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Apple’s iPads are the best tablets around. Like most Apple products, you can find any given member of the iPad family discounted throughout the year, from the compact iPad mini to the powerful iPad Pro.
Apple also just updated the iPad lineup with a new iPad Pro, bringing the same M1 processor featured in Apple’s newest laptops to the iPad for the first time. The new iPad Pros also offer 5G support, Thunderbolt connectivity, and a Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display for enhanced brightness and clarity on the 12.9-inch model.
With this announcement, we expect to see more discounts on the 2020 iPad Pros as retailers clear out remaining stock. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the latest iPad deals as soon as they happen.
Below is a list of the best deals currently available, along with what you should pay for each model. Need help choosing with iPad is right for you? Check out our guides to the best iPads and tablets available right now.
|iPad (8th Gen)||iPad Air (4th Gen)||iPad Mini (5th Gen)||iPad Pro (4th Gen)||iPad Pro (5th Gen)|
|Our review||Best iPad overall||Best mid-range iPad||Best small iPad||Best iPad for pros||N/A|
|Typical price||$320 to $400||$569 to $699||$395 to $529||$999 to $1,450||$799 to $2,199|
|Display size||10.2-inch||10.9-inch||7.9-inch||11- and 12.9-inch||11-inch and 12.9-inch|
|Processor||A12 Bionic||A14 Bionic||A12 Bionic||A12Z Bionic||M1|
|2nd Gen Apple Pencil compatible?||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
Here are the best iPad deals available right now
We’ll update this list regularly to help you find the best price.
The eighth-generation 10.2-inch iPad is the best option for most people with its balance of performance and value. Whether you’re buying your first iPad or upgrading from an older model, it’s a solid choice and comes in either 32GB or 128GB storage options. It has a clear and sharp 2,160 x 1,620-pixel resolution and an A12 processor capable of most apps and tasks. If you’re an artist or a fan of handwritten notes, it’s also compatible with the Apple Pencil.
We see deals on this iPad regularly throughout the year. More often than not, however, sales are limited to only one color or storage capacity, so if you see a good price on one that fits your needs, don’t hesitate to buy. These deals also tend to sell out fast. Street price varies for each option, but for the most part: it’s less than retail price.
iPad Air (4th Gen) deals
The 2020 iPad Air is powerful performance encased in an updated, premium design. It features sharper edges, an A14 Bionic chip (the same chip powering the iPhone 12 series), USB-C charging, and a Touch ID sensor on the power button. It supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, a great stylus for tablet drawing; the sharp 10.9-inch Liquid Retina True Tone Screen also sweetens the build for artists. The fourth-generation iPad Air comes in five colors: green, rose gold, sky blue, silver, and space gray.
Since it only launched in September 2020, deals for the latest iPad Air don’t surface often, or if they do, they’re pretty minimal discounts. At the moment, however, street price appears to be trending downward by $30 (as is typically the case with iPads) — though it’s often difficult to even find some storage sizes in stock.
iPad Mini (5th Gen) deals
With its 7.9-inch display, the fifth-generation iPad Mini is ideal for tablet users prioritizing a compact form factor. Just like its bigger sibling (the 2020 iPad), the iPad Mini is powered by the A12 Bionic chip and is compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil. It comes in three different finishes and you can choose between the smaller 64GB or the larger 256GB storage options.
The iPad Mini sees regular deals year-round. Street price hovers around $10 or $20 less than retail price most of the time though, so never settle for paying retail price (unless you absolutely have to).
iPad Pro (5th Gen) Deals
The recently announced iPad Pro introduces the M1 processor to the iPad lineup for the first time. This is the same Apple-made chip that is found in Apple’s newest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. This should bring even more power to a tablet with capabilities that already rivaled those of some laptops.
The new iPad Pros also feature optional 5G connectivity, an updated Thunderbolt connection for enhanced accessories support, and up to 2TB of storage.
The 12.9-inch model comes equipped with a Liquid Retina XDR display that uses mini-LED technology for increased brightness and clarity.
The new iPad Pros will be available for pre order on April 30 with shipping expected in mid-May. We don’t expect to see too many deals on the new models for a while, but there should be some discounts on the previous 2020 iPad Pros as retailers clear out their existing stock.
iPad Pro (4th Gen) deals
The 2020 iPad Pro may be a generation old, but it performs so well it’s on par with some laptops. On the outside, both the 11- and 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pros have slim bezels, a sharp screen, and are compatible with many great add-ons like the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. Internally, it’s a powerhouse; it has a A12Z Bionic processor with laptop-like power and is available in up to 1TB of storage.
Apple recently announced updated iPad Pros featuring the laptop-grade M1 processor, which replaces the 2020 model. This means that there should be some decent deals on these models while retailers make space for the newer version.
Even though Apple released a new model of the iPad Pro, don’t expect to get the 2020 version at record lows just yet. Regardless of Apple’s release cycle, the best deals are still usually found during major holidays like Presidents’ Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.
Street price varies drastically between each screen size and storage variant, but as a rule of thumb: smaller storage variants usually run for $40 less than retail price, so never settle for paying more.
iPad Accessory Deals
Compatibility for some accessories will depend on the iPad you own, but for the most part, add-ons like the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard are game-changing to your tablet usage. You can find many off-brand cases and keyboards for much less (and usually with better deals), but you don’t need to be an Apple aficionado to recognize the beauty of the official Apple accessories.
Discounts for accessories tend to be a bit smaller compared to that of iPads. If you find $10 off an Apple Pencil or $20 off a Magic Keyboard, chances are, it’s a worthwhile deal. It’s just important to make note of each item’s street price, as retail can often be inflated.