And that's where lots of people seem to be missing the point, at least, that's my impression reading all those dissappointed reactions on the new iPad mini 3. But today, you can order a 32 GB iPad mini 2, with a retina display, for just $349. To me, that appears to be incredibly affordable, it's $50 less then a 16 GB Nexus 9! Even the 32 GB iPad Air is still cheaper than the Nexus 9 32 GB... The A7 CPU is still a very capable CPU and the build quality on both last generation iPads is still as good as it ever was. You'd have to hate iOS very much to even consider the Nexus 9 imho.