Edit: People didn't like the word boring, I'm a troll, blah blah blah. I changed the title but couldn't even finish it. Back during the iPad 1 and iPad 2, the iPads offered a unique experience. They didn't feel like just really bigger iPhones. I think part of that was due to apps being designed differently when Jobs and Forstall were still at Apple. Now with iOS 7 and 8, they all look the same and all function the same. Especially with the 6+, I see a lot of users saying they will ditch the iPad Mini. I just don't see the iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 upgrades being that big. -Touch ID -A8 chip -Wi-Fi 802.11ac -Expanded LTE -New FaceTime HD camera -2GB RAM (maybe? probably not) -Better iSight camera (maybe? probably not) -Retina HD display (nope) I mean its good for people upgrading from an iPad 2 or iPad 3 but these small hardware features just aren't as exciting as before. The screen is already really good, the speed is already super fast, and its already crazy light. I think the next big advancements in iPads will come in software. The 7.9" and 9.7" can provide unique experience that are different from the iPhone. Here's two examples: Split Screen Multitasking 2-3 apps running at the same time (25%, 50%, 75% sizes). Would probably need at least 2GB of RAM. I can't really see this year iPads have upgraded RAM but definitely next year. It seems Apple is saving this feature for future iPads (iPad Pro). FaceTime Group Chat Would like being able to do group chats with FaceTime. I think FaceTime was originally meant for 1 to 1 video calling. If you could divide the iPad screen into rectangles, it would still be big enough to view everyone faces while the iPhones would be too small. Businesses, students, families, I can see many different groups of people using this. I would immediately upgrade to the new iPads if they had these. I like more powerful chips and faster wi-fi and lighter devices but I'm more excited about software features that would work well on the iPad.