Apple Retailer Stops Promoting The Unique iPad Mini
Apple’s unique iPad mini, the one non-retina iPad nonetheless on sale, was quietly faraway from Apple’s on-line retailer final night time, as famous by 9to5Mac. Evaluating the iPad part of the shop between this morning and yesterday reveals that the primary-gen iPad mini has been dropped from the comparability chart, too, leaving the iPad mini 2 and three, in addition to the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 as the present pill choices obtainable to buy new.
Finish-of-life for the unique iPad mini doesn’t come as a shock – the gadget was first launched in 2012, and nonetheless used the unique iPad decision of 1024×768. It was the primary 7.9-inch iPad created by Apple, and whereas it represented a denser show decision than had been obtainable on the 9.7-inch iPad with the identical variety of pixels, it didn’t qualify for Apple’s excessive-density ‘Retina’ show designation.
The A5-powered iPad mini additionally represented one thing of an oddity when it comes to processor era, and retailed for less than $50 lower than the entry-degree iPad mini 2, which does embrace the Retina show with 326 ppi show together with a a lot newer chip to energy software program and apps.
You possibly can nonetheless get the iPad mini within the refurbished part of the shop for now, and third-get together sellers nonetheless seem to have inventory, however successfully the iPad mini’s life as new hardware is completed. That doesn’t imply present customers can’t proceed to take pleasure in it, nevertheless: Apple introduced that will probably be among the many units that work with iOS 9, which is about to return out this fall and supply a number of latest options.