Homescreen still features a 4 by 5 grid of icons. In other words, the iPad Air fits 4 fewer app icons per page than the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is one quarter the size of the iPad Air. How exactly does this make any sense? And then there are the folders which just waste so much screen space. Even if ou want to keep folder pages at 9 pages you could show multiple pages on the iPad.
Almost makes you wonder if there is no one (with any say) within Apple actually using iPads, how else did they miss this?
New iPad Air is thinner and faster. No mention about weight though and as usually the don't mention RAM. I expect it'll be lighter since it's thinner but would be nice to know. If it has 2GB or RAM (as rumoured) instead of one that's a big upgrade, shame you should have to look up review to know.
They really rushed past the upgraded Mini. No word if on if it got any thinner or if it has the same SOC as the new Air.
Sad to see they went with the same storage tiers as on the iPhone 6. 16 GB just shouldn't be an option any more.
My current iPad is a first generation Mini, it's slow, it's RAM constrained, doesn't have a retina screen or TouchID, I'll be getting one of the new iPads but I've known that for a while. Not sure which though. If the new Air is lighter I might just go for that rather than a new Mini and if the Mini doesn't have the same SOC as the Air well, that pushes me further towards the Air, if the Air has the rumoured 2GB RAM and the Mini doesn't that settles it.
Finally, "It's been way to long". I was really hoping that was referring to the Mac Mini and it did! I've been hoping it'd get an upgrade for quite some time and it looks like a really good one too. Flash storage sadly isn't the standard but it is an option even on the lowest tier (which is now cheaper). No quad core option though which is a shame. I'm kind of interested in moving to OS X for everyday usage and making my Windows PC a dedicated gaming machine, not sure if a dual core would be good enough. Definitely looking forward to reading some in-depth reviews.