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Best cheap iPad deals in September 2020

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Get ready for an influx of cheap iPad deals. Now that Apple has refreshed its iPad line for 2020, we expect to see epic iPad deals in the near future. 

So what iPad deals can you get right now? If you want an excellent, all-purpose iPad deal — Amazon has the 10.2-inch iPad (128GB) on sale for $399.98. That's $29 off and the best cheap iPad deal you can get right now. Meanwhile, B&H Photo is taking up to $500 off the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018) with prices starting at $799. It's one of the biggest iPad deals we've seen, albeit for the previous-gen iPad Pro. Other cheap iPad deals you can get right now are listed below. 

Best iPad deals right now 

iPad deals and Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner and we expect Amazon's 48-hour sale to offer a variety of iPad deals. Look for massive discounts on the entry-level 10.2-inch iPad, which could drop lower than $249 ($80 off) now that the new iPad 8 is here. The iPad Air will also see dramatic discounts thanks to the October launch of the iPad Air 4. In terms of the iPad Pro — the 2018 models will continue to see the biggest discounts ($700 off or more), whereas the 2020 models will see more modest price cuts of $50 off or more. 

Best iPad deals and sales 

Apple iPad Mini (64GB): was $399 now $349 @ Amazon
The 2019 iPad Mini sports Apple's A12 Bionic CPU, which provides insanely fast performance. It also packs epic battery life that lasts for just shy of 13 hours on a single charge. Rarely on sale, the 64GB model is $50 off. View Deal

10.2" iPad (128GB): was $429 now $399 @ Amazon
Despite being Apple's entry level iPad, the 10.2-inch iPad is perfect for just about everyone. It offers great performance and it's also very affordable. iPad deals on this model are hard to come by, so even a $29 drop is noteworthy these days.View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (2018): up to $500 off @ B&H Photo
The previous-gen iPad Pro is still a blazing fast, capable iPad that can tackle any task you throw its way. Through July 19, B&H Photo is taking up to $500 off multiple iPad Pro models with prices starting at just $799. It's one of the best cheap iPad deals you'll find. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
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. During checkout, its price will drop to $949.05, which makes it the best 2020 iPad Pro deal we've seen all summer.View Deal

Best iPad deals — refurbs

Refurb Apple iPads: from $329 @ Apple
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 $329 for the 10.2-inch iPad with 128GB of storage. 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, but it's also the best value for your dollar. The tablet uses Apple's previous-gen 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

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. 

True to its name, the iPad mini is the smallest tablet in Apple's lineup. However, 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.

If you want a 2020 iPad, you'll want to check out the new iPad Pros. They come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch flavors and use Apple's latest A12Z CPU with M12 coprocessor. They're pricey, but we expect retailers to offer better iPad deals on these tablets in the coming days. To date, we've only seen about $50 off the new iPad Pros. However, you can find cheap iPad deals on the previous-gen iPad Pros (2018 models), which are up to $150 off. 

iPad deals — where to find them