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Rumor: Apple to Discontinue iPad Mini

Possible bad news for many pilots as the iPad Mini seems to be on its last legs.

According to a report from 9to5Mac:

BGR cites ‘a source close to Apple’ in reporting that the iPad mini will not be updated again and will instead by phased out over time due to decreasing sales possibly caused by lighter and thinner iPads and modern iPhones with larger displays.

The iPad Mini makes for a great size in small general aviation cockpits, especially when mounted to the yoke. I’m currently flying with an iPad Mini 4 in that configuration, and it performs flawlessly.

It appears Apple will be focusing more on their larger tablet sizes, which is somewhat sad. I’m sure they’ll be great performance-wise, but the Mini was the perfect size. We’ll have to wait and see.

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