Black Friday 2018: Best Deals on Apple's iPads and Related Accessories
We're covering all of the available Black Friday deals in detail today for our readers who are hoping to score a new device at a low price. This article focuses on Apple's iPad lineup, along with iPad accessories.
Because Apple just refreshed its iPad Pro lineup in late October, third-party retailers have only modest deals available on the current 2018 iPad Pro models. There are, however, great deals to be had on older iPads, including the already affordable 6th-generation iPad that came out in March.
2018 iPad Pro
Apple-authorized resellers B&H, Adorama, and MacMall are offering $50 to $100 off select 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro configurations, representing the first discounts on the 2018 models since they were released earlier this month.
- 11-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) for $749 at B&H ($50 off Apple's regular $799)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi Only, Silver) for $749 at Adorama ($50 off Apple's regular $799)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Space Gray) for $899 at B&H ($50 off Apple's regular $949)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Space Gray) for $899 at MacMall ($50 off Apple's regular $949)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Silver) for $899 at B&H ($50 off Apple's regular $949)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) for $949 at B&H ($50 off Apple's regular $999)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) for $949 at MacMall ($50 off Apple's regular $999)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Space Gray) for $999 at B&H ($100 off Apple's regular $1,099)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Space Gray) for $999 at Adorama ($100 off Apple's regular $1,099)
Micro Center is offering even steeper discounts of up to $149 off 2018 iPad Pro models, but the deal is only available at its 25 brick-and-mortar retail stores across the U.S. and can't be ordered online. Purchases are limited to one iPad Pro per household.
6th-Generation 9.7-inch iPad
Target is selling the 2018 9.7-inch iPad for just $249.99, an $80 discount from the regular price of $329.99. It's the entry-level 32GB model that's available for the discounted price, and it's an absolute steal with the high-end hardware inside and Apple Pencil (not Apple Pencil 2) support.
If you'd rather shop at Walmart, the company will have the 32GB WiFi-only 9.7-inch 6th-generation iPad available for $249, roughly the same price available from Target.
For Costco shoppers, Costco will also be selling the 6th-generation 32GB WiFi-only iPad for $249.99, down from the site's regular pricing of $313.99.
If you want the higher-capacity 128GB model, Best Buy will have it for $329.99, a $100 discount off of the regular $429.99 price.
B&H has a modest discount of $60 on the LTE-enabled sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad models with 128GB of storage in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold:
- 9.7-inch iPad (Early 2018, 128GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Silver) for $499 at B&H ($60 off Apple's regular $559)
- 9.7-inch iPad (Early 2018, 128GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Space Gray) for $499 at B&H ($60 off Apple's regular $559)
- 9.7-inch iPad (Early 2018, 128GB, Wi-Fi + LTE, Gold) for $499 at B&H ($60 off Apple's regular $559)
The iPad mini 4 is still around if you prefer a tablet that's on the smaller side, with the device measuring in at 7.9 inches.
Before purchasing an iPad mini, be aware that the device hasn't been updated since 2015 and it's not going to be as speedy as the 6th-generation 9.7-inch iPad that's similar in price.
Target is selling the 128GB iPad mini 4 for $249.99, a $150 discount off of the regular $399 price.
Best Buy is also dropping the price the 128GB iPad mini 4 from $399.99 to $249.99, a discount of $150.
2017 iPad Pro
If you don't mind an older model, Best Buy is discounting the previous-generation 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro by up to $150.
The 64GB Wi-Fi only model is available for $524.99, down $125 from the original price of $649. Similar discounts will be available across the 10.5-inch iPad lineup at Best Buy.
Meijer customers can purchase the 64GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro for the regular price of $649.99 and get a $125 Meijer coupon for a future purchase. It's not as good as Best Buy's straight cash deal, but it's better than paying full price.
Apple's iPad Deals
Apple is offering a $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a previous-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and a $50 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad or iPad mini 4, on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. The deal does not apply to the new 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The offer is available via Apple.com, by phone at 1-800-APPLE, and at Apple Stores in the United States. Gift card values vary in other participating countries.
Best Deals on iPad-Related Accessories
In addition to the iPads themselves, many companies are offering great discounts on iPad-related accessories, which we've listed below.
- Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones - $179.99 from Target, down from $299.99
- Powerbeats 3 Wireless - $99.99 from Best Buy, down from $199.99
- BeatsX headphones - $75.00 from Walmart, down from $109
- UE Boom 2 - $80 from Dell, down from $180
- Incipio iPad Cases - 40% off
- Griffin Battery Packs and Chargers - 40% off
- Nimble Battery Packs - 20 to 30% off
- Incase Travel Backpacks - 50% off
- Speck iPad Cases - 20% off
- Brydge Keyboards - $10 to $30 off depending on model
- Aukey 18W USB-C Ultra-Compact Charger - $14.99
- Aukey 36W USB-C Dual-Port Charger - $27.99
- Aukey 30W USB-C/18W USB-A Charger - $29.99
- Aukey USB-C 10,000mAh 18W Power Bank - $23.99 with code 3U77VI6Y
- Aukey USB-C 20,000mAh 18W Power Bank - $34.40 with code 3U77VI6Y
- Luna Display Adapter for Mac - 20% off
- iPad cases from Twelve South - Up to 5% off
More Black Friday Deals
We've got Black Friday deals on Apple's entire product lineup along with a long list of sites that are offering additional discounts on accessories, so for a full list of everything that you can get at a discount today, make sure to check out our full Black Friday roundup. See additional discounts on the iPad that are worth sharing? Make sure to mention them in the comments and feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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