Apple slashes prices of iPad Mini 1 and 2 and the iPad Air

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

Not that the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 are out in the open some of you may be thinking, “I can now get an older model for a more affordable price” and you would be right. At its launch event in Cupertino today, Apple detailed a slew of price cuts for its remaining iPad range giving the company its first ever coverage over multiple price points.

The iPad Mini range especially has been padded out extensively with Apple taking the unexpected step of keeping the original iPad Mini. That’s the one you may remember that came with no 64-bit processer and no Retina Display, but it is still a very competent slate and now looks very attractive at $249. I should confess that I still think this is the best of the iPad Mini range. The new iPad Mini 3 is almost identical to the iPad Mini 2 save for the inclusion of the Touch ID scanner. However, if you do not want that fingerprint sensor, you can now pick up the 64-bit A7 processer, Retina packing iPad Mini 2 for $299. The iPad Air was seen as a big step forward in the range last year and it has now been reduced to $399, with the new Air 2 costing $499. As always the case with all of these iPads, the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions all cost $100 more through each version, and then a further $100 for each LTE variant.


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