A lot of people complain about only 1gb of ram. But I don't see it that way. I see it as same internals as the full size, but with less gamut, and 100 bucks less and in a more travel-able package. It goes with me a lot of places now. It feels like now that mini is retina a lot of rMini users won't care about next gen. Fingerprint scanner and faster silicone? Eh. Sort of like how I tried an iPad 4 but because of IR and other issues I returned to my 3 and didn't feel that left in the dirt in terms of the overall experience. Same reason I felt apple messed up giving iPhone 5 a fast CPU and lte. For most 5 users there's little reason to go with 5c or 5s unless you're a true die hard.