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Black Friday iPad deals 2019: what to expect and where to get the best discounts

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Black Friday iPad deals are starting to filter through, with excellent savings to be made on iPad Pro models in particular. The best prices so far are on smaller 32 or 64GB iPad Pro and iPad 2018 models, but you'll find amazing discounts on the larger products as well. Whatever you're shopping for, you're in good hands this year as we've already seen a wide range of Black Friday iPad deals cropping up. 

2019 saw three new models enter the marketplace, though left the Pro back in 2018. The 2019 iPad Air, Mini, and flagship iPad model will all see their first Black Friday this year, which means they'll see some discounts, but potentially not as much as the higher end 2018 iPad Pro. 

We've seen strong indicators from the likes of Amazon Prime Day and various ad hoc retailer sales throughout the year that iPad Pro models are losing their shelf value stability in their second year of life, so Black Friday is likely to be an excellent time for those looking to pick up a high-end tablet. 

Whatever model you're looking for, Black Friday is always a good time to be on the hunt for an iPad. With prices already seeming particularly volatile in the lead up to the big shopping weekend, we're confident there are big savings to be had this month. 

The Black Friday iPad deals are already starting to come in, so check out the offers below for fantastic prices emerging on the iPad Air, iPad Pro, and 2018 iPad. 2019 Black Friday iPad deals are a little late to the game, but there are already savings to be made on the 128GB model in the US and the 32GB model in the UK. 

Black Friday iPad deals to expect in 2019

The most expensive (but also potentially the most lucrative) Black Friday iPad deals this year will go to the iPad Pro model. The 11-inch and 12.9-inch computing powerhouses have threatened the laptop market since their release last year, but the lack of a 2019 installment in the product line means Apple may not be too quick to discount their elite model.

On the other hand, if they are indeed planning on announcing a new iPad Pro next Spring, retailers may be keen to shift stock of the earlier 2018 model. Last year we saw Black Friday iPad Pro deals offer $50 off the listing price, but these models have been out in the wild for a year now so we may well see bigger savings in 2019. We're already seeing the same models with $100 discounts in pre-Black Friday sales, so whichever way the shopping season goes, we're confident we'll see some discounts on iPad Pro models from retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy.

Similarly, we're also starting to see prices fall on iPad Air and Mini models. Black Friday iPad deals offering $20 - $40 off these newer releases are already starting to come through, so bagging a cheap iPad this November is looking likelier with every passing sale. 

Plus, with the Pro, Air, and Mini models each offering a unique selling point to different types of consumers, Apple or its retailers will also be keen to discount their flagship iPad 2019 model as a catch-all for straggling decision-makers. It's this model that may well see the cheapest price over the November weekend. 

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iPad Pro

The Pro is likely to be one of the more successful models in terms of discounts this Black Friday. The 2018 model was released as Apple's answer to portable laptop computing with intuitive multitasking and touch features. Choose between two sizes of gorgeous edge to edge liquid retina displays, complete with FaceID. The 11-inch will save you some cash and bag space, but the 12.9-inch model really is the prime pick up for creatives and power users looking to work with their iPad Pro. An A12X bionic chipset means the Pro packs a punch under its sleek exterior as well, with the most powerful iPad yet living up to its name. 

If you're looking for Black Friday iPad deals and you fancy the Pro, you'll need to decide which screen size you're after as well as how much storage you need. Both models come in 64GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB configurations, with starting prices to reflect each step up. 

