Upgrade to Apple's 256GB cellular iPad mini for its best price yet via Amazon

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

Apple refreshed the iPad mini lineup earlier this year for the first time in a long while. Since then, the 5th-gen model hasn't seen too much in the way of discounts like its larger counterparts. However, right now you can pick up the top-spec model with a rare $40 discount at Amazon which marks its lowest ever price there. The 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular device is down to $639 from $679 in silver, a deal that is being matched at B&H. The entry-level model is also discounted, though only by around $15.


Apple iPad mini 5

The iPad Mini 5 is as capable as most other iPads, but packs that tech into a smaller package. With this model, you can look forward to a beautiful 7.9-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip, cellular connectivity, 256GB storage, and a 9-hour battery.

The iPad mini was released this past March 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 discounted Logitech Crayon. With cellular connectivity, you'll also be able to get online on the go without having to remain within Wi-Fi coverage.

We went hands-on with the new iPad mini so you can get an in-depth look at it before you buy it. We've also got roundups of the best cases and keyboards for your new device so you can put your savings to good use.

Adam Oram

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.