Deals: iPad Mini 6 Drops to All-Time Low Prices Starting $399.99 ($99–$109 Off)

Amazon today has the latest 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini available for a record-low price of $399.99, a savings of $99 off the regular price of $499.

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This is by far the lowest price we've ever tracked on the iPad mini 6, which debuted last September, and it is currently available for all four color options.

256GB Wi-Fi models are also seeing record-low prices, with Space Gray, Starlight, and Purple colors priced at priced at $539.99, a $109 savings compared to normal retail price. The Pink color option is currently seeing a slightly more modest discount, priced at a still-excellent $549.99.

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.

Update May 2: Updated to note that all colors of the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini are now available for $399.99 while all colors except Pink of the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini are now available for $539.99.

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Top Rated Comments

LawJolla Avatar
26 months ago
I don't get the "jelly scrolling."

I'm a pilot with 20/10 and 20/20 vision. I have a Mini 6 and iPad Pro 12" with Promotion (and iPhone 13 Pro Max). I hardly ever use my Pro anymore, and I don't use my Mini thinking "if this was only 120hz!" I don't notice it.

Great iPad, great deal, do buy it!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ion-X Avatar
26 months ago
If I never knew about jelly scrolling I would totally consider buying this. But now that I know about it, it would be difficult not to see in when scrolling in portrait mode (which is how I use my iPad outside of movies), and difficult not to question Apple’s decision to manufacture the panel this way (such that vertical but not horizontal scrolling results in the jelly effect). iPad mini is used for content consumption, not as a laptop replacement with keyboard and mouse!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonie walker Avatar
26 months ago

If I never knew about jelly scrolling I would totally consider buying this. But now that I know about it, it would be difficult not to see in when scrolling in portrait mode (which is how I use my iPad outside of movies), and difficult not to question Apple’s decision to manufacture the panel this way (such that vertical but not horizontal scrolling results in the jelly effect). iPad mini is used for content consumption, not as a laptop replacement with keyboard and mouse!
i wonder why they end up that way considering ipad mini has been in the market for years, lazy engineering since its a shrink version of ipad air? Not enough engineers to work on this project? customer can always wait for next version anyways to buy, it’s just disappointing and unacceptable technology at this age and PRICE
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
26 months ago

I don't get the "jelly scrolling."

I'm a pilot with 20/10 and 20/20 vision.
As with almost all aspects of perception, there are significant variances in how human brains process movements, and in how prominent or distracting certain effects are to the individual person. This is largely independent from how good your eyesight is. I have very bad eyesight but can’t not see the jelly scrolling and be irritated by it on the mini 6.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roncron Avatar
26 months ago
I have a mini6, I’ve seen the jelly scroll issue and it doesn’t bother me at all.

To anyone who would get one but for the jelly scroll issue, I’d suggest buying it from a retailer with a solid no questions asked return policy. Live with the device for a week and definitely return it if the jelly scroll bugs you.

But lots of folks have a mini6 and js isn’t an issue, we love having essentially an iPad Air in a smaller form factor.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
26 months ago

Did you end up getting a 6?

cant recall
I did not. My cousin has one though, and I've used it a bunch helping her out.

Device is "fine" to me. Shouldn't have raised the base price by 25% ($399 to $499), nor should they have changed the panel orientation (subjective, but that's my opinion).

Very much a lateral move vs pure upgrade depending upon how one uses their Mini and what for.

I don't think anyone is going wrong with a mini 6 if they are ok with the tradeoffs Apple made.

I'm personally riding my 5 until I see what a 7 might look like.

People say things like "faster processor!" -- I can tell you that I've felt my Mini 5 was slow, exactly "zero" times, so that sort of update rationale is lost on me, particularly for a device like the Mini.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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