Best Buy is offering a Labor Day sale on several tech products, including the 16GB flavor of Apple's iPad Mini 3, the version released in 2014.
The sale cuts $100 off the price of the 16GB Wi-only iPad Mini 3, bringing the cost down to $300 from $400. The is available in a choice of three colors -- gold, silver or space gray. The sale itself, which started on Friday, runs through Monday, September 7, and is valid both in-store and at Best Buy's website.
A $100 savings is always worth considering. But a new iPad Mini may be waiting in the wings. Reports suggest Apple will unveil its next-generation iPads at its traditional iPhone launch event,. Typically, the company holds a separate event in October to introduce its new iPad lineup. But this time around, a single event may do the trick. If so, the iPad Mini 4 is likely to be one product to take the stage.
So should you wait for a possible iPad Mini 4 or grab the iPad Mini 3 now and save $100? That's hard to say since we don't know for sure what the Mini 4 may offer. Apple typically upgrades each year's iPad with one or two new features but mostly minor enhancements. That was true of the iPad Mini 3, which added a gold option and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor but otherwise was identical to its predecessor.
So far, rumors say the iPad Mini 4 will be thinner than the Mini 3, include a faster processor, better cameras and a possible split-screen view that would. So as always, the choice comes down to saving money to buy the current model or dolling out more cash for a potential new model with a few improvements.
Still, another option is just waiting. If Apple does introduce an iPad Mini 4 and continues to sell the Mini 3, it will likely cut the cost of last year's model by $100, just as it did with the iPad Mini 2.
Best Buy also has a few other Labor Day sales designed to entice consumers.
Those interested in Microsoft's 128GB Surface Pro 3 can save $200 on the Core i7 model. Looking for a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro instead? You can save $150 on select models of either machine. And finally, Best Buy is offering $300 off a Samsung 60-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV.
All Labor Day sales run through September 7 and are good both in-store and online, according to Best Buy. Still, it's a good idea to call your local Best Buy store to confirm the sale price of the product you want before you head on over.