This is backed up by Kuo who also said that the iPad mini 3 will gain an 8Mp iSight camera.
By the time the iPad mini 3 is announced, we should also be getting a new iPad Air and an iPhone 6. All should receive a new processor which is almost certainly going to be the A8, a 64-bit SoC (system on a chip). This is what Kuo states in his note.
That's a small change and it's likely that Apple will stick with the same 7.9in display with a 2048x1536 resolution which the iPad mini 2 offers. Apple will have to differentiate the new model to tempt users to upgrade.
It could make the device's design slimmer and lighter, moving it into 'Air' status. However, it's already small, light and easy to use with one hand.
The iPad mini 2 is currently available in 16-, 32-, 64- and 128GB storage options and this is likely to continue with the iPad mini 3. Will Apple add a microSD card slot? Unlikely.
At the moment it seems like the iPad mini 3 will only bring small changes and upgrades but we'll keep you up to date over the coming weeks and months.
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