Looking to update your tablet for 2022? While the Apple Store almost never discounts Apple products, other authorized Apple retailers aren’t nearly so stingy with their pricing. While we’ve seen frequent sales onand , iPad discounts have tended to be more difficult to find in recent months, possibly due to ongoing supply-chain shortages.
With the exception of the iPad Air, the entire iPad line was updated in 2021. Following thelast spring — the — Apple rolled out the ninth-gen and the sixth-gen . The ninth-gen iPad features the A13 Bionic chip, a better front-facing camera, Apple’s True Tone display and a bump in storage capacity. The sixth-gen iPad Mini debuts a new design with rounded edges, the A15 Bionic chip, an 8.3-inch display, a power button with Touch ID and a USB-C charging port.
Check below for the best deals currently available on iPads.
We update this list as new deals emerge and old ones expire, so be sure to check back for the best price.
iPad discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|10.2-inch iPad, 9th gen (64GB)||$329||$299||$299|
|8.3-inch iPad Mini, 6th gen (64GB)||$499||$494||$459|
|10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB)||$599||$539||$500|
|11-inch iPad Pro (128GB)||$799||$749||$700|
|12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB)||$1,099||$999||$999|
Note that “all-time” means the best price that we’ve seen at an Apple-authorized retailer in the product’s lifetime.
The basic, 10.2-inch iPad didn’t receive a design overhaul like its Mini cousin, but it does serve up a faster processor, a better front-facing camera and an improved display compared to the previous, eighth-gen iPad. The biggest addition, however, is the storage, which was doubled to 64GB on the base model, and to 256GB on the step-up model. Other than that, the change you’ll most likely welcome in this age of FaceTime and Zoom calls is the front camera going from 1.2 to a wider-angle 12 megapixels. It’s also addedto keep your mug in the frame during video calls. Amazon is low on stock and offering no discounts, but you can get it for $299 at Walmart, which is $30 less than Apple charges for the 64GB model.
The iPad Mini received a complete overhaul. 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 The power button on the side now has Touch ID, and the Lightning port has been replaced by a USB-C charging port. It runs on the new A15 Bionic chip (same as the) and serves up an improved and slightly larger 8.3-inch display and better cameras from the old, fifth-gen Mini. It is rarely discounted, and the best you’ll do is save $5 on the baseline model at Amazon.
Apple’s 10.9-inch iPad Air had been selling for $39 less than its list price during the holiday shopping season, and now you can save even more — the 64GB model in silver is $60 off right now at Amazon.
The new 11-inch iPad Pro features Apple’s M1 chip and comes with storage capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB. The baseline 128GB model is currently discounted by $50, and you can save up to $99 on some of the higher-capacity models.
You can save $100 on the larger, 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M1 chip at Amazon, which matches the biggest discount we’ve seen yet for it. And you can save $100 on higher-capacity models from Amazon.