Apple’s iPad remains the top choice among people looking to buy a tablet, and for good reason. With various models to choose from, the device caters to different kinds of users across a wide range of applications. It is rare to see a discount for current-generation iPad models, but an Amazon offer slashes $49 off the latest iPad Mini to bring its price down to $350 from $399.
The latest fifth-generation iPad Mini is powered by the A12 Bionic chip, which is also found inside the latest iPad that was released in September, and includes support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. Its 64GB of storage is enough for casual users and for work purposes, and if you’ll need more, you can expand it by tapping into Apple’s iCloud. The tablet also promises a 10-hour battery life, and while that figure may vary depending on your usage, the iPad Mini should last long enough for most leisure and working days.
The iPad Mini is the smallest model of Apple’s iPad, featuring a 7.9-inch Retina display. In comparison, the eighth-generation iPad offers a 10.2-inch display, while the fourth-generation iPad Air will come with a 10.9-inch display. The iPad Mini also weighs only about 0.66 of a pound, and combined with its smaller frame, makes it ideal for long reading sessions or binge-watching your favorite shows while holding the tablet.
The fifth-generation iPad Mini also supports the latest version of Apple’s operating system for tablets, iPadOS 14, which introduced improved apps, simplified user interfaces, more powerful augmented reality experiences, and enhanced privacy features, among many other additions that take advantage of the iPad and its capabilities.
Despite launching in March 2019, the fifth-generation iPad Mini is still a perfectly capable device, and possibly the perfect iPad model for you. Discounts for current-generation iPad models are rare, so if you are looking for a bargain, you should definitely consider Amazon’s offer of $350 for the latest version of the iPad Mini, down $49 from its original price of $399. There’s no telling how long the deal will last, so you shouldn’t take too much time in deciding whether to click that Buy Now button.
Even if you potentially miss this sale, no worries, as other sales are just around the corner. Case in point: Black Friday iPad deals.
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