Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 02:28 pm PT (05:28 pm ET)
Best Buy, MacMall drop prices on iPad and iPad mini, 3rd-gen model starts at $315In a clearance sale initiated on Wednesday, Best Buy has cut third-generation iPad with Retina display pricing by 30 percent with prices starting at $315 for a 16GB model with Wi-Fi, while MacMall is offering savings on the newest full-size iPad and iPad mini.
Best Buy is offering a number of deals, topping out with price drops of $234 for a top-of-the-line 64GB third-generation iPad with cellular connectivity.
With the introduction of the refreshed fourth-generation iPad in October, the previous models saw a slight discount to clear supply channels. Besides the A6X SoC and Lightning connector, the iPad 4 went largely unchanged from the previous version, making the third-gen iPad a great value.
iPad mini and iPad 4 Retina discounts
In addition to the deals from Best Buy, MacMall has also dropped prices on the latest full-size iPad with Lightning connector, as well as select iPad mini models. For example, a 16GB iPad with cellular + Wi-Fi costs $599.99, or $29 less than Apple's own price of $629. The biggest savings can be found with the high end 64GB cellular models, which are going for $39 below list.
As always, AppleInsider readers can find the lowest possible prices on Apple's product offerings, including Macs and iPads, through our price guides (relevant iPad segments inserted below).
|16GB White WiFi Only||$251.28||$284.99||sold out||$299.00||$299.99||$77.72|
|16GB Black WiFi Only||$251.28||n/a||on order||$299.00||n/a||$77.72|
|16GB Space Grey WiFi Only||$247.99||$289.99||on order||sold out||$299.99||$59.01|
|16GB White WiFi + AT&T||on order||$429.00||sold out||$429.99||$29.01|
|16GB White WiFi + Verizon||sold out||n/a||sold out||$429.99||$29.01|
|16GB White WiFi + Sprint||sold out||sold out||sold out||$429.99||$29.01|
|16GB Black WiFi + Sprint||sold out||sold out||sold out||sold out||$39.01|
|32GB White WiFi Only||on order||sold out||sold out||sold out||$30.00|
|32GB Black WiFi Only||$329.99||sold out||sold out||sold out||$99.01|
|32GB Black WiFi + AT&T||sold out||$509.00||sold out||sold out||$50.00|
|32GB Black WiFi + Verizon||sold out||n/a||sold out||$531.99||$27.01|
|32GB White WiFi + Sprint||sold out||$509.00||sold out||$499.99||$59.01|
|32GB Black WiFi + Sprint||sold out||$509.00||sold out||sold out||$50.00|
|64GB White WiFi Only||sold out||$479.00||sold out||sold out||$30.00|
|64GB Black WiFi Only||sold out||$479.00||sold out||sold out||$30.00|
|64GB White WiFi + AT&T||sold out||sold out||sold out||$619.99||$39.01|
|64GB White WiFi + Verizon||sold out||sold out||sold out||$626.99||$60.00|
|64GB Black WiFi + Verizon||sold out||sold out||sold out||$619.99||$39.01|
|16GB White WiFi Only||$353.99||in-store||sold out||sold out||sold out||$45.01|
|16GB Black WiFi Only||$353.99||in-store||sold out||sold out||sold out||$45.01|
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