Apple adds third-generation iPad mini to list of obsolete products

in iPad edited January 3
Apple will no longer service the iPad mini 3, adding it to its official list of what it calls obsolete devices.

The iPad mini 3 is obsolete
The iPad mini 3 is obsolete

The company released the third-generation iPad mini in 2014 alongside the second-generation iPad Air. It shared much of the same design and hardware as its predecessor.

It includes a Touch ID sensor for Apple Pay and lets users use their fingerprint to log into the device securely. The iPad mini 3 also came in a new gold color.

Obsolete products are those that Apple stopped distributing for sale more than seven years ago. By adding the device to the list, Apple has stopped all hardware service for the iPad mini 3, and service providers can no longer order parts for it.

Another product from 2014 that Apple sunsetted was the iPhone 6, although Apple has now added that device only to the list of vintage products because it continued to sell it for longer than the iPad mini 3. The company provides service and parts for vintage products for up to seven years or as required by law.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    JP234JP234 Posts: 789member
    Let the whining begin…
  • Reply 2 of 2
    davendaven Posts: 648member
    I just replaced my original version iPad mini last month. That’s what I like about iPads. Buy a good one and it will last a decade or more.
    edited January 3 watto_cobra
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