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Cyber Monday iPad deals 2021 — best sales you can still get

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The Cyber Monday iPad deals are still here, even as the clock ticks away towards the end of the annual discount season. This year's been a little different, with some of the fastest-moving Cyber Monday deals we've seen, with inventory running out left right and center.

The base iPad deals aren't huge, but there are some still to be found on most variants. For example, we just found $15 off the iPad Air's cellular model. That deal, and some of the iPad Pro deals we're seeing, can be contingent on the color you pick, so don't be dissuaded if the first option isn't discounted. The 10.2-inch iPad meanwhile is proving the most difficult to find (with or without a deal), but Best Buy is offering trade-in bonuses, and Apple's got a deal for cellular models.

Below you'll find all of the best Cyber Monday iPad deals you can still get right now — including a list below of the iPads that are shipping immediately, without warning of backorders. 

Best Cyber Monday iPad deals today

Cyber Monday iPad deals — best sales to shop right now 

iPad

10.2" iPad 2021 (256GB): up to $479 off w/ trade-in @ Best Buy

10.2" iPad 2021 (256GB): up to $479 off w/ trade-in @ Best Buy
The new iPad is proving hard to find. But Best Buy currently has the 256GB model back in stock, and you can get a deal on it if you have an old iPad you're willing to part with. Best Buy will give you up to a $400 credit if you trade-in your old iPad for the new iPad. For instance, a previous-gen iPad 7 would fetch you a $160 credit.

10.9" iPad (64GB/Cellular): from $459 w/ $200 rebate after activation @ Apple

10.9" iPad (64GB/Cellular): from $459 w/ $200 rebate after activation @ Apple
Sales on the regular iPad are rare right now, but if you were considering a cellular-compatible iPad, check this deal from Apple out. You can get $200 back when you activate your tablet on T-Mobile or Verizon's cellular network. The iPad is still at full price, mind you, but coupons are coupons.

10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): $329 @ Amazon

10.2" iPad (64GB/2021): $329 @ Amazon
In stock soon: The new 2021 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. Available for sale--unlike everywhere else--but not delivering until the middle of January at the earliest.

10.2" iPad (256GB/2021): $479 @ Amazon

10.2" iPad (256GB/2021): $479 @ Amazon
In stock soon: The 256GB iPad 2021, upgraded for performance, is on backorder Amazon, but you can still order one now. It's still scheduled to ship by mid-December with the fastest delivery options.

iPad Air

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020): was $599 now $589 @ Adorama

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/2020): was $599 now $589 @ Adorama
Okay, this isn't a huge deal, but any savings are hard to come by on the 64GB iPad Air 2020 right now. It's got a 10.9-inch display, a green chassis, nimble A14 Bionic CPU and (finally) USB-C charging. 

10.9" iPad Air (Cellular/256GB/2020): was $869 now $849 @ B+H Photo

10.9" iPad Air (Cellular/256GB/2020): was $869 now $849 @ B+H Photo
Tricking out an iPad always gets pricey, but this deal takes $50 off the total price of a high-capacity LTE-capable iPad Air. We love the iPad Air for offering much of what makes the iPad Pro great (Magic Keyboard support, edge-to-edge screen and more). Currently only found on Sky Blue model.

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/Cellular): was $729 now $714 @ Amazon

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/Cellular): was $729 now $714 @ Amazon
Again, this isn't a huge sale price. But, right now, Amazon's taking $15 off the Silver iPad Air. At this rate, we're not expecting to see a whole lot better, sadly. 

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/Cellular): from $729 w/ $200 rebate after activation @ Apple

10.9" iPad Air (64GB/Cellular): from $729 w/ $200 rebate after activation @ Apple
Buy the latest iPad Air with cellular connectivity from Apple, and you can get $200 back when you activate your tablet on T-Mobile or Verizon's cellular network. You're still paying full price for the iPad Air, but if you need a cellular version, you can get money back via this deal at Apple.

iPad Pro

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $788 @ Amazon

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $788 @ Amazon
In stock soon The new 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. The sales are very meager right now, but this is still better than the MSRP or an unavailable status from Amazon.

11" iPad Pro (128GB + Cellular/2021): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon

11" iPad Pro (128GB + Cellular/2021): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice deal: What if you wanted the above iPad to get internet when you're on the go? Wi-Fi isn't omnipresent yet, but Amazon's also slashed $100 off this iPad Pro with cellular service. 

