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Apple Inc. ceases the manufacturing and selling of original iPad Mini


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has decided to cease the manufacturing of its iPad Mini merchandise that first came to light in the month of October, 2012, which is supposed to be a connect through between the fourth-Gen iPad and fifth-Gen iPod Touch. This gave a jolt to the end user expectations since the original Mini came with a starting price tag of mere $249, which was pretty economical.iPad-mini-vs-ipad

Now, all models of iPad Mini and iPad Air embrace 64-bit Apple designed CPUs with high resolution retina display, an Apple spokesperson said. The Apple followers will now have to choose from the iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 along with iPad Air and iPad Air 2, looking for a crisper Retina display.

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Apple brought iPad Mini initially, with a 7.9-inch screen unlike the original 9.7-inch iPad, and  resolution of 1024×768. It fathomed the IHS technology, which was the trendiest among Apple’s tablets and accounts for almost 60 percent of Apple’s iPad’s consignment. The end of the first quarter of this witnessed a 17 percent fall in the iPad Mini’s sales by the end of its era.

Despite the A5-powered iPad Mini had something peculiar in terms of its processor generation, it retailed for only $50 less than the entry-level iPad Mini 2, which barred the Retina display feature with 326 ppi  with an added chip to power software and apps.

The iPad Mini will still be available in the refurbished section of the Apple store, and via third-party sellers those still materialize the iPad Mini’s stash. Apple even claimed that the iPad Mini will come out the blue and offer a host of new features soon.

New iPad Minis are expected to be available through sites like Amazon until they lope out, and refurbished models will go on with to be an option, even though Apple removed it from its online store.


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