Apple announced the iPad mini 6 alongside the new entry-level iPad, the Apple Watch Series 7 and the upgraded iPhone 13 range at Apple’s September 2021 Event, and it's a complete redesign of the small tablet we know and love.
While it still sports its signature small dimensions, the new iPad mini sports a design similar to that of the iPad Air, complete with a full-screen display, Apple’s A15 Bionic at its heart and even Touch ID embedded into the power button.
If you’re excited by the idea of a new iPad mini 6 and want to get your hands on one at the best price this January, look no further. We have all the best deals right here.
How much does the iPad mini 6 cost?
The iPad mini 6 has seen a massive redesign compared to its predecessor, so it’s not too much of a surprise to find out that Apple has increased the price of the range to reflect this.
While the 5th-gen iPad mini started at just £349/$399, the iPad mini 6 starts at £479/$499, representing a not-insignificant £130/$100 jump.
There’s also 5G connectivity to consider, which comes at an additional cost of £140/$150. Here’s a complete breakdown of the iPad mini 6 pricing model:
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - £479 / $499
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - £619 / $649
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - £619 / $649
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB) - £759 / $799
Best iPad mini 6 deals in January 2022
£20 off iPad mini 6 at Amazon UK
Amazon is currently offering £20 off the iPad mini 6 with 64GB storage in Space Grey, bringing the price down to £459.
Up to $200 cashback at Apple Store USA
Those tempted to opt for the cellular variant of the iPad mini in the US should go to Apple itself.
When you purchase any cellular model of iPad mini 6 at Apple, and activate it with either T-Mobile/Sprint or Verizon, you'll receive up to $200 cashback, bringing the total price down to a tempting $449 for the 64GB cellular model.
Where can I buy the iPad mini 6?
Following the release of the iPad mini 6 on 24 September 2021, the small-size tablet is now available to buy at most major retailers in the UK and the US. Here's a list of all confirmed retailers with stock right now, along with any discounts!
- Amazon - £19 off (64GB, cellular) or £20 off (64GB, Wi-Fi)
- AO - £14 off (256GB, Wi-Fi)
- KRCS - £10 off, out of stock but reservations available
- John Lewis
- Currys - out of stock
Where can I get the iPad mini 6 on contract?
Offering optional cellular connectivity - up to 5G this time around - you’re also able to pick up the iPad mini 6 from a variety of UK and US network providers.
Here are all the confirmed networks for the iPad mini 6:
- O2 - plans from £20 upfront, £22.50 per month with 3 months of Disney+
- Vodafone - plans from £20 upfront, £43 per month for 6GB data
- EE - out of stock
- Three - out of stock
It’s worth noting that customers in the US that purchase the cellular variant of iPad mini 6 from Apple will get a $200 pre-paid Mastercard when activating with T-Mobile/Sprint, or a $200 e-gift card when activating with Verizon.
If you still want to go down the contract route, the following networks offer the iPad mini 6:
When was the iPad mini 6 released?
The sixth-gen iPad mini went up for pre-order following the 14 September Apple event, and went on sale 10 days later on Friday 24 September.
As ever, we’ll update this article with new information as we receive it, so check back soon if you can't find your model in stock.