The best iPad deals bring cheap prices on the latest models but also provide enough features and storage to see you through whatever you need your new tablet for. With the latest flagship iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and iPad Air models all up for grabs, how do you find the perfect model for you? We're running through the latest prices on every release so you can pick up the best iPad deals around.
Now's a great time to be looking especially, as Apple has announced a brand new line of iPad Pros for 2020. Not only does that mean more tech to sink your teeth into, but iPad Pro deals are also healthier than ever, on both the older and newer models.
In this article, we've rounded up all the best iPad deals across the full range, including the latest 2019 10.2-inch iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPad Air. Not only that, but we're also paying close attention to the latest iPad Pro deals, with 2020's instalments now upon us. If you're after a smaller form factor, you can check out the best iPad Mini prices and sales going right now.
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Finding iPad deals is slightly easier if you know where look. We've seen chunky discounts on everything from the entry-level iPad with Apple Pencil support to the incredibly powerful brand new iPad Pros. The older iPad Air and iPad Mini models are way cheaper than they used to be too, especially with newer versions recently landing on shelves. We've compared prices below for every model still widely available. If you're a big fan of the Apple brand and operating system, we've got you covered for the latest cheap MacBook deals too.
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The best iPad (2019) deals
Now with a larger screen for the same price
Weight: 483g | Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 10.2-inch | Resolution: 1620 x 2160 pixels | CPU: A10 Fusion | Storage: 32/128GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: Up to 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
If you've been thinking of getting a new iPad for a while this is a great place to start, although it's only a minor upgrade over last year's, so bear that in mind when comparing prices. The 2019 iPad 10.2-inch model prices start at $329 / £349.
You get a larger screen here for similar money though in all fairness and the resolution is a little bit sharper too. If you're keen to use an iPad a bit like a laptop too you might also like the how Apple has added a Smart Connector to its cheapest iPad so it now supports the first-gen Apple Pencil and the official Smart Keyboard Case like the much more expensive Air and Pro models in the series.
The new iPad will also launch with the new iPadOS installed too. This marks the first time Apple has designed a bespoke operating system for its iPads rather than use a similar version to that found in its phones. iPad OS will also be added to all other iPads highlighted on this page as a free update too though.
The best iPad (2018) deals
Now facing discounts to clear stock
Weight: 469g | Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm | OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A10 Bionic | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32/128GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: Up to 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad is very similar to the excellent model released in 2017 and arguably not really worth the upgrade if you have that one to be honest. The main new feature here is the Apple Pencil support, a feature usually reserved for the far more expensive iPad Pro models. That pencil doesn't come cheap though and has to be bought separately at £89/$99 - or you could get a third-party one for far less. The newest standard iPad is still a fantastic tablet though and is slightly bit faster and more powerful than the 2017 model thanks to the new A10 chipset.
The 32GB 2018 iPad launched at the same $329 price as the 2017 version in the US. Over in the UK, the 2018 32GB iPad launched at £319, which was £10 less than the previous model. Australian buyers saw a nice AU$30 reduction with a new $469 price tag for the 32GB model.
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The best 2020 iPad Pro 11-inch deals
The latest iPad Pro
Weight: 471g | Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 11-inch | Resolution: 2388 x 1668 pixels | CPU: A12X Bionic | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 28.65-watt-hour | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
Two years after the iPad Pro received a makeover, the 2020 instalment has arrived with its own boost under the hood and a handful of new features. Apple has pumped its A12Z Bionic chip into this iPad, giving it turbo-powered processing speed, while also upping the storage options as well. That means a bigger, and more powerful tablet for sure, but if you've got your eye on those extra features, you might want to check out some older iPad Pro deals.
While support for a mouse or trackpad cursor is potentially the biggest draw for these iPad Pro deals, it's important to remember that this particular feature will also be rolled out to older models soon. If you're shopping with this function in mind, therefore, you may be able to save with some cheaper options below.
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The best iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020) deals
Big power with a bigger screen
Weight: 641g | Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A12X Bionic | Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 36.71-watt-hour | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro is the most expensive iPad on the market right now, and with good reason. There's plenty of power under the hood here, and a massive display to push that tech even further. If you're after the latest tech and the full iPad Pro experience, Magic Keyboard and all, you can't go wrong with this model - if you're willing to spend the cash.
If that $1,000 price tags are looking a little steep, you could stand to save big money by opting for the slightly older 2018 model. With support for mice and cursors coming to the previous front-runners, the iPad Pro deals below can still bring big power to a more manageable price tag.
The best iPad Pro 11-inch (2018) deals
A solid saver for top notch performance with a smaller price tag
Weight: 468g | Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 11-inch | Resolution: 2388 x 1668 pixels | CPU: A12X Bionic | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 7,812mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
The 2018 iPad Pro marks the biggest change to the display since the original model. The edge to edge LCD screen has been achieved rounding its corners and using a liquid retina display similar to that found in the iPhone XR. Apple has managed to create an 11-inch display, while keeping the chassis-size of the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro thanks to a dramatic reduction of the surrounding bezel. The 120Hz display now comes with Face ID for unlocking too. The iPad Pro now comes with a modern USB-C connection but no longer has a headphone port.
