Have to say I am not impressed with the new iPad mini, they just released the same thing and gave it touch ID, you may as well save yourself loads of money and buy the mini 2. The Air 2 is a better product with the A8x chip and the rumour is it actually has 2GB RAM but that was also the rumour with iPhone 6 and that didn't exactly turn out to be true. My personal opinion the mini 3 is a complete waist of time and money but the air 2 is a nice enough upgrade over the air. The only issue Apple has is that unlike with phones where you tend to upgrade as your contract runs out there isn't really a reason for a lot of people to do constant refreshes of their tablets because 99% of people buy them outright. Perhaps they should move to 18-24 month updates over 12 as I can't see there being enough money in the tablet market to warrant a new model every year when so many people already have one and are unlikely to upgrade frequently*. * This actually applies to all tablet makers, I can't see myself replacing either of my 2013 Nexus 7 tablets any time soon and they are both a year old now.