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Grab iPad mini at amazing 20% off while it lasts

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Everything iPad mini owners need to know about USB-C
Now is great time to grab an iPad mini 6 thanks to an outstanding deal.
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You won’t find Apple’s most portable tablet at a better deal than this. The most-recent iPad mini is now an amazing $100 below its usual price.

A great discount like this won’t last – if you want this petite but powerful computer, you’d better move now.

Geek taxidermy: Get wall art in the form of a disassembled iPod Classic or iPad mini

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The fourth-generation iPod Classic is iconic because it introduced the Click Wheel.
The fourth-generation iPod Classic is iconic because it introduced the Click Wheel.
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Grid Studio disassembles well-loved gadgets and presents their rearranged innards as framed wall art. And its nostalgic collection for Apple fans just got two new entries.

The collection now includes a fourth-generation iPod Classic and a first-generation iPad mini for your aesthetic consideration.

Save a whopping $99 on iPad mini 6 with cellular connectivity

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Save a whopping $100 or more on 2021 iPad mini 6
iPad mini 6 with cellular connectivity is down to its lowest price on Amazon.
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Amazon has discounted the iPad mini 6 with cellular connectivity to its lowest ever price of $549.99 — a sweet $99.01 off its regular price.

The deal is also available on the tablet’s 256GB variant, albeit in specific colors.

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Don’t expect iPad mini 7 to come with 120Hz ProMotion display

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iPad mini in hand, held up to the sky
ProMotion is unlikely to come to the iPad mini 7.
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Display analyst Ross Young has debunked a rumor claiming the iPad mini 7 could debut with a 120Hz ProMotion display. He says it would be surprising if the next iPad mini comes with a higher refresh rate display.

Unlike the iPad Pro series, the iPad mini features a regular 60Hz panel. The higher refresh rate allows the Pro models to offer a smoother experience.

How to choose the right iPad for you

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How to choose the right iPad for you
iPad options range from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the 8.3-inch iPad mini.
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Shopping for an iPad can be overwhelming. Apple sells five iPad models in a wide range of sizes and capabilities. Each tablet has its strengths and weaknesses. You don’t want to get one that doesn’t have all the features you want, but you also don’t want to pay too much for features you won’t use.

Here’s some straightforward advice on picking the right iPad for you.

Dress up and protect your iPad mini and Pencil with durable sleeves

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This folio case shown has the clasp. Another version does not.
This folio case shown has the clasp. Another version does not.
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You’d probably no sooner carry around your iPad mini in public without a case than you would your MacBook Pro. But you can keep the slim form factor and terrific portability of your tablet while keeping it safe by slipping it into an Elago Smart Folio Case.

And what’s more, Elago just put out a new product that goes with iPads and the Apple Pencils that work so well with them. The Elago Apple Pencil Holder is a super-secure and protective sleeve for a stylus that fixes strongly to a tablet or its case.

And best of all, two versions of the folio are a great deal in the Cult of Mac Store, as is the Pencil holder — all detailed below.

Chip shortage drags iPad shipments down 5%

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New budget iPad 9 gets better video chat, doubles storage
Apple still can't keep up with demand for iPad 9.
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Apple shipped 4.6% fewer tablets in the first three months of 2022 than it did during the same period of 2021, according to a market research firm. The iPad-maker blames the shortfall on the global chip shortage preventing it from making enough devices to meet demand.

This is the second quarter in a row that iPad shipments have been hurt by component shortages.