A new report from BGR claims Apple is preparing to discontinue the iPad mini. When it debuted in 2012 the iPad mini occupied a useful niche between the small iPhone and the much larger iPad, competing with the popular Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. But with 5.5” iPhones encroaching on the smaller tablet’s main selling point — size — a source now claims Apple is experiencing “fierce cannibalism of our own products” and says the iPad mini has been “sized out of its own category.” Apple hasn’t updated the iPad mini since 2015 and recently ditched the 32GB iPad mini 4 from its online store, lowering the price of the 128GB model to $399. The sources weren’t clear however on whether Apple will simply continue to go on selling the device without updating it or plans to pull it entirely in the near future.
Report: Apple to discontinue iPad mini
By Dan Pye
Dan Pye was a news editor at iLounge. He's been involved with technology his whole life, and started writing about it in 2009. He's written about everything from iPhone and iPad cases to Apple TV accessories.