Apple's latest iPad mini falls back to its Amazon low price in this sale

iPad mini 5
iPad mini 5 (Image credit: iMore)

If you want a small and portable tablet, today's price drop on Apple's iPad mini is well worth a look. Over at Amazon, you can snag the diminutive tablet with $64 off (opens in new tab), dropping it back down to its best-ever price there.

The deal applies to the base-spec space gray and silver models with a 64GB capacity. At $334.99, these models have never gone lower at Amazon and we've only ever tracked one deal that beats this. That was a limited one-day sale during Cyber Monday. Considering how rare iPad mini deals are, this is probably one of the best iPad deals you'll find at this time of year.

Image (opens in new tab)

Apple iPad Mini (2019) (opens in new tab)

With the iPad mini 5, you get a beautiful 7.9-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip, 64GB storage, and 9-hour battery. The base Wi-Fi model is down to this low price with $64 off.

The iPad mini was released in 2019 and retains the familiar 7.9-inch form factor from its 2015 predecessor but gains the A12 Bionic chip for a huge performance boost — three times the processing performance and nine times faster graphics, according to Apple. The display is 25% brighter, has True Tone and P3 wide color support, too.

For the first time, the mini line has also gained support for Apple Pencil (or, if you want to save a bit more, you could go for the cheaper Logitech Crayon (opens in new tab).

We went hands-on with the 5th-gen iPad mini so you can get an in-depth look at it before you buy it. iMore also has roundups of the best iPad mini cases and keyboards for your new device so you can put your savings to good use. If the iPad mini is not for you, there are plenty other iPad deals worth peeping.

Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, though you could receive your order even faster with an Amazon Prime membership. If you've never been a member before, you can start a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) of Prime to score free two-day shipping with no order minimum. You'll also gain access to perks such as the Prime Video streaming service, exclusive members-only discounts (opens in new tab), and much more.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.