Different perspective: The Mini isn't a massively popular product but still has a following. Apple decided to revamp it in the cheapest but most effective way. If all I get out of this deal is their top level SOC and a better screen I'll happily take it. A better camera and face ID would have been nice but also would have required a case re-design. And even Pencil 1 support is a big deal because it was non-existent before. I may get one just for quick note jotting. And it fits in my lab coat pocket.