Deals on Apple’s iPad are more common than you might think, especially since Amazon Prime Day 2021 is here. Whether you’re after the affordable iPad, the high-end iPad Pro, or something in between like the iPad Air or iPad Mini, there’s usually some sort of price cut happening somewhere. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly where you can find those deals unless you’re looking around at all of the major retailers. But that’s what we’re doing each day when we hunt for deals, so let us help you out.
Below, we’ve listed each of the current iPads available for purchase. Most of the time, there’s some sort of discount happening on a new or refurbished model. When there is a deal we think worth telling you about, we’ll let you know, along with any info you need to keep it in context. If there isn’t a current deal, we’ll tell you how much the most recent sale price was for, so you’ll know when to take the plunge.
Just to let you know up top, Apple’s back-to-school promotion has kicked off for the summer, and it’s including a free set of AirPods with the newest iPad Air and iPad Pro tablets. Granted, you have to be a student who’s eligible to checkout at Apple educational storefront. At checkout, you can pay an additional $90 to upgrade to AirPods Pro.
This is Apple’s most affordable iPad, usually costing $329 for the model with 32GB of storage or $429 for the 128GB model. Each has a 10.2-inch display and features the A12 Bionic processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a Smart Connector for connecting a Smart Keyboard.
Currently, you can purchase the base iPad with 32GB of storage for $299 at Walmart and Amazon. Both retailers also offer the 128GB configuration in multiple colors for $395 (Amazon, Walmart).
Apple released a new iPad mini in early 2019, equipped with the same 7.9-inch display and design as previous iterations, but with refreshed internal specs. It has the A12 Bionic processor found in the base iPad, along with Wi-Fi support. Apple sells 64GB and 256GB models of the iPad mini, with prices set at $400 and $500 respectively. If you want LTE connectivity, the starting price is $530.
Sales on the basic Wi-Fi model are rare, but if you want to buy the 64GB iPad mini right now, it is available for its usual $369 at Amazon and Walmart. There is also a sale on the 256GB, which is available for $490 in rose gold and space gray.
The 2020 iPad Air has a slightly larger 10.9-inch display compared to the prior model’s 10.5-inch screen and features thinner bezels around it. It has relocated the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the power button, located on the top of the device.
The fourth-gen iPad Air model comes in 64GB or 256GB storage configurations. The Wi-Fi models start at $599 and $749, respectively, making the starting price slightly more than last year’s models. The model that supports LTE starts at $729.
The best deal you can currently get on the iPad Air fourth-gen is at Micro Center. The retailer has the most competitive sale price right now at $530, where you can grab a 64GB model in all five colors (green, gold, silver, sky blue, and space gray).
Amazon and B&H Photo currently have the fourth-gen iPad Air 64GB model with Wi-Fi in all colors for $549. At Walmart, it’s $559. The 256GB configuration has been discounted at Amazon for $699, which is $50 off its usual price of $749. Walmart is also hosting this deal.
The fifth-gen, M1-equipped iPad Pro is currently available, which means there are plenty of deals to be had on the 2020 iteration of the iPad Pro. The fourth-gen iPad Pro looks a lot like the 2018 model, aside from its dual-lens rear camera array. Unlike the less expensive iPad models, the 2020 iPad Pro ditches the headphone jack and uses a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. It also features a high refresh display and Face ID to help you unlock the tablet instead of relying on the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Through June 20th, there’s a stellar deal happening on iPad Pros at Best Buy for people who have signed up for a free My Best Buy account. You can get the 11-inch, previous-gen model with 128GB of storage for just $600 for a limited time at Best Buy. Target has the same tablet for $700, but you’ll get more storage for your money at Best Buy. If you want to double the storage to 256GB, that configuration is on sale for $700 at Best Buy as part of the same promo mentioned above. The 512GB variant is on sale for $900 at Best Buy.
Of course, if you have the money to spend and want a ton of storage, you can buy the 11-inch, 1TB configuration for $1,100 at Best Buy; that’s $200 off its usual retail price of $1,299.
The same excellent iPad Pro price cuts are happening for the previous-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Through June 20th, you can get $150 off of any configuration (this applies to LTE models, too) if you have a My Best Buy account.