Deals on Apple’s iPad are more common than you might think. Whether you’re after the most 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. Sometimes, there just isn’t a deal happening. In that case, we’ve mentioned how much the most recent sale price was for, so you know when to take the plunge. But most of the time, there’s some sort of deal going on, be it on a new or refurbished model. When there is a deal we think is worth telling you about, you’ll find it mentioned with any and all context you need to hear.
If you need a little help figuring out exactly which iPad is best for you, we’ve got you covered with a comparison post featuring all of the latest models here.
iPad (2020) deals
This is Apple’s most affordable iPad, usually costing $329 for the tablet 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. Since this new 2020 revision was just released, it hasn’t many price drops. It’s possible that someday we’ll see it selling for up to $80 or $100 off its usual price, like the previous generation.
Right now, you can get a 32GB model for $299 at Walmart or $300 at Best Buy. Usually, this storage configuration costs $330.
If you want more storage, the 128GB model is also on sale at Walmart for $395 or $400 if you buy it at Amazon or Best Buy.
Apple iPad (2020, 32GB)
Prices taken at time of publishing.
Apple’s new, eighth-generation iPad with 32GB of storage is on sale at Best Buy and Walmart. Normally this configuration costs $330. This model looks exactly like the previous iteration, but it has a faster A12 Bionic processor.
Walmart $299 (10% off)
Best Buy $300 (10% off)
iPad mini (2019) deals
Apple released a new iPad mini in early 2019, carrying forth the same 7.9-inch display and design from previous iterations with refreshed internal specs within. It has the A12 Bionic processor found in the iPhone XS. Apple makes a 64GB and 256GB model of the iPad mini with Wi-Fi support, set at $400 and $500, respectively. If you want LTE connectivity, the starting price is $530.
Sales on this model are a little rarer, but we’re seeing a deal at Amazon right now that knocks about $30 off the final cost of the cellular 64GB version.
iPad Air (2020) deals
In September, Apple announced a new iPad Air that deviates greatly from its predecessors in terms of design, looking very similar to the iPad Pro. The latest model has a slightly larger 10.9-inch display than the 10.5-inch screen found on last year’s model. The 2020 iPad Air features thinner bezels around the display and has relocated the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the power button, which is located on the top of the device.
Like its predecessor, this year’s iPad Air model comes in 64GB or 256GB storage configurations. The Wi-Fi models start at $600 and $750, making the starting price slightly more than last year’s models. However, the model that also supports LTE starts at $730.
The 2020 iPad Air was released earlier this month, and right now you can buy the 64GB model in silver or green for $559 at B&H Photo. Unfortunately, you can only preorder the device because it is currently not in stock at B&H Photo.
iPad Pro (2020) deals
Apple’s 2020 iteration of the iPad Pro looks a lot like the one that came in 2018, aside from its dual-lens rear camera array. Unlike the less-expensive models, this one ditches the headphone jack and uses a USB-C port instead of Lightning. It also has Face ID to unlock instead of relying on the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPad Pro has the most powerful internals of Apple’s entire iPad lineup, and that comes through in the price.
The 11-inch model with 128GB of storage starts at $800, and bumping up the screen size to 12.9 inches raises the price to $1,000. Each size supports up to 1TB of storage, and going up that high costs $1,299 for the 11-inch model and $1,499 for the 12.9-inch model.
If you are looking to pickup the 11-inch model at a discounted price, the 128GB model with Wi-Fi is on sale at Walmart for $749. Or, you can buy it at Best Buy for $750.
Currently, the 12.9-inch model with 128GB of storage, is $50 off right now at Amazon. If you are ok with spending over $1,000, the 12.9-inch Wi-Fi 256GB in silver is $1,040, about $50 off its current retail price at Amazon. But, if 256GB is still not enough for you, the 512GB model is also on sale for $1,229 at Amazon and Walmart, normally this configuration will set you back $1,299.