Announced alongside a new entry-level iPad, the Apple Watch Series 7 and the upgraded iPhone 13 range at Apple’s September Event, the iPad mini 6 is 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 A14 Bionic at its heart and even Touch ID embedded into the power button.
The best part? Apple announced that the iPad mini 6 was immediately available to pre-order following the announcement, with release scheduled for 24 September. If you’re excited by the idea of a new iPad mini 6 and want to get your hands on one, here’s everywhere you can buy the iPad mini 6 in the UK and US.
When will the iPad mini 6 be released?
As confirmed by Apple, the sixth-gen iPad mini is available to pre-order right now ahead of release in stores and online on Friday 24 September.
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
Where can I buy the iPad mini 6?
At present, you can only pre-order the iPad mini 6 in the UK and US via the Apple Store and a handful of third-party retailers, though we expect all major retailers to stock the new small tablet once it’s released on 24 September.
We’ll mark confirmed retailers as pre-orders go live.
- Apple (Confirmed)
- Currys PC World (Confirmed)
- KRCS (Confirmed)
- BT Shop
- John Lewis
- Laptops Direct
Where can I get the iPad mini 6 on contract?
Offering optional cellular connectivity - up to 5G this time around - you’ll also be able to pick up the iPad mini 6 from a variety of UK and US network providers.
In the UK, a handful of operators have already confirmed plans to stock the iPad mini 6, with others likely to announce availability in the coming days. Right now, here are all the confirmed networks:
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 retailers will offer the iPad mini 6 at launch:
As ever, retailers will continue to confirm availability until the iPad mini 6 is released on 24 September, so we’ll update this article with new information as we receive it.