Apple Marks iPad Mini 3 as Obsolete Product

Apple has officially marked the third-generation iPad mini as an obsolete product, marking the official end of the road for one of Apple's most popular iPads.

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In December, MacRumors reported that Apple would designate the third-generation ‌iPad mini‌ in both Wi-Fi and cellular configurations as an obsolete product in the coming weeks. Today, Apple officially moved the iPad to its list of obsolete devices, meaning it will no longer be eligible for repairs as service providers can not order parts for the device.

The third-generation ‌iPad mini‌ was a popular ‌iPad‌ that launched in 2014 alongside the second-generation iPad Air. The third-generation ‌iPad mini‌ included the A7 chip and a Touch ID home button.

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KaliYoni Avatar
15 months ago

a Tough ID home button.
Oooooh yeah! Talk about the perfect device for watching stuff like Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, or Dangerous Roads!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
15 months ago
Looking back, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 4 are the best [mini] versions in 2010's

iPad mini 3 was virtually identical to iPad mini 2, with the iPad mini 3 introducing Touch ID home button...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacMcNugget Avatar
15 months ago
Yeah, that ID button was SUPER tough ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
headlessmike Avatar
15 months ago
The screenshot shows the original iPad mini with an A5 and iOS 6.

('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/03/ipad-mini-3-obsolete-product/')

Apple has officially marked the third-generation iPad mini as an obsolete product, marking the official end of the road for one of Apple's most popular iPads.



In December, MacRumors ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/12/06/ipad-mini-3-obsolete/') reported that Apple would designate the third-generation iPad mini in both Wi-Fi and cellular configurations as an obsolete product in the coming weeks. Today, Apple officially ('https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624') moved the iPad to its list of obsolete devices, meaning it will no longer be eligible for repairs as service providers can not order parts for the device.

The third-generation iPad mini was a popular iPad that launched in 2014 alongside the second-generation iPad Air. The third-generation iPad mini included the A7 chip and a Tough ID home button.

Article Link: Apple Marks iPad Mini 3 as Obsolete Product ('https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/03/ipad-mini-3-obsolete-product/')
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkphoenix24 Avatar
15 months ago

The screenshot shows the original iPad mini with an A5 and iOS 6.
Fixed it!

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Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jjrtiger Avatar
15 months ago
Ahh that screenshot takes me back to when OSX and iOS had beautiful UIs. At the time I still missed Tiger even aqua in Snow Leopard but just seeing Mavericks again for the first time in almost 8 years reminds me of how much Apple’s UI has regressed. Time to bring back a modern version of Aqua and get rid of this BORING and often times confusing flat, white-washed UI that we’ve been stuck with since Yosemite
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