Apple cleaned up at the Apple Store today. Apparently they have already finished all the available stock they had of the original iPad mini , which until now they sold at a reduced price. So it’s time to move on, and make it disappear from the shopping list. For those who didn’t want to be on the cutting edge of technology, but wanted an iPad at all costs, the first-generation iPad mini was the right purchase.
It was introduced in 2012 as an evolution of the largest iPad, and it has been with us for three generations now . It hasn’t made many changes, not even aesthetically, since it was introduced, and has always followed in the footsteps of the iPad Air in terms of specifications. In October 2013 it dropped its price to 289 euros, and last year with the introduction of the iPad mini 3 it dropped again to 239 euros. However, only the 16GB model is available, in space grey or silver.
So now we are left with a complete 64-bit family, all carrying the powerful Apple A7 and Apple A8X , instead of the rickety Apple A5 of the iPad 2 and the iPad mini. The Retina display is also unified in all models. The iPad mini can still be found in the refurbishment shop, from 199 euros, or in shops where there are still models in stock, but not in a physical Apple Store.