iPad mini 3 16GB Cellular - Silver


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Released 10/2014

What About This?


So many innovations, but it still fits perfectly in your hand.
We made iPad mini small. We made it fast. We made it incredibly capable. And now we made it even better. With advancements like Touch ID and iOS 8, and a new gold finish, there’s even more about iPad mini to love.

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.

FaceTime HD and iSight cameras. So many reasons to smile.

Want to shoot video and photos that are unbelievably crisp, clear, and vibrant? iPad mini 3 has everything you need, including new iOS 8 features like panorama and Time-lapse mode, to capture stills and videos that are as memorable as the moments themselves. Even better, you also get this same great picture quality when making video calls.

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. And the Wi‑Fi + Cellular model supports fast cellular networks around the world — including LTE networks.* So you can download content, stream video, browse the web, and share documents with AirDrop at amazing speeds.

Apps designed for iPad. And everything you want to do with it.

iPad mini 3 comes with powerful apps for the things you do every day, like surfing the web, checking email, editing movies and photos, writing reports, and reading books. And there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the App Store, each designed specifically for the large Retina display (instead of stretched-out phone apps). So whether it’s photography, gaming, traveling, or managing your finances, you’ll find an app that will help you do it better.

iOS 8 and iPad mini 3. A powerful combination.

iOS 8 is the most advanced mobile OS ever, with features that make iPad mini 3 even more indispensable. Continuity lets you start a project on one device and finish it on another. Family Sharing lets up to six people in your family share movies, books, music, and apps. With iCloud Drive, you can safely store any kind of document and access it from any device. In fact, every feature in iOS 8 is designed to work seamlessly with iPad mini, taking full advantage of its powerful A7 chip, ultrafast wireless, and brilliant Retina display.


Weight and Dimensions
iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular

  • Height: 7.87 inches (200 mm)
  • Width: 5.3 inches (134.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inches (7.5 mm)
  • Weight: 0.75 pound (341 g)


  • Retina display
  • 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    2048-by-1536 pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating


  • A7 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M7 motion coprocessor

iSight Camera

  • 5MP iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • HDR photos
  • Timer mode
  • Panorama

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Video stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Backside illumination
  • 3x video zoom
  • Time-Lapse video

FaceTime HD Camera

  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • Panorama
  • Timer mode

Apple Pay

  • Pay with your iPad using Touch ID in apps

Touch ID

  • Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button

Carriers Cellular and Wireless
iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular

  • Wi-Fi + Cellular model
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)4
  • Data only
  • Includes Apple SIM — U.S. and UK only


  • iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation

Video Calling

  • iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • FaceTime video
  • iPad mini to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Audio Calling

  • iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad mini to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video

  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AACLC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (MJPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Intelligent Assistant

  • Siri — Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Use hands-free
  • Listen and identify songs
  • Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

  • Home/Touch ID sensor
  • Lighting connector
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Volume up/down
  • Silent/Screen rotation lock
  • ON/OFF Sleep/Wake
  • Dual Microphones
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone minijack

Power and Battery

  • iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • Built-in 23.8-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system


  • Touch ID
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Operating System

  • iOS 8
  • With amazing new capabilities and updates to features you use every day, iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever. Learn more about iOS 8

iOS 8 includes:
Control Center
Family Sharing
iCloud Drive
iTunes Radio
Notification Center
QuickType keyboard
Spotlight Search

Built-in Apps:
iTunes Store
App Store
Game Center
Photo Booth

System Requirements *Apple ID (required for some features)

  • Internet access
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
  • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • PC: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes (free download from www.apple.com/itunes/download)

In the Box

  • iPad mini 3
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter


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