I posted another thread explaining that I prefer the size of the iPad mini better so I have ordered one, although it has not been shipped so I can switch to an iPad air 2 if I want to. One thing I am wondering, since I do run garageband, iMovie, and all types of apps like that, what will the iPad mini 3 look like in a year from now? It isn't even as powerful as the iPhone 6. Right now it runs everything fine. But would I see a huge improvement in the Air 2 with the A8x plus the extra GB of ram? Or will it not be that noticeable? I could deal with the extra screen size if I knew for sure it was going to be noticeable. IOS8 runs fine on iPad mini retina and 3. But when IOS 9 comes out, i'll still be in contract with my Verizon iPad mini 3. IOS 9 iMovie and garageband I imagine will be even more powerful. Will it still be able to hang? In other words, are you guys that still have iPad 2's able to still run the newest garageband and iMovie just fine?