My favorite iPad just got sliced by $100 in this Amazon Black Friday deal

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I love the iPad mini, and thanks to the Black Friday deals you can now join me in this adulation as the iPad mini 6 has been cut to $399 by Amazon in the US – that’s a neat $100 sliced off its original price of $499. And that means it’s well worth snapping up before it sells out. 

While plenty of the best phones now sport large displays and the best foldable phones are like mini tablets, I still don’t think anything beats the iPad mini as a compact tablet that is slick and easy to use. As you can see in our iPad mini 2021 review the latest generation of mini iPad benefits from a refined design that lets it offer a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display. 

While I’ve used several generations of iPad mini and loved them all, the 6th-generation model is particularly nice. It’s compact enough to pop into a coat pocket to be used as an ereader or note-taking device when on the move, yet its display is large enough to work well as a streaming and gaming device when away on trips. In fact, pair it with an Apple Arcade subscription and you’ve got a wonderful little games console – add in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud streaming and a wireless controller and you’ve got a neat game-streaming device too.

The Amazon Black Friday deals may now be in full swing, but I suspect you’ll not find the iPad mini 6 much cheaper even on Black Friday itself, which takes place on November 24 this year. So I’d suggest that if you’re after what I feel is still one of the best iPads you can buy right now, that you snap up this deal before Amazon runs out of stock. 

Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best iPad mini 6 deals in your location.

Black Friday deal – iPad mini 6

Apple iPad mini (2021): $499$399 at Amazon

Apple iPad mini (2021): was $499 now $399 at Amazon
With $100 off its ticket price, this iPad mini deal is a bit of a steal. So it's worth snapping up now, especially as it's a great little tablet with a neat design and plenty of power, and works well as a portable gaming machine too. 

If you’re not sold on a compact iPad, then Amazon is cutting the price of larger iPads too. Check out some of the deals below, or go over to our roundup of the best Black Friday iPad deals – you're sure to find an iPad deal that catches your eye (though I’d say check out the iPad Air)  – good hunting. 

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More US Black Friday iPad deals

Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (64GB): $329$229 at Amazon

Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (64GB): was $329 now $229 at Amazon
If you're looking for a cheap iPad ahead of Black Friday, Amazon has the 10.2-inch iPad on sale for a record-low price of $229. While it's not the speediest tablet in the range, a decent screen, quality design, and relatively speedy chip make this the iPad that suits most people's needs the best. For streaming, shopping, and doing a few light work tasks, it's a great choice, especially with today's $100 discount.

Apple iPad Air 2022 (64GB): $599.99 $499.99 at Amazon

Apple iPad Air 2022 (64GB): was $599.99 now $499.99 at Amazon
If you're looking for a powerful iPad in today's early Black Friday Apple deals, Amazon has the latest iPad Air on sale for a record-low price of $499.99. The iPad Air 5 packs a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Apple's powerful M1 chip, which delivers laptop-like speed and performance and provides an all-day battery life. Note, to get your full saving you'll need to tick the box on the product page that says "apply coupon".

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022): $1,799$1,699 at Amazon

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022): was $1,799 now $1,699 at Amazon
The latest 1TB iPad Pro 12.9-inch is expensive but worth it, especially at a discount price. In our iPad Pro 12.9-inch review, we found the current model doesn't offer a huge upgrade but it does add more power to an already powerful tablet. Still, as a portable device for creatives, it's unbeatable right now thanks to the gorgeous screen, speedy M2 chip and a vast range of apps. 

More US Black Friday deals 

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Roland Moore-Colyer a Managing Editor at TechRadar with a focus on phones and tablets, but a general interest in all things tech, especially things with a good story behind them. He can also be found writing about games, computers, and cars when the occasion arrives. And he also supports with the day-to-day running of TechRadar. When not at his desk Roland can be found wandering around London, often with a look of curiosity on his face and a nose for food markets.