Amazon has multiple iPad mini (2019) variants on sale at rare discounts

Amazon has multiple iPad mini (2019) variants on sale at rare discounts
Apple's iPad release schedule and strategy are nowhere near as predictable as the traditional iPhone upgrade cycle, with two new Pro models tipped for an announcement this spring after the previous iPad Pro generation saw daylight in the fall of 2018 and last spring brought us a revived iPad mini and iPad Air.

In other words, it doesn't look like a sixth-generation iPad mini is coming anytime soon, which kind of makes sense in a way given 2019's 7.9-incher came almost four long years after the iPad mini 4. The good news is that, if you hurry, you can get the fifth-gen iPad mini at a rare discount on Amazon.

Technically, there's no expiration date listed for these deals, but the e-commerce giant probably doesn't have a lot of marked-down inventory available since the 64GB Wi-Fi-only configuration in gold is out of stock already shortly after slashing $50 off its regular price. On the bright side, the same storage variant is still up for grabs at 50 bucks less than usual in an arguably less eye-catching space gray hue.

The costlier space gray model capable of accommodating 256 gigs of data internally is also reduced by a cool $50, while the rest of the storage variants and color options are either available at their list prices or significantly smaller discounts. A 64GB Wi-Fi-only iPad mini 5 in silver, for instance, goes for $15 less than usual, whereas a 256 gig cellular-enabled model in space gray is up for grabs at $34 off list, equating to a terribly modest 5 percent price cut. Finally, you can buy a snazzy gold version with 256GB storage space and no LTE connectivity at a $27 discount, also corresponding to 5 percent taken off the list price of this particular slate.

Keep in mind, however, that this is undoubtedly the world's greatest compact tablet, packing the same impressive Apple A12 Bionic processor as the substantially pricier iPad Air (2019) and sporting a beautiful Retina display with a 7.9-inch diagonal, a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and relatively chunky bezels. The iPad mini (2019) also shines in the battery life department, not to mention its optional Apple Pencil support for a creativity and productivity boost.

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iPad mini (2019)
  • Display 7.9 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A12 Bionic, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB,
  • Battery 5058 mAh
  • OS iPadOS

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