The future of the iPad mini was heavily being wondered about prior to Apple’s 2014 iPad keynote in October. Some folks believed that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) would discontinue the 7-inch tablet computer because the larger 5.5-inch apple iphone 6 Plus currently supplied a phablet-sized option. However, rumors of the iPad mini’s demise ended up not to be real and Apple did release a third-generation design.

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Today, rumors of the impending end of iPad mini have actually resurfaced. According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily Information (using iDownloadblog) the iPad mini 3 will certainly be the last of Apple’s 7-inch tablets. Apple is expected to quit manufacturing on the iPad mini to concentrate on its upcoming reported 12-inch iPad Pro. This isn’t really totally surprising information considering that Apple paid hardly any focus to the smaller sized tablet during its iPad Air 2 occasion in October. There additionally appeared to be a lack of passion in the 7-inch iPad preceeding the iPad Air 2 as well as iPad mini 3 launch. The iPad Air 2 was dripped way much more compared to the iPad mini 3, as well as Apple fans were way much more concentrated on the upcoming iPhone 6 launch as well as Apple enjoy compared to anything else.

But remember, Apple did determine to keep all 3 generations of the iPad mini around to offer clients several price alternatives. This appears to propose that the iPad mini isn’t going away anytime quickly. Apple could possibly make a decision to keep the iPad mini around merely for the upcoming 2014 holiday shopping season, then stop it when it introduces the iPad Pro in early 2015. If this happens, the initial iPad Air would certainly then become Apple’s least expensive tablet computer option at $399.