iPad mini Rumors

A dubious rumor out of East Asia on Monday claims Apple is looking to wind down iPad mini production in favor of a 12-inch tablet, a response to flagging sales and growing consumer interest in larger-screened devices.
— AppleInsider

I really hope this one is indeed a dubious rumor. With the recent "slump" in iPad growth and the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus, it makes sense for Apple to think on this line, but I own a original iPad mini with no Retina display and I love the form factor (though it has become almost unusably sluggish after iOS 8 installation). I have been thinking about upgrading to the iPad Air 2 instead of the iPad mini 3, but am not sure axing the iPad mini is the right thing for Apple to do to solve the iPad problem.