- Apple has officially declared the third generation iPad mini as an obsolete product.
- It will no longer be eligible for repairs, and service providers will not be able to order parts for obsolete devices.
Apple has marked the 3rd generation iPad mini as an obsolete product officially. According to Apple’s support page, products are considered obsolete when Apple stops distributing them for sale after more than seven years.
Apple Discontinues Services For Obsolete Products
In such cases, Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products, with the only exception of Mac laptops that are eligible for an additional battery-only repair period. Apple mentioned that the service providers could not order parts for obsolete products.
The third generation iPad mini was a widely popular device that was unveiled in 2014, along with the second-generation iPad Air. It featured the A7 chip and a Touch ID home button.
Apple Is Now Working On a New Version of The iPad Mini
According to reports, the tech giant, Apple, is currently working on a new version of the iPad mini, which is anticipated to be released by the end of 2023 or early 2024.
The launch of a new will also be a welcome addition to Apple’s tablet line-up, which has seen a renewed focus on the iPad in recent years. Due to the increasing popularity of tablets as primary devices for work and entertainment, the release of the new will be a great option for those who prefer a smaller and highly portable device.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared the information on Twitter and said that the new iPad mini’s main selling point would mainly be its processor.
He added that the iPhone maker, Apple, won’t replace the iPad mini with a folding in 2025. The reason is that the price of a folding would be significantly higher than the iPad mini, making it an unreasonable replacement.