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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myrtlebee Avatar
75 months ago

Beginning tomorrow, November 1
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.
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jclo Avatar
75 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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Plutonius Avatar
75 months ago
I wouldn't be interested even if the price went down to $99.00. 16GB is not usable.
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Phoenixx Avatar
75 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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GhostRaider Avatar
75 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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chrisbb Avatar
75 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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