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First iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Reviews Hit the Web [Mega Roundup]

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Apple’s embargo has lifted on members of the press that received early iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 review units.

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As expected, the iPad Air 2 is praised as being very thin, light and fast. Earlier today Primate Labs posted Geekbench 3 benchmarks which saw the iPad Air 2 in multi-core tests beat all other iOS devices by a large margin:

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Here are the single core tests:

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As for the iPad mini 3, since it only gained Touch ID and the gold colour option, there wasn’t that much to get excited about. Interestingly enough, early preliminary Geekbench 3 tests by Macotakara show the iPad mini 2 as being slightly faster than the iPad mini 3:

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Here’s a list of reviews available right now (it will be continuously updated)…

iPad Air 2

iPad mini 3

Essentially, if you’re upgrading from the iPad Air to the iPad Air 2, the differences won’t that that noticeable compared to upgrading from the original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPad 4. As for the iPad mini 3…well, you now get Touch ID.

iPad Air 2 online pre-orders have already started shipping to Canada, but some deliveries might not make Friday’s launch date.

Refresh for updates…

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