How the iPad mini became Apple’s middle child

The iPad mini has become something of an oddity in Apple’s product line. It’s clearly here to stay, but Apple doesn’t seem quite sure how to fit it in among smaller iPhones and larger iPad Airs.

Tapped out: A few reasons why Apple iPad sales have slowed

Typically a product that shows nothing but yearly growth, Apple’s iPad slipped in sales this past quarter, marking otherwise excellent results. Was the drop due to inventory management as Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests? Perhaps. Perhaps not.