Yesterday, Apple announced its second "low cost" iPad during its education event in Chicago. The new iPad is available now through apple.com, at Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, like B&H and Best Buy. It boasts an A10 Fusion chip with embedded M10 coprocessor making it 40-percent faster with 50 percent faster graphics performance than the previous 9.7-inch model.
B&H is offering $100 in instant savings on the 10.5-inch 128GB iPad Pro in silver. In addition, B&H will not collect sales tax on sales shipped outside of NY/NJ making the deal up to $160 cheaper for some out of state customers. To take advantage of the deal, just head on over to bhphotovideo.com and all discounts will be added during checkout.
Apple users don't tend to upgrade their iPad as much as they do their iPhone. This means a lot of iPad owners are still using older models making a new iPad a great gift idea. However, you must be careful when buying someone a new iPad. For example, the current 9.7-inch model isn't much of an upgrade from the iPad Air 2, but it is better than the iPad Air and iPad 4.
The 9.7-inch iPad is available for $329 making it the most affordable model in Apple's current tablet lineup. It features the same resolution (2048‑by‑1536) as the iPad mini 4, and it is powered by the same A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s. The 2017 iPad model is equipped with an 8mp camera, and includes most of Apple's current technology, such as Siri, Touch ID and Apple Pay. It does not work with the Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard.
Big box retailers Target, Walmart and Best Buy have released their Black Friday ads. All three are offering the same $249 deal on the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. You can save $80 on a 32GB model at any of the three locations starting as early as 5pm on November 23rd. Here are the rest the big three's Black Friday Apple deals:
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It looks like $249 will be the going rate for the fifth-generation iPad on Black Friday. Both Target and Walmart will be offering the latest 9.7-inch model for $80 cheaper than its suggested retail price.
Walmart has released its Black Friday ad with sales from November 23rd to 24th. Black Friday begins in Walmart stores starting at 6pm. Other deals include an iPhone 6 for only $129, discounts on gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, DVDs as low as $1.96 and more.
All three Rome: Total War titles have been released individually to the App Store, but today Feral Interactive has added the Rome: Total War Collection as an option. The Collection allows you to get all three Total War titles for one price. It also cheaper to buy the collection than buying all three titles individually.
For $16.99 Rome: Total War Collection includes Total War, Barbarian Invasion, and Alexander. While it's only $3 in savings, $17 is a good price for three decent strategy games for the iPad.
Black Friday is only a few weeks away which means hundreds of retailers will soon be releasing their ads with tons of deals. The first big retailer out of the gate is Target. The big box retailer has just released a 36-page circular with deals on everything you can imagine, including Apple products.
The iPad mini hasn't been officially discontinued but the future of the 7.9-inch tablet remains a mystery. Apple still offers a 128GB version of the smaller tablet on its website for $399, but a new model hasn't been released since September 2015. This has lead many to speculate that the mini will eventually be discontinued as it ages in technology while newer fresher products are released.
Best Buy has discounted the 10.5-inch WiFi-only iPad by $100. All three storage capacities and all colors are available. The 64GB model has been marked down from $649 to $549, the 256GB version is now $699 and the 512GB model is only $899. You can head on over to Best Buy's online store to purchase any of the discounted models.
It is quite possible that the iPad mini 4 will be the last 7.9-inch tablet released by Apple. iPad mini sales have not only been cannibalized by the larger iPhone models, but it is also no longer the most affordable iPad on the market, except for today. Staples is offering a $100 discount on the 128GB WiFi model, bringing the price down from $399 to $299. This makes the fourth-generation iPad mini cheaper than the current 9.7-inch model at $329.