Well, itâ€™s certainly had a good long run, but now it appears that Apple is getting ready to retire the non-Retina iPad 2, according to AppleInsider today.
The iPad 2 has been around for nearly three years, selling well as a slightly cheaper alternative to the newest iPad, but sources familiar with Appleâ€™s plans have told AppleInsider that Apple has now decided to cease production of the iPad 2, as more and more customers turn to the latest iPad mini and iPad Air versions.
In particular, AppleInsider notes that although the non-Retina iPad 2 has performed very well as a legacy purchase, towards the end of last year customers started moving more towards the newly launched iPad mini with Retina display, which had the same $399 price point.
Apple has yet to comment on the accuracy of this story, but if it does turn out to be true, it would bear out a prediction made last November by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that the iPad 2 was approaching the end of its life.
Source: Apple set to discontinue legacy, non-Retina iPad 2