Best iPad Deals: Save $100 on Apple's Best iPads and More
Apple makes some of the best tablets around, and now some of those are available with big discounts as well.
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If you are in need of a tablet, Apple likely has just the right iPad for you. iPads come in a variety of sizes and a wide range of prices. If you're looking for a large screen and serious hardware, you may want to grab the newest, 10th-gen iPad or an M2 iPad Pro. Meanwhile, people who want something more compact and lightweight can snag the iPad Air or iPad Mini. Now is a particularly good time to pick up either an iPad Air or Mini; both are selling for the lowest prices we've seen yet.
Regardless of which iPad you're looking to buy, there's no reason to spend more than you have to. Apple almost never offers deals directly, but we've scoured the web to bring you the best bargains out there on the latest models. We'll continue to update this page as offers come and go, so be sure to check back for the best prices available on Apple's tablet lineup.
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The most affordable iPad you'll find right now is the ninth-gen iPad, which you can get on sale for as little as $270 at Amazon. It's now a generation old, but it still features decent hardware, including an A13 Bionic chip, Apple's True Tone display and an improved front-facing camera. Meanwhile, the latest 10th-gen iPad boasts a larger screen, faster processor, USB-C charging and is $30 off at Amazon.
There's also the sixth-gen iPad Mini, which was released back in 2021 and has yet to receive an update. It was redesigned with an 8.3-inch display, an A15 Bionic chip, a USB-C charging port for a quick charge and a power button with Touch ID that makes it feel brand-new even in 2023. It's a reasonable $30 off at Amazon right now.
The latest iPad Air, from early 2022, is a great option if you're looking for a more affordable iPad Pro alternative. Its M1 processor makes it fast, but it lacks the better, faster-refreshing displays of the iPad Pro models. It's discounted by $48 at Amazon which isn't the best price we've seen.
As for the latest iPad Pro models, which come equipped with Apple's latest M2 processor. You can currently save $100 on the bigger of the two while the 11-inch version is $50 off if you're quick.
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 nab one at $59 off right now at Amazon. Need more storage? You can save $80 on the higher-capacity 256GB model.
Apple's newest iPad has a faster processor, better landscape-centered camera for video chats, a larger screen and USB-C charging. But you need a weird dongle to charge the Apple Pencil (and it lacks Pencil 2 support). The 64GB model costs $449 and the 256GB model costs $599 at Apple.
You can save $30 at B&H on the baseline 64GB model of the 10th-gen iPad in blue. If you need more storage, then you can also save $30 on the 256GB model in blue at B&H. Both discounts are less than the $50-$60 in savings available earlier this summer but better than the meager discounts available at Amazon right now. 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. You can save a substantial $30 on the 64GB model.
The 10.9-inch iPad Air, released last year, has a fast M1 chip, an auto-zooming Center Stage front camera and, except for its display, it feels nearly like an iPad Pro. It's our favorite midrange iPad model if the Pro seems too expensive. You can save $48 on the baseline 64GB model right now.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro has an upgraded M2 processor and is unique for its Mini-LED display, which looks even more vivid and has more OLED-like black levels. The 2022 iPad Pro also supports a new "hover" feature that recognizes the Pencil when it's in close proximity to the screen -- a feature that's not used much yet, but art apps might start adopting. You can save $100 on it at Amazon.