It has been some time since my last Apple product purchase, but something about the mini drew me back in. I got in on the HP Touchpad deal when they discontinued it. That was my first tablet and @ $99 it was a great entry into the form factor. I modded it to dual boot WebOS and Android and all is still good except one thing, size. On trips I like to have my ipod touch for music and the TP for everything else. I am hoping the mini will replace the TP for trips(less chargers and bulk). Ordered XMas and it has already shipped today the 27th with an expected arrival of the 31st. Also ordered The Ridge Deviceware case in blue(Amazon has a coupon code bringing the price to $22.xx. Anyhow waiting to welcome a new ios device to my home.