Best iPad mini deals available now

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The most recent iPad mini on sale right now is the iPad mini Apple launched way back in September 2021, and if you want to get your hands on that iPad mini (6th generation) at the best price, you’ve come to the right place. We are tracking the best deals, as well as the retailers that have models in stock right now.

There may be a new iPad mini coming in 2024, so, if you want to find out what might be in store, and whether it’s worth waiting read the rumors about the 7th gen iPad mini.

If you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple increased the price of all iPads back in October 2022 (see Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices?) The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad mini look better than they are – which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now.

Read on to find details of the best places to pick up the 2021 iPad mini (6th generation) at the best price–in the U.S. and U.K.–so you can get a bargain. If you’re after a larger display we also have the best deals on the standard iPad and a complete round-up of the Best iPad deals. If you aren’t sure which model to buy read our iPad Buying Guide and you may also like to read: best iPad for kids, best iPad for students and best iPad for seniors.

Best iPad mini deals right now

You’ll find the lowest current prices on the 6th gen iPad mini in our automated tables below, but here are the best deals we are seeing right now:

U.S. deals:

Amazon, iPad mini (64GB): $395 ($104 off after coupon, MSRP $499)

Amazon, iPad mini (256GB): $530 ($119 off, MSRP $649)

U.K. deals:

Amazon, iPad mini, 64GB, Wi-Fi: £529 (£40 off, RRP £569)

eBuyer, iPad mini, 256GB, Wi-Fi: £713 (£36 off, RRP £749)

6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, WiFi, MSRP: $499/£569 (WAS £479)

6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, WiFi, MSRP: $649/£749 (WAS £619)

6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, Cellular, MSRP $649/£749 (WAS £619)

6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, Cellular, MSRP $799/£929 (WAS £759)

Where to buy the iPad mini 6th gen?

You can buy one from Apple and a number of other retailers (either outright or with a network provider), details of which you will find below.

For a while part of the problem with buying an iPad mini right now wasn’t just finding a good deal – it was actually finding the model you want in stock, although stock does seem to be at more reliable levels now!

If you don’t want to buy the iPad mini from Apple, you may be able to pick it up from the following retailers or on contract from various network providers:

US retailers:

Apple

Amazon

Best Buy

Walmart

B&H Photo Video

US contract deals:

AT&T

T-Mobile/Sprint

Verizon

We’ve heard that US customers who buy the 5G iPad mini 6 from Apple can get a $200 pre-paid Mastercard when activating with T-Mobile/Sprint or a $200 e-gift card when activating with Verizon.

Looking for other ways to save money. Find out if you can save money buying Apple products from another country.

UK retailers:

Amazon

Argos

AO 

BT Shop

Box

Currys

eBuyer

John Lewis

Laptops Direct

Very

Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following:

KRCS

iStore

Select

Western Computer

UK contract deals:

EE

O2

Sky

Vodafone

Virgin Media

Three

iPad mini refurbished deals

The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain.

The iPads in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full year’s warranty. It’s not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here.

The U.S. refurbished store has a selection that includes:

Standard iPad (8th and 9th generation)

iPad Air (4th generation)

11-inch iPad Pro (2nd and 3rd generation)

12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th and 5th generation)

iPad mini (5th and 6th generation)

Compared to the original price, you can save as much as $320 on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Get a refurbished iPad at Apple’s refurbished store (U.S.)

In the U.K. you’ll find a similar selection of iPads available from Apple’s refurbished store. You’ll find the following:

Standard iPad (9th generation)

iPad Air (4th generation)

11-inch iPad Pro (2nd and 3rd generation)

12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation)

iPad mini (5th and 6th generation)

There are savings of £480 on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, compared to the original price.

Get a refurbished iPad at Apple’s refurbished store (U.K.)

Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK, which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years – most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old.

