Just in case you're not finding it hard enough to choose the right iPad for you
from the numerous new versions officially sold by Apple
, Walmart has an interesting deal in place on a slightly older model no longer available directly from its manufacturer.
We're talking about the spring 2018-released 9.7-inch iPad
, aka the sixth-generation iPad, which normally costs $330 and up. Of course, with its 10.2-inch successor
priced exactly the same, the slightly smaller slate needs a pretty big discount to capture the attention of bargain hunters nowadays.
$130 off list certainly qualifies as precisely what the doctor ordered for a healthy popularity boost, although unfortunately, that doesn't mean you can buy the iPad (6th Gen) for as little as 200 bucks. That's because Walmart doesn't appear to have the entry-level Wi-Fi-only 32GB variant in stock, charging $299 instead of $430 with 128 gigs of storage space. Meanwhile, the cellular-enabled 9.7-incher is currently up for grabs at $329 and $429 in 32 and 128GB configurations respectively, both prices also being $130 lower than usual.
This is the highest discount we've ever seen a major retailer offer on the iPad (2018) in brand-new condition with a standard 1-year warranty included, and naturally, you get plenty of chromatic choice as well. Then again, one LTE-capable 32 gig model (coated in silver) is already showing up as out of stock, and we're guessing a bunch of others will eventually follow suit if you don't hurry and pull the trigger as soon as possible.
In case you're wondering, this 9.7-incher
is not radically different from 2019's 10.2-inch iPad
(7th Gen), as the two share everything from their general design language to a reasonably powerful Apple A10 Fusion processor, a front-mounted Touch ID fingerprint scanner, a single 8MP rear-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 1.2MP front shooter with f/2.2 aperture. Basically, the only notable differences are the larger screen and Smart Keyboard support of the newer tablet.