Return of a classic pad. I’ve always had a soft-spot for the iPad Mini. The 7-inch screen seemed like the perfect size for carrying around the home, dropping in the backpack when you didn’t want a whole laptop, and for reading in your quiet place. I’m not sure Apple agreed since it hasn’t upgraded the Mini in three years. Now, perhaps spurred by the success of the affordable 9.7-inch iPad and the emergence of products like the 7-inch-screen sporting Google Home Hub, Apple might be taking another run at the small tablet space. If we do get a new Mini in 2019, I suggest Apple sell it with a stand, which will then make it the perfect home companion.