Apple has introduced to the offer a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad, which is bigger, faster and … cheaper by PLN 300 than the iPad Mini 4. How did it happen?
Apple presented a new, 9.7-inch iPad for schools. This great device will sell really well.
The future of the iPad Mini appears in gloomy colors
For several years, there has been much speculation about whether the iPad Mini 5 will be built. We had alleged leaks regarding its specifications, but everything came to naught. It is possible that Apple initially wanted to introduce another version of Mini, but somewhere along the road he withdrew from these plans. At this point it seems clear that the iPad Mini is slowly falling into oblivion. The first model debuted several years ago, and only the second version brought the Retina screen. It was really great equipment at one time. It is currently difficult to find application for several reasons. Firstly, because its only strong side is mobility, and now few people need such tablets when smartphones reach or exceed 6-inches. Secondly, if someone already uses a tablet, he needs at least 10-inches, while Apple has other offers on offer. Let me just remind you that the diagonal of the Mini is 7.9 inches. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/825154/tani-ipad-2018/
The iPad Mini 4 is currently too much
How much would you like to ask – how did it happen? How did it happen that the newest 9.7-inch iPad costs PLN 300 less than the older, slower and smaller iPad Mini 4, which also does not support Apple Pencil? This model debuted after all in 2015 and has an A8 processor under the hood, where for comparison – the newest 9.7-inch iPad has the A10 Fusion. The only explanation for leaving this model on offer is the fact that it still has to sell quite well. Similarly as in the manufacturer's offer, the MacBook Air is not renewed for a long time (its new version should appear later this year). The second argument is the capacitive variant, which is available for sale. iPad Mini 4 has 128 GB internal memory , while the price of the 9.7-inch iPad starts from the 32 GB variant.
iPad Mini 4 is not a good investment
More expensive, slower, with less display and no Apple Pencil support. At this point, Apple actually began to whip this product, encouraging buyers to look around for a newer model. Yes, as I used to recommend buying a Mini because of its advantages, so nowadays this is not the goal. If you are already looking around for iPad, pay attention to the other models. Unless you do not mind throwing money on equipment that is already too expensive at the time of purchase and too old for the rest of the devices. Source: Apple, own study