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 Silver/Whi WiFi Only||$248.00||$244.00||$249.00||$249.00||$249.99||$5.01|
|16GB Space Grey WiFi Only||$244.00||$244.00||sold out||$249.00||$249.99||$5.01|
|16GB Black WiFi Only||$248.00||n/a||sold out||sold out||n/a||$1.00|
|16GB White WiFi + AT&T||$369.00||sold out||sold out||$379.99||$0.00|
|16GB Grey WiFi + AT&T||place order||sold out||sold out||$379.00||$0.00|
|16GB White WiFi + Verizon||$369.00||n/a||sold out||$379.99||$0.00|
|16GB Grey WiFi + Verizon||$369.00||n/a||sold out||$379.99||$0.00|
|16GB White WiFi + Sprint||place order||sold out||sold out||$379.99||$0.00|
|32GB White WiFi + Sprint||sold out||sold out||sold out||$499.99||$59.01|
|64GB White WiFi + AT&T||sold out||sold out||sold out||$579.99||$79.01|
|64GB White WiFi + Verizon||sold out||sold out||sold out||$593.99||$65.01|
|64GB Black WiFi + Verizon||sold out||sold out||sold out||$584.99||$75.01|
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