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Apple's newest iPad mini continues to sit at all-time low prices in a few different configurations, including the entry-level 64GB Wi-Fi tablet at $459.00, down from $499.00. This sale can be found at Amazon, and B&H Photo is matching the prices on other models listed below.

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The iPad mini 6 launched last September with a larger 8.3-inch display, the A15 Bionic chip, support for the Apple Pencil 2, and a USB-C port. To date, this price on the 64GB Wi-Fi model is the best we've seen at any retailer.



You can also nab an all-time low price on the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini 6, priced at $599.00, down from $649.00. This is one of the sales that's being matched at B&H Photo in the Starlight colorway.

Lastly, both cellular options are on sale. The 64GB cellular iPad mini 6 is priced at $599.00, down from $649.00 (matched at B&H Photo); and the 256GB cellular iPad mini 6 is priced at $749.00, down from $799.00 (matched at B&H Photo).

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.

Article Link: Deals: iPad Mini 6 Sees All-Time Low Prices Hit Most Models (Up to $50 Off)
 

4jasontv

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I have a cellular 256GB mini 6 and it's the first iPad I have used that can actually compete with a kindle for extended reading. I would say for many the 256GB non-cellular is the sweet spot. And at $600 it's a very tempting price.

Also, BB managers have some discretion regarding price matches. You might be able to get them to honor this if you wanted to pick one up in-store. The key words there are 'their discretion' so as always, be patient, polite, and understanding.
 

Ulfric

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Anyone with experience with iPad mini & either Procreate or Affinity Designer can tell me how good of a deal this will be? I will use this only for two apps, Procreate/Affinity & Onenote. Thanks in advance.
 

gpspad

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I'm tempered; I have had my eye on one of these, but can anyone with one these comment on the strange scrolling effect some people complain about. It's the one thing keeping from buying.
 

Spock

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I'm tempered; I have had my eye on one of these, but can anyone with one these comment on the strange scrolling effect some people complain about. It's the one thing keeping from buying.
I feel the same way, I am tempted but I am afraid the display will be a deal breaker.
 

Realityck

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I'm tempered; I have had my eye on one of these, but can anyone with one these comment on the strange scrolling effect some people complain about. It's the one thing keeping from buying.
All you need to do is go to a Apple store and look at multiple web page in portrait orientation and scroll up and down and see if you see one side of the scrolling lag slightly compared to the other side. These are 60 hz panels. In landscape you will see no issue. Some people are sensitive to flickering, jelly motion, and it gives them headaches. I don’t have that issue and neither does most people. If with looking at them in the store and you don’t notice this effect to any degree your fine. Don’t worry about it. I bought one because it is a great media player for the money.
 

siddavis

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That picture makes the mini look really mini, or maybe the hand is gigantic.

I want one of these, but then I don't. Definitely not a need, so I'll wait for even better deals.
 

aj67

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I'm tempered; I have had my eye on one of these, but can anyone with one these comment on the strange scrolling effect some people complain about. It's the one thing keeping from buying.
I have a 256gb cellular model. I can see the jelly scrolling if i really look closely, but I never notice it during normal usage. However some people are more sensative to it. Go to a local BB and play with a demo unit. Personally I love my mini 6, but it all depends on what you need an iPad to do.
 

astonius86

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It's always funny to me how MacRumors completely ignores Walmart in these iPad deals. Walmart's normal price for the Mini 6 64 GB is and has been $459 for a very long time. You do this with the iPad Pro and iPad Air as well, often claiming "lowest price ever" from Amazon while completely disregarding Walmart's normal, everyday discount on these devices.
 

SamuelFleming

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I know the following comment has nothing to do with the deal presented here, but if I could pair this with an apple watch and have all the all the functionality of an iPhone (between the two devices) I'd find the pair of devices extremely compelling. Sure the bigger iPads have more screen, but this is so much easier to transport and still has a good sized screen. It's also so much more screen than any iPhone. When you don't need all that screen or can't carry a large device the watch could be your communication device that would practically always be with you. The rest of the time, it would likely be easy to keep this at hand, especially if you often carry a bag of some sort.
 

puckhead193

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Love my mini. For general surfing and consumption its a nice little device. I hardly use my iPad Pro 12" anymore.
 

decypher44

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I'm tempered; I have had my eye on one of these, but can anyone with one these comment on the strange scrolling effect some people complain about. It's the one thing keeping from buying.
I can see it easily, all the time. However, I really like the little tablet, so I just kind of put up with it. There are others who barely see it, and yet others who don’t see it at all (they have to be blind, but I digress).

Go to an Apple store and try it out. You may not see it, or barely see it. If it passes that test for you, buy it. It’s a great iPad!
 
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spinedoc77

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I have a cellular 256GB mini 6 and it's the first iPad I have used that can actually compete with a kindle for extended reading. I would say for many the 256GB non-cellular is the sweet spot. And at $600 it's a very tempting price.

Also, BB managers have some discretion regarding price matches. You might be able to get them to honor this if you wanted to pick one up in-store. The key words there are 'their discretion' so as always, be patient, polite, and understanding.

Until Apple (and others like my Fold 3) get rid of PWM reading on a Kindle is still nicer IMO, but I think what depends on how sensitive you are to PWM. It's a shame because other than reading the Kindle is really a pretty terrible device, and even most of the stuff around reading like checking reviews and shopping are pretty terrible. With that said, my Kindle was one of the best investments I made to further the time I spend with books.
 

Rafterman

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I have had one for several months and I still don't see any jelly. Its a 60 hz screen and maybe those used to Pros with 120 hz screens might be more sensitive to it, but I don't seem tp be. And I have a 12.9 Pro too.
 

N2Wind

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It's always funny to me how MacRumors completely ignores Walmart in these iPad deals. Walmart's normal price for the Mini 6 64 GB is and has been $459 for a very long time. You do this with the iPad Pro and iPad Air as well, often claiming "lowest price ever" from Amazon while completely disregarding Walmart's normal, everyday discount on these devices.
More than likely because they may not be a Wal-mart affiliate. Why talk and link to something and not make money.
 
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