Best Buy takes $100 off the 16GB Apple iPad mini 3 with the sequel rumored to be unveiled next week

Best Buy takes $100 off the 16GB Apple iPad mini 3 with the sequel rumored to be unveiled next week
With talk that the Apple iPad mini 4 will be one of the devices introduced by the tech titan at its media event on September 9th, Best Buy is looking to rid itself of Apple iPad mini 3 inventory that is taking up valuable shelf space at the big box retailer. So Best Buy has decided to take $100 off the price of the 16GB Apple iPad mini 3. With the cut, the 7.9-inch tablet is now $300, down from the pre-sale price of $400.

The sale starts today and runs through Monday, September 7th. The sale price is available in the store or on Best Buy's website. So if you're busy planning the traditional last BBQ of the summer for Monday's stateside Labor Day holiday, you can simply go online and purchase the tablet. The 16GB iPad mini 3 is available from Best Buy in gold, silver or space gray.

If you're wondering what changes we might see in the Apple iPad 4, for starters it should feature a faster CPU, a thinner build than the iPad mini 3, improved cameras, and a new split-screen feature that will allow you to run two apps side-by-side.

source: BestBuy via CNET

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iPad mini 3
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6350 mAh



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I would be skeptical of receiving $100 to use an iPad with a paltry 16 GB. Hopefully next year the minimum will be 32 GB (with hopefully a 256 GB offering which I will buy as I always opt for the maximum storage offered).

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. 16GB isn't enough. Samsung, Apple, Motorola, and any other OEM still releasing 16GB devices need to get that through their skulls. 32GB should be the bare minimum for storage space no exceptions.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. 64GB should be the bare minimum. Samsung hasnt had a device with on 16GB on the highend for a while. The S5 was the last to offer 16GB and the Note 2 was the last Note to offer 16GB. Some mid-ranged tablets probably dont need more than that. But the Ipad since it is good at games needs at least 64GB. The fact Apple can afford to give you that and don't makes their brand not worth my money. When I bought my wife's Gold 128GB, I told her make sure you make it last because this is the last Apple product I will ever buy as long as I live.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Thing is, Apple isn't overpriced in that segment. In the high end segment, their tablets are often the best value overall (When you factor in capabilities as well other stuff like apps available, etc). Sometimes a Samsung tablet here or a Sony tablet there will outclass the Ipad in a key area or 2, but will fall behind in others, so they aren't necessarily better.

3. JnCrls unregistered

This isn't the first time in the year they do that. People loose their interest in tablets and more with this one.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even at 299, it costs to much.

7. gaming64 unregistered

You get a tablet with a fingerprint scanner and an HD screen with high ppi plus Metal API support and you call this too much. I agree since the iPad Mini 2 is basically the same and much more cheaper.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Now we're talking. My Nexus 7 is a mess thanks to Lollipop. Worst Android os hands down.

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