iPad mini

An en­dan­gered species? You may be sur­prised…

Mac|Life - - FEATURE -

Ba ck in 2012, a 7.9–inch iPad was a great idea: ver­sa­til­ity in a cheaper, more por­ta­ble form. To­day, it’s still one–third lighter than a 9.7–inch iPad, but costs $70 more. That in­cludes 128GB of stor­age, tar­get­ing a dwin­dling en­ter­prise user base. If you go for 128GB on the 9.7– inch, the mini is only $10 less yet has a quar­ter of the pix­els and no Pen­cil sup­port. Now that the big iPads are so slim and light, there’s lit­tle need for a mini. A dead prod­uct? Well, so we thought un­til an­a­lyst Ming– Chi Kuo pre­dicted an up­date for early 2019…

Speak­ing of a po­ten­tial farewell, the iPod touch was last up­dated in 2015, and is highly likely to be axed. That would end the iPod line.

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