I review tablets for a living — 7 iPad Prime Day deals I recommend now

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Amazon Prime Big Deals Days are underway today and tomorrow. If you’re hunting for an iPad, now’s the time to get one (or more) at a lower cost than normal. But which iPad should you get? I’m here to help.

I review the best iPads for Tom’s Guide, so I know exactly which Apple tablets to recommend to people. All the main iPad models are now on sale, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find an Apple tablet. Whether you’re interested in the diminutive iPad mini or the enormous iPad Pro 12.9-inch, you can take advantage of some great deals.

Here are the 7 best iPad Amazon Prime Big Deals Days happening right now.

10.2" iPad (9th Gen/Wi-Fi/64GB): was $329 now $249 @ AmazonPrice check: $249 @ Walmart | $269 @ Best Buy

10.2" iPad (9th Gen/Wi-Fi/64GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09G9CJM1Z%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $329 now $249 @ Amazon
The 10.2-inch 9th Gen iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a 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. Check out our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ipad-2021" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">iPad (2021) review for more info. Note: The <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09G96TFF7%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">256GB model is also on sale for $389 at Amazon ($80 off).
Price check: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F2021-Apple-10-2-inch-iPad-Wi-Fi-64GB-Silver-9th-Generation%2F674982024" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$249 @ Walmart | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=4901809&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-10-2-inch-ipad-with-wi-fi-64gb-space-gray%2F4901809.p%3FskuId%3D4901809&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$269 @ Best Buy

Apple iPad (10th Gen/Wi-Fi/256GB): was $599 now $549 @ AmazonPrice check: $564 @ Walmart

Apple iPad (10th Gen/Wi-Fi/256GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FApple-2022-10-9-inch-Wi-Fi-256GB%2Fdp%2FB0BJLBNNRT%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">was $599 now $549 @ Amazon
The Apple iPad (10th Gen) has a lot going for it. We appreciate its sleek design and improved rear camera, while we're glad Apple finally decided to drop the outdated Home button from previous models. Delivering faster performance than its predecessors thanks to its A14 Bionic Chip, this is a top-tier tablet. Right now you can save $70 on Amazon, which has the lowest price. Check out our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ipad-2022-10th-gen" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Apple iPad (10th gen) review for more detail.
Price check:<a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F2022-Apple-10-9-inch-iPad-Wi-Fi-64GB-Silver-10th-Generation%2F1104275689" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US""> $564 @ Walmart

8.3" iPad mini 6: was $499 now $399 @ AmazonPrice check: $499 @ Best Buy | $469 @ Walmart

8.3" iPad mini 6: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09G91LXFP%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $499 now $399 @ Amazon
The iPad mini boasts the same modern design as the iPad Pro and iPad Air, and charges via USB-C, just like those tablets and Apple's MacBooks. Click the on-page coupon for the full discount. Check out our full <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/apple-ipad-mini-6-2021" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">iPad mini 6 review.
Price check: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=4901902&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-ipad-mini-latest-model-with-wi-fi-64gb-space-gray%2F4901902.p%3FskuId%3D4901902&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$499 @ Best Buy | <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F2021-Apple-iPad-Mini-Wi-Fi-64GB-Space-Gray-6th-Generation%2F168720858" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$469 @ Walmart

iPad Air 5 (Wi-Fi/64GB): was $599 now $499 @ AmazonEditor's choice: Price check: $499 @ Best Buy | $559 @ Walmart

iPad Air 5 (Wi-Fi/64GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09V3JH3XS%3Fth%3D1%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $599 now $499 @ Amazon
Editor's choice: The <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ipad-air-2022-review-a-new-standard-for-tablets" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">2022 iPad Air is powered by Apple's M1 processor, which features an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous-gen iPad Air. Other new features include a 12MP ultra-wide front camera that supports Center Stage and 5G support (cellular models only). The tablet features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support.
Price check: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=4909101&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-10-9-inch-ipad-air-latest-model-5th-generation-with-wi-fi-64gb-purple%2F4909101.p%3FskuId%3D4909101&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$499 @ Best Buy | <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F2022-Apple-10-9-inch-iPad-Air-Wi-Fi-64GB-Space-Gray-5th-Generation%2F612153150" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$559 @ Walmart

iPad Air 5 (Wi-Fi/256GB): was $749 now $649 @ Amazon
If you need more storage, you can also get the latest iPad Air with 256GB of storage. Like its 64GB counterpart, this tablet features a 12MP&nbsp;ultra-wide front camera, a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support.
Price check: $649 @ Best Buy | $679 @ Walmart

iPad Air 5 (Wi-Fi/256GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2F2022-Apple-iPad-10-9-inch-Wi-Fi%2Fdp%2FB09V3H386P%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">was $749 now $649 @ Amazon
If you need more storage, you can also get the latest iPad Air with 256GB of storage. Like its 64GB counterpart, this tablet features a 12MP ultra-wide front camera, a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support.
Price check: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=4909101&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-10-9-inch-ipad-air-latest-model-5th-generation-with-wi-fi-64gb-purple%2F4909101.p%3FskuId%3D4909101&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$649 @ Best Buy | <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F2022-Apple-10-9-inch-iPad-Air-Wi-Fi-64GB-Space-Gray-5th-Generation%2F679457818" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$679 @ Walmart

12.9" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $1,099 now $1,049 @ AmazonLowest price! Price check: $1,099 @ B&amp;H Photo | $1,059 @ Best Buy

12.9" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0BJLF2BRM%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $1,099 now $1,049 @ Amazon
Lowest price! The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is Apple's top tablet. In our <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ipad-pro-2022" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">iPad Pro 2022 review we called it an all-around great tablet that delivers solid performance, a handy new Apple Pencil Hover feature, and excellent video quality. It features Apple's latest M2 CPU, 12.9-inch 2732 x 2048 Liquid XDR display with ProMotion (120Hz), Apple Pencil 2/Magic Keyboard/Smart Keyboard Folio support, and works with Apple Pencil hover, which lets you see a preview of your mark before you make it. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and a 12MP TrueDepth front camera.
Price check: <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1731115-REG/apple_mnxp3ll_a_12_9_ipad_pro_m2.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,099 @ B&H Photo | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=5499200&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fapple-12-9-inch-ipad-pro-latest-model-with-wi-fi-128gb-space-gray%2F5499200.p%3FskuId%3D5499200&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,059 @ Best Buy

11" iPad Pro 2021 (WiFi + Cellular/128GB): was $999 now $699 @ AmazonHuge price drop!

11" iPad Pro 2021 (WiFi + Cellular/128GB): <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0BJLF2BRM%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $999 now $699 @ Amazon
Huge price drop! The <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/ipad-pro-2021-11-inch" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">11-inch iPad Pro from 2021 might not be the latest model but it still packs a serious punch thanks to its powerful M1 chip. This tablet features an 11-inch 2,388 x 1,668 display Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, 128GB of storage, a 12MP Wide camera, 10MP Ultra Wide camera and 5G support. This is an excellent deal for $300 off.

Tony Polanco
Computing Writer

Tony is a computing writer at Tom’s Guide covering laptops, tablets, Windows, and iOS. During his off-hours, Tony enjoys reading comic books, playing video games, reading speculative fiction novels, and spending too much time on X/Twitter. His non-nerdy pursuits involve attending Hard Rock/Heavy Metal concerts and going to NYC bars with friends and colleagues. His work has appeared in publications such as Laptop Mag, PC Mag, and various independent gaming sites.