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Best Prime Day iPad deals 2022 — best sales now

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If you're on the hunt for a new tablet, Prime Day is offering some of the best iPad deals of the year. As is the annual practice, Amazon is slashing prices on Apple's most popular tablets throughout its retail holiday. And even though Prime Day itself is starting to enter its final hours, there are still many deals available. 

There are deals on practically every iPad tablet, from the entry-level 10.2-inch iPad to the new, M1-powered iPad Pros. The iPad mini continues to be the hardest deal to find, but we've got two ways to save on it below (one isn't at Amazon, though)! If you've already scored yourself the tablet of your dreams, you can grab great Prime Day iPad deals on accessories, iPad Folio cases and more.

Note that you'll need to as flexible as possible when it comes to picking a color, storage configuration and connectivity option. Hopefully, Amazon restocks several of these offers throughout Prime Day.

Prime Day iPad deals: Top sales now

Prime Day iPad deals — best sales now

iPads

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10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 10.2-inch 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. Deals on this base model are rare, so snatch this up while you can. The 256GB model is also on sale for $429 (opens in new tab) ($50 off). 

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10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020): was $469 now $379 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Although slightly older and lacking the renowned M1 chip of the next generation, the 2020 iPad Air 4 is still a fantastic tablet, especially at $90 off. Featuring the A14 Bionic chip, this tablet is no slouch, while its Liquid Retina display and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity make it perfect for streaming and working on the go. 

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10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022): was $599 now $569 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The iPad Air sports a larger 10.9-inch display, speedy M1 chip, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, it's as close to a laptop replacement as you can get. Other specs include a 12MP wide camera and 12MP front camera and your choice of five colors. 

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8.3" iPad Mini (64GB/2021/Cellular): was $649 now $599 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Wish your iPad was a little bit smaller? The 2021 iPad Mini is even more portable when it comes with cellular connectivity. This model is $50 off right now, and includes the A15 Bionic chip and an 8.3" Liquid Retina display, with True Tone and wide color.

iPad Pro

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11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new 11-inch iPad Pro packs in all the best features from the larger model, but in a smaller package. That includes the solid performance of Apple's M1 chip, a 11-inch Liquid Retina display, 12MP wide and 10MP ultra wide camera lenses, and support for Wi-Fi 6. The 128GB model is $100 off at Amazon, making this one of the best Prime Day iPad deals you'll find — at least when Apple's high-end tablet is in stock.

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12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple's top of the line iPad just got a massive price cut. For a limited time, Amazon has the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet on sale for $999. It features a stunning 12.9-inch Liquid Retina mini LED display (2732 x 2048) with 120Hz Pro Motion, TrueTone, and P3 wide color. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and Wi-Fi 6 support. The new Apple M1 CPU also means it's the fastest iPad ever. 

iPad Accessories

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Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Apple Smart Folio (for 10.9-inch iPad Air/4th Gen) protects the front and back of your iPad Air. It also automatically wakes your iPad when opened and puts it to sleep when closed.

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Apple Smart Keyboard: was $159 now $149 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Designed for the 9th, 8th and 7th Generation iPad and the 3rd Generation iPad Air, this easy-to-use keyboard snaps onto and helps you type more comfortably (unless you prefer tapping on glass) for longer amounts of time.

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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio: was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio offers a great typing experience for your iPad Air (4th Gen) or iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Gen). The lightweight cover can also protect the front and back of your iPad. 

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Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Pair your iPad with Apple's excellent AirPods Pro. The AirPods Pro offer both sweat and water resistance (IPX4 certified) along with built-in noise cancellation. They're currently on sale for $169. 

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AirPods Max: was $549 now $439 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head tracking to offer a surround sound experience. You'll save $110 right now on the Pink models, and $100 on the others.

How to find the best Prime Day iPad deals

Where to find the best deals: Generally speaking, Amazon tends to offer the best Prime Day iPad deals. However, Best Buy is known for price matching Amazon. Oftentimes, Best Buy will also bundle a freebie (such as six free months of Apple Music), which makes Best Buy's deals slightly better. (To date, we've never seen Amazon offer similar iPad bundle deals).

Check all colors: Amazon tends to give different color iPads different prices. For instance, the base iPad 32GB tablet in space gray might sell for a discounted $299 price, but the silver model might sell at full price. So when looking for Prime Day iPad deals, it's worth checking various colors for the lowest price.

Beware the iPad mini: The iPad mini is one of the oldest iPads in Apple's lineup. There are strong rumors that an iPad mini 6 is on the horizon complete with an M1 CPU. As a result, you might want to wait before buying this model. That said, this is the iPad I personally own and it still runs like new, whether I'm streaming Apple Music, Netflix, or playing Mario Kart. Nevertheless, I'd wait for the new model before making an iPad mini purchase on Prime Day. 

What kind of Prime Day iPad deals to expect

Last year's best Prime Day iPad deal knocked the base 10.2-inch iPad to an all-time price low of $249. So far in 2021, the price hasn't dropped below $299, so we're predicting that it could hit $249 again on June 21. Keep in mind that the base models tend to sell out fast, so you'll have to act quickly should you see that sale price.

Meanwhile, the new M1-powered iPad Pros will likely see price cuts on Prime Day. Walmart has already taken $50 off the Wi-Fi models and Amazon is now taking $100 off the 12.9-inch model. Make sure to keep an eye on Best Buy, which could undercut both retailers by offering freebies with its iPad sales. The retailers tend to bundle free 6-month trials of Apple Music or Apple Fitness Plus with select Apple deals.

Currently, one of our favorite Prime Day iPad deals slashes the iPad Air to just $539. That's $60 off and it's the lowest price we've ever seen for the Air (tying a Black Friday discount we saw last holiday season).

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Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.