I'm looking at buying my mum an iPad for Christmas. She currently uses a first gen Nexus 7 I bought her and she uses Facebook, does some minimal web browsing and plays some non-graphics intensive games. The Nexus is a good bit of kit that she uses daily but having owned one I know by comparison the iPad (and iOS) is a far slicker, nicer bit of kit and easier to use. Now the iPad Mini 2 is a bargain and bearing in mind the Mini 3 is identical in terms of everything except the touch ID, seems like relevant tech as well. Here's the thing though, I'd like to go for a larger tablet for her so there's a marked difference between her Nexus and whatever iPad I opt for. So my question is this. Is the iPad 4 still worth a buy? It's for sale through Apple's site as a refurb and is the same price as a Mini 2. Is it likely I'll receive a newly boxed one if they're old stock or will it be a plain box example? Any advice would be great.