AppleInsider has learned that Cupertino will soon retire iPad 2, which was very first introduced in March 2011. When Apple launched the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display last fall, several thoughts that the iPad 2 would be discontinued. Instead, Apple kept it into production, much to the chagrin of numerous of us at AppAdvice.
AppleInsider says that the stopping of the iPad 2 “aligns” with a prediction made by expert Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities last November. At the time, the analyst disclosed that Apple was set to deliver only 0.3 million iPad 2 units during the present quarter. This suggested to him that the device was nearing its conclusion.
The iPad 2 is Apple’s last 9.7-inch tablet not to include a Retina display. It arrives with an Apple A5 processor, and 512MB of onboard RAM.