Hi, looking to get some advice here as this will be my first leap into iOS devices. I purchased a Ipad 4th generation 16GB Wifi on Black Friday from Target with the $60 gift card, and am still hard pressed on deciding whether to keep this one or to sell it and go for the Ipad Mini. I dont' think I'd go any higher on my budget then I already spent, and I'm somewhat concerned about a few things. First I do have fairly small hands, so I do think the Ipad Mini would be better especially when I'm out and about. I formerly used the Nexus 7 and found that to be a pretty good size, but I just don't use my Nexus 7 anymore because I got a Galaxy Note 2. I figure I might as well get a iOS device so I can be in both worlds. The problem is, I would probably mainly use my Ipad for games, while also doing some drawing, reading, and movie watching. I'm not to concerned with the Retina (or at least I haven't seen it yet so I haven't been spoiled yet), but my primary concern is since the Ipad MIni has similar specs to the Ipad 2, how long would it take for that device to be outdated (also considering there are rumors of Ipad Mini 2 in about 6 months). Would I be better to just keep the Ipad 4th gen and see where the Ipad Mini market goes in terms of specs?
The other problem I'm having with the Ipad 4th gen is finding a decent case/screen protector. I keep hearing bad things about this or that, such as the screen protector ruining the whole point behind retina display or the case being counter productive and gathering dust. Any recommendations here?