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New iPad mini 6 gets its first price cut on Amazon

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The new 2021 iPad mini won't hit stores till September 24, but if you're searching for iPad deals, Amazon just slashed the price of Apple's new tablet. 

For a limited time, you can get the new 8.3-inch iPad mini (64GB) on sale or $459 (opens in new tab). That's $39 off and the lowest price we've seen for Apple's new tablet. It's also one of the best Amazon deals around. (Note: Amazon keeps changing the deal. The discount is now for the "Starlight" color only). 

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8.3" iPad mini 2021: was $499 now $459 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new iPad mini is the star of Apple's September keynote. It features an all new thin bezel design, a larger 8.3.inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. Amazon has it on sale for $459, which is $39 off. 

For many, the 2021 iPad mini was the star of Apple's September keynote. In addition to its new edge-to-edge screen, it also sports a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with 2266 x 1488 resolution. (The older iPad mini has a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 display). The new tablet also gets a current-gen A15 Bionic CPU, which is the same processor powering the new iPhone 13. According to Apple, the new CPU should provide a 40% jump in performance when compared to the previous iPad mini. 

Last Friday, Walmart had the 2021 iPad mini on sale for $459 (opens in new tab). It was the first price cut we saw, but it's now sold out. Alternatively, Best Buy is offering up to a $400 Best Buy gift card (opens in new tab) if you trade-in an old iPad. You can use the credit to lower the price of your new iPad. For reference, the previous-gen iPad mini fetches you a $175 credit. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.