Many people thought that Apple was going to drop their iPad Mini since it had not had any real attention paid to it in quite a while. However, this year saw a nice update on the Apple iPad Mini and now we have our first, serious price drop on the iPad Mini.
Travel Tech: First Real Sale on the Latest iPad Mini
Link: 2019 iPad Mini – $369 (this is an affiliate link – thanks for the support!)
While the design of the iPad Mini did not change, the internals got an upgrade and it now works with the first generation Apple Pencil!
While I love my iPad Pro, the iPad Mini has a special spot in my past use cases and in many others. I had left the iPad Mini a while ago because it was not handling some of the things I wanted with it. However, this new upgrade puts a very capable tablet back on the market and in a very handheld form.
Apple has gone forward with the large iPhone XS Max now but the iPad Mini still has a great place, especially for travel tech. It is about the same size as an e-reader so it is perfect for airplanes, to slip in the pocket of a jacket (or even some pants!), and even to pull out at the airport gate to do some one-handed stuff before/while boarding.
Anyway, Amazon has the space gray model on sale for 10% off the retail price of $399. While it isn’t a huge price drop, it is significant as it is the first one we have seen like this. No one else (that I saw) has the decreased price so if you are interested in it, check it out now!
Personally, I wish the LTE model was also on sale because this is a great unit to have with cellular capability. You could almost not even buy a newish iPhone and could go with an older, smaller model if you have the iPad Mini!