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.
Best Buy today has kicked off early access to its Black Friday in July sale for My Best Buy members only. Members can take advantage of all the Black Friday deals, including discounts on older iPad Pro models, MacBooks and Beats accessories.
Several 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models have been discounted up to $200. All capacities, including 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB, and colors are available. For example, a 32GB Wifi-only 9.7-inch model in Gold is available for $399, compared to the normal price of $599. Members can also save up to $125 on select iPad mini models.
Best Buy is offering up to $150 off the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in multiple configurations. The discount makes most models only around $100 more than the current 9.7-inch iPad model. Hit the links below to take advantage of the Best Buy deal before all models sell out.
Apple has begun selling refurbished Pencils on its online store. The stylus, normally $99, is now available for $85. A savings of $14 if you don't mind buying refurbished.
Refurbished Apple products come with a one-year limited warranty and are covered by Apple's 4-day return policy. Each Pencil ships with a Lighting adapter and extra tip.
There's only one more shopping weekend before Christmas and Target is offering the 9.7-inch iPad Pro model at $150 less than Apple's normal $599 asking price. This makes the 32GB WiFi-only model only $1 more than Black Friday prices, and you don't have to deal with any unruly shoppers. This is also a much better deal than the discounts being offered by B&H, that we discussed earlier this week.
The popular New York photo and video equipment store, B&H, is offering several discounts on Apple's iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 just in time for the holidays. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro was launched in March, 2016. It is Apple's most current iPad model with the most up to date features and hardware, such as Apple's A9X chip, Touch ID, Apple Pay support, Siri and more. The 9.7-inch model also boasts the best camera found on any iPad with its 12-megapixel iSight camera, and it sports a 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048-by-1536 resolution.
Apple has launched a new Apple Pay web page with several holiday discounts from participating online retailers. The holiday deals are part of Apple's effort to promote its new Apple Pay on the web feature in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. iOS and macOS users can take advantage of the holiday deals by visiting a participating retailer's website on Safari and using the Apple Pay feature. Here's a full list of participating retailers and links provided by Apple:
We don't cover a lot of iPad sales, mostly because Apple products are not commonly offered at a discount. This is why Best Buy's current deal on both the 12.9- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro is worth mentioning, even if it is only available for 1-day.
Best Buy is offering both models at a $100 discount. You can nab a 9.7-inch model starting at $499.99, or a 12.9-inch model starting at $699.99 . All four color options and capacities are currently available for the 9.7-inch model . The larger 12-inch model is only available in Gold, Gray, and Silver and in all 3 storage capacities.