We have an old iPad mini 2 that we keep in the kitchen. My wife usually uses it for recipes, I use it for music or to look up stuff on the web. Lately it seems to be running out of power rather soon. It used to last a week between charges. At first I wondered if it was an iOS update, but after looking at its usage I now think it’s just the 3-4 year old battery.
Anyway, since a battery replacement will likely cost quite a bit, I figured we might as well get a new one. I think 64 GB is too limited and $550 for the 256 GB model is not going to happen. The refurb store has a 128GB mini 4 for $300. Price sounds reasonable. And 128 GB is the perfect capacity for me.
I don’t think any of the new things the refreshed mini has are important to me, but I do wonder about the mini 4’s A8 and longevity. With the iPhone 6 getting bumped from iOS 13, it appears next year might be the last to see OS support for the A8. Does anybody here think a mini 4 has any chance at longevity?