Which Product is Apple Expected to Stop Producing This Year?

Which Popular Device is Apple Expected to Stop Producing This Year 300x180 Which Product is Apple Expected to Stop Producing This Year?Apple Insider reports that iPad 2 production is poised to wind to a halt soon, possibly well before the end of this year.

Since its debut in March 2011, Apple’s iPad 2 has been one of the company’s top selling devices across all product lines. A hot commodity domestically and abroad, the iPad 2 has remained a bestseller for Apple across the world until only recently.

Even with the launch of two more subsequent hardware revisions — most recently last fall with the fifth-generation iPad Air — the iPad 2 has continued to live on as a legacy device in Apple’s product lineup. Its remaining availability has been somewhat perplexing, suggesting that Apple continued to find success with the device at $399.

“But starting last fall,” Apple Insider reports, “Apple began offering another model at the $399 price point — the iPad mini with Retina display. And while the iPad 2 has had a tremendous run, customers are now said to be opting for the more compact and higher-resolution iPads.”

Sources close to the Apple supply and production channels indicate that the company will likely pull the plug on iPad 2 production in the coming months in order to more evenly promote the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display to all markets around the world.



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