I'm not sure, but I suspect that there are many more like me who are interested in the iPad mini, not because it is cheaper, but because of its smaller size, weight and portability advantages over the larger iPad. For us, the fact that Apple has cut corners and used old tech on the iPad mini is actually a disadvantage. We would prefer to see the latest tech, even if we have to pay for it, as long as it is in the small package. So here's what I'm hoping Apple will do. Announce the iPad mini 2 for $329. It will basically be an iPad 4, but smaller sized (retina display; A6X chip, etc.) Keep the iPad mini (1) for those really looking for a cheap tablet. Price it somewhere around $229 (maybe 249, but that would end Apple's precedent of a $100 discount on year old tech). Lastly, announce an iPad mini Pro (with a better thought out name, hopefully). It will have all the bells and whistles just announced on the iPhone 5S. Retina display; Touch ID; 64 bit A7(x?) chip, camera if necessary (although taking photos on an iPad is stupid ) for $429. They could even do an iPhone 5C with the iPad mini 2 or iPad mini (1) and colour it up with a plastic shell. That would sell like hotcakes, just as the iPhone 5C is going to. I don't think Apple will do the iPad mini Pro. But it would be amazing!