I bought a first gen iPad Mini because I really enjoy the size. I know there has been a lot mentioned about this as I was finally baffled enough to Google it to see how widespread the problem is. iOS 8 (or from that point in time on) crippled my iPad Mini. I restored it, and started it as a brand new device. I didn't even download any apps, or add any of my own media. When that did absolutely nothing for a long time I decided to beta test iOS 9 (a couple weeks ago) as I heard people say this would be a fix. I understand it's still a beta, and that iOS 9 could make it operable again, but I'm not banking on it. All I want to use it for is to browse the web. Right now it lags so bad even when I'm typing I can barely use it for Safari. The Mini hasn't even had it's third "birthday" yet (I think November). Do you think it's acceptable that an Apple device like this work smoothly for two years and then become garbage? Maybe you have suggestions. Not looking to get another iPad if it's life is two years at what they charge for it. Thanks for reading this rant. P.S. - I've had great experiences with my other apple computers and devices.