When Apple introduced the iPad mini with a Retina display, the company continued selling the original iPad mini with a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display for a lower price. And when the iPad mini 3 was introduced, the original iPad mini continued to stick around.

But now Apple has stopped selling the original iPad mini… well, it’s stopped selling new models anyway. You can still pick up a refurbished version for $209 and up.

ipad mini 1

The original iPad mini was launched in late 2013, and features an Apple A5 dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and a display with 163 pixels per inch.

Newer models feature 2048 x 1536 pixel displays with 326 pixels per inch and faster Apple A7 processors. But when Apple unveiled iOS 9 recently, the company noted that it’d be able to run on every iPad mini, including the first-generation model.

Still, by phasing out the original iPad mini, Apple is now exclusively offering iOS devices with high-resolution “Retina” displays.

via 9to5Mac

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,502 other subscribers

One reply on “Apple is done selling iPads without Retina displays (mostly)”

  1. Well I tried to fix my ipad 2 with cracked digitizer by removing and replacing screen but I stripped 3 screws so it is gathering dust in my closet.
    Really don’t miss it, my phablet oneplus one does most things my ipad did. My Macbook pro is much better for productivity.

Comments are closed.