There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. We’d recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers:

Amazon

AWD

Big Phone Store

eBay

Envirofone

Affordable Mac

Tech Trade

4Gadgets

Handtec

Laptops Direct

Music Magpie

Preloved

Smartfone Store

See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad.

iPad

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The most recent iPad mini on sale right now is the iPad mini Apple launched way back in September 2021, and if you want to get your hands on that iPad mini (6th generation) at the best price, you’ve come to the right place. We are tracking the best deals, as well as the retailers that have models in stock right now.

There may be a new iPad mini coming in 2024, so, if you want to find out what might be in store, and whether it’s worth waiting read the rumors about the 7th gen iPad mini.

If you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple increased the price of all iPads back in October 2022 (see Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices?) The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad mini look better than they are – which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now.

Read on to find details of the best places to pick up the 2021 iPad mini (6th generation) at the best price–in the U.S. and U.K.–so you can get a bargain. If you’re after a larger display we also have the best deals on the standard iPad and a complete round-up of the Best iPad deals. If you aren’t sure which model to buy read our iPad Buying Guide and you may also like to read: best iPad for kids, best iPad for students and best iPad for seniors.

Best iPad mini deals right now

You’ll find the lowest current prices on the 6th gen iPad mini in our automated tables below, but here are the best deals we are seeing right now:

U.S. deals:

Amazon, iPad mini (64GB): $395 ($104 off after coupon, MSRP $499)

Amazon, iPad mini (256GB): $530 ($119 off, MSRP $649)

U.K. deals:

Amazon, iPad mini, 64GB, Wi-Fi: £529 (£40 off, RRP £569)

eBuyer, iPad mini, 256GB, Wi-Fi: £713 (£36 off, RRP £749)

6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, WiFi, MSRP: $499/£569 (WAS £479)

6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, WiFi, MSRP: $649/£749 (WAS £619)

6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, Cellular, MSRP $649/£749 (WAS £619)

6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, Cellular, MSRP $799/£929 (WAS £759)

Where to buy the iPad mini 6th gen?

You can buy one from Apple and a number of other retailers (either outright or with a network provider), details of which you will find below.

For a while part of the problem with buying an iPad mini right now wasn’t just finding a good deal – it was actually finding the model you want in stock, although stock does seem to be at more reliable levels now!

If you don’t want to buy the iPad mini from Apple, you may be able to pick it up from the following retailers or on contract from various network providers:

US retailers:

Apple

Amazon

Best Buy

Walmart

B&H Photo Video

US contract deals:

AT&T

T-Mobile/Sprint

Verizon

We’ve heard that US customers who buy the 5G iPad mini 6 from Apple can get a $200 pre-paid Mastercard when activating with T-Mobile/Sprint or a $200 e-gift card when activating with Verizon.

Looking for other ways to save money. Find out if you can save money buying Apple products from another country.

UK retailers:

Amazon

Argos

AO 

BT Shop

Box

Currys

eBuyer

John Lewis

Laptops Direct

Very

Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following:

KRCS

iStore

Select

Western Computer

UK contract deals:

EE

O2

Sky

Vodafone

Virgin Media

Three

iPad mini refurbished deals

The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain.

The iPads in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full year’s warranty. It’s not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here.

The U.S. refurbished store has a selection that includes:

Standard iPad (8th and 9th generation)

iPad Air (4th generation)

11-inch iPad Pro (2nd and 3rd generation)

12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th and 5th generation)

iPad mini (5th and 6th generation)

Compared to the original price, you can save as much as $320 on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Get a refurbished iPad at Apple’s refurbished store (U.S.)

In the U.K. you’ll find a similar selection of iPads available from Apple’s refurbished store. You’ll find the following:

Standard iPad (9th generation)

iPad Air (4th generation)

11-inch iPad Pro (2nd and 3rd generation)

12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation)

iPad mini (5th and 6th generation)

There are savings of £480 on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, compared to the original price.

Get a refurbished iPad at Apple’s refurbished store (U.K.)

Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK, which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years – most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old.

There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. We’d recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers:

Amazon

AWD

Big Phone Store

eBay

Envirofone

Affordable Mac

Tech Trade

4Gadgets

Handtec

Laptops Direct

Music Magpie

Preloved

Smartfone Store

See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad.

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