What's the Cheapest iPad Apple Sells?

Looking for details about the most affordable iPad that Apple currently offers? Read on for the most up-to-date information.

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The cheapest ‌iPad‌ in Apple's current lineup is the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌, which starts at $349, or $329 for education customers. This is a new low price that Apple introduced in May 2024 after it discontinued the ninth-generation ‌iPad‌. Prior to that, the price of Apple's latest mainstream ‌iPad‌ was $100 more expensive at $449.

The 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ was originally launched in October 2022 with a complete redesign, larger display, USB-C port, A14 Bionic chip, 12-megapixel camera, and more.

It's Apple's most inexpensive ‌iPad‌ model if you are looking for a balance of features and affordability. However, it's worth noting that the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ is nearing the end of its product cycle and is expected to be updated in late 2024.

Out of Apple's newest ‌iPad‌ models, the cheapest is the $599 iPad Air. Launched in May 2024, the ‌iPad Air‌ is powered by the M2 chip, and includes features like Stage Manager and improved display technologies.

If that's too expensive for your wallet, there's always the iPad mini, which starts at $499. However, launched in September 2021, the ‌iPad mini‌ is one of the oldest iPads in Apple's lineup, and a new model is expected in late 2024.

Note that it's always worth keeping an eye on Apple's online refurb store for discounted ‌iPad‌ models. Apple says its refurbished iPads are thoroughly tested and cleaned, and in our view, they are virtually indistinguishable from brand new iPads. One of the only notable differences with a certified refurbished ‌‌iPad‌ is that it comes in a plainer box.

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