According to the most recent rumors, iPad Mini 5 will be discontinued. This is a quite bad news for people who were loving the series, but it seems that Apple has already taken the decision of phasing out this device.
Sad News for Mini Lovers
For now, we don’t have the official confirmation of this decision, but people keep rumoring about this. Even so, we don’t know exactly whether the iPad Mini will be completely phased out or if the company is still going to sell the Mini 4 for a while.
The discontinuing of the iPad Mini 5 seems to have a strong connection to the stopping of the production for the iPad Mini 4, the 32 GB version, which took place this year. This happened shortly after the 9.7 inches iPad was rolled out. Given the fact that we have no other details about the iPad Mini 5, people speculate that the Mini 4 might actually be the last such device we will see.
It’s Not the Only Series to See Its End
However, the Mini series is not the only one to be discontinued. The same happened to the iPad Air one too. The latter was also discontinued by the tech giant, but there are still some rumors saying that Apple will be rebranding the iPad Mini into the iPad Pro Mini.
The main issue with the iPad Mini seems to be the fact that the sales numbers were not as high as the developers might have expected. What happened, in fact, was that the market share that was owned by Mini was taken over by the iPhone 7 Plus. From this we can draw the conclusion that users prefer to own a smartphone packed with features instead of an entry level tablet.