Apple Drops the Original iPad Mini from Sale

/ 1 year ago


The Apple iPad Mini has been around for three years now. Since the launch of the first iPad, they have sold more than 258.6 million tablets.

According to the Daily Mail, this totals up to a whopping $8.9 billion dollars in revenue. That is a lot of tablets and a whole lot of money too. No wonder Apple are rolling in money!

The iPad mini original was the last iOS device Apple had available for purchase without a Retina display, with its display panel pumping out a measly 1024 x 768 or 163 pixels per inch. The device was also the last iPad running on a 32-bit framework.

In March last year, Gartner said customers bought nearly 121 million tablets running Google’s Android operating system, which accounted for 61.9 percent of the market.

Apple reportedly dropped from a 53-per cent share of the market to 36 percent with 70.4 million sales.

However, refurbished iPad minis are still available to buy on the multi-billion dollar retailers website while resellers will still have some stock available for the time being.

The decision has followed Apple deciding to remove the iPod from its website menu, with users now having to click on the Music part of the site to find more details about the mp3 playing device.

Last year, Apple put the final nail in the coffin of the iPod Classic by deciding to quietly retire the device.

Thank you to DigitalSpy for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Tech Crunch.

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