|If you're after a tablet one of these is probably|
your best option.
Last month the iPhone 6/6 Plus failed to knock Samsung off the top of the perch when DisplayMate tested them - the Note 4 and Galaxy S5 were rated superior to the new iPhones.
Now the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have received the DisplayMate treatment and the results look very bad for Apple.
The iPad Air 2 was praised for its new anti-reflection coating, but otherwise it was a disappointment - DisplayMate rated it lower than Amazon, Google and Microsoft tablets and it was nowhere near as capable as the class leading Galaxy Tab S. In fact other than the anti-reflective coating the iPad Air 2's screen was rated behind the original iPad Air as well.
If the results for the iPad Air 2 were disappointing, those for the iPad Mini 3 were disgraceful for a premium priced tablet. DisplayMate called it a 'Major Disappointment' with a display that is 'washed out, under saturated and (has) distorted colours'. It summed up the iPad Mini 3 as 'embarrassingly mediocre and way overpriced'
Right now I really can't see any valid reason for buying an iPad. And in a market where Apple's market share and actual sales numbers are falling that can't be good news.
You can find the full report at DisplayMate here.