We’ve had our iPad Mini 2 for a while as you can see and here in 2019 it’s still in daily use but it’s starting to show it’s age with iOS 12. I’ve been very tempted to upgrade our family one but it’s serving it’s purpose and for viewing video and kids games it’s still fine. Where it shows it’s age though is switching apps and swift playgrounds. If you’re thinking of getting an iPad Mini in 2019 I’d avoid anything other than the 4 and 5 iterations. The original iPad Mini, 2nd and 3rd generations should be avoided in my opinion even though you can pick them up relatively cheaply now.