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Reconnect with friends on the ultra-portable and powerful iPad Mini.

Reconnect with friends on the ultra-portable and powerful iPad Mini.

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Save $69.01: The Apple iPad Mini (256GB, WiFi) is available for only $479.99 at Amazon or for the same price at Walmart as of April 13. 

You might be surprised to learn that it’s a pretty good time to buy a new iPad. While supplies of the new iPad Pro might be limited, there are tons of iPad deals available. That includes deals on last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or you can snag a refurbished iPad Air for next to nothing. But fans of the compact and powerful iPad Mini are surely pleased to see a long-awaited discount finally pop up. 

You can now get an Apple iPad Mini WiFi tablet with 256GB and 7.9-inch Retina display for $479.99 at Amazon or at Walmart if you prefer. The $69 discount is the best we’ve seen since Black Friday last year, and you get free shipping from either retailer that should arrive within a week for most locations. 

The iPad Mini is still a perfect option if you prefer portability in a tablet, but you don’t sacrifice all that much performance. It still boasts the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine that learns in real-time and recognizes patterns. That means fast and responsive apps that include video games, augmented reality, or graphic design. 

Speaking of graphic design, the latest iPad Mini also supports the Apple Pencil if you spend lots of time doodling or taking notes. And even if you can’t draw well, it still looks pretty on the 7.9-inch Retina display that packs in over three million pixels and includes an anti-reflective coating. On top of that, you get up to 10 hours of battery life, stereo speakers, 8MP back camera, 7MP front camera for FaceTime HD, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for bonus security. 

It might be small, but the iPad Mini is still mighty at just $479.99 if you’re ready for an upgrade. 

The 256GB iPad Mini is on sale for just $479.99

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