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Best iPad deals for September 2022

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iPad deals are hot this week. Shoppers can get iPads at or near all-time price lows. For instance, the base 10.2-inch iPad is on sale at its lowest price right now. Even the iPad Air 2022 is on sale at Amazon. 

Just remember, iPads are always in high demand, so as a result they tend to sell out fast. That means the base 10.2-inch iPad can be in stock in the morning and sold out by the afternoon. 

As a result, we're recommending you snatch up any iPad deals you see right now before models run out of stock. So what are the best cheap iPad deals this moment? We're here to show you the best Apple deals available. Also, make sure to check out our guide to the best AirPods sales and MacBook deals. (Plus, bookmark our Apple Store coupons page for the best promo codes on all Apple devices). 

Today's best iPad deals at a glance

Our favorite iPad deals right now comes courtesy of Best Buy and Amazon. The retailers have practically every iPad on sale. If you're looking for the best cheap iPad deal — Amazon has the 10.2-inch iPad (64GB/2021) on sale for $279 (opens in new tab). That's $50 off and its lowest price ever. It's a great tablet for just about every type of use and this is its lowest price to date. Meanwhile, Amazon also has the 8.3-inch iPad mini (64GB/2021) on sale for $459 (opens in new tab). It's a solid deal, but keep in mind that it's been up to $100 off before. (So if you can afford to wait, we recommend waiting for a bigger discount). These iPad deals are coming in and out of stock, so make sure to get them while they're available. 

Best iPad deals and sales 

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10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): $329 $279 @ 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. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab).

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12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): $1,099 $899 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lowest price! 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. Add it to your cart and you'll get an extra $100 off for a final price of $899. 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. 

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8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021): $499 $459 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2021 iPad mini features an all new thin-bezel design, a larger 8.3.inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. It's a solid deal, but keep in mind that it's been up to $100 off before, so if you can afford to wait — we recommend holding out for a lower price. 

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10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022): $599 $559 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

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11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): $799 $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 11-inch iPad Pro sports Apple's M1 CPU for record-breaking speed and performance. It features a stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with 120Hz Pro Motion, TrueTone, and P3 wide color. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and Wi-Fi 6 support. Amazon has the 128GB model at its second-lowest price to date, which makes this one of the best iPad deals you'll find for Apple's pro tablet. 

Best iPad deals — accessories

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Apple Pencil (1st Generation): $99 $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the 1st Generation Apple Pencil. The stylus is great for taking notes on your iPad. It's compatible with the iPad (6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th generations), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generations), iPad Pro 10.5-inch, and iPad Pro 9.7-inch.

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ZAGG iPad cases/keyboards: up to 50% off @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is taking up to 50% off select ZAGG iPad cases and keyboards. After discount, prices start as low as $39. It's one of the best iPad deals we've seen on these accessories. 

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Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air: $79 $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Apple Smart Folio (for 10.9-inch iPad Air)  is on sale at Amazon. The case protects the front and back of your iPad Air and can also be used for propping up your iPad. 

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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio: $179 $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 Smart Folio: $79 $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 for iPad: $159 $143 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's a modest price cut as far as iPad deals are concerned, but Amazon has the Apple Smart Keyboard on sale for $143. The keyboard is compatible with the iPad (7th and 8th generation) as well as the iPad Air (3rd generation). 

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Logitech Combo Touch iPad Case: $199 $163 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is our favorite iPad case. It's got an outstanding feature set, with a built-in keyboard and trackpad and dedicated shortcut buttons. It's pricy, but that's less of a problem now that it's on sale. This deal is for the 11-inch iPad Pro case.

Best iPad deals — refurbs

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Refurb Apple iPads: from $419 @ Apple (opens in new tab)
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Refurb iPads make for great iPad deals. We especially like the refurb iPads from the Apple Store because they come with the same 1-year warranty you'd get from a new factory-sealed iPad. Currently, refurb iPads deals at the Apple Store start at $419. 

Which iPad should I buy?

Apple's iPad family is now bigger than ever. Currently, these are the models that Apple offers: 

The 10.2-inch iPad is the tablet for everyone. The mainstream tablet is not only the most affordable iPad, but it's also the best value for your dollar. The tablet uses Apple's A10 Fusion chip. That shouldn't be a deal breaker though. While the A10 Fusion chip is indeed dated, it still packs enough power for streaming movies and playing some Apple Arcade

It can also be used for sketching and drawing, thanks to its Apple Pencil (1st gen) support. For the first time, you can also pair the 10.2-inch iPad with Apple's Smart Keyboard. Check out our iPad 2021 review to see why we love Apple's latest tablet.

True to its name, the 2021 iPad mini 6 is the smallest tablet in Apple's lineup. But don't let its size fool you — the new iPad mini is one powerful tablet. The 2021 iPad mini features an all new thin-bezel design, a larger 8.3.inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. 

If you want unrivaled power, you'll want to check out the iPad Air or iPad Pros. The latter come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch flavors and use Apple's new M1 CPU. 

Apple iPad deals history
ModelApple Store (MSRP)Lowest sale price
10.2" iPad (64GB/2021)$329$279
8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021)$499$399
10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022)$599$559
10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020)$599$379
11" iPad Pro (128GB/2022)$799$699
12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2022)$1,099$899

Guide to finding the best iPad deals

Where to find the best deals: Generally speaking, Amazon tends to offer the best iPad deals. On any given day of the week you'll typically find discounts that run the gamut from $50 to $200 off. Other retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Walmart tend to offer similar prices. However, it's rare that they undercut Amazon's iPad deals. 

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

Check older models iPad Air: The new iPad Air 2022 is here. However, if you don't need M1 power, the previous iPad Air is usually up to $100 off, which is substantial savings. So it's always worth checking older iPad models (when available) to save some extra cash.

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.