The best iPad for most people drops to $229 for Black Friday

iPad 9
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It's Black Friday week and the best Black Friday tablet deals are starting early. For example, you can get the 9th generation Apple iPad 9 for $229 at Amazon. That's $100 off the iPad's regular price of $329 and its lowest price to date.

This is the cheapest Black Friday iPad deal we've seen yet. Despite being dethroned by the 10th generation iPad, it's still one of the best tablets to buy.

Today's best Black Friday iPad deal

Apple iPad 9th Generation Tablet
Was: $329 
Now: $229 @ Amazon

Apple iPad 9th Generation Tablet
$229 @ Amazon

Save $100 on the Apple iPad 9th generation tablet. 

Features: 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) Retina display, A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 8MP wide angle rear camera, 12MP ultra-wide front camera, Touch ID, Apple Pay.

Release date: Sept. 2021

Price comparison: Best Buy $249| Target $229 | Walmart 

Reviews: In our Apple iPad 9th gen review, we praise its bright, vivid 10.2-inch Retina display and excellent battery life. We also found the tablet's upgraded cameras impressive. Overall, we gave the iPad a 4 out of 5-star rating for its outstanding performance. 

Laptop Mag: ★★★★ 

Buy it if:  You're an Apple user or holiday shopping for someone who is. Or, if you want the cheapest iPad you can get. 

Don't buy it if: You want the latest iPad with upgraded A14 Bionic chip. If so, Amazon currently offers the 10th generation iPad for $349 ($100 off). Consider the iPad Pro if you're looking for a tablet primarily for productivity.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.