You can already save a few bucks on Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini at Best Buy
The keyboard and Apple Pencil are not included in the standard price of a new iPad Air
The iPad Air is back from the dead, reimagined for a modern era of mobile computing with optional Apple Pencil support, the same blazing fast processor as the newest generation of iPhones, and a very reasonable $500 starting price.
received a long overdue sequel yesterday with drastically upgraded internals, the same old design, and optional support for the same first-generation Apple Pencil as the 10.5-inch iPad Air. Both these new tablets are already up for grabs from their manufacturer's official US e-store, with the smaller model fetching $399.99 in a 64GB entry-level configuration sans cellular connectivity.2015's iPad mini 4 also
Incredibly enough, one authorized third-party retailer is offering early adopters of 2019's iPad mini and iPad Air a simple opportunity to save a few bucks right now. All you need is a My Best Buy account. The rewards program is free to sign up for, mind you, and the registration process is fast and effortless. Memberships come with free shipping "on everything" (no minimum purchase requirements), as well as reward points for every dollar spent on Best Buy's website, and access to exclusive deals like this one.
As you can imagine, you're obviously not looking at earth-shattering discounts. But $25 off brand-new iPads with already excellent price/quality ratios is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Especially considering the savings are outright, with no catches, strings attached, or other requirements rather than the gift cards typically offered by Best Buy for early purchases and pre-orders of refreshed Apple gear.
Instead of paying $399.99 upfront for a fifth-generation iPad mini with an Apple A12 chipset and 64 gigs of storage space, My Best Buy members will be charged $379.99. The same slate is available at $525 after the $25 markdown in a Wi-Fi-only 256 gig variant, while an LTE-enabled model can be purchased for as little as $505.
As far as the resurrected iPad Air is concerned, the $25 discount brings its starting price down to $474.99, with cellular-capable units fetching $605 and up, and a Wi-Fi-only 256GB model available at $625.