With advanced smartphones having overtaken personal computers worldwide, most of the entry level tasks that required a computer several years ago can now be done on a phone or tablet. This puts the entry level, low end computer in a position similar to point-and-shoot cameras: not all that useful for pros and unnecessary for most non-pros. Obviously this is just going to continue with better and better phones and tablets. Of course I don't think apple should discontinue the lowend and mid-tier entry level minis... they will work fine for professional social media twitter and facebook users, graphic designers that don't require much power, and of course people that just want to view their porn on larger screens. What I do think apple should do is bring back the mid-tier quad-core mini for the pros and power users that require it. Allow for enough ram for VM use (32GB) and don't seal off the computer like some expensive throwaway idevice. And no, we won't be spending 3x as much for an overpriced mac pro.