By kill off, I don't necessary mean stop making the product but essential but it out of the equation similar to the iPod touch. Still being made and updated but only a few years. I noticed when Apple showed the pricing of all the iPads, it was pretty embarrassing to see iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 4. Its like Apple themselves have a hard time keeping track of their iPads and what to call them. First it was numbers, then they just added new, then they did put brackets around the generation, and now they're going back to numbers. They literally mentioned the iPad mini for like 5 seconds by saying they just updated it to last year iPad Air 2 specs.