Apple's 9th gen iPad falls to $249 in early Amazon Prime Day deal

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On the heels of Amazon's Prime Day announcement, Apple's 9th gen iPad falls to $249 in an early Prime Day deal. Right now, the iPad 9 is on sale for just $249 at Amazon. It normally retails for $329, so that's $80 off and an all-time low price for Apple's 9th gen entry model tablet.

This is one of the best early Prime Day Apple deals we've seen so far. Amazon also offers the latest iPad 10 for $399 at checkout via an on-page coupon. 

Apple iPad 9th Generation: $329 $249 @ Amazon

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Save $80 on the Apple iPad 9th generation tablet. This entry model iPad packs a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. It sports an 8MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment. 

Apple 9th generation iPad is still one of the best iPads around — despite being replaced by the iPad 10.This particular iPad on sale packs a 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) Retina display, A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For capturing photos and videos, it sports an 8MP wide-angle back camera and 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Apple Touch ID and Apple Pay for secure login and payment. 

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. 

During real-world use, the 9th gen iPad had no problems juggling multiple tasks. In one test, we blasted it with a dozen Google Chrome tabs with two streaming 1080p YouTube videos and music in the background. The iPad showed no signs of lag. 

Overall, the 10.2-inch iPad is the perfect tablet for accessing your favorite streaming and gaming apps. And when you want to get things done, the iPad supports Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard (sold separately). 

With a weight of 1.1 pounds and 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches, the iPad is as portable as its competitors. It's on par with the 10.4-inch Galaxy Tab A7 9.8 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches, 1 pound) and Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (9.5 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches, 0.7 pounds). 

Now $80 off, the 9th generation iPad is a wise choice if you want to spend the least amount possible on a new Apple tablet. 

The next Amazon Prime Day is scheduled for July 11-12. Shop early deals now at amazon.primeday. For the best summer discounts on mobile tech, gaming and more, browse our Prime Day 2023 roundup. 

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, Examiner.com, 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.