Black Friday iPad Pro deals (USA)

iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017) WiFi 256GB | $799 $629 at Walmart
Need a new iPad? This isn't the latest release from Apple but it still sports impressive specs that will allow you to multi-task whatever you want to do on a tablet for a much more affordable price. This 256GB version is a happy medium of storage and price tag that will satisfy a range of everyday and professional needs.
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iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) WiFi 512GB | $999 $699 at Walmart
You'll especially like this if you want to fill your tablet up with apps and media - spend just $70 more and you can upgrade your storage to a massive 512GB. At this size you can take full advantage of the more powerful features of the iPad Pro, so don't take the decision lightly.
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iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi 64GB | $799 $674 at Amazon
The smallest iPad Pro available is also carrying an even smaller price tag at Amazon this week. With a saving of $124, this 64GB iPad Pro is perfectly suited to running a range of apps and storing a few movies and shows on top. You won't want to be using this for any heavy duty media work but note taking and light art will be lightning fast.
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iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi 256GB | $949 $869 at Amazon
If you don't think 64GB is going to cut it, you can also grab an 11-inch iPad Pro with 256GB of storage for $869 at Amazon at the moment. Linked here is the Silver model, but the Space Gray version comes in at $879 if you prefer that. View Deal

iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 256GB | $1,149 $949 at Best Buy
You can grab the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB of storage for under $1,000 at Best Buy this week, thanks to the Best Buy Members discounts. If you aren't already a member, signing up is free and easy - and well worth it to save $200 on the latest iPad Pro.
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iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 512GB | $1,349.99 $1,149.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy Members can save $200
on this 512GB, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This iPad Pro will keep all your favorite high performance apps and downloads while running everything smoothly. If you're not already a member, signing up is free and easy and will save you a load of cash over the Black Friday weekend.
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Black Friday iPad Pro deals (UK)

iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017) WiFi 64GB | £619 £499 at Amazon
Save £120 on this iPad Pro, available for under £500 before Black Friday. The 10.5-inch model may be a little smaller than the massive Pro models we've come to expect, but it's still larger and more powerful than its 9.7-inch siblings. This model comes with 64GB of storage - more than enough for a few heavy apps.
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iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi 64GB | £769 £719 at Currys
This is the smallest iPad Pro of its generation - but also the cheapest. The iPad Pro 11-inch is part of the 2018 range, and offers the A12X bionic chip and the bezel-less display design that has made the Pro range so immediately recognisable. This is certainly a lighter model, and with 64GB of storage you will be able to store a few larger apps and downloads but if you're looking for more power, you might want to fiddle with those specifications.
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iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi 256GB | £919 £889 at John Lewis
If you're looking for more storage space, you might want to consider this iPad Black Friday deal from John Lewis. You'll be able to store a good few high performance apps as well as a fair number of HD downloads with 256GB, and with John Lewis' two year guarantee you can feel even safer with your new iPad Pro.
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iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 64GB | £969 £929 at Currys
Currys have knocked £40 off the price of the physically largest iPad Pro on the market right now. A massive Liquid Retina display serves as a delightful computing experience, with iPad OS 13 introducing new multi-tasking features that feel tailor-made for the 12.9-inch screen.
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iPad Air

The 2019 iPad Air is a toned-down version of the Pro without the widescreen treatment and with a less impressive A12 chip, but the price tag to reflect its more chilled out specs. You certainly won't get as much power out of this 2019 release as you will the 2018 Pro, but the Air is designed for users with less of a need for high performance all the time. The iPad Air is the affordable everyday answer to the performance of the Pro, perfectly suited for people after a bit more juice in their everyday multi-tasking activities but without the need for, and budget for, a creative powerhouse.

Black Friday iPad Air deals (USA)

iPad Air (2019) WiFi 64GB| $499 $469 at Amazon
You can save $30 on the 10.5-inch iPad Air at Amazon, grabbing a 64GB Silver or Space Gray model for just $469. The iPad Air supports the Apple Pencil and packs much of the power of an iPad Pro in a more portable shell.
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iPad Air (2019) WiFi 64GB | 1 year Apple TV+ | $499.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy are throwing in a year of Apple TV+ with this 64GB iPad Air. At $49.99 by itself, the inclusion of Apple's new streaming service makes this a great Black Friday iPad deal as you're essentially getting the new iPad Air for just $450. If you're not fussed about streaming, we'd recommend the deal above though. This deal is also available on the 256GB version but it still works out $1 cheaper to buy the two separately looking at Amazon's current offers. View Deal

