"Be still my pretty, you're free now."
It's not all bad news, as the iPad Air 2 is still available at a new lower price point - although its 128GB variant has been scrapped.
Before the Apple launch on March 21 you would have paid US$499 (£399, AU$699) for the 16GB, Wi-Fi-only version of the Air 2.
That's now down to US$399 (£349, AU$599), meanwhile the 64GB Wi-Fi only model's new price is US$499 (£429, AU$729). If you fancy paying a bit more you can get both storage sizes with 4G connectivity too.
The iPad Mini 2, however, has managed to stand the test of time.
It launched at the same time as the iPad Air back in November 2013, but thanks to the flop that was the Mini 3, this pint-sized slate keeps its place as the entry level offering in the iPad line with prices starting at US$269 (£219, AU$369).
The writing may be on the wall for the mini 2, and it'll be looking over its beautifully rounded aluminium shoulder waiting for a successor to pounce.