Deals: iPad Mini 5 Receives Big Discounts Across Every Model, Starting at $350 for 64GB Wi-Fi [Updated]

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Amazon and Best Buy have new sales on the iPad mini 5, providing the lowest prices we've ever tracked for Apple's newest 7.9-inch tablet. These sales cover every version of the iPad mini 5, with prices starting at $349.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and increasing from there.

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The iPad mini 5 was introduced one year ago in March 2019 with a True Tone display, Touch ID home button, and A12 Bionic chip. The iPad mini 5 is almost identical to the 10.5-inch iPad Air that was released alongside it last year, with the exception of screen size.

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aroom

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what's the difference between an iPad and an iPad pro regarding the use of apple pen? are both within the same resolution for drawing/graphic design?
 

Remy149

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The sale price on these is about $50 too high for this device in general. This thing should be a $299 device that goes on sale for $150-$200.
Sure if it had an older chip and lower specs. The only different between this and the air is screen size
 

gnipgnop

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what's the difference between an iPad and an iPad pro regarding the use of apple pen? are both within the same resolution for drawing/graphic design?
iPad Pro models that support the 2nd gen Apple Pencil give you the benefit of secondary click support when using the Pencil. That's important if you want to use the Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina and use your iPad as a secondary screen for your Mac or MacBook. A lot of macOS based applications have functions that require the secondary click, so you're not going to get full functionality with iPad models that only support a 1st gen Pencil.
 

smartbot

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The only problem is the upcoming iPad mini 6... The mini was updated last march. I wonder if the mini 6 will come out soon?
 

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what's the difference between an iPad and an iPad pro regarding the use of apple pen? are both within the same resolution for drawing/graphic design?
I assume you are talking about iPad mini vs iPad Pro?

Biggest difference in size of screen. The refresh rate of the iPad Pro makes it feel a lot more like an actual ink pen/pencil. As someone else mentioned the iPad Pro uses the Apple Pencil 2 - lighter, smaller, and flat on one edge making it more pleasant to write with. Apple Pencil 2 charges wirelessly and doesn't need to be physically connected to something with a cap to lose like the Apple Pencil 1.

Other than that, they share the same tip, and everything else is pretty similar.

Biggest issue for me was size. Going from a 10.5 to a mini 5 just didn't work for me - too small.
 
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Remy149

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I don't even know why the air exists. just make the cheap one and the pro/ minis seem pointless in the age of phablets
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$50 off is the lowest price ever?

*scratches head*

My mother in law is ready to replace her Mini 2, but if the biggest discount "ever" just before a potential Mini 6 comes out that may or may not have face ID and looses the home button is $50. We'll wait.
If you want Face ID and no home button your asking for a mini pro which would I flat the price
 

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I don't even know why the air exists. just make the cheap one and the pro/ minis seem pointless in the age of phablets
To each their own. I use my mini a lot more than my 12.9 Pro. Reading and content consumption plus the ease of typing makes it really what tablets should be for, and that’s not a laptop replacement.
 
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I bought one (we'll see if I keep it...). I had Minis 1, 2 and 4 or something like that. Torn between M5 and the 11" iPad Pro. The new Pros are on the way but a Mini Pro is not going to be among them (and that is my dream iPad). Maybe next year or in the fall. And now, with the C & C crisis, it may be a long time before we see those replacements in any quantity.
 

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The mini 5 is an excellent device for those who want a powerful but smaller iPad. I take mine everywhere and it’s a lot more portable and convenient, especially on the train. I personally prefer the older design over that of the pros.
 
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Solomani

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$50 off is the lowest price ever?

*scratches head*

My mother in law is ready to replace her Mini 2, but if the biggest discount "ever" just before a potential Mini 6 comes out that may or may not have face ID and looses the home button is $50. We'll wait.
Do we know that a Mini 6 is even going to come out?
 

imola.zhp

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If you want Face ID and no home button your asking for a mini pro which would I flat the price
Weird, the iPhone X and XS were not billed as "Pro" phones, so I'm not sure why a face ID mini has to be billed as a "Pro" model. But I do agree that we are living in the generation of the over-use of the word "Pro."

She got her current Mini 2 for Christmas in December of 2013, she has loved it for the past 7 years, its just out of memory and getting a bit slow and buggy. So if there is an inflated "Pro" cost associated with a face-ID mini, I think she will be ok with that considering she will likely keep the device 5+ years.

Do we know that a Mini 6 is even going to come out?
Interesting thought. At first glance you would think that a "sale" would indicate a need to reduce inventory levels, but with the "sale" just being $50 off, perhaps it is just coincidence. Perhaps we are another year away from the mini 6. Or as someone else mentioned above (also quoted) perhaps this is the time for a Mini Pro to be released either in place of the 5 or alongside it.
 

FairlyKors

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To each their own. I use my mini a lot more than my 12.9 Pro. Reading and content consumption plus the ease of typing makes it really what tablets should be for, and that’s not a laptop replacement.

I like the iPad mini’s size better than my iPad Pro 11” or my iPhone XR. I think it’s the perfect size when you want something bigger than a phone. 🤷🏻‍♀️
 
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