From what I can gather, supplies are extremely tight for the rMini. So much so that we can assume not available to the layman. This means if you want a mini for xmas gift, then its the old Mini. But it will only be available in 16gb as seen on apple.com. 16gb is too small for a tablet, phone you can manage, but tablet, no way. Apple should have kept the same price point on the Mini, but made it 32gb. Basically, if you want a larger than 16gb mini, you won't get it before the new year.