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Here are the best iPad deals right now

Students can get free AirPods with the iPad Air or Pro

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The 2020 iPad Air has the same design and shape as the 11-inch iPad Pro Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Deals on Apple’s iPad are more common than you might think. Whether you’re after the affordable iPad, the high-end iPad Pro, or something in between like the iPad Air or iPad Mini, there’s usually some sort of price cut happening somewhere. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly where you can find those deals unless you’re looking around at all of the major retailers. But that’s what we’re doing each day when we hunt for deals, so let us help you out.

Below, we’ve listed each of the current iPads available for purchase. Most of the time, there’s some sort of discount happening on a new or refurbished model. When there is a deal we think worth telling you about, we’ll let you know, along with any info you need to keep it in context. If there isn’t a current deal, we’ll tell you how much the most recent sale price was for, so you’ll know when to take the plunge.

Just to let you know up top, Apple is currently running its back-to-school promotion, meaning you can snag a free set of AirPods with the purchase of either an iPad Air or iPad Pro. Granted, you have to be a student who’s eligible to check out at Apple’s educational storefront. If you prefer the AirPods Pro, you can also upgrade for an additional $90.

The best iPad (2020) deals

The 2020 iPad is Apple’s most affordable tablet, usually costing $329 for the model with 32GB of storage or $429 for the model with 128GB of storage. Each has a 10.2-inch display and features the A12 Bionic processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a Smart Connector for connecting a Smart Keyboard.

Currently, you can purchase the base iPad with 32GB of storage and Wi-Fi for $299 at Walmart and Amazon. Both retailers also offer the 128GB, Wi-Fi configuration in multiple colors for $395 (Amazon, Walmart).

The best iPad mini (2019) deals

Apple released the latest iPad mini in early 2019, equipped with the same 7.9-inch display and design as previous iterations, but with refreshed internal specs. It has the same A12 Bionic processor found in the base iPad, along with Wi-Fi support. Apple sells 64GB and 256GB models of the iPad mini, with prices set at $399 and $549 respectively. If you want LTE connectivity, the starting price is $529 for the 64GB model.

Sales on the basic Wi-Fi model are rare, but if you want to buy the 64GB, Wi-Fi-enabled iPad mini right now, it’s available for $369 at Walmart. Amazon is also currently offering the rose gold model for the same price, as well as a 256GB model in rose gold for $490.

The best iPad Air (2020) deals

The 2020 iPad Air has a slightly larger 10.9-inch display compared to the prior model’s 10.5-inch screen and features thinner bezels around it. It has relocated the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the power button, located on the top of the device.

The fourth-gen iPad Air model comes in 64GB or 256GB storage configurations. The Wi-Fi models start at $599 and $749, respectively, making the starting price slightly more than last year’s models. The model that supports LTE starts at $729.

Fortunately, if you’ve been waiting for a discount on the iPad Air, the 64GB model with Wi-Fi is available for $539 — $60 off the list price — in all colorways at Amazon and Walmart. The latter retailer also currently knocking $110 off the 256GB model with Wi-Fi, while taking an additional $10 off the rose gold configuration. That same $60 discount is available at Amazon for both the rose gold and blue models.

The best iPad Pro (2020) deals

The fifth-gen, M1-equipped iPad Pro is now widely available, which means there are plenty of deals to be had on the 2020 iteration of the iPad Pro. The fourth-gen iPad Pro looks a lot like the 2018 model, aside from its dual-lens rear camera array. Unlike the less expensive iPad models, the 2020 iPad Pro ditches the headphone jack and uses a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. It also features a high refresh display and Face ID to help you unlock the tablet instead of relying on the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

If you’re looking for the 11-inch, 2020 iPad Pro, it’s currently available on clearance in multiple configurations at Best Buy and Target. As far as the Wi-Fi models go, the 128GB model is discounted to $700 at Target and B&H Photo, and the 256GB model is available for $750 at Best Buy and B&H Photo in space gray. Best Buy is also selling the 512GB and 1TB variants for $900 and $1,100, respectively.

Similar discounts extend to the 12.9-inch model at Best Buy and B&H Photo, too. If you prefer the Wi-Fi model, the 128GB model is discounted to $900 (Best Buy, B&H Photo), the 256GB model to $950 (Best Buy, B&H Photo), the 512GB model to $1,100 (Best Buy), and the 1TB model to $1,300 (Best Buy).

The best iPad Pro (2021) deals

The 2020 iPad Pro is great, but if display quality is the most important thing to you, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the way to go. The larger, fifth-gen model makes use of a Mini LED display, which is engineered to bring about deeper blacks and better contrast, much like OLED technology. Additionally, both the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros tout Apple’s blazing-fast M1 chip — the same processor found in the latest Mac computers — and new features like Center Stage, a software innovation that zooms and pans to keep you centered in the frame while participating in video calls. They’re the most impressive and expensive iPads to date, with the 11- and 12-inch configurations typically starting at $799 and $1,099, respectively.

If you do want the latest model, however, the 11-inch, 128GB iPad Pro with Wi-Fi is available at Amazon and Walmart for $50 off, bringing the price down to $749. Walmart is also discounting the 1TB and 2TB models to $1,449 and $1,799, respectively.

The 12.9-inch, 128GB model with Wi-Fi is also on sale at Amazon and Walmart for $999, the second-best price we’ve seen on Apple’s high-end tablet to date. You can also snag the 256GB model for $1,099 at Walmart, a $100 discount.