Many people here seem split in their decision on whether to buy an iPad Mini or 4th Gen iPad. I think the reason for this could be influenced by that fact that the current 4th Gen is still just a stopgap until a redesigned 5th model next year. Same old shell as usual! It's still as heavy and awkward as the 3rd Gen. The iPad Mini whilst being "new" and having a new form factor lacks a good screen and processor, so in 4/5 months it will start to show its age already. Hopefully next years lineup will include a smaller lighter full size ipad (perhaps using the Mini form factor) and the Mini will have A6 plus a retina display. This should level out the obvious Pros and Cons to each device now...point being, there are plus and minus points to both of the current devices, but nothing definitive that would help you choose one over another: Mini: great form factor, light, new design - thin bezel, stero speakers - BUT old chip, non retina, iPad: Retina, speed - BUT too heavy, too thick, one speaker, same design - bezel still too thick It's a shame we can have two equally matched products both with good points that are the same. Guess this is what having to wait on technology to match ideas feels like. Next year it would be nice for consumers to have the same product but different size to make the buying process simpler. Ie. 9.7inch iPad and iPad Mini look the same apart from screen size, A6X in one, A6 in the other. Both retina display.