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Deals on Apple products don't crop up all that often, but we've found enough to satisfy even the choosiest shopper.

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$249 at Amazon
iPad Mini and 9th Gen iPad
10.2-inch, 9th-gen iPad (64GB): $249
Save $80
$350 at Target
Apple 10.9-inch iPad Air
10.9-inch, 10th-gen iPad (64GB): $350
Save $100
$400 at Amazon
The 6th-gen Apple iPad Mini is displayed against an orange background.
8.3-inch iPad Mini (64GB): $400
Save $100
$449 at Amazon
iPad Air 2022 on wooden background
10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB): $449
Save $150
$850 at Best Buy
M2 iPad Pro
11-inch iPad Pro (128GB): $850
Save $50
$1,050 at Best Buy
The front and back of a 2021 iPad Pro against a gray background.
12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB): $1,050
Save $50

If you've considered adding an iPad to your arsenal, it's a great time to shop, as there are a number of outlets offering big discounts. You can take advantage of many different Apple tablet models, including the iPad Mini and the iPad Air. We've checked Amazon, Target, Best Buy and other outlets to find all the best deals available right now. We'll also be updating this list regularly to make sure it reflects the most recent prices, so be sure to check back later if you don't see something that's right for you today.

There's a deal for everybody, so check out the sales below.

Read more: Best iPad for 2024: Navigating Apple's tablets

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The basic 10.2-inch iPad from 2021 is still good. While it doesn't have the newer design and USB-C support of the rest of the iPad line, the value for performance here makes this iPad deal one worth getting for kids. It's our top-budget iPad pick. Even at its full price, it's affordable, but you can score one for less right now at Amazon if you get the 64GB model. 

Read our ninth-gen iPad review.


Apple's newest iPad has a faster processor, a better landscape-centered camera for video chats, a larger screen and USB-C charging. You need an odd dongle to charge the Apple Pencil (and it lacks Pencil 2 support). Target Circle members can save $100 off the regular price of either the 64 or 256 GB, plus three free months of Apple TV Plus. This sale item price is through April 13. 

Read our 10th-gen iPad review.


The iPad Mini received a complete overhaul last year. The new design has rounded edges, thin bezels and no home button. The power button on the side now has Touch ID, and the Lightning port has been replaced by a USB-C charging port. This sixth-gen Mini runs on the A15 Bionic chip (same as the iPhone 13) and serves up an improved and slightly larger 8.3-inch display and better cameras than the older, fifth-gen Mini. 

Right now the lowest price out there is for Target Circle members who can save $100 off the price, bringing the 64GB down to $400. Three free months of Apple TV Plus are included. Target is currently out of stock of the 256GB model. This offer is good through April 13. 

Read our iPad Mini review.

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The 10.9-inch iPad Air, released in 2022, has a fast M1 chip and an auto-zooming Center Stage front camera. Except for its display, it feels nearly like an iPad Pro. It's our favorite midrange iPad model if the Pro seems too expensive.

Read our iPad Air 2022 review.


Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is powered by the M2 chip and has a gorgeous Retina display. Stocks are hit-and-miss right now, as are deals. If you order from Best Buy, you'll save $50 over the retail price, plus you can get up to $300 off when trading in your old tablet.


The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the biggest iPad that Apple sells right now, and you can get it at Best Buy for a little less than the usual price. Plus, if you order from Best Buy, you can save up to $425 when you trade in your old tablet.

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