Best Buy Offering $25 Gift Card With Purchase of New iPad

With the purchase of one of Apple's new iPads, announced yesterday, Best Buy is offering a free $25 Best Buy gift card that can be used towards future Best Buy purchases.

The $25 gift card is a small amount, but it's the best sale we've seen on the as-of-yet unreleased iPad, effectively dropping the price of the entry-level tablet to $305.


In its retail stores, Best Buy is also offering a $150 Best Buy gift card with the trade-in of any working iPad mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, iPad Air, or iPad Pro, with the total able to be put towards the price of the new iPad. Devices must be in working condition with no cracks to be eligible for trade-in.

Customers can't yet place an order for the new iPad from Best Buy, but can sign up for email notifications. The new iPad will go on sale at 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, March 24.

Apple's new iPad is positioned as a low-cost 9.7-inch tablet designed to replace the iPad Air 2. It features an upgraded A9 processor, a brighter display, and a thicker iPad Air-style body.

Prices on the iPad start at $329 for the entry-level 32GB Wi-Fi only model. A 128GB model is available for $429, and Wi-Fi + Cellular models are available for an additional $130.

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37 months ago

...in an attempt to get the air 2 users to finally upgrade.

I don't think this was made for Air 2 users, most likely old Air and the 4th generation users
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37 months ago
Is it already selling poorly?
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37 months ago

so they priced this one so radically in an attempt to get the air 2 users to finally upgrade.

This is definitely not an upgrade over the air 2. It's a thicker air 2 if anything. I'm keeping my air 2.
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37 months ago

So I can trade in my iPad mini 2 and get a new A9 iPad for essentially $154? Not a bad deal


With double the storage in most cases!

Apple/Best buy are begging people to buy these. I feel like it's actually a step back though, the laminated display on the air 2 was a massive step forward, especially after the awful screen on the air. If the screen on this is comparable to that I'd rather buy a used/clearance air 2.
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37 months ago
So I can trade in my iPad mini 2 and get a new A9 iPad for essentially $154? Not a bad deal
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37 months ago

This is definitely not an upgrade over the air 2. It's a thicker air 2 if anything. I'm keeping my air 2.


Mostly thinking about the processor and default storage. It's basically an Air (1) with 6s parts. Most people who want to upgrade from an air 2 at this point will be doing so because they're running out of storage or they feel their device has gotten slow.
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37 months ago

Mostly thinking about the processor and default storage. It's basically an Air (1) with 6s parts. Most people who want to upgrade from an air 2 at this point will be doing so because they're running out of storage or they feel their device has gotten slow.

I think for most people the iPad is a consumption device. For consumption, the screen is more important than the processor (which most don't care or know about). That non-laminated screen with no anti-glare seems like a step back for the sake of hitting that lower price point. I'd take an Air 2 over this 9.9 times out of 10.
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