Apple's iPad family spans across four different models: the 7.9-inch iPad mini, the 10.2-inch iPad, the 10.5-inch iPad Air, and the iPad Pro (11-inch and 12.9-inch models). With this collection of multiple display sizes, Apple provides each of its users with whatever they desire when it comes to using a tablet to work, read, surf the internet, and more.
Below are the best prices for each iPad configuration currently available at some of the major Apple resellers. Prices fluctuate on a consistent basis, so if you see an iPad you want, be sure to follow the links to the appropriate sites and place your order now.
Readers should note that for the iPad Pro family, the differences between the 2018 and 2020 models are fairly minor, so we will be sharing deals on both generations, and the best deals are frequently going to be found for the previous generation.
In terms of upgrades, the 2020 iPad Pro has a faster A12Z Bionic processor, dual rear cameras, a new LiDAR scanner, improved audio, and an optional Magic Keyboard accessory that adds a trackpad to the iPad for the first time. While a few years old, the 2018 iPad Pros are still reliable tablets for anyone willing to save money by purchasing a previous generation device.
As for the latest iPad Air and 10.2-inch iPad, Apple in September 2020 updated these models with a new design for the iPad Air and updated internals for the iPad. As usual, you won't find any deep discounts for these brand new iPads right now, so if you really want to shop for a good sale, you'll still want to look at previous-generation iPad Air and iPad devices, which is what we focus on in the sections below.
In this guide, you'll find the best currently available prices for every model of the iPad at major Apple resellers including Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and MacMall (which is now integrated with TigerDirect). We'll be tracking the best prices for all of Apple's tablets, particularly focusing on the 2018 and 2019 updates.
The iPad mini is the smallest iPad available to purchase, but it isn't quite the cheapest (that'll be the 10.2-inch iPad). Still, it's a solid buy if you're looking for a display size that sits between the size of an iPhone 11 Pro Max and a regular 10-inch+ sized iPad. If you don't mind reading from a non e-ink display, it makes for a good e-reader as well with Apple Books.
There haven't been many deals on the iPad mini 5 over the past few months, but in early February there was a solid sale that took about $65 off the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini. However, that sale has now ended and this model is back up to $384.99, so we recommend waiting for another discount.
Apple refreshed the basic iPad in 2019 with a new 10.2-inch display, upgraded internals, and support for the Smart Keyboard accessory. This is a barebones Apple tablet that offers a bigger display than the iPad mini, but isn't as powerful as the iPad Air and iPad Pro.
Apple updated the iPad with an upgraded A12 chip in mid-September of 2020, and Amazon introduced deals on the 32GB and 128GB models throughout the fall. In 2021, we've seen a few solid deals, but as of February it's best to wait for a return of a better offer. Right now, you can get the 32GB Wi-Fi iPad for $319.00, down from $329.00.
A new iPad Air launched in October, so now there are two models on the market. We've seen notable deals on the 2019 iPad Air, which is still a solid buy for those looking in the mid-range for a tablet. The 2019 iPad Air has a 10.5-inch display, Touch ID, A12 Bionic processor, and support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. The 2020 iPad Air has an edge-to-edge 10.9-inch display, Touch ID power button, a brand-new A14 Bionic chip, and new colors.
The best 2020 iPad Air discount out right now is the 64GB Wi-Fi model for $549.99 at Amazon, down from $599.00. We've seen these models go down to $539.99 in previous weeks.
11-inch iPad Pro
The iPad Pro family is Apple's high-end model of tablets, with edge-to-edge displays with Face ID and support for the Apple Pencil 2. Apple markets these devices as notebook replacements, which you can pair with a Smart Keyboard to type easier during your workflow.
The new 2020 11-inch iPad Pro is seeing discounts on select models at a few retailers. You can get the 128GB Wi-Fi iPad Pro for $749.00, down from $799.00 at Amazon. The 256GB Wi-Fi model is also available for $849.00, down from $899.00.
12.9-inch iPad Pro
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is essentially the same tablet as the 11-inch model, but with a larger display and higher prices. This doesn't mean that you can't get a good deal on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, however, and we've already seen solid discounts on the new 2020 refresh of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
We follow deals on iPads and much more over in our full Deals Roundup, so head there for even more information on the latest bargains related to Apple products and accessories.
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