I was at the Apple store yesterday looking at iPad mini's. I have a 3rd generation iPad, and even though I love my device, the iPad mini form factor is just outstanding. The weight, size, and finish is something to behold. I am definitely getting one when the retina models are available. As more and more people buy the mini's, especially when the Retina version comes out, I think you will see decreased interest in these phablet monstrosities in the android system, because the phablet tries to do two things at once: 1. Be a phone 2. Be a portable content consumption device (web browsing, email, games) The phablet is a jack of both trades, yet master of none. Once the iPad mini w/ Retina shows how ideal it is for number 2 above, then we will start looking at our phones as just phones. Which means the "small" screens of iPhones will remain in our pockets, and we will love the "small" form factor for not feeling like we're carrying bricks. In other words, phablets are station wagons. The iPad mini is a SUV crossover. The iPhone is a Porsche 911. When you have a SUV crossover, and a Porsche 911, there is no longer a need for a station wagon.