Best Buy slashes $200-$250 off the iPad mini 3

By , Dec 23, 2015

iPad mini 3 deals

The iPad mini 3 isn’t the best iPad mini you can buy, but it’s still pretty good at what it does. Not only does it feature a modest A7 processor, but it was also the first iPad mini to feature Touch ID and support Apple Pay.

The unit has since been discontinued, after being replaced by the iPad mini 4, but at $200-$250 off, it’s worth considering, especially when it’s being used by someone who doesn’t necessarily need to have the latest and greatest.

Crazy iPad mini 3 deals

  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 128GB – Space Gray – $599 now $399
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 128GB – Silver – $599 now $399
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi 128GB – Gold – $599 now $399
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB – Silver – $529 now $279
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB – Gold – $529 now $279
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB – Space Gray – $529 now $279
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB – Gold – $629 now $379
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB – Silver – $629 now $379
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB – Gold – $729 now $479
  • Apple – iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB – Silver – $729 now $479

It’s true, the iPad mini 4 is a superior device in numerous ways. Most importantly, it features an extra gig of RAM, and as such, is fully compatible with some of iOS 9’s advanced features like Split View. You can also get a good deal on the iPad mini 4 as well.

As I stated, though, if being up to date with the latest and greatest isn’t the biggest priority, then the iPad mini 3, especially some of the higher capacity models with cellular, should be considered.

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  • Tommy

    sweet. Still stuck on ipad mini 1 though that i barely use -_-

    • mhobb

      Same, lol. Non-retina just isn’t that great.

      • blu

        I am finding iOS 9 to be a big slowdown on the original iPad Mini. I am debating a mini 4 for my wife, 3 is cheaper, but 2 gigs ram on the 4 is so much more future proof.

      • Alborz

        I thought they both have the same amount of ram..

      • blu

        No, the mini 4 has 2 gigs of RAM, the Mini 3 has 1 gig.
        The original mini was 512.
        Plus the 4 has a faster processor.

      • Tommy Gumbs

        I just bought my wife a Mini 4 for Christmas. It is replacing her Mini 1.

      • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

        I’ve noticed that iPad Mini 2 also has a slowdown using iOS 9. 🙁

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    Nice. Might get one of these. Love my iPad Pro, but having both would be better.

    • Bam Bam

      Just FYI, I actually think you might find yourself bothered by the iPad mini 3’s MUCH slower processor. I’m used to the iPad Pro’s speed now too and the Mini 3 feels terrible to use. Mini 4 is much faster and it’s still $100 off at Best Buy, as well.

  • ClaudieX X

    I got the mini 1 (that changed my tech life), then the still fantastic mini 2 ( that made me do absolutely everything I want)… And now the mini 4… (The mini 3 was a shame). The mini 4 feels so good… Colors looks so real, the new screen can’t be better to my needs… The speed is noticeably faster too. So… Go for it, it will make your life easier.

  • iByron

    Just bought a mini 2 cheap. Using it for my ebook reader. It’s great for that purpose. Just the right size, and speed isn’t an issue (plus it’s got the retina display.

  • Refan Almohamedh

    Just checked them. All of them $150 discount, not sure if it’s a good deal for ipad 3!!