The announcement that Apple is lowering the price of the previous retina mini to $299 was overlooked, but I think it is pretty significant news. Now for under $300 you could own a smaller iPad that has powerful hardware and a retina display. As the owner of an iPad Air, the new pricing of the mini 2 is now low enough that I am considering buying one to compliment my main iPad. For most situations the 9.7" screen size is ideal, but for on the go usage and for smaller spaces the mini is perfect. Up until now it seemed a bit ridiculous to own both the Air and the mini. And I could never own just a mini since it is not as good for viewing certain types of content, like magazines. But at the $299 price point it feels more reasonable to own both, especially considering that the performance of the mini 2 is on par with the Air that I already have. It would be great to have an iPad that works in situations that the regular size iPad is too much, but also to have the full iPad experience. For those that have an iPad Air, or plan to get an Air 2 - does the new pricing of the mini 2 entice you to get one as a second tablet?