The new A12X bionic chipset makes the 2018 iPad Pros the most powerful yet and Apple’s really aiming for the professional creatives here with a big emphasis on how well the new Photoshop for iPad Pro works. It will effortlessly handle hundreds of high-res Photoshop layers with no lag. Apple also claim the iPad Pro is faster than 92% of other portable PCs. So it won’t surprise you to hear that the newest 11-inch iPad Pro has a high price to match the high spec with the entry level 64GB model’s prices starting at $799 / £769 / AU$1129.
The best iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) deals
The best iPad for creative types on a budget
Weight: 631g | Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A12X Bionic | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 9,720mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro for 2018 enjoys the same new full-screen treatment as the new 11-inch version and looks spectacular too. The obliteration of the bezels of old, while keeping the screen-size at 12.9 inches actually means the new iPad Pro is smaller in the hand and lighter than previous version of this screen size. Internally, it comes rocking the same upgraded tech as the 11-inch model mentioned above - it's an absolute powerhouse for creatives.
A bigger screen makes it even better for seeing your work and the new USB-C connection makes it ideal to connect modern external displays. The new iPad Pros can even support 5K displays. It’ll come as no surprise that the 2018 64GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro prices are far from cheap, starting at $999 / £969 / AU$1529.
The best iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017) deals
The one and only iPad Pro in this size
Weight: 469g | Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 2224 x 1668 pixels | CPU: A10X Bionic | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 8,134mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
The 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been discontinued now in favor of newer models, which is a shame as we quite liked the unique 10.5-inch size. You can still buy it from other merchants though, although it'll be increasingly difficulty to find new stock soon. You might get a nice discount on the way though.
This iPad Pro model use an A10X processor, the older 9.7-inch version ran on the A9X chip. It's a faster processor than the older model although the performance boost isn't huge to be honest. The rear camera gets a modest megapixel boost and the front camera gets a bigger upgrade for a much clearer FaceTime experience. The 2017 iPad Pro screens now benefit from smaller bezels and an improved display - although the 2018 updates blow it out of the water now with even thinner bezels.
The best iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2017) deals
The much older, but cheaper full-sized iPad Pro model
Weight: 677g | Dimensions: 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm | OS: iPadOS | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A10X Bionic | Storage: 64GB/256GB/512GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 10,891mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
The 12.9-inch 2017 iPad Pro is no longer supplied by Apple directly, but other retailers still have stock available and it costs much less than the newer versions, so it's certainly worth considering if you're after a cheaper iPad Pro price.
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The best iPad Air (2019) deals
Very powerful and far cheaper the the Pro
Weight: 456g | Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1mm | Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 2224 x 1668 pixels | CPU: A12 | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 7MP
The new iPad Air is the first in the line we've seen since the iPad Air 2 in 2014 and given we had a thin 10.2-inch regular iPad released not so very long ago we thought we wouldn't see the name again. But this one has been worth the wait.
That's because it's been given a significant performance boost, that makes it closer to the (far more expensive) iPad Pros than the regular iPads. The new iPad Air (2019) includes high-end chipsets and processors and also supports Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.
Prices for the new 2019 iPad Air start at $499 / £479 / AU$779 / AED 1999 for the standard 64GB version with prices shooting up for the larger 256GB or cellular versions. The pixel density on the retina display is very close to that found on the iPad Pro 11 and you're getting the same True Tone technology which will adjust the screen's brightness to the optimal levels for your environment.
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The best iPad Mini (2019) deals
The classic makes a comeback
Weight: 300g | Dimensions: 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm | Screen size: 7.9-inch | Resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels | CPU: A12 | Storage: 64/256GB | Battery: 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 7MP
The 2015 iPad Mini 4 finally received a brand new update in 2019, simply called the iPad Mini.
While you'd be forgiven for thinking the design hasn't changed an awful lot over the years, you can spot the new version over older iterations via the improved spec. The stunning new retina screen has a 2048 x 1536 resolution, which is seriously intense for a 7.9-inch screen. The battery will keep you going for a superb 10 hours of web surfing and media playback. You're getting most up-to-date OS and brand new A12 Bionic Chip that even outstrips the most recent regular 9.7-inch iPad.
If the standard-sized iPads are a bit too big for you to handle casually or take up too much space in your bag, but you really want something bigger than your phone for long reads, browsing the net or watching video content, the latest iPad Mini is going to take some beating as one of the best devices you can get.
The prices are the main giveaway though and start off typically high, even more so than the nesest 9.7-inch standard iPad. The new iPad Mini (2019) has a starting price of $399 / £399 / AU$599 / AED 1599.
With most products you'd be able to save a large sum by picking up the last-gen version, but the iPad Mini 4 prices aren't an awful lot cheaper and that's for renewed/refurbished stock stock too most of the time. And considering it was released in 2015, you really are better off paying a bit more for the latest model.
The best iPad Mini 4 deals
Prices are dropping
Weight: 299g | Dimensions: 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm | OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 7.9-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A8 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32/64/128GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 5124mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
The iPad mini 4 is widely regarded as one of the the best 7-inch tablets ever made. Apple has only just stopped making it now that it's finally rolling out a new version.
It may look the same as the mini 3, but it's been slimmed down from 7.5mm to a wafer thin 6.1mm. It's also more powerful, has a stunning screen and the battery is still a 10-hour beast. The A8 processor was a good step up from the A7 inside the mini 3 so if you're going to play 3D games or throw around some of the more hefty iPad apps from the App Store, this is certainly your best option - all while being neat and compact.
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