Apple launched the iPad mini at the company’s special event in San Jose, Calif. However, its entry into the growing tablet market came with one significant casualty: the third-generation iPad.

Instead of announcing a second edition new iPad, as many of us expected, Apple instead announced the iPad 4. In other words, the iPad millions purchased just six months ago will soon leave the market. Plus, to throw salt into the wounds of those customers, the iPad 2 will remain.

Crazy, huh?

Here is a nice breakdown of Apple’s new iPad lineup. Included here are prices and specifications for the iPad mini, iPad 4, and iPad 2. Be sure to click to enlarge.

Apple's new iPad Lineup

Apple’s new iPad Lineup

For more information on Apple’s iPad Mini event see Apple Announces Fourth Generation iPadAppAdvice’s iPad Mini Event Coverage – Link Round Up And Wrap Up, and The iPad Mini Will Have Dual-Core A5 Chip.

So, which iPad are you looking to buy?