Head-To-Head: Apple iPad Vs. Apple iPad Mini


The iPad mini scales from $329 all the way up to $659. Its larger sibling starts at $499 and trends to $829. Here's how the pricing gets that high. Each model's starting price is for the Wi-Fi-only model that packs 16 GB of storage. There are two additional tiers of storage, 32 GB and 64 GB, moving up one tier adds $100, moving up two adds $200. In addition, there's a $130 option to add LTE data coverage from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. All of these options are available on both the full-size and iPad mini variants. The price difference between the two is appreciable, but hardly stark, and the bottom-rung iPad mini has made the iPad far more "giftable" than ever before.

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