With all the gnashing of teeth about the iPad mini screen, a recollection is in order. I remember when I bought my iPad3 and gave the iPad2 away from to the kid. When I finally got the 3, I remember thinking: I can barely see the difference in the screen; I wonder if I was a dupe for spending all that money for a new iPad. Then, of course, I showed it to my wife to demonstrate how much better it was. She went: Eh, should've saved your money for the iPad4. Now I like my retina, but if I'd hadn't upgraded I probably never would have noticed. PS My wife ended up being right in that I should have waited for the 4. My kid feels like it was a good idea to get the 3.