At, Tim Cook introduced two new iPads: a new entry-level model, the , and a new, larger and more expensive featuring a 10.9-inch display, A14 Bionic chip and . The new models are available now for preorder, and Apple said would begin shipping on Friday, Sept. 18, with the following "in October."
2020 10.2-inch iPad (8th generation): $329 ($299 for education customers)
2020 iPad Air (4th generation): $599
Last October, Apple, refining the low end of its tablet portfolio with a new 10.2-inch priced at $329 that included several features previously exclusive to the company's premium Pro models. Almost immediately after the announcement, the entry-level iPad was discounted by third-party retailers, and has routinely -- not only on Black Friday, but throughout the year.
The, , is currently out of stock at Amazon, Target and B&H Photo. If third-party retailers "discover" additional stock, it's likely that the 2019 model will be discounted in the coming weeks. The 2019 iPad Air was essentially a refresh of the 2017 , sporting a nearly identical design and a few newer components. The represents a dramatic makeover with a significantly bigger display, upgraded components and a higher starting price of $599.
Compared to the often-discounted iPad, significant markdowns onhave been relatively rare. The base model, which retailed for $499, dipped occasionally to $470 -- but it's been many months since it last touched its all-time low price of $400.