Apple has quietly removed the original iPad mini from both its website and the Apple Store.
It was about time, after all. The mini was introduced in 2012, yet was still being sold alongside its two successors for a reduced price of $249 for the 16GB model (down from the original $329).
It was the last iOS device Apple still sold without a Retina display – its panel is just 1024 x 768 or 163 ppi . It’s also the last iPad running on 32-bit architecture, so developers should at least have a bit of an easier time working across devices.
Though you can still buy refurbished devices and resellers will still have some available as they empty their stock, it looks like Apple will no longer be producing new ones from here on out. So long.