Deals: Amazon Takes Up to $170 Off iPad Mini 6 and Up to $80 Off 2021 iPad

Today Amazon has a pair of discounts on Apple's iPad mini 6 and 2021 iPad, both of which have hit some of the best prices we've seen so far this year. As of writing, these deals are only available on Amazon, and most of the tablets are in stock and available to deliver by this weekend. Additionally, we're tracking a return of the best price on Apple Pencil 2.

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iPad mini 6

Starting with the iPad mini 6, you can get all four colors of the 64GB Wi-Fi tablet for $399.99, down from $499.00. We haven't tracked this best-ever price on the iPad mini 6 since March, so it's a great opportunity for anyone who's been waiting to pick up the 8.3-inch miniature tablet at a good discount.

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Similarly, the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini 6 has hit an all-time low price of $539.99, down from $649.00. This one is also available in all four colors, but you'll need to add the tablet to your cart and head to checkout in order to see the fully discounted price.

Moving to cellular models, the 64GB cellular iPad mini 6 is available for $549.99, down from $649.00. The 256GB cellular iPad mini 6 is down to $629.00, from $799.00. Both of these are record low prices and only available on Amazon right now.

iPad (2021)

For the 9th generation iPad, prices start at $269.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad, down from $329.00. This one is a second-best price on the iPad, but we haven't tracked all-time low prices for a few months and this is still a solid discount.

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The 256GB Wi-Fi iPad is on sale for $399.00, down from $479.00, which is also a second-best price and just about $10 higher than the record low. Both tablets are available in Silver and Space Gray at these prices.


Apple Pencil 2

Lastly, the Apple Pencil 2 has returned to its best-ever price of $89.00 on Amazon, down from $129.00. The Apple Pencil 2 is compatible with the following iPads: iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Air (4th generation and later), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation and later), and 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation and later). The second generation Apple Pencil can also magnetically attach and pair to the iPad Pro, iPad mini, and iPad Air.

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. Head to our full Deals Roundup to get caught up with all of the latest deals and discounts that we've been tracking over the past week.

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Top Rated Comments

oofio2461 Avatar
15 months ago
2021 iPad should be 199 at this point, and for the mini, I'm betting for a 7th gen in the fall with A17 or M2.
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HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
15 months ago
Again, hoping right with you for a 7. But I'm no stranger to iPad Mini getting ignored for years... and Apple seems to be having enough challenges with M2/M3 stuff to give the lowly Mini much love this year.

But I'll welcome it if it does show up. I love my Mini 6!
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Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
15 months ago

It been a Mini gets stuff before Air and then visa versa and now it’s mini turn again. The change to a M1 is a year old, so would be a M2, as the A17 is meant for IPhone 15. I did not mention pro motion just a faster refresh rate LCD panel.
Not going to happen.
First of all, Apple has never, not once, made a 90 Hz display. I don’t expect them to start now.
Secondly, the iPad mini has the A15, a much more efficient chip than the M2. Given that the iPad mini is super small, efficiency is everything. You’re not gonna get 10 hour battery life on an iPad mini with an M2 compared to an A15 or an A17, you’re just not. They would either have to bulk up the battery (and buy extension the iPad) by a lot, or severely underclock and restrict the M2. Remember, the current A15 already has a GPU core disabled on the current Mini, it’s already losing to the latest iPhones. It’s absolutely not going to get the M2.
Lastly, there has been no point in history where the iPad Mini has had internal advantages over the iPad Air.
The second generation iPad mini, and the first generation iPad Air were introduced at the same time in 2013… And shared identical specifications. Same CPU, same GPU, same screen resolution, same everything.
The next year, the iPad Air 2 got the A8X, the mini3 stuck with the A7.
Everything about the iPad mini 3 was identical to the previous, except for touch ID. So again, the air was ahead.
In 2015, the iPad mini got updated to the A8 (not the A8X) and a couple bumps here and there, but it still lags behind the air. And then both weren’t touched for four years.
When they both got updated at the same time in 2019, they again got identical specifications. The A12, pencil support, and improved storage options.
The next year, the mini got nothing, and the air got updated to the home buttonless design, the A14 and USB-C.
The mini later got all of this and the A15, while the air got the M1.
So again, either the specs have been identical, or the air has been ahead.
There is absolutely no historical precedent to what you are saying.
No iPhone, iPad or Mac has ever gotten 90 Hz, the iPad Air has never gotten a worse processor than the mini, and the iPad mini has always used mobile chips.
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Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
15 months ago

The iPad mini is 2 years old in Sept. original announcement ('https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/09/apple-unveils-new-ipad-mini-with-breakthrough-performance-in-stunning-new-design/').
The display seems the priority to update. Otherwise it would have sold a lot more then now. We shall see if Apple is more aggressive now or not. ;)
Again, it’s the second best selling iPad. The only thing it’s losing to is the cheaper iPad.
The iPads that have better displays and better processors… That’s not translating to more sales.
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DotCom2 Avatar
15 months ago
I have 3 iPads all different sizes. My mini 6 is my most used. Such a convenient sized iPad for weight, size, travel, GPS, communications and mostly consumption. I will welcome any advancement and will buy it on the spot!
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SevLucas Avatar
15 months ago
Always tempted to pick up a mini when this sale hits, but I'm in the camp of holding out for the 7th gen with hopes for a much better screen.
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