iPad deals are surging this month. After a brief hiatus, we're seeing a new wave of iPad deals at Amazon and Best Buy. The retailers have numerous models at all-time price lows. In fact, every iPad model is currently on sale.
Just remember, iPads are always in high demand, so as a result they tend to sell out fast. That means the base 10.9-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).
October Prime Day and iPad deals
It's official: Another Prime Day is coming. Amazon has confirmed its October Prime Day will be held on October 10 and October 11. The event will be for Prime members only with sitewide deals on everything from iPads to iPad accessories. Make sure to follow our Prime Day deals coverage for the best discounts during the 48-hour event.
Today's best iPad deals at a glance
- 10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $269 @ Amazon
- 8.3" iPad mini (WiFi/64GB): was $499 now $469 @ Amazon
- 10.9" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $449 now $399 @ Amazon
- 10.9" iPad Air (WiFi/64GB): was $599 now $549 @ Amazon
- 11" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $799 now $729 @ B&H Photo
- 12.9" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
Our favorite iPad deals right now come courtesy of Amazon and Best Buy. The retailers have practically every iPad on sale. If you're looking for the best cheap iPad deal — Amazon has the previous-gen 10.2-inch iPad (WiFi/64GB) on sale for $269. Meanwhile, Amazon has the 10.9-inch iPad Air (WiFi/64GB) on sale for just $549. 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
10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $279 @ Amazon
The 10.2-inch 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. In our iPad 10.2-inch review, we called it a solid tablet with a great screen, smooth performance, and good battery life for a reasonable price. It's an all-time price low right now. Note: The 256GB model is on sale for $389 ($90 off).
Price check: $329 @ Best Buy
8.3" iPad mini (WiFi/64GB): was $499 now $469 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice 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. In our iPad mini 6 review, we called it a perfect fit for anyone looking for a one-handed tablet experience for reading books or watching movies. Note it's been as low as $399 in the past.
Price check: $499 @ Best Buy
10.9" iPad 2022 (WiFi/64GB): was $449 now $399 @ Amazon
The 2022 iPad features a large 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640) screen, A14 Bionic CPU, 12MP rear/front cameras, USB-C connectivity, and Magic Keyboard Folio ($249) support. Although it received a considerable $120 price increase from its predecessor, it's now on sale. In our iPad 2022 review, we said it delivers almost everything you could want in a modern table.
Price check: $399 @ Best Buy
10.9" iPad Air (WiFi/64GB): was $599 now $549 @ Amazon
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 standout 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. In our Apple iPad Air 2022 review, we said it sets a new standard for tablets.
Price check: $599 @ Best Buy
11" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $799 now $749 @ B&H Photo
The 11-inch iPad Pro is built around Apple's latest M2 CPU. It packs an 11-inch 2388 x 1668 Liquid Retina 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: $749 @ Amazon | $799 @ Best Buy
12.9" iPad Pro 2022 (WiFi/128GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is Apple's top tablet. In our 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: $999 @ B&H Photo | $1,059 @ Best Buy
Best iPad deals accessories
Apple Pencil (1st Generation): was $99 now $79 @ Amazon
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.
Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air: was $79 now $63 @ Amazon
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.
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation): was $129 now $89 @ Amazon
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil. This great stylus is perfect for taking notes, drawing, and editing. If you’re an artist, using an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil can be just as effective as a high-end graphics tablet for a much lower price. The matte finish, weighted feel and wireless charging also make it a great upgrade over the 1st Generation Apple Pencil.
ZAGG iPad cases/keyboards: up to 40% off @ Amazon
Amazon is taking up to 40% 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.
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio: was $179 now $158 @ Amazon
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.
Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad: was $159 now $134 @ Amazon
Amazon has the Apple Smart Keyboard on sale for $134. The keyboard is compatible with the iPad (7th and 8th generation) as well as the iPad Air (3rd generation).
Logitech Combo Touch iPad Case: was $199 now $184 @ Amazon
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 on refurbs
Refurb Apple iPads: from $269 @ Apple
Low inventory: 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 $269.
How I find the best iPad deals
I've been tracking iPad deals for over a decade. I've purchased multiple iPads as gifts and I've also owned various iPads since the launch of the original iPad tablet. (I currently own the iPad mini 5th gen). Through the year, I've learned to spot a good iPad deal from an ordinary sale. I also know where and when you'll find best iPad deals.
Generally speaking, Amazon and Best Buy are my go-to retailers for iPad deals. No other retailer comes close to offering the prices you'll find at Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon is usually the better retailer as Best Buy doesn't always have iPads on sale. However, the retailers tend to price match each other. So if you see one iPad on sale at Best Buy, chances are high Amazon is also offering that price (or will in the very near future).
One of my favorite ways to save money on your next iPad purchase is to trade-in your old model. You can usually get $50+ for your old iPad from the likes of the Apple Store or Best Buy. You can then use that credit to buy any new iPad of your choice.
Note: iPad deals on new models can usually be found within a month of the tablet's release, sometimes faster. If you can afford to wait a few weeks, you can save from $20 to $50 off. (Amazon is usually the first retailer to discount newly announced iPads).
Which iPad should I buy?
Not sure why iPad is right for you? Currently, these are the models that Apple offers:
10.2-inch iPad ($329): It may be dated, but the 2021 iPad (9th gen) is still a very capable iPad. It can be purchased at most retailers — including Apple — and it's frequently found on sale for $269. It has a 10.2-inch display, A13 Bionic CPU, and 8MP (f/2.4) rear camera and 12MP (f/2.4) front camera. The mainstream tablet is not only the most affordable iPad, but it's also the best value for your dollar. It can also be used for sketching and drawing, thanks to its Apple Pencil (1st gen) support. Check out our iPad 2021 review to see our full thoughts on Apple's budget tablet.
10.9-inch iPad ($449): The current-gen, entry-level iPad debuted in 2022. It features a 10.9-inch display and Apple's A14 Bionic CPU. Unlike its predecessor, you get a 12MP (f/1.8) rear camera and USB-C port. It supports Magic Keyboard Folio as well as the first-gen Apple Pencil.
8.3-inch iPad mini ($499): 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 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.
10.9-inch iPad Air ($599): The iPad Air is the tablet you pick when you want more horsepower than what you'll get from Apple's entry-level iPads. It packs Apple's powerful M1 chip, a 12MP front camera with Center Stage, and 5G connectivity (optional). In our iPad Air 2022 review, we said the Editor's Choice tablet sets a new standard for ultra-thin tablets and is one of the best tablets you can buy. Although it costs $599, it can be frequently found at $551 or $499.
11-inch iPad Pro ($749): This tablet packs an 11-inch 2388 x 1668 Liquid Retina display with ProMotion (120Hz). You also get Apple's powerful M2 CPU. Other benefits include Apple Pencil 2/Magic Keyboard/Smart Keyboard Folio support and 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. Note: This tablet doesn't feature mini-LED technology found on the larger iPad Pro 12.9-inch.
|Model||Apple Store (MSRP)||Lowest sale price|
|10.9" iPad (64GB/2022)||$449||$399|
|10.2" iPad (64GB/2021)||$329||$249|
|8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021)||$499||$399|
|10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2022)||$599||$499|
|11" iPad Pro (128GB/2022)||$799||$749|
|12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2022)||$1,099||$999|
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 iPad models: Apple's newest iPads pack the most power. However, oftentimes previous-gen iPads still pack enough muscle for your everyday needs. They can also be purchased for a lot less than any current-gen iPad. So it's always worth checking older iPad models (when available) to save some extra cash.