After four days with the devices, most outlets were impressed by the slimmed-down iPad Air 2 but would recommend it only to owners of early-generation
iPads. The iPad mini 3’s slight update—a new gold option and Touch ID—weren’t enough to win a ringing endorsement from any expert.
We’ll be weighing in with our in-depth analysis and test results on both tablets, but until then, we picked out some of the best insights from our
fellow journalists around the web: