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Apple iPad mini just $199 from Target for this week only

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Apple iPad mini just $199 from Target for this week only
Looking for a good price on an Apple iPad? For this week only, Target will sell you the Apple iPad mini for $100 off. Normally $299, the discount retailer is offering the slate for $199. The deal is not available online, and is only available for the Wi-Fi version of the slate. In otherwords, there is no carrier connectivity on the discounted iPad mini tablets.

If a full sized Apple iPad is more your cup of tea (or whatever beverage you're consuming), you might want to take advantage of the $50 discount that Target is offering on the Apple iPad Air. The $50 discount applies to the complete iPad Air range.

Target might be looking to clear its inventory before the Apple iPad Air 2 and the Apple iPad mini 3 are expected to be released later this year. Whatever the reason, you have the balance of the week to take advantage of Target's largesse.

Buy the Apple iPad mini for just $199 at Target

Buy the Apple iPad mini for just $199 at Target


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source: Target via GottaBeMobile

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posted on 18 Aug 2014, 20:18 6

1. tettech (Posts: 69; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


I almost got too excited, then I realize it's not the iPad Mini 2.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 20:20

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It's not often that someone can buy a museum quality classic Apple tablet design for the low low price of just $199.

Just think -- it comes with thousands of pixels and and megabytes of RAM -- and you know that will always be enough to do magical things and have a magical life... because millions of iShëëple said so.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 20:27 11

3. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Translation: "I'm angry because some people like different things from me!"

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 20:37 4

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO post of the day by far lol. +1. He left it over the plate with that comment, and you took him deep to center.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 21:00 2

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Original iShëëple: "I'm angry because some people like different things from me!"

Translation into English: "Baaaaahhhh! Baaaaaahhhhhh! Bad mean people say too much truth about my device.... Baaaaahhhhhh!!!!"

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 21:16 5

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Don't be butthurt, cuz you made a dumb a$$ Arte 8800 style post, and got smashed for it. Baaaaaaahhhhhh that hater, go take a butthurt nap.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 21:30

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Why iFans support Apple continuing to sell obsolete devices amazes me. iOS 8 either won't run or will run like crap on these old models. And with the way Apple pushes updates on people, a lot of customers of these old devices will end up with a semi-working device full of lag and bugs.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 21:57 2

9. bucky (Posts: 2683; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Out of curiosity what version of android are you running?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 22:17

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


For the record, I have quite a few devices, not just Android. All my Android devices are either 4.3.x or 4.4.x.

And yes, when I did use an iPhone, Apple forced an update on it that for all intents and purposes, ruined it.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 22:36 1

13. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


How did Apple forced an update on you? and what phone was that and what version of update were you "forced" to install?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:22

38. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


You know the update is coming. And you start to be notified. You ignore it. They notified you again and again. You ignore it. And than most of the apps are upgraded according to the new os. And you are left behind. What you will do? Upgrade and ruin all the experience. Devices experienced this: 4, 4s and before.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:37 1

40. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


1. There is no other notification then a red dot on top right corner of your settings app to let you know update is ready. Older models? Yeah, I had a 3GS, it had a tiny red circle on settings app and that's it for iOS 4 upgrade, iOS5 upgrade, iOS6 upgrade, iOS6.x.x upgrade. No annoying notifications, buddy.

2. Apps do get upgraded and are even encouraged by Apple, buthttp://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/17/apples-ios-app-store-now-offers-last-compatible-versions-of-apps-for-older-devices

3. iPhone 4 on my list are probably the worst of all iPhones if I had to rate iPhones against iPhones when it came to updating to latest supported iOS (3GS handled 6.x.x wonderfully for example), I dont think 4 should have gotten the update, it was limited and caused problems. But from what I've seen nearly all 4S owners use iOS7 without problems.

3. Anything else you want me to clear up?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 22:38 1

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stop lying. That whole post is a lie.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 22:42

15. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


So which devices are they? because so far you're blowing smoke...

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 22:52 1

17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The last iPhone I owned was a 3GS and Apple pushed iOS 6.x.x to this old device which basically ruined it.

If you do a Google search, you will thousands of people who have been screwed by Apple forcing new iOS on their old devices. Apple's forced update policy exists so that Apple customers are forced to upgrade their hardware and so Apple's fragmentation numbers are lower.

Denying Apple's forced updates are a problem is just flat out fanboy BS.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 23:14 2

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple does not force updates. Your a$$ installed it.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 00:02 1

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


BS. I woke up in the morning and it had updated sometime during the night.

Do you want to deny that iOS 6.x.x ruins this old phone too? How much of a fool do you want to look like when I post the Google search results?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 00:09

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Post them

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:58 1

44. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Yeah, I've never had any trouble not installing the new updates if I don't want them. He's definitely lying about that. Whats more amazing is that the 3GS even got upgraded to iOS6, in fact I looked on wiki and apparently there was an update for it released on February 21st, 2014. That's crazy good support. Especially considering it was released in 2009!

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 02:28 1

50. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I forgot about that security update in 2014 (I already had iPhone 5s) I'm impressed by the same thing... I got that phone the day it came out and I used it up until iPhone 5s was available to buy - it was sold out in my city until I forced on to be reserved (any model) in October 2013. I really wanted a Space Gray 32GB but got Space Gray 16GB. But now I got 2TB on my iPhone as I have full access to my external harddrive at home - I stream music, movies, and keep all my camera roll instantly backed up without the need to transfer using iCloud control center, via cable (file transfer), via iTunes, or how androids do it - SD cards, uuughh...

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:48

42. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


"I woke up in the morning and it had updated sometime during the night." Bull. You mean, you didn't go into settings, tapped on General, tapped on Software Updates, verified there's a software update available, then tapped to update button... I have never heard this from anyone. I had 3GS and I upgraded from iOS 3 thru iOS 6.x.x and all updates in between -- NOT ONCE has I woke up and it was updated automatically...

But even with iOS 6.2.7 (or something, cant remember) I had only one problem, when I typed the curser moved but letters appeared a second later (sometimes 2 seconds later if i'm typing in websites, not texting) and new games that came out after iOS6 were taking longer to load - but once loaded played good for a 4.5 year old device...

I can believe you had a problem with your phone as a few others as well, but you get isolated issues with any phone and any manufacturer - do not push your experience as if it was absolutely everyone using 3GS. I still know a person using 3GS today running latest update - it's pretty good - obviously not as fast as Samsung Galaxy 4s or 5s but it's does function as a 5 year old phone would.

Google results, ever tried typing in the same for Android phones of that times? Most of them have been trashed 6 months later after release for crying out loud.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:39

41. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


iPhones downloads automatically the update. You lost that space. And like I said before you will be forced be 3-rd parties apps which are updated according to the new version. So if by accident you uninstall an app and want to reinstall you are doomed. The only version available is the new one. And this is how Apple forced you to ruin your phone and buy a new one. It happened to me (1, 3gs, 4) and this is why you will see a lot of iPhones that are used almost like dumb phones.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 02:06

46. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/17/apples-ios-app-store-now-offers-last-compatible-versions-of-apps-for-older-devices

Try again...

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 02:10

47. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


"...and this is why you will see a lot of iPhones that are used almost like dumb phones."

Buddy I see all Android users use their phone like dumbphones. Ask any of them if they use Google NOW. "Yeah I use google, but not right now, i'm busy" lol - they have no idea what it is because it's being lost and ignored within the bloat thats preloaded on most Android phones.

That's why I'm here at PA (even though it's mostly populated by Android users) these are the only people I know that give any rats ass what our SMART PHONES are actually capable of. Plus I like reading troll posts and replying to generate a debate... lol.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 00:03 2

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The butthurts showing. It's not your money, why the concern? It's not your Eco system, why the concern? See post #3

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:16

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Post #3 is nothing more than a BS assertion of my intentions and knowledge, i.e. a personal insult.

I have no idea why you think in terms of "butthurt". The original iPad mini is a POS device today. It has an ages old processor and is crippled by lack of RAM. I am not "butthurt" by this. I don't own this device, want this device, or care about this device. But I do care that Apple is still pushing this tired old product on the market without being honest about it.

Maybe I will post a pic of the old 3GS. It's late here, so I don't feel like tracking down the device. But tomorrow may be your coronation.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:55

43. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Nope, post 3 just put into words what you were really doing. Whining about other people liking a product you don't like. I could have said you were insulting the intelligence of millions of people who like iOS and Apple products more for reasons that suit them, but I didn't.

And the original iPad mini is in no way crippled by lack of RAM or slow from that processor. My mom has one, it still plays any game and has a great battery life, never stutters or slows down.

That said I wouldn't buy one since I'd just wait for the the new iPad mini to come out in a month.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 02:18

48. AlikMalix (Posts: 6276; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I use iPad 3 which is older than iPad Mini. I play Real Racing 3, Nitro (online), I use it to make home videos, and edit music (drop that bass, lol) It has access to my external drive to bring up ANY file (including my spreadsheets and invoice documents) at any given time at any given place and it does that without hickup running latest iOS7.

Tell me again why a newer device than mine is a POS, crippled, and lacks RAM? It may have half the amount of ram that your tablet or phone has, but the experience using the iPad or iPad mini in question is better - as shown by many product satisfaction surveys...

Try again...

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 21:32 2

8. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


1st Generation non-Retina iPad Mini? No thank you...

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 21:59 1

10. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


I have one. it is terrible. the only thing I use it for now is hulu plus. ios itself is awful IMO. I am thinking after this I am going to get a laptop 2 in 1.

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