“Thinking of buying an iPad mini? Apple now has two models available, the iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 4,” Lou Hattersley writes for Macworld UK.
“The iPad mini 2 isn’t available in gold. We don’t think this should be a major concern, but it is a point of difference and is used by Apple to mark that the iPad mini 4 is a newer device, and available in the newer colours,” Hattersley writes. “The big difference between the two devices is the upgrade from an A7 CPU to A8. This takes you from a 1.3 to a 1.5 CPU (both dual-core). There is a slightly newer GPU as well, but both are quad core.”
“You’ll find that the iPad mini 4 is much speedier than the iPad mini 2, which is getting a bit sluggish in its old age but should still handle most tasks you throw at it,” Hattersley writes. “The other key difference between the two models is the presence of Touch ID on the newer iPad mini 4… The camera is also much better on the iPad mini 4, although they both have the same 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The 4 is much better future-proofed. It’ll handle OS and app updates for longer. If price isn;t an issue, we recommend the iPad mini 4 over the iPad mini 2.