Best iPad Deals
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Today's best iPad Deals
The best iPad deals for December include cash discounts on the latest models. Here's a quick roundup of the sales:
- Apple's 9th Gen iPad is on sale for $274 via 10% back when you pay with Payboo at B&H
- New iPad 10th Gen as low as $399 at B&H
- 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch on sale for $699 in Silver at Amazon
- iPad mini 6 gets a $100 discount in Starlight
- Apple's iPad Air 5 on sale from $499.99
- M2 iPad Pro deals: Save up to $150, plus $29 off AppleCare
Cheapest iPad Prices
The AppleInsider Apple Price Comparison Guides also provide an in-depth way to compare prices on current and closeout models. Updated throughout the day, the lowest iPad prices are always at your fingertips.
Top iPad discounts are already in full swing this holiday season.
The iPad Air 5th Generation may see a return of discounts of up to $100 off, with the base model potentially dipping to $499 as the holidays approach. As for the iPad 9th Generation — Apple's cheapest model — the previous record low price of $269 is likely to return in a last-minute push if inventory allows.
AppleInsider will be covering all of the holiday discounts, so be sure to bookmark this page for the latest savings.
Closeout iPad deals
Exclusive promo code discounts are readily available on accessories to complement your iPad, with even Apple's new Magic Keyboard for 2021 iPad Pros eligible for bonus coupon savings.
Which iPad should I buy?
There are five major iPad categories to choose from. There is the budget 10.2-inch iPad, the entry 10.9-inch iPad, the mid-range iPad Air 5, the diminutive iPad mini 6, and the iPad Pro. Each has its own advantages over the other, but a lot of crossover in features. All modern iPads run iPadOS, which means they support features like split-screen multitasking, dark mode, and the new home screen design.
10.2-inch iPad (9th Generation)
The cheapest iPad in the line has stuck around for another generation. Quite possibly the best value for the price of any Apple product, the 10.2-inch iPad is a great option for someone looking for a budget-friendly tablet.
This iPad has support for the Smart Keyboard and first-generation Apple Pencil. The smart connector also allows for third-party companies like Logitech to make keyboards that utilize the powered connection.
Some compromises were made to ensure this was the budget-level iPad, such as support for the first-gen Apple Pencil instead of the second generation and utilizing the A13 Bionic Chip instead of the A14.
The 10.2-inch iPad starts at $329 with 64GB of storage and has the option to go to 256GB capacity for $479. Cellular costs $130 more on either model. Entry-level iPad deals are regularly available from leading retailers and models are usually discounted for education events or holidays.
10.9-inch iPad (10th Generation)
The 10.9-inch iPad is the replacement model for the 10.2-inch iPad, though the older model is still for sale. Apple brought this base model up to date with a flat-sided design, USB-C, and an A14 Bionic Processor.
Despite getting the updated looks, Apple did not include support for the Apple Pencil 2. Instead, this model uses the original Apple Pencil via an adapter for pairing.
The Smart Connector is located at the bottom edge of the tablet, so Apple had to build a new keyboard option. The Magic Keyboard Folio is a two-piece case and keyboard combo with a large trackpad and kickstand cover.
The 10.9-inch iPad starts at $449 with 64GB of storage and has the option to be upgraded to 256GB for $599. A cellular version is available at a $150 premium.
iPad mini 6
The smallest iPad packs a punch and was updated in September 2021 with a flat-edged design. Housing the A15 Bionic chip with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, it truly is the whole iPad experience in a tiny form factor.
While there is no Smart Keyboard, the Apple Pencil 2 is supported in this model. The iPad mini works great as a portable digital notepad or drawing pad, and acts as an amazing e-book reader or gaming device on the go. You're more likely to read books on this in bed than attempting to balance one of the larger iPads above your head.
iPad mini 6
Equipped with the A15 Bionic chip and an edge-to-edge 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the 2021 iPad mini (6th Gen) also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil.
You can purchase the iPad mini 6 in four colors; space gray, starlight, pink and purple. It is configurable to have 64GB or 256GB of storage and a cellular option can be added.
Retail Wi-Fi iPad mini prices ring in at $499 for the 64GB model and $649 for the 256GB capacity. Add $150 to the total if you want to add cellular to either option, with iPad deals regularly available on the mini 6 as well.
iPad Air 5
From 2013 to 2015, the iPad Air line was the premium flagship in Apple's iPad line, before the iPad Pro took over, and Apple temporarily retired the Air line. However, after its revival in 2019, the iPad Air still shines with a premium iPad experience that doesn't quite require pro money.
The 10.9-inch iPad Air 5 was updated with the M1 processor in 2021. It has a smart connector that fits the 11-inch Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio while supporting the second-generation Apple Pencil.
This iPad has a similar frame to the 11-inch iPad Pro. Therefore the same accessories work with this model.
You can purchase the iPad Air 5 in five colors; starlight, space gray, purple, blue, and pink. It is configurable to have 64GB or 256GB of storage, and you can add a cellular option. Retail iPad Air prices come in at $599 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and $749 for the 256GB Wi-Fi tablet. Add $130 if you want to add cellular to either option.
The iPad Pro lineup was updated with the M2 processor and a new feature for Apple Pencil called hover. Little else was changed about these devices over the previous model.
They utilize an edge-to-edge design with no Touch ID or home button, but instead use Face ID. The Smart Connector is in the back of the device, and attaches accessories using an array of magnets.
These premium iPads have the M2 chipset, which make them more powerful than many consumer laptops. Users can configure the iPad Pro with up to 2TB of storage and 16GB of RAM. Combined with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil, these tablets may be your next primary computer.
The Magic Keyboard attaches via a magnetic cover and a variable viewing position using cantilevered mechanisms. It is backward compatible with the 2018 iPad Pro.
The fifth-generation iPad Pro includes a LiDAR sensor with dual cameras in the rear of the device. The 12MP wide angle camera and 10MP ultra-wide angle camera allow for better image capture and document scanning. Users can record in the ProRes video format in the 2022 model.
The front-facing camera is an ultra-wide camera that utilizes a feature called "Center Stage" to keep people within the frame. The camera will pan and follow the user or multiple people who are within the 122-degree lens view.
The major difference between the 11-inch and 12.9-inch model continues to be the display type. The larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a Liquid Retina XDR display with mini-LED for unmatched contrast and color accuracy, while the 11-inch Pro has a Liquid Retina Display (not XDR). Both models feature Retina resolution with the P3 color gamut and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Discounted M2 11-inch iPad Pro prices start at $769.99, with additional configurations driving the price upward to $1,449. The M2 12.9-inch iPad Pro price starts at $1,099, but is currently on sale for $999. The maxed out 2TB 5G-enabled model is priced at $2,399, but with the best Black Friday iPad deals found at the top of this page you can easily money on your next tablet purchase.