“After nearly three years on the market, Apple’s second-generation iPad, which sports an A5 processor and non-Retina display, is now on the chopping block, and is expected to be discontinued in the near future,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “”
“According to people familiar with Apple’s plans, the company has made the decision to ramp down iPad 2 production given that customers are resoundingly shifting purchases towards its more modern and capable iPads, namely the iPad mini and iPad Air,” Hughes reports. “While the iPad 2 has had a tremendous run, customers are now said to be opting for the more compact and higher-resolution iPads.”
“The anticipated discontinuation of the iPad 2 aligns with a prediction made by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities last November,” Hughes reports. “He revealed that Apple was set to ship just 0.3 million iPad 2 units in the current quarter, suggesting to him that the product is nearing end-of-life.”
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