Looking to gift someone a tablet for the holidays? Take a look at some of the greatdiscounts we're seeing for iPads. The 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are currently on sale, with the best savings to be found on Amazon. The 11-inch iPad Pro is between $49 and $200 off right now, depending on storage, but you can save between $100 to $150 on the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. We aren't seeing any discounts on the , the or the iPad Air right now, but we will update this article if any appear.
iPads are currently in demand.in the spring, which were the . Earlier this fall, Apple rolled out the ninth-gen and the sixth-gen . The ninth-gen iPad features the A13 Bionic chip, a better front-facing camera, Apple's True Tone display and a bump 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.
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||$599||$500|
|11-inch iPad Pro (128GB)||$799||$750||$700|
|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.
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 a few weeks ago is gone, and we don't see any price breaks from other retailers at the moment for the new, ninth-gen iPad.
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 The power button on the side now has Touch ID, and the Lightning port has been replaced by a USB-C charging port.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.)
Apple's 10.9-inch iPad Air with 256GB of storage is $50 off at Amazon in silver. The 64GB rose gold version $39 discount off and on for the past week -- that price break is not currently being offered, but could return soon.
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, but you can get it with a $49 discount on Amazon. Bigger discounts -- between $99 and $250 -- are available on the higher-capacity models.
You can save $100 on the larger, 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M1 chip at Amazon and Walmart. The baseline model with 128GB storage has a $100 discount to hit the lowest price we've seen yet. And you can save up to $150 on higher-capacity models from Amazon.