If you prefer the size of Air, then it's a no-brainer. If you can afford to spend 100$ more you get the best of both worlds in iPad Air 2 Touch Id, Gold option, better camera, significantly faster graphics, faster processor. If 2GB RAM is confirmed, it will last you 2-3 years easily.Im undecided here. I prefer the size of the Air.
The footprint is still bigger because of the screen size.I'm really confused on what the hell Apple's strategy is with this messy iPad lineup. The air is the best buy hands down.
Why are they keeping the original mini around? It can barely run iOS 8. So that means it'll run iOS 9 when its announced. YIKES!
Looks like the beginning of the end for the mini. Nice experiment Apple. The iPad air 2 is now under one pound and will probably get a little lighter yet eventually getting so close in weight to the mini that the mini will die off.
The operating systems have slowly been converging and within 1-2 years the iPad will have some sort of split screen implementation. The mini just wont work for that rendering it a cheaper, simpler device. Its clear Apple is putting all their bets behind the iPad Air.The footprint is still bigger because of the screen size.
In this case.The Mini 2 @ 349 with 32GB is the deal to beat.
Next best is iPad Air 32GB @ 449
Somewhere long after the iPad Air 2 is the Mini 3 in value. All it has is touchID, the A7 is thermally constrained in that device. I love touchID but guys this is a tablet not a phone it's not necessary.
If you go 16GB you must go LTE too. You will be severely constrained on apps too.In this case.
16gb mini 3 with Touch ID $50 more. Vs 32gb mini 2 without touchID for $50 less
Is touchID 50 more and less storage.