In an intern memo, Apple notified service providers that iPad Mini 3 models, Wi-Fi and Cellular, will be listed as obsolete in the coming weeks.
In 2014, Apple debuted the iPad Mini 3 along with iPad Air 2. The third-generation entry-level iPad is powered by an A7 Bionic chip built on a 28 nm process and features a 7.9-inch display, 5MP main camera and 1.2MP front camera, fingerprint sensor for Touch ID authentication, and more. Starting from $399, the table was available in Wi-Fi and Cellular option and came in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options.
2014 iPad Mini 3 will not be eligible for Apple service soon
At the launch of the iPad Mini 4, Apple discontinued the iPad Mini 3 in September 2015. As per the internal memo obtained by MacRumors, it is going to be listed as an obsolete device. This means the tablet will no longer be covered by Apple repair service.
The tech company considers those products obsolete which it had stopped distributing for sale over 7 years ago and it discontinues all hardware services for obsolete products, service providers can not order parts for obsolete products.
Since the launch of the third-generation entry-level tablet, the iPad Mini lineup has advanced significantly. The latest iPad Mini 6 is powered by an A15 Bionic chip built on a 5nm process and features an 8.3-inch display, 12MP main camera, 12MP front camera, 5G network support, USB-C connector, and more.
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