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Prime Day iPad deals: The best sales still available

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Prime Day iPad deals are still available even as the second day of Amazon's sales event winds down. And low prices are just one reason to buy an iPad — Apple's updated nearly every single model this year. We've even found deals on the 2020 models, so let's figure out which of these Prime Day deals is right for you.

If you're looking for something portable, check out the 7.9-inch iPad Mini for $349. That's $49 off from Amazon, bringing the slate pretty close to the cheapest price we've seen for this tablet all year (this deal is good for all colorways). 

Those who want a larger screen will look towards B&H Photo, which is giving discounts of up to $350 on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018) with prices starting at $799. (You can save $400 when you bundle an iPad Pro with a Magic Keyboard.) It's one of the biggest Prime Day iPad deals we've seen, pun-intended, and one of our favorite deals overall. Other cheap iPad deals you can get right now are listed below.  

Prime Day iPad deals — top 5 sales right now 

Best Prime Day iPad deals and sales 

Apple iPad mini (64GB): was $399 now $349 @ Amazon
The 2019 iPad Mini also uses Apple's A12 Bionic CPU, but its smaller form factor is beloved by readers of both paperbacks and comic books alike. And just like its big brother, the iPad mini lasts nearly 13 hours on a single charge. This 64GB model is currently $50 off, close to its previous low (which was $14 less), making it one of the best early Prime Day iPad deals we've seen.View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (2018): up to $400 off @ B&H Photo
The 2018 iPad Pro is a darn fine tablet, and fast enough for this writer to get a lot done all day long. B&H Photo offers $400 off multiple models (which are really similar to the 2020 model), and prices start at just $799. It's one of the best cheap iPad deals we've found yet. Most savings are at $350 for the iPad Pro itself, but throw in a Magic Keyboard bundle to save a total of $400.View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The 2020 iPad Pro offers an 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Apple's insanely fast A12Z Bionic CPU, and mouse/trackpad support. It features the same specs/hardware as the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but costs less if you don't need the larger screen. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
Those who want the latest and greatest can still save. Amazon's knocked $50 off the 2020 iPad Pro, which packs the fastest processor (Apple's A12Z Bionic CPU) in any tablet today, as well as dual 12MP/10MP rear cameras and a 7MP front-facing camera for when it's time to take a FaceTime or Zoom call. View Deal

Prime Day 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 that's best for most folks. It's Apple's mainstream model that's both its most affordable, while offering the best bang for your buck. The tablet uses Apple's A12 Bionic processor, giving faster performance that makes the tablet more capable for iPadOS 14's multitasking tricks. It's also going to make your next round in Apple Arcade a bit smoother.

The new 10.2-inch iPad can 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. 

As its name implies, the the iPad mini is the smallest tablet in Apple's lineup. It's no slouch, though, with Apple's A12 Bionic chip. Beloved by many, its portable size makes it ideal for reading, as well as writing emails and browsing social media. And don't worry, its screen is still great enough to watch an episode of one of the best Netflix shows.

All said, power users want the 2020 iPad Pro. It's available in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes and features Apple's octo-core A12Z CPU. Even though its pricey, it will still get sales for Prime Day. The better deals will be on the previous-gen iPad Pro from 2018, which is our tablet editor's favorite device at the moment, and sees current sales of up to $400 off.