In October, Apple took to the stage to announce two brand new iPads including an iPad Air 2 and an iPad mini 3. Apple’s iPad mini 3 is an intriguing proposition for those looking for a smaller, portable tablet though it’s not the only option. There are a number of iPad mini 3 alternatives that we think you need to look at before buying Apple’s current iPad mini.
This fall, after months and months of rumor and speculation, Apple predictably sent out invites for a media event in late October. There, the company showed off its brand new iPad Air 2, its iOS 8.1 update with Apple Pay, and its brand new iPad mini 3. The iPad mini 3 serves as the company’s third-generation iPad mini and it replaces the iPad mini 2 as the company’s flagship model.
The iPad mini 3 isn’t all that much different than the iPad mini 2. It comes with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology that’s embedded into the home button or better security and added convenience. And it also comes with a gold color option. The gold color option is not available with Apple’s second-generation iPad mini. It’s a strange release, given the lack of value, but the iPad mini 3 still serves as a viable option to those that want Touch ID and or an iPad in gold. There are, as you might have guessed, some alternatives that we think you need to look at before buying it.
We are constantly bombarded with questions about iPad mini 3 alternatives to look at. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider the top five iPad mini 3 competitors available right now.
These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.
With that in mind, here are the five iPad mini 3 alternatives for December, 2014.