What small iPad mini esque Android tablet will you get? The best I see out there is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and unlike its 9.7" brother, there isn't an S3 version, so it seems like it's in no different of a position than the iPad mini 4 is in currently. Would love to be proven wrong and shown something viable that I can get a cellular plan on. But until I am, it's looking like the mini tablet party is shutting down for everyone and the iPad mini 4 is that dude at the end of the party wondering where all the beer went. As someone who loves both the Mac and the iPad mini (and who largely doesn't disagree with your point), I think you're missing a crucial detail in that the iPad mini doesn't fit in with Apple's initiatives. Plus sized iPhones conflict with things like the iPad mini. The iPad Pro and further development on 9.7" iPads (which, one could argue, are redundant to 7.9" iPads given that they carry the same exact screen resolution [so one would never need both a 7.9" iPad AND a 9.7" iPad]) conflict with the iPad mini on the other end as well. Personally, I, too, think that the iPad mini has its uses that set it apart from things that the 9.7" iPads have long done. However, if you chart out, the number of things that a 7.9" is superior for is substantially smaller than the number of things that a 9.7" is superior for. And I'm saying that as someone who much prefers the 7.9" form factor! The love for the iPad mini is real, but Apple's lack of place for it (along with the rest of the mini tablet market) is also real and can't be discounted, sadly. You'd think that, and I certainly have, but we're wrong. The only ways in which an iPod touch is great is if you don't have an iPhone that has a decent battery life or enough storage space for your music and movies. If you had that, then the iPod touch would just be a secondary device that you had for ***** and giggles. And I say this as someone who has LONG been an iPod touch fanboy and who still has one despite not REALLY needing it (given that my 6s Plus is better in nearly every possible way). You can't say that iPad mini POS systems don't exist or aren't common in certain settings. Only that you have not encountered these settings wherein it is common. They are fantastic POS systems. Really, the best option for truly mobile POS systems; though the 9.7" iPad "fifth generation" will obviously start to pick up the slack here as the mini 4 ages further. To each their own. Seriously. My cellular mini 4 is my swiss army knife. It is much more manageable to take places than a full sized tablet. Also, my car mount turns it into the ultimate infotainment replacement, which, on a bottom of the line 2008 Camry makes it feel swanky.