I was replacing my older iPad Mini for a couple of reasons, mainly to get the latest processor but also to take my older mini to a friend in Africa who needs some form of communication. Everything about the mini seems ideal for what I want in a tablet device. I read books on this thing, e-mail, social media but no heavy typing. Don't care for the screen keyboards. If I have any issues it is not with this device specifically but with the latest OS and all the stupid gestures they keep adding. Really weird when stuff disappears off the screen because I touched it in the wrong way. I need to go in and figure out how to turn those gestures off!