Apple has just confirmed its iPad mini 3. Here we reveal information on the Apple iPad mini 3 UK release date, price and specs. Also see: OS X Yosemite available to download today, iOS 8.1 available to download from Monday, new iPad Air 2 release date, price and specs, iMac with 5K Retina display release date, price and specs, and new Mac mini release date, price and specs. Plus you can relive today's iPad announcements via our iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 live blog.

iPad mini 3 price

The iPad mini will cost from £319 for the 16GB model, £399 for 64GB and £479 for 128GB. That's for the Wi-Fi models. The 4G LTE cellular models cost £419, £499 and £579 respectively.

See: iPad mini 3 vs iPad mini 2 comparison.

iPad mini 3 confirmed

iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina Display price reduction

Apple will continue to sell both its older iPad minis at a reduced price. The original iPad mini will cost from £199, while the iPad mini 2 or iPad mini with Retina Display will now cost from £239.

iPad mini 3 release date UK

You'll be able to pre-order the iPad mini 3 from today (17 October), with shipping beginning next week (likely Friday). O2, EE and Three have all confirmed they will stock the iPad mini 3 (and iPad Air 2).

iPad mini 3 confirmed

iPad mini 3 specs

The iPad mini 3 has received only a small update, now available in a third colour (gold, as well as white and space grey), with Touch ID built into the Home button and running iOS 8.1 (available to everyone from Monday). The storage options have also changed, with Apple ditching the 32GB version and introducing both 64- and 128GB models. Everything else is the same spec as before, including the 7.9in (2048x1536, 326ppi) Retina display and Apple A7 64-bit processor and M7 motion coprocessor.

The iPad mini 3 also has a 5Mp iSight camera that supports full-HD (1080p) video recording, and a 1.2Mp FaceTime HD front camera that supports HD (720p). Connectivity includes dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n with MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0.

iPad mini 3 confirmed

The iPad mini 3 measures 200x134.7x7.5mm and weighs 331g (341g for the cellular model).

You can expect up to 10 hours battery life when surfing the web over Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music.

Next page: See which iPad mini 3 rumours turned out to be true.

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