This is the iPad Mini 2, not the newer iPad Mini 3.
The only considerable difference between the Mini 2 and the Mini 3 is the Touch ID feature, which lets you unlock your iPad with your fingerprint rather than keying in a code.
Both iPad Mini generations have the same processor, and similar cameras, battery life, and size.
Here is a comparison chart between the iPad Mini 2 and 3.
The iPad mini 2 is a considerable upgrade from the iPad 1, according to a CNet article.
- iPad Air 32GB for $350 in-store
Apple iPad Air 32GB in Silver or Space Gray for $350 at Microcenter stores.
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