The second-generation iPad mini isn’t expected for a few months, but Apple is reportedly already planning for it. Part of this is reducing production of the current version.
The iPad mini 2 is allegedly going to be introduced in the third quarter of this year, and Apple doesn’t want an overload of excess inventory of the first model when that happens. So the company is going to cut production of this tablet to between 10 and 12 million units, according to DigiTimes.
At this point, it’s not known whether Apple will keep the original iPad mini in its product lineup when the second version is released. This is a common practice with the full-size iPad and the iPhone, however, with last year’s model staying around at a reduced price to offer a more affordable option.
Apple’s second 7.9-inch tablet is supposedly going to include a display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution. The current version has a much lower resolution, which has drawn some criticism.