The cheapest iPad prices, sales and deals in January 2019

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So you're trying to track down some cheap iPad prices? We can certainly help you out there. After all, it's not the easiest of tasks there is considering Apple's products have a tendency to be priced on the 'premium' end of the scale. But when new versions come out on an almost annual basis, there's plenty of room for discounts on the older ones. We're here to find reduced iPad prices on current-gen models too of course.

Finding iPads in the sales is slightly easier if you know where look. And with small-time manufacturers always keen to steal away customers with budget tablet options on the cheap end of the scale and big-time rivals Samsung and Microsoft trying to muscle into the iPad Pro's territory, Apple isn't as adverse to discounting its models more often now than in the old days.

We've seen discounts on everything from the newest 9.7-inch 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. We've compared prices below for every model still widely available, although stock of the first two iPad Minis is thinning out nowadays. 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.

Here's a snapshot of the latest prices on a selection of the most popular iPad models. After that, keep scrolling for an extensive list of comparison chart prices for every iPad model on the market today. We've found the best cheap iPad deals so you don't have to.  

These are the best cheap iPad deals on all available models

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Cheap iPad (2018) prices

Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad was released in 2018 and 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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Cheap iPad 9.7 2017 prices

The 2017 iPad's prices are seeing some great reductions now on the original prices thanks to a newer version landing. The modern 9.7-inch iPads seem to be spiritual successors of sorts to the iPad Air 2. This iPad is a fraction thicker but contains an improved A9 chip with an M9 coprocessor for enhanced performance. 

In the US, prices for the 32GB  model launched at $329, compared to £339 in the UK and $469 in Australia. The 128GB model's price at launch was US$429 / £429 / AU$599. Opt for the cellular/SIM card 32GB model prices are around US$469 / £469 / AU$669, with the 128GB model priced at US$559 / £559 / AU$799. Like we said though, prices are dropping nicely now although stock is being phased out in favour of the 2018 model as this version becomes increasingly difficult to find.

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The best iPad Pro 11-inch (2018) deals

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 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.

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Cheap iPad Pro (2017) prices

The 2017 iPad Pro model comes in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants.

The 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro will continue to be produced for a while alongside the new 2018 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros. This is great news, as it's considerably cheaper, well for an iPad Pro at least. This 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a unique size in the iPad Pro range, as the previous smallest model was 9.7-inches. This iPad Pro model use an A10X processor, the older 9.7-inch version ran on the A9X chip.

The A10X is 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 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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Cheap iPad Pro 9.7 prices

The iPad Pro 9.7 used to be the gold standard in iPad design, but it's been dethroned by several newer versions now. This model originally arrived in 2016 instead of an iPad Air 3 and still offers more than enough power and quality for someone thinking of stepping up to the Pro level of iPad, with the Pencil and Smart Keyboard on offer. 

That's great news for anyone who wanted pro features at a cheaper price, as it's the least costly of all the iPad Pro models around right now. However, you'll really struggle to find a new model nowadays, as most of the prices we see are for used or refurbished models.

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Cheap iPad Pro 12.9 (2015) deals

We're starting to really roll back the years now, all the way back to the original 2015 release date for this version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Stunning at the time, but certainly feeling its age a little nowadays.

It's certainly a hell of a lot cheaper than any of the newer iterations though, but you'll have to settle for a used or refurbished unit from most stores nowadays as new models are incredibly rare seeing stock was sold off ages ago. We'd seriously recommend paying more for one of the newer models from 2017 onwards though really for reliability and peace of mind.

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Cheap iPad Air 2 deals

Unless you see a particularly cheap iPad Air 2 deal in our comparison chart below, you're much better off with one of the newer 9.7-inch iPads, which are successors to the Air line in all but name. Prices on most iPad Air 2 deals we see nowadays are for used and refurbished models. When we do see new units, they end up costing more than modern 9.7-inch iPads, which isn't ideal at all given the ageing spec inside the iPad Air 2. The combination of power, better screen, improved design and upgraded OS made the iPad Air 2 a compelling device at the time for sure though.

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Cheap iPad Air deals

It's still impressive to hold the iPad Air - even though it's now the thicker option compare to the iPad above. From the clever construction to the fast processor to the improved user interface, this iPad may be a ancient in technical terms now, but it will always have a place in our hearts. The prices below are almost certainly going to be for used or refurbished units, but you could get something of a steal if a retailer just wants rid of the stock. Otherwise, weigh the price up with the newer models towards the top of this page and see what's the best value option for you.

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Cheap iPad mini 4 deals

The iPad mini 4 is widely regarded as one of the the best 7-inch tablets ever made. Apple is still making it too - although we'd certainly appreciate an upgrade if Apple ever gets around to it.

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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Cheap iPad mini 3 deals

The iPad mini 3 wasn't the most exciting upgrade when it launched, basically adding in a new color and Touch ID to the iPad mini 2. It's now off-sale with the major retailers, but you can sometimes still pick it up for a half-decent price refurbished.

For most tablet tasks it'll perform admirably and is updated to iOS 11 - so you're still getting all the performance you'd want, with a more compact option over the Air range with the 7.9-inch screen this packs. Here's every cheap iPad mini 3 deal remaining, although don't be surprised it it's sold our in your country nowadays.

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Cheap iPad mini 2 deals

The first iPad mini with Retina display is a deal-tastic marvel

This was the first iPad with a Retina display, and it still stacks up thanks to some lower prices when they make a rare appearance. The deals can fluctuate - if you see the iPad mini 3 above for cheaper, then go for that as it's an enhanced model - but if you're smart you can pick up the iPad mini 2 for a good price, and it's perfect for the loved one who doesn't need the best screen and highest-performing processor. Here are the best cheap iPad mini 2 deals currently available.

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Cheap iPad mini deals

The cheapest iPad out there but it's still a winner

So the original iPad mini may not have a Retina display but for the right price, it's still worth looking at. That said, there aren't a lot of places that still have it in stock nowadays. And of course, prices found are typically for used or refurbished models putting, so make sure you're paying under $200 / £200 / AU$300 by as much as possible if you want this ageing iPad. Here are the best original cheap iPad mini deals we can find at the moment, but we'd suggest going for at least a mini 3 in all honesty.