We expect to see some of the best iPad deals within the coming weeks as back to school sales start trickling in. So if you're looking for a discount on new Apple tablet, you've come to the right place.
We're currently seeing notable iPad discounts from previous-gen iPads to the latest iPad Pro. So if you don't want to pay full price for one of Apple's best tablets, the good news is that you don't have to.
The Apple iPad is a tough act to beat —from the traditional iPad to the lightweight iPad Air, to the powerful iPad Pro. Although the price of iPads lean toward the expensive side, a solid iPad deal can lessen the blow to your bank account.
Among the many tablet deals available right now are some of the best iPad deals we've seen yet. On any given day of the week retailers will have one — if not more — iPad deals available.
And depending on the iPad you're looking for, you can expect to save from $15 to $500. Naturally, the higher-capacity iPad Pros see the biggest discounts.
That said, here are the best iPad deals you can get right now.
Best iPad deals today
- iPad Air 10.5-inch (64GB): was $499 now $469 @ Amazon
- iPad Mini 7.9-inch (256GB): was $549 now $499 @ Amazon
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (64GB/LTE/2018): was $1,149 now $799 @ B&H Photo
The iPad Pro 2020 offers blazing speed, long battery life and (finally) mouse support. It sports a new dual camera system which features an ultra-wide lens and a LiDAR scanner for a more responsive AR experience.
In sister site Tom's Guide's iPad Pro 2020 review of the 12.9-inch model, they loved the Apple tablet's fast A12Z Bionic CPU performance and brilliant display. They were also amazed by iPadOS's new and improved cursor support.
It's easy to mistake the 2020 iPad Pro for its predecessor since they're nearly identical. Just about the only thing that separates them design-wise is the square camera bump on the newer model.
Apple's latest tablet, the 10.2-inch iPad supports Apple Pencil (1st gen) which makes it ideal for creators who want to sketch or draw from anywhere. It's also the first of its kind to support Apple's Smart Keyboard for when you want the familiar feeling of a laptop.
Released in late 2019, the iPad 10.2-inch replaces the 6th generation 9.7-inch iPad. Like its predecessor, it packs an A10 Fusion processing chip for Web browsing, streaming and gaming.
The base model 10.2-inch iPad is priced at $329 and hit an all-time price low of $229 ($100 off) over the holidays. Meanwhile, the 128GB model also got a $100 price cut which brought it down to $329 on Cyber Monday.
Since Apple no longer sells it, the replaced 9.7-inch iPad is harder to find nowadays. Powered by the same A10 Fusion chip found in the latest 10.2-inch iPad, it's nearly identical to its larger successor and the 2018 iPad--minus the Smart Keyboard compatibility.
We don't recommend paying more than $229 on this tablet since the newer 10.2-inch iPad gives you the best value, especially when it's on sale for $249 or less.
The redesigned Apple iPad Air (2019) has everything you look for in an iPad--it's insanely thin and has a beautiful design. With its 10.5-inch screen, it's perfect for gaming, drawing, multitasking, and content streaming.
Its A12 Bionic CPU delivers plenty of speed for photo-editing apps like Procreate and Pixelmator Photos. You can also do more-traditional laptop tasks with it.
Don't judge its pint size, the Apple iPad Mini (2019) is the most powerful compact tablet around. It's powered by Apple's new A12 Bionic processor, so gameplay is ultra-smooth on this tablet. In real-world testing, we easily juggled a few apps on screen at once and I enjoyed fluid gameplay in Injustice 2 on this iOS 12 iDevice.
The iPad Mini may be the smallest of the bunch, but the tablet's 7.9-inch screen delivers bright and vivid images. In our lab, we found that the iPad mini's display reproduces an excellent 135 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is more than the iPad mini 4 (99.8 percent).
Unfortunately, the iPad Mini doesn't go on sale that often and when it does, it only gets a modest discount. The 64GB model hit an all-time price low of $323 ($77 off) in a 24-hour Rakuten flash sale in September 2019. Amazon or Walmart are currently taking $15 off the iPad Mini. If you're after the 256GB model, it's usually $30 off at the aforementioned retailers.
The Apple iPad Pro 11-inch tablet is engineered with serious power users and professionals in mind. So if you're a creative who works with massive 4K video files or you spend lots of time editing high-resolution JPEGs, this is the tablet you want.
It's powered by Apple's A12X Bionic CPU, which is the A12's big brother. This current-gen chip features four performance cores as well as four high-efficiency cores. It's coupled with a refreshed GPU that delivers double the graphics performance of the A10X processor which lives inside the now discontinued 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Unlike its siblings, the iPad Pro supports Apple Pencil Gen 2 which has new touch gestures like double tapping. It attaches to the side of your iPad for convenient charging. We've seen good deals knock anywhere from $50 off the base model to $250 off the high capacity 512GB/1TB models.
Finally, Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch is the brand's top tier iPad. It houses the same A12X Bionic CPU that powers the 11-inch iPad Pro. This makes it just as suitable for creative and business professionals who look for laptop level performance in a versatile tablet.
In our lab, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its A12X Bionic chip scored 17,995 on Geekbench 4's overall performance test. It surpassed the Core-i5 powered Surface Pro 6's (13,025) and the Core i7 Dell XPS 13 (14,180) laptop.
There's not a tablet on the market that can hold a candle to the iPad Pro's performance. If you see $50 off (base model) to $250 off (512GB/1TB models), then it's a deal worth your while.