The most recent iPad mini on sale right now is the iPad mini Apple launched 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’ve are tracking the best deals, as well as the retailers that have models in stock right now.
We’ve seen some good price drops on the iPad mini recently – however, if you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple has increased the price of all iPads! Read more about that here: 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 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. And if you aren’t sure which model to buy read our iPad Buying Guide.
Best iPad mini deals right now
You’ll find the lowest current prices on the iPad mini in our automated tables below, but here are the best deals we are seeing right now:
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 contract deals:
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.
Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following:
UK contract deals:
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.
In the U.S.:
In the U.K.:
- No iPad mini deals right now.
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:
See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad.