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Best iPad deals for June 2021

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iPad deals are rapidly dropping in price. Now that Apple's new iPad Pro 2021 tablets are available, retailers are clearing out old iPad inventory. For shoppers, that means a fresh batch of cheap iPad deals. We're even spotting iPad deals on Apple's new 2021 tablets. So what are the best iPad deals of the moment? We're here to show you which sales are worth your time. 

Best iPad deals and sales at a glance

Currently, the best cheap iPad deals come courtesy of Verizon. The carrier is taking $200 off any iPad with trade-in. (You'll need to purchase an LTE-based iPad to get this deal). If you prefer a Wi-Fi only tablet, Amazon has the 10.2-inch iPad (32GB/2020) on sale for $299. That's $30 off and the lowest price we've seen for this tablet all year. It's one of the best iPad deals of all time. Amazon also has epic iPad deals on the iPad Pro 2020 models, both of which are at their lowest price ever. So make sure to bookmark our page for the best cheap iPad deals you can get right now. 

Prime Day and iPad deals

Get ready: Amazon Prime Day is almost here. Amazon's mega retail holiday will begin June 21 and last through the 22. Prime Day is generally an excellent time for iPad deals. In the past, we've seen Amazon slash up to $350 off iPads on Prime Day. Expect the base model to drop below $299 (possibly $249), whereas the new M1 iPad Pro models could see up to $100 off (for the higher storage models). We also expect to see iPad deals on the iPad mini and iPad Air. Make sure to bookmark this page and follow our Prime Day iPad deals coverage in the lead up to and during Prime Day. 

Best iPad deals and sales 

10.2" iPad (32GB/2020): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
Apple's entry-level iPad is perfect for anyone. It features an A12 Bionic CPU, 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) LCD, 8MP camera, 12MP front camera, and an epic 12:57 battery life. Currently, Amazon has has the 32GB model on sale for $299, which is the cheapest iPad deal available right now. But hurry, because iPad deals on the base model sell out very fast. (The 128GB model is also on sale for $395). View Deal

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020): was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice deal: The new iPad Air sports a larger 10.9-inch display, speedy A14 Bionic CPU, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, it's as close to a laptop replacement as you can get. Right now it's at its lowest price ever, but history shows this deal won't last long. It's one of the best iPad deals of the moment. (If you don't see the sale price, try choosing different color models). View Deal

10.9" iPad Air (256GB/2020): was $749 now $699 @ Amazon
Rarely on sale, Amazon also has the 256GB iPad Air on sale for $699.99. That's the second-cheapest price we've seen for the higher capacity model and one of the best iPad deals this week. View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $799 now $699 @ Best Buy
Student-only deal:
Those who push their iPad to the limit will want to get the 2020 iPad Pro. Not only does it tear through work with Apple's insanely fast A12Z Bionic CPU, but its edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display (which features 120Hz Pro Motion technology) offers super smooth visuals. For students only, Best Buy is taking $150 off all models and you get 6 free months of Apple Music and Apple News Plus.  View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy
Student-only deal: The 2020 iPad Pro packs an unbeatable A12Z Bionic CPU, dual 12MP/10MP rear cameras, 7MP front camera, and a stunning 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion. Students only can take $100 off all models at Best Buy. You also get 6 free months of Apple Music and Apple News Plus.View Deal

7.9" iPad mini (64GB/2019): was $399 now $369 @ Amazon
The 2019 iPad mini sports Apple's A12 Bionic CPU, which provides insanely fast performance despite its age. It also packs epic battery life that lasts for just shy of 13 hours on a single charge. iPad deals on this model are rare and it's one of the older iPads in Apple's lineup, but the 64GB model is now $30 off. View Deal

Best iPad deals — accessories

Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air: was $79 now $39 @ Amazon
The Apple Smart Folio (for 10.9-inch iPad Air)  is 51% off at Amazon. That's the cheapest price we've seen for this case. The case protects the front and back of your iPad Air and can also be used for propping up your iPad. View Deal

Apple Smart Folio: was $79 now $72 @ Amazon
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.View Deal

Apple Pencil: was $99 now $94 @ Amazon
iPad deals aren't just for tablets. The Apple Pencil (1st Gen) lets you take notes, sketch, and do much more on your iPad. It supports the iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad (6th and 7th generations), iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (1st and 2nd generations), iPad Pro 10.5‑inch, and iPad Pro 9.7‑inch. View Deal

ZAGG iPad cases/keyboards: up to 75% off @ Amazon
Amazon is taking up to 70% off select ZAGG iPad cases and keyboards. After discount, prices start as low as $34.99. It's one of the best iPad deals we've seen on these accessories. View Deal

Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad: was $159 now $149 @ Amazon
It's a modest price cut as far as iPad deals are concerned, but Amazon has the Apple Smart Keyboard on sale for $149, which is $9 off its regular price. The keyboard is compatible with the iPad (7th and 8th generation) as well as the iPad Air (3rd generation). View Deal

Apple Smart Keyboard Folio: was $179 now $169 @ 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. View Deal

Apple Magic Keyboard for 11" iPad Pro: was $299 now $289 @ Amazon
The current-gen Magic Keyboard can turn your iPad Air (4th gen) or iPad Pro 11-inch (1st or 2nd gen) into a laptop replacement. It attaches magnetically to your iPad and allows you to smoothly adjust it to the perfect viewing angle for you. View Deal

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12" iPad Pro: was $349 now $329 @ Amazon
The current-gen Magic Keyboard can turn your iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th gen) into a laptop replacement. It attaches magnetically to your iPad and allows you to smoothly adjust it to the perfect viewing angle for you. View Deal

Best iPad deals — refurbs

Refurb Apple iPads: from $309 @ 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 $309. However, they have the Apple Pencil 2nd-gen for $109 ($20 off).View Deal

iPad deals — 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 new iPad (2020) review to see why we love Apple's latest tablet.

True to its name, the iPad mini is the smallest tablet in Apple's lineup. It houses Apple's A12 Bionic chip with an M12 coprocessor. (That's the same CPU found in the iPhone XS family). It happens to be the tablet we own and we love it for everything from streaming Netflix to playing Mario Kart. However, keep in mind that it's long overdue a refresh from Apple. Once it's been refreshed, there will likely be better iPad deals on this tablet. 

If you want unrivaled power, you'll want to check out the new iPad Air or iPad Pros. The latter come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch flavors and use Apple's new M1 CPU. They will be available for sale in the second half of May. As for the 2020 iPad Pros, you'll find great iPad deals on those tablets. The base models are currently up to $100 off. 

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. That said, in the case of the new iPad Pro 2021 tablets, Walmart was taking $50 off a few models, whereas Amazon has yet to offer them on sale. 

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.

Beware the iPad mini: The iPad mini is one of the oldest iPads in Apple's lineup. There are also strong rumors that it could be updated with an iPad mini 6 complete with M1 CPU in the near future. 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.