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Comparison of iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3.

I've created a quick reference comparison chart which is handy for shopping for newer iPads (at the time of the posting of this article).  Due to the width space limit of this page, I have split the chart into to table sets.  Click here to see the Full Combined Comparison Chart.

Device
Feature
iPad Air iPad Air 2
CPU Dual-Core Apple A7 Dual-Core Apple A8X
64 bit CPU YES YES
Motion Coprossor M7 M8
GPU (Graphics) PowerVR G6430 PowerVR G6430
Display Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536
RAM/Memory Storage 1GB 2 GB
Data Storage (Flash ROM) 16, 32 GB 16, 64, 128 GB
Rear Camera 5MP 8MP
Front Camera PICs: 1.2MP
Video: 0.720MP
PICs: 1.2MP
Video: 0.720MP
Panorama Pics YES YES
Burst Pics NO YES
1080HD Video YES YES
3x Video Zoom YES YES
Slow Motion Video NO YES
GSM/EDGE YES YES
CDMA EV-DO A & B YES YES
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/
DC‐HSDPA
YES YES
Communications  Data Speeds 4G LTE 4G LTE
Wireless Protocols (Wifi) 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MIMO YES YES
Barometer NO YES
Bluetooth 4 4
Accelerometer YES YES
Compass YES YES
Fingerprint Resistant Coating YES YES
GPS 3G Version Only 4G Version Only
Gyroscope YES YES
Siri NO YES
Touch ID
(Fingerprint ID)
NO YES
Colors Silver,Gray Silver,Gold,Gray
Dimensions 9.4x6.6x.29 In.
240x169.5x7.5 mm
9.4x6.6x.24 In.
240x169.5x6.1 mm
Weight 1-1.05LB
(469-478G)
.96-.98LB
(437-444G)

Click here to see the Full Combined Comparison Chart.

Device
Feature
iPad mini iPad mini 2 iPad mini 3
CPU Dual-Core Apple A5 Dual-Core Apple A7 Dual-Core Apple A7
64 bit CPU NO (32 bit) YES YES
Motion Coprossor None M7 M7
GPU (Graphics) PowerVR SGX543MP2 PowerVR G6430 PowerVR G6430
Display Resolution 1024x768 2048x1536 2048x1536
RAM/Memory Storage 512 MB 1 GB 1 GB
Data Storage (Flash ROM) 16 GB 16, 32 GB 16, 64, 128 GB
Rear Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
Front Camera PICs: 1.2MP
Video: 0.720MP
PICs: 1.2MP
Video: 0.720MP
PICs: 1.2MP
Video: 0.720MP
Panorama Pics NO YES YES
Burst Pics NO NO NO
1080HD Video YES YES YES
3x Video Zoom NO YES YES
Slow Motion Video NO NO NO
GSM/EDGE YES YES YES
CDMA EV-DO A & B NO YES YES
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/
DC‐HSDPA
YES YES YES
Communications  Data Speeds 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE
Wireless Protocols (Wifi) 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
MIMO NO YES YES
Barometer NO NO NO
Bluetooth 4 4 4
Accelerometer YES YES YES
Compass YES YES YES
Fingerprint Resistant Coating YES YES YES
GPS 4G Version Only 4G Version Only 4G Version Only
Gyroscope YES YES YES
Siri YES YES YES
Touch ID
(Fingerprint ID)
NO NO YES
Colors Silver,Gray Silver,Gray Silver,Gold,Gray
Dimensions 7.87x5.3x.28 In.
200x134.7.5x7.2 mm
7.87x5.3x.29 In.
200x134.7.5x7.5 mm
7.87x5.3x.29 In.
200x134.7.5x7.5 mm
Weight .68-.69LB
(308-312G)
.73-.75LB
(331-341G)
.73-.75LB
(331-341G)

Click here to see the Full Combined Comparison Chart.

Links to help you shop and get low prices:
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iPad Air.
iPad Air 2.
iPad mini.
iPad mini 2.
iPad mini 3.
iPad2 shopping.
iPad3 shopping.
iPad4 shopping.

 

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