I remember when I first bought the iPad 3 I had thought I would never need another one for a few years since it introduced the Retina Display and an A5X. Fast forward a few months and we realized it was gimped with an underpowered GPU from the start. I know that Apple releases a new model every year so you're never gonna get the perfect product, but some revisions last a long longer than others (iPad 2 and iPhone 4S still running strong). Will next year's iPad Air (if it introduces Touch ID and an X GPU processor) be a better time to buy than this model? I feel they gimped it a little bit like the iPad 3 (not necessarily on purpose, it was just market conditions). For example the A6 wasn't ready and they needed a Retina Display iPad to come out quick so they made an A5X. In this case they don't have enough Touch ID sensors so they removed it from this year's models.