Apple may kill the iPad mini

The iPad mini nears its end due to tough competition from Apple's larger products

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Apple may kill the iPad mini A source close to Apple revealed to BGR that the iPad mini is being phased out due to ‘fierce cannibalism' (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 17, 2017

Apple mini tablet is nearing its end, according to reports.

The 7.9" iPad will no longer be updated and as a result it will be discontinued. It is alleged that the phase out comes as the device is under threat from Apple's larger products. Adding to the speculation, the iPad mini has not received an update for some time.

A source close to Apple revealed to BGR that the iPad mini is being phased out due to ‘fierce cannibalism' from Apple's own products, plus sales figures proved that the device was not as popular.

The iPad mini 4 sits in-between Apple's latest products, the heavier 9.7" iPad and a 5'5" iPhone Plus, and sources say that consumers no longer have a need for mini tablets.

The source did not reveal if Apple had in fact stopped production or when it the phase out could begin.

This is not the only product to see a phase out as it was recently report that Apple's iPhone 5 and 5C will also suffer the same fate.

The latest iOS 10.3.2 update will no longer support these models, forcing them to stay on the older iOS 10.3.1 version.

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