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
Editor's Choice deal: Apple's premium iPad just got a massive price cut. Amazon has the new iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet on sale for $999. That's $100 off and its cheapest price ever. 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. Plus, the new Apple M1 CPU means it's the fastest iPad ever. And it's shipping now.

12.9" iPad Pro (512GB/2021): was $1,399 now $1,299 @ Amazon

12.9" iPad Pro (512GB/2021): was $1,399 now $1,299 @ Amazon
Need even more power and storage? This configuration of the iPad Pro 2021 has 512GB storage and packs the powerful M1 chip, a mini-LED display, and 5G support. Discounted by $100, it's one of the best early Cyber Monday iPad deals if you require power and lots of storage. 

iPad Pro: $100 gift card w/purchase @ Apple

iPad Pro: $100 gift card w/purchase @ Apple
Apple doesn't give discounts on Cyber Monday, but buying direct means you save money on your next purchase — whatever it may be. The value of your gift card depends on what you buy, but buying any iPad Pro saves means you have $100 to spend in future.

iPad Mini

8.3" iPad mini 2021 Wi-Fi/Cellular: was $21.66/month, now $18.33/month at Verizon

8.3" iPad mini 2021 Wi-Fi/Cellular: was $21.66/month, now $18.33/month at Verizon
Save $100: Verizon is currently offering a Wi-Fi + cellular iPad mini for just $18.33 per month on a 30-month plan, which works out at $549 in total. That may look small, but it adds up to an overall savings of $100 over the standard price of $649 (a $35 activation fee, though, is tacked on). You can get another $200 back by trading in a device too. Back-ordered until January 2022.

8.3" iPad mini 2021: $499 plus savings w/ trade-in @ Best Buy

8.3" iPad mini 2021: $499 plus savings w/ trade-in @ Best Buy
If you have an old iPad to trade, Best Buy will give you up to a $460 credit if you trade in your old iPad for the new iPad mini. For instance, the previous-gen iPad mini would fetch you a $175 credit. 

iPad Accessories

Apple Pencil (2nd gen):  was $129, now $99 @ Amazon

Apple Pencil (2nd gen): was $129, now $99 @ Amazon
The perfect accessory for the new iPad Pro models, the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil helps you draw, sketch, take notes and more on your tablet. Support for double-tapping lets you easily change tools without setting it down, while the flat edge attaches magnetically for charging and pairing.

Apple Pencil (1st gen): was $99, now $79 @ Amazon

Apple Pencil (1st gen): was $99, now $79 @ Amazon
If you use an older iPad Air, mini or Pro, or any base iPad model, this is the Apple stylus you need. It doesn't feature the advanced features of the second generation Pencil, but it's still a high-quality stylus for handwriting and drawing on your tablet.

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021): was $349 now $300

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021): was $349 now $300
Compatible with the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro, this model of the Apple Magic Keyboard doesn't have as great a sale, but any discount here is still surprising. Only available now in white. To get the full savings make sure to click to save $29.99 at checkout.

Apple Smart Folio: was $79 now $74 @ Amazon

Apple Smart Folio: was $79 now $74 @ 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.

ZAGG iPad cases/keyboards: up to 70% off @ Amazon

ZAGG iPad cases/keyboards: up to 70% off @ Amazon
Amazon is taking up to 70% off select ZAGG iPad cases, screen protectors, and keyboards. After discount, prices start as low as $19. It's one of the best early Cyber Monday iPad deals we've seen on these accessories. (iPhone accessories are also on sale at the same link).

What Cyber Monday iPad deals can I get right now?

Cyber Monday iPad deals — which iPad should I buy?

Apple's iPad family is now bigger than ever. 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. 

How to find the best Cyber Monday iPad deals

Where to find the best deals: Generally speaking, Amazon tends to offer the best Cyber Monday 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 deals. 

Check all colors: Amazon tends to give different color iPads different prices. For instance, the base iPad 64GB 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 Air: The iPad Air is now one of the oldest iPads in Apple's lineup. There are also strong rumors that it could be updated with an iPad Air 5 complete with a new A15 Bionic CPU and OLED display. As a result, you might want to wait before buying this model. 

Louis Ramirez

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.