With every Apple product that I can think of, the product has had 'legs'. Meaning that Apple put enough innovation into the hardware that the product would be ahead of the competition for many months, even years. The iPad 3, for example, is still ahead, more than nine months after it was introduced. This can't be said of the iPad Mini, though. The Mini is out-of-date, TODAY. Already it is bested by the Kindle Fire HD for display resolution, for $130 less. And in about 2 weeks, B&N will be releasing their Nook HD, which will totally blow it out of the water. So if that is the situation today, what will the situation be like in six months, a year, or by the time Apple gets around to releasing a new Mini? Not pretty at all. Apple is clearly resting on their laurels. This will be their undoing. I can't imagine Steve Jobs ever doing this.