“Starting at $249, the iPad Mini 2 was the simplest, most affordable iPad, according to CNET reviews,” Katzmaier reports. “Now it’s getting replaced by something much more expensive.”

“The Mini 2 is gone from Apple’s website, signaling its demise,” Katzmaier reports. “The only Mini you’ll be able to buy new and direct from Apple is the Mini 4, starting at $399.”

“The culling of the Mini 2 comes amid Apple’s quiet refresh of its tablet lineup, highlighted by the introduction of an improved full-sized iPad starting at $329.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We consider a new 9.7-inch iPad for $329 more than compensatory for the death of an old 7.9-inch iPad.

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