Briefly mentioned during the September Apple Event and probably buried in the hype around the iPad Pro and iPhone 6s, the iPad Mini 4 is something I've enjoyed using a lot. It is what Mini users have been waiting for.
Small, light and powerful, with pretty much the internals of an iPad Air 2 (using the A8 chip), the Mini 4 now comes with a great screen.
Colors are more saturated and the tablet is fast. The Touch ID sensor is also as fast as the iPhone 6s series. The main camera has been upgraded from the 5mp one on the iPad Mini 3 to an 8mp one.
What was surprising was how light it was compared to its Mini predecessors. It is now around 300grams, and you can really feel the weight loss.
The iPad Air 2, while thin and light for its class (about 450g), now feels heavy to me as I read with the iPad Mini 4. Even the iPad Mini 3 feels thick and heavy now.
The Mini 4 inherited the iPad Air 2's thinness (6.1mm vs iPad Mini 3's 7.4mm!). Holding it is so much of a pleasure that I'm tempted to use it without a cover or jacket.
I know right? A naked iPad Mini 4: living life on the edge.
What's missing? Well, you don't get 3D Touch, for example. Nor do you get the latest A9x or A9 chip used by iPad Pro and iPhone 6s.
But if that doesn't bother you, then the Mini 4 may be the iPad you didn't know you wanted, but is the iPad you deserve.