It looks like Apple has finally decided to remove the original iPad mini from its website and online store. The company is now only offering the 64-bit Retina full-sized iPads, and iPad minis.
The disappearance of the iPad mini from the store was first spotted by 9to5Mac. Right now, Apple is only offering the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 and iPad miini 3 on its online store. A spokesperson from Apple confirmed to The Verge that “the non-Retina iPad mini model is no longer available. Now all models of iPad mini and iPad Air have 64.bit Apple-designed CPUs and high-resolution Retina displays”.
The iPad mini 1 was introduced by the Cupertino company about three years ago. Despite launching a new iPad mini 3 last October, Apple kept selling the original iPad mini – the company would usually kill off devices of two years or older at the launch of a new device, and it looks like the lifespan of the iPad mini 1 has finally come to an end.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Apple is not supporting its very first 7.9” tablet. For those of you who are still using the device, you will be glad to know that the next iOS version, iOS 9, will be coming to your beloved tablet. You won’t get to enjoy all the latest features that iOS 9 brings, but hopefully the update will give a faster and more stable performance.