Walmart Selling 16GB iPad Mini 2 for $199 Starting November 1

Beginning on November 1, Walmart will begin offering Apple's 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 2 at a significant discount, selling it for $199 instead of $268. $199 is a solid deal and one of the lowest prices we've seen on the iPad mini 2, which was the first of Apple's iPad mini line to ship with a Retina display.

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Compared to the current-generation iPad mini 4, the iPad mini 2 has a slower processor, less RAM, and it lacks Touch ID, but it's still a very capable device with an A7 processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. It's also thicker and heavier than the newest iPad mini.

We'll likely see similar deals on the iPad mini 2 during the month of November due to Black Friday, but for now, Walmart's discount is one of the best deals to be had. Walmart will be selling the 16GB iPad mini 2 for $199 for approximately 90 days, the standard amount of time Walmart price rollbacks generally last.

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39 months ago


Beginning tomorrow, November 1


Appreciate the heads up, but tomorrow is not November 1.

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When I click the link in the ad I don't see anywhere on the website where it mentions the sale. This would be a nice deal for a Christmas gift.
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39 months ago

Appreciate the heads up, but tomorrow is not November 1.

EDIT:
When I click the link in the ad I don't see anywhere on the website where it mentions the sale. This would be a nice deal for a Christmas gift.


I think I mentally blocked out Halloween, whoops. Thanks for the heads up. I've corrected the post. The sale starts on Sunday, November 1.
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39 months ago

Their main money maker had been the Mac and they put in reasonable effort.

Nowadays iDevices are their money maker number one.

Unfortunately, it really shows in the quality of the Mac OS as well. It's getting to the point now where reliability has severely slipped. In the Steve Jobs days, a Mac could be left switched on for many MONTHS without a single problem (I used to never turn my iBook off at all), but those days are long gone. Nowadays OS X glitches on Mac have become a regular occurrence, and while it never gets to a grey screen, having to reset the computer to get features of the OS working is not uncommon (This happens to me at LEAST one or two times a week, every week). Maybe this is the reason Apple stopped using the "It just works" slogan. I should add that iOS standards have slipped as well, but there is a lot more focus on making it work than OS X.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has upped their standards considerably. As a user of both, personally I find I get MORE software failures on OS X than Windows these days, which quite frankly is PATHETIC (This still doesn't change the fact that I don't like using Windows though, in general I think it is a horrible OS, even Windows 10). But to me, it is no longer a situation of using a Mac and OS X because they are more reliable, but of using them because of the ecosystem of products that Apple have.
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39 months ago
I wouldn't be interested even if the price went down to $99.00. 16GB is not usable.
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39 months ago

I think I mentally blocked out Halloween, whoops. Thanks for the heads up. I've corrected the post. The sale starts on Sunday, November 1.

How could you block out the best day of the year? :eek:
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39 months ago
It will probably go even lower on Black Friday
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39 months ago
iPad Mini 2 handles Split View and simulated Force Touch just fine if you jailbreak it. I don't know why Apple disabled it. Seems as if iOS 9 was optimized for memory management on older devices but got removed at the last minute.
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39 months ago

Interesting. This may be a good upgrade for my mom from the iPad 2 I gave her... although I'm not sure how she'd feel about the smaller size.

I'm in the same boat too!
Their iPad 2 is soooo slow now.
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39 months ago

Kinda miss the day’s when Apple’s were a bit more elusive to the average consumer, but great news for them on reaching the masses.


Me too, gone are the days of educated buyers dominating sales.

It shows horribly in Apple's performance*...

Glassed Silver:mac

*quality-wise, not sales-wise, obviously. You know, the thing I as a CUSTOMER, not as a sales rep or shill care about.


They never were elusive though were they?

https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2002/09/03Apples-iPod-is-Coming-to-a-Best-Buy-Store-Near-You.html

More importantly Apple's entry cost is lower than ever right now. Snowball effect of making good products, people wanting them and pricing them at a level that generates strong demand. That probably explains why we have more places that want to stock them.
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