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Apple's new 2021 iPad is already on sale at Walmart

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The dust has barely settled on this week's keynote and already we've spotted the first iPad deals on Apple's new tablet. 

For a limited time, Walmart has the new 10.2-inch iPad (64GB) on sale for $299 (opens in new tab). That's $30 off and the first deal we see on Apple's new iPad 9. As a reminder, iPad preorders are currently live and the new tablet will hit stores on Friday, September 24. 

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10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): was $329 now $299 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The new 2021 iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a new 12MP front camera, and 64GB of storage (instead of 32GB like its predecessor). You also get support for Center Stage, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. Walmart is the first major retailer to offer a discount on Apple's new tablet. 

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10.2" iPad 2021: up to $400 off w/ trade-in @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Got an old iPad you're willing to part with? Best Buy will give you up to a $400 credit if you trade-in your old iPad (opens in new tab) for the new iPad. For instance, a previous-gen iPad 7 would fetch you a $160 credit.

The iPad 9's biggest updates are its new A13 Bionic CPU and larger storage capacities. The CPU offers a 20% increase in performance, according to Apple. It's the same CPU found in the iPhone 11.  

Meanwhile, the base model offers 64GB of storage, whereas the step-up model includes 256GB. In both cases, you're getting twice the storage of its predecessor. Apple also upgraded its front camera to 12MP (from 1.2MP) complete with Center Stage support, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. 

If you have an old iPad you're willing to trade in, Best Buy's offer may save you more money. Best Buy will let you trade-in your old tablet for up to a $400 discount. For instance, an old iPad 7 could fetch you a $160 credit which you can apply toward the purchase of a new iPad. 

Keep in mind, we think Black Friday deals will knock the 2021 iPad's price to around $249, but if you can't wait till then — this is as good a deal as you'll get. 

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As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.