No one complained when the iPad Air got a vanilla A7. So why are people making a big deal that the iPad Mini 4 "only" has an A8? If an A7 was good enough for a flagship device (iPad Air 1 at the time), then why isn't a next generation A8 good enough for their lower tier device (Mini 4)? It was most likely done for power and heating constraints in that small case. Not that it matters to me, I have an iPad Air 2. But I can't see why people are complaining about the A8 in a Mini 4?