Its low resolution front camera and a 5MP rear camera both remain unchanged from last year. It features a -inch, 2,048 x 1,536 retina display, scoring high on sharpness and brightness, but it doesn’t have the anti-glare coating see on the iPad Air 2 screen. It is also unimpressive compared to the Tab S ’s AMOLED display which has slightly superior contrast, colors and brightness. Featuring an A7 processor backed by 1GB of RAM, its core hardware component remains the same as last year. Whether it is web surfing or gaming, the Mini 3 delivers fast performance across the board. However, it’s not as powerful as the new iPad Air 2 which features a faster A8X processor and 2 GB of RAM. So where are the upgrades on Mini 3? Well, it now supports the new Touch ID and Apple SIM features. If you have the Mini 2, the Mini 3 probably doesn’t warrant any upgrade. Instead, up your game to Apple’s latest in the small tablet world; the iPad Mini 4 .