The persistentmay help explain the frequent discounts being applied to virtually all of the models in Apple's current lineup. The entry-level , which was marked down significantly last week, is now back to its previous price. This week, the best deals are on the two iPad Pros.
Regularly priced at $999, the 64GB 12.9-inch model costs $800 at Amazon at the moment -- that's a 20% discount and the lowest price we've seen to date for Apple's super-premium tablet. (The 1TB version is a whopping $400 off.) The 11-inch model is also on sale at Amazon, for $675, which is just $30 higher than its all-time low.
The current deals on the newer iPad Mini and iPad Air remain negligible; we'd recommend waiting for the next round of discounts on them to come through before buying. And if you're looking to pick up the lower-priced iPad, it might be worthwhile to wait it out, as bigger price breaks may return in the next few weeks.
Note that we're focused on the Wi-Fi versions here. Using LTE on a tablet is cool but, for most people, not worth the additional cost -- for the device and the monthly service -- especially when you can easily tether your phone for free.
Apple iPad discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|iPad 2018 (32GB)||$329||$249||$229|
|iPad 2018 (128GB)||$429||$329||$299|
|iPad Mini 2019 (64GB)||$399||$384||$359|
|iPad Air 2019 (64GB)||$499||$469||$449|
|iPad Pro 11 (64GB)||$799||$675||$649|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (64GB)||$999||$800||$800|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (1TB)||$1,749||$1,350||$1,350|
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The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the Cadillac of Apple's tablet lineup and, arguably, the entire tablet category. Amazon is currently selling the baseline 64GB model for $800 -- the lowest price we've seen to date. Likewise for the deluxe 1TB model, which is also at its all-time low of $1,350. You get a gigantic, gorgeous display, scary-fast performance and lots of bells and whistles including Face ID and support for the Apple Pencil 2. But the price is high, which makes finding a worthwhile discount a must.
Amazon has ramped up its discount on the slightly smaller iPad Pro. The 64GB base model now costs $675 -- nearly $100 less than it did last week, and 15% off its $799 list price.
Apple still sells the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad for $329, but it's available for $249 at plenty of other stores, including Amazon and Walmart. This excellent, all-purpose tablet continues to set the bar for design, features and performance in this price range.
Best Buy was briefly selling the 128GB iPad for $300, but the price has now crept back up to where it's been for months, $330.
The smallest model in the current iPad lineup comes with the smallest discount. You can find the iPad Mini at most retailers for $384 -- that's $15 off the Apple Store list price.
Published earlier, updated to reflect end date of Best Buy sale.