The iPad Mini will no longer be available in Apple Store and on Apple’s online retail store. The time has come to say goodbye to the modest-sized, budget-priced tablet. However, other premium product lines such as iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3, are what the online and offline retail Apple stores continue to sell along with the larger screen iPad Air and iPad Air 2. All of these products were equipped with a crisper Retina displays.
Starting price of the original Mini was at $249. The lowest price of Apple’s tablet to date. Also, pertaining to the report that Apple will no longer produce and market the iPad Mini the company confirmed it, “Now all models of iPad Mini and iPad Air have 64-bit Apple-designed CPUs and high-resolution Retina displays,” an Apple spokesperson said.
This means that the end to the non-Retina model of Apple Mini has arrived. The 9to5Mac is a blog where the report about the the change in the Mini line up was first reported.
It was remembered that in October 2012, the iPad Mini was first introduced. This is when the time when smartphone are starting to have a supersized screens. What sets apart the iPad Mini is its 7.9-inch screen from the iPad’s original display at 9.7-inch.
According to the IHS Technology, a market researcher, one time in history the iPad Mini has became the most after sought tablet. The proof of this claim was the figures that accounted to 60 percent of iPad shipments. However, by the first quarter of this year, according to the report there’s a below 17 percent dropped incurred by the original Mini.
History of iPad Mini
It was on October 16, 2012 that Apple announce an event for media which will take place on October 23 at the California Theatre in San Jose, California. In the announcement Apple opted not to give details of the coming event. However, speculations are circlating that probably the event is about the iPad Mini. In that particular event the CEO of Apple Conglomerate Tim Cook, unveiled a new version of MacBook, new gen of MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and the iMac, then there’s the fourth-generation iPad and lastly the iPad Mini. That’s where the iPad Mini was known.