I used to have the regular size iPad (every generation from the original to the 4th gen), but switched to the more portable iPad mini 2. Have not bought any newer iPads since then. iOS 9 showed me that the iPad is now more usable in a desktop-like situation, and now I'm thinking of getting the regular size iPad again. However, Apple only announced the larger iPad Pro and didn't update the iPad Air 2. My dilemma: 1. Get iPad Air 2 now. It is available refurbished, and I know Apple's refurbished is pretty much like new. So this is a great value. However, I have the iPhone 6S, and the A9 is sickeningly fast that I don't want to be at one generation behind from the start. 2. Wait and get for the iPad Pro. Its larger size will make it more useful in certain situation, at the cost of portability. And it is more expensive. But at least it is sporting the latest SoC. 3. Wait for the imaginary iPad Air 3. Apple introduced the iPad Air 2 in October of last year. So there might still be a possibility of updating it to the A9 series chip. But this is just my imagination. 4. Wait next year and see what happen. How will Apple use the A10? Will it be only for iPad Pro 2, and iPad Air 3 getting A9? Will the iPad Air lineup be 1 gen behind all the time? I can kinda understand having the mini to be 1 gen behind (not cool, but I guess Apple has to segment its product). However, it is strange to have an a regular sized iPad that is behind the iPhone, SoC wise. I'm not in a hurry to get one, but if Apple's strategy is to have the iPad Air one gen behind the iPad Pro, it will be annoying moving forward.