iPad Mini Holiday Deals (Updated Dec 23rd)

Deals on this page were last updated at 11.10 AM CST December 23rd, 2015. Sale prices may have changed (for better or worse) afterwards!

Holiday Deals on iPad Mini Cases

36% 20% off this Magnetically Detachable Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad mini 4 64% off this Leather Ultra Slim Smart-shell Case for Apple iPad Mini 4 70% off this Slim Fit iPad mini 4 case 73% off this Ultra Slim Smart-shell iPad Mini 4

Apple Store Prices

Holiday DEALS

iPad Mini 3 with retina display (16 GB; Wi Fi model)

$399 +TAX = ~$424
(based on 6.25% tax)16GB iPad price Apple StoreScreenshot from http://store.apple.com/us/cart
  1. Current Best Deal is from Best Buy – $236.99 (Save $163; Sold Out Online)
  2. 2nd Best Deal from Amazon: All iPad Mini 3 Deals on this page (from LEAST to Most Expensive)
  3. Staples $339

NOTE: Above Deal Prices are valid as of as of 11.10 AM CST December 23rd, 2015. Please check the links again. Prices may have gone up or down. Prices change multiple times a day, especially, on Amazon.com.

iPad Mini 4 with retina display (16 GB; Wi Fi model)

$399 +TAX = ~$424
(based on 6.25% tax)16GB iPad price Apple StoreScreenshot from http://store.apple.com/us/cart
  1. Current Best Deal from Best Buy – $299.99 (out of stock online)
  2. 2nd Best Deal is from Staples: $339
  3. Amazon: This is the page with all the iPad Mini 4 Deals (from LEAST to Most Expensive)
  4. MacMall – $394
  5. Walmart – $399

NOTE: Above Deal Prices are valid as of as of 11.10 AM CST December 23rd, 2015. Please check the links again. Prices may have gone up or down. Prices change multiple times a day, especially, on Amazon.com.

iPad Mini 2 with retina display (16 GB; Wi Fi model)

$269 +TAX = ~$286
(based on 6.25% tax)Screenshot from http://store.apple.com/us/cart
  1. Current Best Deal is from Walmart$199
  2. AmazonCheck out this page (Sorted from Least to Most Expensive)
  3. Staples – $254
  4. MacMall – $264

NOTE: Above Deal Prices are valid as of as of 11.10 AM CST December 23rd, 2015. Please check the links again. Prices may have gone up or down. Prices change multiple times a day, especially, on Amazon.com.

Click the above links to check if the iPad Mini sale prices are still valid. Deals were last updated at 11.10 AM CST December 23rd 2015. Sale prices may expire without further notice

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Apple iPad Mini 2 VS Mini 3 VS Mini 4 Spec Comparison

Tech Spec

2nd Generation

3rd Generation

4th Generation

First, the Similarities

Diagonal 7.9″
Screen LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
Retina Display Yes
Resolution 2048 x 1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
Facetime front camera 1.2 MP photos and 720p HD video
Battery life Up to 10 hours of mixed use

Secondly, specs different on the Mini 4.

Are these differences worth the upgrade to Mini 4?

Thickness 0.29″ (7.5 mm) 0.24″ (6.1 mm) | 22% thinner
Weight 0.73 lbs (331 g) 0.65 lbs (299 g) | 10% lighter
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO
Processor A7 chip with 64-bit architecture A8 chip with 64-bit architecture (1.3x faster CPU and 1.6x faster GPU)
Motion Processor M7 motion coprocessor M8 motion coprocessor
RAM 1GB 2GB
iSight rear camera 5 MP photos and 1080p HD video recording 8 MP photos and 1080p HD video recording, 10fps burst mode shooting and 120fps slow motion video
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 technology Bluetooth 4.2 technology
OS iOS8 iOS9
Split-screen mode NO YES, you can run two apps at the same time
Sensors 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer
Fingerprint identity sensor Mini 3 only YES, built into the Home button
Barometer NO YES
Fully laminated screen NO YES, the cover glass, touch sensor and LCD are combined with optical bonding to eliminate gaps => superior in terms of glare/reflectance, contrast, black levels, color accuracy and brightness (100 percent sRGB coverage compared to ~70% coverage on the iPad mini 2 and 3)
Lock rotation switch YES NO, you need to do this through “settings” of iOS

Finally, the “shortcomings” of the Mini 4

Capacity Available in 16, 64, and 128GB. The lack of the 32GB models is a negative point to most buyers!
Color Those of us expecting ‘Rose Gold’ (like on the iPhone 6s) have to be content with ‘Gold’
3D Touch Like ‘Rose Gold’, Apple have decided to leave the iPhone 6’s 3D touch technology out of the iPad mini 4
Processor iPad Air 2’s A8X or iPad Pro’s A9X would have been awesome, but Apple decided to empower the mini 4 with ‘only’ an A8 processor!

 

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