Announced alongside a new entry-level iPad, the Apple Watch Series 7 and the upgraded iPhone 13 range at Apple’s September Event, the iPad mini 6 is a complete redesign of the small tablet we know and love. While it still sports its signature small dimensions, the new iPad mini sports a design similar to that of the iPad Air, complete with a full-screen display, Apple’s A14 Bionic at its heart and even Touch ID embedded into the power button.
The best part? Apple announced that the iPad mini 6 was immediately available to pre-order following the announcement, and it was released a little over a week later. If you’re excited by the idea of a new iPad mini 6 and want to get your hands on one, here’s everywhere you can buy the iPad mini 6 in the UK and US.
When was the iPad mini 6 released?
The sixth-gen iPad mini went up for pre-order following the 14 September Apple event, and went on sale 10 days later on Friday 24 September.
How much does the iPad mini 6 cost?
The iPad mini 6 has seen a massive redesign compared to its predecessor, so it’s not too much of a surprise to find out that Apple has increased the price of the range to reflect this. While the 5th-gen iPad mini started at just £349/$399, the iPad mini 6 starts at £479/$499, representing a not-insignificant £130/$100 jump.
There’s also 5G connectivity to consider, which comes at an additional cost of £140/$150. Here’s a complete breakdown of the iPad mini 6 pricing model:
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) – £479 / $499
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi, 256GB) – £619 / $649
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) – £619 / $649
- iPad mini 6 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB) – £759 / $799
Where can I buy the iPad mini 6?
Following the release of the iPad mini 6 on 24 September, the small-size tablet is now available to buy at most major retailers in the UK and the US. Here’s a list of all confirmed retailers with stock right now:
Where can I get the iPad mini 6 on contract?
Offering optional cellular connectivity – up to 5G this time around – you’re also able to pick up the iPad mini 6 from a variety of UK and US network providers.
In the UK, a handful of operators have already confirmed plans to stock the iPad mini 6, with others likely to announce availability in the coming weeks. Right now, here are all the confirmed networks:
It’s worth noting that customers in the US that purchase the cellular variant of iPad mini 6 from Apple will get a $200 pre-paid Mastercard when activating with T-Mobile/Sprint, or a $200 e-gift card when activating with Verizon.
If you still want to go down the contract route, the following networks offer the iPad mini 6:
As ever, we’ll update this article with new information as we receive it, so check back soon if you can’t find your model in stock.