iPad just crashed to lowest price ever ahead of iPad 2022 launch

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Update: Make sure to follow our Apple iPad 2022 launch live blog for news on today's Apple announcements. 

Let's face it, good Apple deals don't come around every day. So when they do, we take notice. Amazon has cut the prices on our best tablet picks as well as our best smartwatch pick, bringing all three devices to their lowest prices ever. This comes just ahead of new iPad Pro launches expected today. 

If you're looking for a new tablet, check out the 10.2-inch iPad on sale for $269 at Amazon (opens in new tab). The 10.2-inch iPad is the tablet we recommend for those shopping on a budget. If you need more power, the 10.9-inch iPad Air is also on sale for $519 at Amazon (opens in new tab). Our favorite tablet fits speedy performance into a slim, light shell. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch 8 is $349 at Amazon (opens in new tab) right now, a $50 discount on Apple's brand new smartwatch. 

10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): $329 (opens in new tab)

10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): $329 $269 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lowest price! 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.

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022): $599 (opens in new tab)

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022): $599 $519 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lowest price! The 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. 

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/GPS): $399 (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/GPS): $399 $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lowest price! The Apple Watch 8 sports a new skin temperature sensor to monitor sleep tracking and cycle tracking. It also comes with new advanced safety features like Crash Detection, which can sense when you've been in a car crash. In our Apple Watch 8 review (opens in new tab), we called it the best smartwatch hands down. The 45mm model is also on sale for $379 (opens in new tab) ($50 off).

If you're looking for one of the best tablets, turn your attention to these iPad deals. The iPad Air 5 has dropped to $519. With stellar performance and portability packed into one, this is our favorite tablet on the market right now.

If you're on a smaller budget, try the 10.2-inch iPad for $269. This is the perfect tablet for streaming, browsing and games. Both the 10.2-inch iPad and the iPad Air 5 are at their lowest prices ever right now.

The Apple Watch 8 is our best smartwatch, and it's already seen a $50 discount at Amazon — first sale, new lowest price! Apple's new watch comes with fall detection, a skin temperature sensor and best of all, a low-power mode to keep it going longer.

Want a newer iPad? Then follow our iPad 2022 launch live blog for all the latest updates on what could be Apple's next tablet. 

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