It seems strange that the upgrade from the Mini 2 to the Mini 3 was such as small upgrade. Same A7 chipset, exactly the same dimensions and weight; the only difference is the Touch ID, the added Champagne Gold color option and a slight cosmetic modification to the camera lens. Conversely, the iPad Air 2 made some bigger changes, most notably the fully laminated display and the removal of the sound/orientation switch. Since it was released at the same time as the Air 2, it only seems logical that Apple would at least throw in a newer chipset, laminate the display (thereby allowing more room for a bigger battery to sustain the more powerful chipset), but they didn't. This upgrade was even smaller than the jump from the iPhone 5 to the 5S, which did include an upgraded chipset, larger battery and a dual LED camera flash. Apple's upgrades have always been pretty incremental, but this seems a bit too incremental. Thoughts?