The mini 4 will be 3 generation behind when Apple announces the new iPhones/A11. Considering that they didn't bother refreshing the mini when they released the iPad 5, it might be safe to say that the mini is going to the ways of the iPod Touch. Question is, as a fan of the smaller form factor, which should be my upgrade path? Currently I'm still running the mini 2, and buying a mini 4 today imo is not wise considering it will be 3 generation behind in a few months. iPad mini 4: + larger screen than iPhone Plus + cheaper - old hardware, will be outdated soon - no clear future upgrade path in sight iPhone Plus: + Updated hardware (SoC, camera, TouchID, etc) + It can function as a phone when needed - I already have a non-plus iPhone - More expensive - Smaller screen than iPad mini Any thoughts?