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Original iPad mini Only $199 for Father's Day [Deals]

Target is offering $100 off the original iPad mini for Father's Day. The deal is in-store only and there seems to be very limited supply. You can find out what locations have the iPad mini in stock by using your zip code here. You can also nab a 16GB Retina display model for only $369 (normally $399) from Target's online store or at any retail location.

Target iPad Deal

The original iPad mini doesn't feature a Retina display, but it will support iOS 8 when the new OS is released this fall. This means the first-generation tablet still has a lot of life left in it making the Target sale very tempting for shoppers looking for a great deal on an older model iPad.

Xiaomi's Mi Pad is a Plastic iPad mini Look-alike Powered by NVIDIA's Tegra K1

Chinese iPhone clones like the Goophone i5C or the HR2000 from Hero are nothing new, but no one has ever really copied the iPad mini, until now! Enter Xiamoi, who recently announced its new iPad mini look-alike the Mi Pad. The 7.9-inch tablet comes in an iPhone 5c array of colors and it is even built from the same "unapologetically plastic" as Apple's underachieving handset.

Xiaomi Mi Pad

Unlike most copycats who prefer to distance themselves from Apple, Xiamoi has no problem admitting its new tablet uses the same materials as the iPhone 5c. The Mi Pad is powered by the new Tegra K1 processor and it runs Android with the MIUI UI atop it. It also features a 2048 x 1536 IPS display, an 8MP Sony rear-facing camera with an F/2.0 aperture, and a 5MP camera on the front.

Save 20% on an iPad mini or 10% on an iPad Air: Cartwheel by Target

Target is offering 15% off the first-generation iPad mini through its Cartwheel iOS app. You can also save an additional 5% when you use your Red card at any Target retail location. That's a total of 20% off the 16GB iPad mini, which makes it only $239. The Target Cartwheel deal ends on March 29, 2014, so you need to act now.

iPad Deals

You can also save 10% on any iPad Air model with the app, and apply the 5% Target Red card bonus to any in-store purchases. Taking advantage of both discounts will allow you to nab a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for only $425. This deal also ends on March 29, 2014

Analyst Predicts No New iPad mini or 12-Inch iPad in 2014

"Tepid" sales and the long rumored iWatch could push the iPad mini 3 and Apple's 12-inch "iPad Pro" to the back burner in 2014. KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will only concentrate and launch a second-generation iPad Air this year. Kuo says the new tablet will most likely feature Apple's updated A8 processor, Touch ID and a few minor improvements. The rumored 12.9-inch iPad will also be released in limited supply in 2015, according to Kuo's note obtained by Mac Rumors.

iPad Air 2

"Compared with lower-margin iPad mini with Retina display, which shipments has been tepid, higher-margin iPad Air was a hot selling item in 4Q13, which will slow Apple in developing new iPad mini models. We believe Apple plans to launch upgraded iPad Air early this year, and will accelerate development of 12.9” iPad. As such, more resources will be allocated to these two products, which will affect the progress of the development of new iPad mini. All told, we think chances of the debut of a new iPad mini in 2H14 are slim. In addition, the 12.9” iPad is unlikely to be offered in 2014. For these reasons, we predict the only new iPad product in 2H14 will be the upgraded iPad Air."

Best Buy Holding Two Day iPad Air and iPad mini Sale

Best Buy is holding a two-day sale for all iPad Air models and first-generation iPad mini models. The sale begins on Friday and ends this Saturday (01/25/14). You can save $50 on any iPad Air, and $30 on the original iPad mini. In addition, Best Buy is offering between $10 to $75 in credit for almost any electronic device you trade in. This includes laptops, digital cameras an so on... Certain tablets, gaming systems and mobile phones will nab you the highest amount.

iPad Air Deals

The electronics retailer also has a variety of mobile phone deals running through February. You can get a Samsung Galaxy S 4 for free from Verizon on Friday and Saturday, and free through AT&T until Saturday, February 2. The 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c are $50 off and the 32GB models are $100 cheaper through February.

RadioShack Giving Away $100 Gift Card With Purchase of iPad mini [Deals]

RadioShack is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of a first-generation iPad mini. The promotion only applies to 16GB Wi-Fi models and is only available in stores. RadioShack did not give a specific date for the end of the promotion, but did say it is available for a "limited time this holiday season." This suggests the promotion will probably end around the 24th or 25th of December, unless the retailer decides to extend it.

iPad mini Deals

RadioShack is also offering up to $350 towards the purchase of a new tablet when you trade in an eligible iPad through its Trade & Save program. However, as we demonstrated before, most retailer trade in programs offer a lot less money for used Apple products than companies like Nextworth.com or Gazelle.com. Not to mention these companies offer cash, so you're not stuck with another store-branded gift card when you sell your used device.

Walmart and Best Buy Announce iPad Black Friday Deals

So far it looks like Target will have the best iPad deal on Black Friday, unless you're looking for an older model. Shoppers who buy an iPad mini after Thanksgiving will receive a $100 gift card from Walmart, and Best Buy will be offering $100 off the 16GB iPad 2. Meanwhile, Target is offering the 16GB iPad Air Wi-Fi model for only $479, and they're tossing in an additional $100 gift card to sweeten the deal. If you count the free gift card, you can nab the latest iPad for $379, compared to paying $299 for an iPad 2.

iPad Black Friday Deals 2013

Other Walmart Black Friday deals include $75 gift cards with the purchase of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Walmart also has the best deal on the iPhone 5c which will be $45 until December 1st, and the iPhone 5s is $189 with a two-year contract.

Best Buy will also be offering discounts on 32GB iPod touches, 16GB iPod nanos, all MacBook Air models, and select Pro models.

Trade In Your Used iPad Before the Next Generation is Announced

If you are considering upgrading to the iPad 5 or iPad mini 2, then you may want to sell your used model before the next generation of Apple tablets are announced. Both Nextworth and Gazelle are currently accepting trade-ins for all older iPad and iPad mini models. You can get up to $400 for a used iPad, and up to $220 for a used iPad mini. This is a good time to sell since these values will decrease once the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are officially released.

iPad mini Trade In Value

Selling your used iPad is easy. Just visit Nextworth.com or Gazelle.com, locate your iPad model, and truthfully answer a few simple questions. You'll then receive a quote based on your device's current projected value in the secondary market.

Logitech Announces Two New Ultrathin Cases for the iPad mini

Covering your thinner and lighter iPad mini in a bulky case defeats the point of having a smaller tablet. That's why Logitech has created the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case for the iPad mini. Both folios are crafted with a lightweight water-resistant material that offers two-sided protection from bumps, scratches and spills.

Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad mini

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio includes a Bluetooth keyboard that helps free up space on the iPad mini's 7.9-inch screen. The keyboard is Logitech's lightest iPad accessory to date, and it features iOS shortcut keys to take full advantage of its smaller form factor.

Apple Posts First iPad and iPad mini iOS 7 Images

There have been plenty of official images and screenshots of iOS 7 running on the iPhone, but until now there hasn't been any of the iPad. Unfortunately, the first images of iOS 7 for the iPad and iPad mini come from a footer image posted on Apple's website. The image shows that the new OS will be compatible with the iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and the iPad mini.

iOS 7 iPad

iOS 7 will not only deliver a host of new features, but it will also bring a whole new look and feel to all iOS devices when it's launched later this year. Everything from apps to the calculator has been redesigned to give the iPad and iPhone a totally new and modern aesthetic look.

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