It seems that Apple is slowly proceeding with some clearance, as the Apple’s original iPad mini, the only non-Retina iPad will no longer be available for sale. The first generation iPad has just been dropped from the comparison chart, leaving more room for the iPad Mini 2 and 3, along with the iPad Air and iPad 2. From now on, these will be the only tablets available for purchase.
This was the most affordable iPad model coming from Apple, with many consumers being able to lay their hands on one. The iPad Mini won’t be available either on Apple’s website or in Apple stores. This is somewhat surprising, as a short notice on the news could have helped people get their desired and affordable iPad Mini. The original iPad Mini had a starting price of $249, the most affordable cost for such a device coming from Apple.
However, the guys try to compensate the disappearance of the iPad Mini by offering some news update on their iOS 9. The keyboard coming along with the operating system update will support a larger tablet, and this will most probably happen with the upcoming iPad Pro. The symbols and keys on the iPad Pro keyboard will be located at the top row and the second page will contain all numbers and symbols.
So, Apple is removing iPad Mini, the Cinderella of Apple tablets, to make way for the latest iPad Pro that will have a resolution of 1366×1024. This sounds quite entertaining for the future, it almost makes us completely forget that the iPad Mini ever existed.
The upcoming iPad Pro will also support a larger screen, scaling at 12.9 inch and will be concentrated on delivering enterprise-centric functionality, consisting of service areas used in banking services and consequently allowing for general services and information to be utilized in all channels.
Progress always leaves certain things behind, and this time is the iPad’s Mini turn to let other products develop and come with even more functionalities and upgraded features. The device was released in 2012 and still uses the original iPad resolution, namely 1024×768. This is the first born Apple iPad and the first to leave the evolutionary tablet path, for the upcoming iPad pro or iPad Plus. The iPad Mini had a 7.9 inch that doesn’t qualify for Apple’s high density “Retina” display designation.
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