iPad Air (2019) WiFi 256GB | $649 $599 at Amazon
If you're after more storage space, this iPad Air offers 256GB to play with. That's a perfect size for storing all the apps you'll need if you're using your iPad Air for day to day tasks as well as a range of documents, entertainment downloads, and games.
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Black Friday iPad Air deals (UK)

iPad Air 10.5-inch (2019) WiFi 64GB | £479 £448 at Currys
The 2019 iPad Air model offers a power upgrade from the flagship range but doesn't quite reach the lofty heights of the Pro - it's a good middle point if you're planning on using your iPad for both work and play. Currys have cut the price on their 64GB and 256GB models.
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iPad Mini

The iPad Mini has gotten a rough deal in the life cycle of its product line. As both iPhone and iPads get bigger, a shrunk down version of Apple's tablet was always going to get caught in the crossfire. Nevertheless, the iPad Mini has its audience, and the boosted 2019 release certainly quells some performance fears from naysayers. It may be small, but the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine still remain, keeping this tiny note taking dream nifty and smooth. Now compatible with Apple Pencil, the Mini is the most portable iPad ever released and works its compact size to its advantage with a 10 hour battery life. 

Black Friday iPad Mini deals (USA)

iPad Mini (2019) WiFi 64GB | $399.99 $384 at Amazon
This 64GB iPad Mini is just $15 off at Amazon at the moment. Admittedly, we may still see savings rise above this level on this particular deal but if you're looking for the cheapest way to get a 2019 iPad right now, this is your best bet.
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iPad Mini (2019) WiFi 64GB | 1 year Apple TV+ | $399.99 at Best Buy
If you were already planning on buying a year of Apple TV+, this is the 64GB iPad Mini deal for you. Best Buy are throwing in a full 12 month subscription to Apple's new streaming service with this iPad Mini. For the Mini's small size and portable design, 64GB may serve you well but if you want more storage space you can also save on the 256GB version below.
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iPad Mini (2019) WiFi 256GB | $549 $519 at Amazon
This 256GB iPad Mini comes in $30 cheaper at Amazon this week. That's a great price on the latest iPad Mini with the most storage space possible. If you're looking for a nifty note-taking device that can store all the documents, media downloads, and apps you'll need every day this is the iPad Black Friday deal for you.

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iPad Mini (2019) WiFi 256GB | 1 year Apple TV+ | $549.99 at Best Buy
You can look at this deal two ways. You're either getting the new iPad Mini with loads of storage for the low price of $500 if you were already planning on buying Apple TV+, or you're getting a year of streaming content for $20 cheaper than you would if you went with the Amazon deal above. Whichever way you do look at it, this is a great new Black Friday iPad deal from Best Buy.
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iPad 2019

Apple's flagship 2019 iPad received a number of updates over the previous model on release in March. You can now use the full sized Smart Keyboard and use external storage solutions with Apple's central line of iPads. At 10.2-inches, the display matches that of the Air model, but with a few specs under the hood that don't live up to its sibling. Still, the A12 Bionic chip remains, and if you're looking to save as much cash as you can on a 2019 model this Black Friday, these iPad deals are for you. 

Black Friday iPad 2019 deals (USA)

iPad 10.2-inch (2019) WiFi 32GB | $329 $299 at Amazon
If you're looking for the cheapest 2019 iPad out there this Black Friday, this 10.2-inch iPad might be the one for you. At under $300, this is a great price for an Apple tablet, but unless you're just looking for some streaming entertainment and lighter apps you might want to take a second look at that small 32GB of storage.

