Today we're tracking one of this year's first notable discounts on Apple's iPad mini, starting at $349.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model, down from $399.00 [Best Buy / Amazon].

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You can also get the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini for $499.99, down from $549.00 [Best Buy / Amazon]. For the cellular models, you'll find prices starting at $479.99 for 64GB [Best Buy / Amazon] and rising to $521.23 for 256GB [Amazon].

Apple's iPad mini 5 launched in March 2019 with a 7.9-inch display and a Touch ID home button. Although the iPad mini is over two years old, sales are rare for the tablet. Today's offers from Best Buy and Amazon are solid second-best prices across the board.

For even more iPad deals, head to our full Best Deals guide for iPad. In that guide we track the best discounts online for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

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Top Rated Comments

Joe_ Avatar
22 weeks ago
Outdated hardware, not a great deal.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
22 weeks ago
This mini is only 2 years old and still runs plenty fast. I’m sure it will get iOS updates for several years to come. That said, I’m looking forward to selling it for an updated version hopefully coming this fall. The bezels make the device look really outdated, and Apple Pencil 2+ support would be awesome.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dormammu Avatar
22 weeks ago
How old is this thing now?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
22 weeks ago
I'd definitely wait for a Mini update... this thing is so long in the tooth.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dampfnudel Avatar
22 weeks ago
Yeah, a new iPad mini is definitely coming, hopefully one that actually looks new and different like a smaller version of the iPad Air 4.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
22 weeks ago

I'd definitely wait for a Mini update... this thing is so long in the tooth.
It's two years old, and the A12 is no slouch.

Might it be worth waiting to see if there's a refresh with a modern design? Sure, but it's not like this is a year away from losing software support.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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