The iPad 2 held its own against the iPad 3 and iPad 4, but the latest sales data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggest interest in the aging tablet is slipping. Instead of the iPad 2, customers are buying up the iPad Air and the iPad mini.
A few months after the release of the original iPad, Steve Jobs had famously said that Apple didn’t make a smaller iPad since they felt the screen was too small. A few years later, the company introduced the iPad mini, with internal emails revealing that Apple execs found smaller Android tablets great for common tasks like surfing, email and books.
Apple may have shut down Apple-Tracker, the iPhone and iPad inventory tracking website, but that hasn’t stopped folks at Seaturtle.org launching their own iPhone and iPad inventory tracking tool, which can be very useful if you want to buy the Retina iPad mini, which is in very short supply.
After months of rumors and speculations, the Retina iPad mini went on sale in several countries earlier today.