iPad 10.2-inch (2019) WiFi 128GB | $429 $399 at Amazon
The latest in Apple's flagship iPad line, the 2019 10.2-inch iPad is a remarkable step up from the previous vanilla iPads on offer. Plus, this 128GB of storage looks even better at $399.
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Black Friday iPad 2019 deals (UK)

iPad 10.2-inch (2019) WiFi 32GB | £349 £338.87 at Amazon
The 2019 iPad hasn't seen its Black Friday deals pop up in the UK yet, so this is the cheapest you can currently grab the model today. 32GB is more suited to light entertainment than heavy graft so bare that in mind when choosing your storage size. You might be better off paying a little more for the 128GB 2018 model further down the page if you're looking to run more apps.
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iPad 2018

Last year's iPad model may see significant discounts over its newer counterparts, but unless you're on a real bargain hunt, you may be better off spending just that little bit extra to pick up a brand new model this year. Black Friday iPad deals will be volatile for this 9.7-inch tablet, especially seeing as it's been technically discontinued. If you manage to find a deal it will likely be for a renewed model, but there's nothing wrong with picking up a super cheap iPad like this, especially at a price that makes it perfect for kids. 

Black Friday iPad 2018 deals (USA)

iPad 9.7-inch (2018) WiFi + Cellular 32GB | $459 $329 at Walmart
If you're looking for a cheap iPad to keep the kids entertained or to stream your favorite shows and movies, this the deal for you. 32GB won't get you too far in the way of large apps and downloads, but it will certainly support the light use this price tag is targeting. This price has gone up slightly since last week, so for now you're better off grabbing the later model listed above from Amazon.
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iPad 9.7-inch (2018) WiFi 128GB | $429.99 $384.50 at Walmart
If you're looking to store more apps or entertainment on your iPad, and you don't want to have to pay for a cellular plan, this 128GB model from Walmart comes in with a $40 saving. For just $60 more than the 32GB cellular model, you might as well grab the extra storage.
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iPad 9.7-inch (2018) WiFi + Cellular 128GB | $559 $429 at Walmart
Walmart are saving you $130 on the 2018 iPad model with a great 128GB of storage. That's more than enough for storing a range of apps and downloading all your favorite songs, movies, and shows. Included in this deal are the Gold and Silver models.
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Black Friday iPad 2018 deals (UK)

iPad 9.7-inch (2018) WiFi 32GB | £319 £289 at Currys
Last year's iPad offers amazing value for money even when it's not on sale, so grabbing this model for £289 is an excellent deal. It uses the same processing chip as the 2019 model but misses out on some of the hardware design changes that streamline the latest model. That said, this iPad is perfect for entertainment, note-taking and sketching, with Apple Pencil support and a free case from Currys included in the deal. The 32GB version will store a range of apps and some media, but if you're looking to pump your tablet full of shows, music, and larger apps you'll want to take a look at the 128GB model below.
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iPad 9.7-inch (2018) WiFi 128GB | £409 £369 at Currys
If you're looking for a cheap iPad to watch all your favourite shows, listen to music, take notes, and draw with for less than £400, today is your lucky day. The 128GB model of the 2018 iPad comes in as great value for money on a normal day, but with a £40 discount and a free iPad case included this is no normal day. Grab this larger model if you're an App Store fiend, as you can easily store a large number of apps and Apple Arcade experiences with that extra room in the back.
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How to get the best Black Friday iPad deals

In general, it's best to avoid the Apple store's Black Friday iPad deals. The iPad Pro is still their only elite model out, despite being a year old, and its siblings are barely out of the box with their 2019 releases. Apple will therefore likely offer the same kind of sales as they historically have done; bundle offers with software gift cards. 

You'll be better off keeping an eye on Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy for cold hard Black Friday iPad deals. While the iPad Mini, Air, and flagship 2019 model will see discounts across the board, it's the higher-end 2018 iPad Pro models that will likely see the most money off this Black Friday. 

We'll be scouring all the best retailers to find you the cheapest Black Friday iPad deals right here on this page, so bookmark it and come back as soon as your turkey's finished to grab the best discounts as soon as they come in. 

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