I am the proud owner of a brand spanking new iPad rMini. I am dazzled by it's blinding speed and absolute responsiveness. This is the second time that I have been dazzled by those same attributes. I owned an original iPad mini for year and then traded up as soon as possible this past November. I have been happily enjoying my new retina version since November but alas during this last little ice storm in Houston Texas I slipped and dropped it shattering the screen. Luckily, having AppleCare, I quickly received another one. I did not realize how much of the dazzle had slipped away during those three months of use. So the question here is how do I keep it at that blinding speed? I did not set it up as new, I simply restored from an iTunes backup. In addition the battery life is phenomenal. I picked it up from the Apple store and it had a 99% charge on it. I restored it and have used it all day today. So, right now it's 24 hours later + and it's at 89%. That is really good IMO. So, do you think that every once in a while I should back it up and wipe it - and then restore it ? You think that would do it? I'm thinking about testing my theory with my iPhone 5.