iPad mini 6 deal: Rare discount nabs you a 256GB model at $50 off

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Since its debut, deals on the iPad mini 6 have been incredibly hard to find. The diminutive tablet has rarely deviated from its retail price, even throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

However, Amazon is giving you the chance to save $50 on one right now with the 256GB model falling to $600 (opens in new tab) there. This is a match for the steepest discount we have ever seen for this iPad mini 6 model and the deal applies to space gray and starlight colorways right now.

Score the best price yet on Apple's cellular iPad mini

With the sixth-generation model, the iPad mini got a complete design overhaul. The device now has an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, similar to those found on the iPad Air 4 and latest iPad Pro models, and its screen size has increased to 8.3 inches without the overall footprint getting any bigger.

Gone are the 'forehead and chin' bezels, replaced by an all-screen design and Touch ID built into the top button. The device has also gained support for Apple's more advanced Apple Pencil 2 for note-taking and sketching.

It's just as significant an upgrade on the inside, too, with the jump to Apple's A15 Bionic chip. The new system-on-chip allows for 40% faster raw CPU performance and an 80% boost to GPU performance compared to the previous-gen iPad mini. iPad mini 6 also has USB-C connectivity and 5G support in the cellular models making it the best iPad to use on the go no matter how heavy your workload is.

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.