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5 Reasons to Buy the iPad Mini 5 & 6 Reasons Not To



Buy If You Want an Affordable iPad

Buy If You Want an Affordable iPad

If you want a newer iPad model, but don't want to shell out for Apple's iPad Pro line, think about buying the iPad Mini 5 or Apple's budget iPad. 

Apple's iPad Pros require a sizable investment. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799. That's double the price of the $379 iPad mini 5. 

For $379 you get a brand new iPad mini 5 with a solid list of specs that will allow you to hold onto the tablet for years to come.

It doesn't have as much horsepower as the iPad Pro line but it'll be good enough for people looking to play games, watch content, and get a little work done on the go. 

You also pay more for cellular data on an iPad Pro. It costs $150 to add cellular data to an iPad Pro, but it only costs $130 to add it to the Mini. 

If you want a solid iPad, but don't want to cut a huge check, think about going with the iPad mini 5



  1. nick

    11/22/2018 at 3:21 am

    The iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is on sale now for $250 and might even drop more on Black Friday. I haven’t heard anything about an imminent iPad Mini 5 release other than this story (I suppose a minor spec bump is possible but I think Apple is pretty much set for the Christmas shopping season with their lineup). In any case a Mini 5 would surely cost double the aforementioned sale price or perhaps $399 for a (32/64GB model). If it’s basically a processor bump without major changes then it might be a pass, but a iPad Pro-like redesign would be worth considering. If the latter I wouldn’t expect it until next year.

  2. Javed

    03/22/2019 at 4:23 am

    People buy only for prestige and apple branding, these are overrated.

    • Aisha

      06/11/2019 at 7:53 am

      no not all people, i don’t have an ego problem and only wanna buy them because of the good quality of them they honestly are preferred by many people and if you have a problem then there is something wrong with you not others, okk boo :)

  3. Ari Eru

    07/28/2019 at 5:13 am

    a 6.5″ 16:9 iPhone XS Max screen is different from a 7.9″ 4:3 iPad Mini screen. Even if you have an XS Max, you will still feel significant difference when using an iPad Mini. Trust me!

  4. Virgil

    08/29/2019 at 4:07 am

    On a positive note, the new iPad mini 5’s A12 Bionic chip enabled it to juggle multiple apps simultaneously in our lab. We also enjoyed fluid gameplay while playing Injustice 2. Battery-wise, the iPad Mini 5’s built-in rechargeable power source went beyond expectations. Although Apple promises up to 10 hours of runtime, in our Laptop Mag battery test, it endured at 12 hours and 40 minutes and it is good to know that Walmart is selling them. I will search if they are running any offer at and buy it

  5. Cheryl

    09/29/2021 at 5:23 pm

    Just got it……
    Love it!

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