Apple’s iPad tablets come in a variety of sizes and a wide range of prices. No matter your needs or budget, chances are there’s an iPad out there for you. If you’re looking for a large screen and serious hardware, you may want to grab the newest, 10th-gen iPad or an M2 iPad Pro. Meanwhile, people who want something more compact and lightweight can snag the iPad Air, or even an iPad Mini, which is now a few years old but is currently selling for the lowest price we’ve seen yet.
Regardless of which iPad you’re looking to buy, there’s no reason to spend more than you have to. Apple almost never offers deals directly, but we’ve scoured the web to bring you the best bargains out there on the latest models. We’ll continue to update this page as offers come and go, so be sure to check back for the best prices available on Apple’s tablet lineup.
The most affordable iPad you’ll find right now is the ninth-gen iPad, which you can get on sale for as little as $279 at Walmart. It’s now a generation old, but it still features decent hardware, including an A13 Bionic chip, Apple’s True Tone display and an improved front-facing camera.
There’s also the the sixth-gen iPad Mini, which was released back in 2021 but has yet to receive an update. It was redesigned with an 8.3-inch display, an A15 Bionic chip, a USB-C charging port for a quick charge and a power button with Touch ID that makes it feel brand new even in 2023. It’s currently on sale for $469 at Amazon — though we have seen it for less.
The latest iPad Air, from early 2022, is a great option if you’re looking for a more affordable iPad Pro alternative. Its M1 processor makes it fast, but it lacks the better, faster-refreshing displays of the iPad Pro models. At $559, it’s nearly $60 more than the lowest price we’ve seen. But you save up to $70 on the 256GB model at Amazon.
As for the latest iPad Pro models, which come equipped with Apple’s latest M2 processor. You can currently save $50 on the 12.9-inch model but only $5 on the 11-inch model.
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As iPad pricing continues to fluctuate, we’ll update this list with the best prices.
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The basic, 10.2-inch iPad from 2021 is still good. While it doesn’t have the newer design and USB-C support of the rest of the iPad line, the value for performance here makes this iPad deal one worth getting for kids. It’s our top budget iPad pick. Even at its full price it’s affordable, but you can nab one at $50 off right now at Walmart. And you can save $80 on the higher-capacity 256GB model.
Read our 9th-gen iPad review.
The iPad Mini received a complete overhaul last year. The new design has rounded edges, thin bezels and no home button. The power button on the side now has Touch ID, and the Lightning port has been replaced by a USB-C charging port. This sixth-gen Mini runs on the A15 Bionic chip (same as the iPhone 13) and serves up an improved and slightly larger 8.3-inch display and better cameras than the older, fifth-gen Mini.
Apple’s latest iPad Mini is selling at the lowest price we’ve seen yet. You can save $30 on most color variants right now at Amazon. And you can save up to $32 on the step-up 256GB model with a combination of an initial discount with added savings tacked on at checkout. However, we have seen larger discounts before, so you may want to wait for a better bargain.
Read our iPad Mini review.
The 10.9-inch iPad Air, released last year, has a fast M1 chip, an auto-zooming Center Stage front camera and, except for its display, it feels nearly like an iPad Pro. It’s our favorite midrange iPad model if the Pro seems too expensive. You can save $99 on the baseline 64GB model in select colors. You can also save up to $70 on the 256GB model.
Read our iPad Air 2022 review.
You can save $50 at Amazon right now on Apple’s latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an upgraded M2 processor. This super-large-screened iPad is unique for its Mini-LED display, which looks even more vivid and has more OLED-like black levels. The 2022 iPad Pro also supports a new “hover” feature that recognizes the Pencil when it’s in close proximity to the screen — a feature that’s not used much yet, but art apps might start adopting. The $50 discount is not nothing, but it’s only half the price break that was on offer last month.
Read our iPad Pro review.
Discounts have all but dried up for the the 11-inch M2 iPad Pro. It was often found at a $50 discount, but the best we see right now for it is $5 off at Amazon. Price breaks are similarly slight for the higher-capacity models.