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Best Apple iPad deals: Save up to $100 on an iPad Pro and more

You'll pay full price for Apple's new iPad and iPad Mini right now, but you can get an iPad Pro with Apple's M1 chip for as little as $749.

The new entry-level iPad and redesigned iPad Mini that Apple announced last month are now shipping. The ninth-gen, 10.2-inch iPad features the A13 Bionic chip, a better front-facing camera, Apple's True Tone display and a bump up in storage capacity. The sixth-gen iPad Mini debuts a new design with rounded edges, the A15 Bionic chip, an 8.3-inch display, a power button with Touch ID and a USB-C charging port.

It's been a big year already for the iPad. In April, Apple unveiled new iPad Pros, which were the first non-Macs to receive Apple's M1 chip

The new iPad was $30 off at Amazon two weeks ago but is now selling for its list price at Amazon and elsewhere. The iPad Mini was $40 off at Amazon briefly in September but has been selling at its list price for the better part of a month now. 

The latest 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, however, are on sale at Amazon and Walmart along with the iPad Air. Right now, you can save $50 on the 11-inch iPad Pro and $100 on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 64GB iPad Air is $60 off, and the 256GB iPad Air is $110 off.

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We update this list as new deals emerge and old ones expire, so be sure to check back for the best price.

iPad discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
10.2-inch iPad 9th gen (64GB) $329 $329 $299
8.3-inch iPad Mini 6th gen (64GB) $499 $499 $459
10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB) $599 $539 $500
11-inch iPad Pro (128GB) $799 $749 $749
12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) $1,099 $999 $999

Note that "all-time" means the best price that we've seen at an Apple-authorized retailer in the product's lifetime.

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The basic, 10.2-inch iPad didn't receive a design overhaul like its Mini cousin, but it does serve up a faster processor, a better front-facing camera and an improved display than the previous, eighth-gen iPad. The biggest addition, however, is the storage increasing from 32GB to 64GB on the baseline $329 model and from 128GB to 256GB on the step-up $479 model. Other than the storage doubling, the change you'll most likely welcome in this age of FaceTime and Zoom calls is the front camera going from 1.2 megapixels to a wider-angle 12 megapixels. It's also added Center Stage to keep your mug in the frame during video calls. Amazon's $30 discount from two weeks ago is gone, and we don't see any price breaks from other retailers at the moment for the new, ninth-gen iPad.

Read our iPad 9th gen review.

 

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The iPad Mini received a complete overhaul. 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. It runs on the new A15 Bionic chip (same as the iPhone 13) and serves up an improved and slightly larger 8.3-inch display and better cameras from the old, fifth-gen Mini. Without any discounts currently available, Apple is the best place to go for the new iPad Mini. (Hey, free engraving.)

Read our iPad Mini review.

 

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Apple's 10.9-inch iPad Air with 64GB of storage in silver is $60 off at Amazon, which is down from the $99 discount offered last month. For most people, a 64GB drive is skimpy and will fill up fast. Inventory is low for the 256GB model at Amazon, but you can save $37 on it at Walmart. It sells for $749 at Apple but is $712 at Walmart in blue or green. 

Read our iPad Air review.

 

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The new 11-inch iPad Pro features Apple's M1 chip and comes with storage capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB. The baseline 128GB model costs $799 from Apple and is currently $50 off at Amazon. Some of the higher-capacity models are discounted between $70 and $100.

Read our iPad Pro 2021 review.

 

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You can save $100 on the larger, 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M1 chip. The baseline model with 128GB storage has a $100 discount to hit the lowest price we've seen yet. Discounts are scarce, however, on the higher-capacity models.

Read our iPad Pro 2021 review.