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Cyber Monday iPad deals 2021: the best sales in the US and UK now

Cyber Monday iPad deals 2001
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While the Cyber Monday iPad deals are slowing to a crawl, with the day nearly at its end, you can see the few discounts left - and our dwindling sanity - over at our iPad deal live blog. All the good sales we've found are listed below too though.

Cyber Monday deals have officially kicked off today (November 29), but it's likely that lots of the existing Black Friday discounts will be included on Monday with few overall differences from the first wave of Black Friday iPad deals.

So will anything be different for Cyber Monday? Well, it's possible, but unlikely - in recent years, Cyber Monday has just been used by retailers to jettison any stock that wasn't snapped up during Black Friday itself. But there could still be a few iPad discounts.

The iPad Cyber Monday proceedings likely won't just bring price cuts on popular Apple tablets like entry-level, Air, mini and Pro devices, but also discounts on accessories like cases and Apple Pencils.

Buying an iPad in the Cyber Monday deals might be a tricky prospect in 2021, not just because the newest ones, the iPad (2021) and iPad mini (2021) aren't seeing huge discounts, but the ongoing silicone shortage might mean stock is in short supply. If you do buy a device, it's possible you'll have to wait for it to ship, and if you do see a deal you like, you should snap it up quickly.

Today's best iPad deals: quick links

Today's best iPad deals: US

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): $1,099 $999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Amazon has the all-new 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $999. That's a $100 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the 2021 tablet. The Apple iPad Pro delivers laptop-like power and speed thanks to Apple's M1 chip. This Black Friday deal has been flashing in and out of stock so we'd snag today's discount before it's too late.
256GB: $1,199 $1,099 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
2TB:
$2,199 $2,049.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): $1,299 $1,199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Want cellular storage on your iPad Pro 12.9-inch? With 128GB of storage this comes with a discount of $70, but we've spotted even bigger discounts on the larger storage variants. These are much more expensive than the models above, but if you're after a top-end model this could be perfect for you.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (512GB, Wi-Fi): $1,099.99 $979 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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Here's a decent discount on the 256GB iPad Pro 11. If you're looking for a powerful tablet for design work you won't beat this model - although some would say it's overkill for the majority of casual applications. 

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 512GB: $1,099.99 $979 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's not a huge price cut, but this discount from Amazon is the cheapest price around for the iPad Pro 11. If you're looking for a powerful tablet for design work you won't beat this model - although some would say it's overkill for the majority of casual applications. 
1TB: $1,499 $1,399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): $869 $849 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
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This isn't a huge saving, but it's still a neat little discount off one of Apple's more popular slates. This model has cellular connectivity so you don't need to stay tethered to Wi-Fi either.

Apple US Black Friday Shopping Event (opens in new tab)
Free Gift Card - Apple's four-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Event runs from November 26 through November 29, and gives you the chance to bag a $50 card when you buy either an Apple Watch SE or Series 3. While not a huge price cut, this is a good option if you're thinking about picking up some accessories. The bad news? This doesn't apply to the Apple Watch 7, sorry folks.

Apple Pencil 2: $129 $99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $22 on the Apple Pencil 2 with this 18% off Cyber Monday deal at Amazon. This gets you the second generation Apple stylus, which works with newer iPads only, but packs additional features like magnetic attachment and wireless charging.

Apple Pencil 1: $99 $79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on the Apple Pencil 1 with this 20% off early Black Friday deal at Amazon. This gets you the first generation Apple stylus, which works great with older iPads (and newer ones, too).    

Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch: $349 $199 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - The Apple Magic keyboard for the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro 12.9-inch is now discounted at Best Buy with a drop of $150. If you're looking for a top-end keyboard, this could be the right deal for you but it isn't compatible with the 2021 edition.

Today's best iPad deals: UK

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £999 £949 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Here's a great deal on the latest 2021 iPad Pro 12.9, all things considered. It might not seem like a wild discount, but it's actually the cheapest price yet and really quite good considering this device is only a few months old as of writing. With a fantastic display and the incredible level of power the latest M1 chip affords, this one's an easy recommendation if you're looking for something truly premium.
256GB: £1,099 £1,049 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
2TB: £1,999 £1,914.82 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £1,149 £1,100.61 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Want cellular storage on your iPad Pro 12.9-inch? You can now save on the 128GB model (it previously wasn't on sale) or one of the higher storage variants below. It's a small saving but it's worth it if you're looking for an absolute top-end model with the ability to go online anywhere.
256GB: £1,249 £1,196.41 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
512GB: £1,449 £1,387.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
1TB:
£1,799 £1,723.24 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
2TB:
£2,149 £2,058 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (256GB, Wi-Fi): £849 £799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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It's not a huge price cut, but this discount from Amazon is the cheapest in-stock price around for the iPad Pro 11 with 256GB of storage. This tablet should offer you around a 10-hour battery life, and we particularly liked the amount of power the M1 chipset.
512GB:
£1,049 £999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
1TB:
£1,399 £1,340.10 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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2TB: £1,749 £1,689.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (2TB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £1,899 £1,506.36 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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This is an incredible saving, but we have previously seen it even lower with over £500 off. Only consider this if you need an absolute ton of space on your iPad. This variant comes with mobile connectivity and 2TB of storage, so that's why it's expensive, but this is a big discount if it's the one you're looking for.

iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £709 £599 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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If you'd like access to the internet from anywhere on your iPad Air 4, this is the deal to go for right now with a discount of £110. We may see more when Black Friday properly arrives, but this is still a good saving on a top variant of the iPad Air 2020.

iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi): £729 £689 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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While almost £40 off a year-old tablet isn't anything huge to write home about, this is still the best price right now for the 256GB iPad Air 4. We gave this tablet a 4.5 star review citing its power, screen and the adventurous color choices as some of the main reasons to buy.

iPad mini 2021 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £479 £459 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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This is the best deal for the iPad mini right now and people have obviously taken to it as the slate is temporarily out of stock, but Amazon will still let you place an order, you just might have to wait a bit longer to get it.
256GB: £619 £599.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple UK Black Friday Shopping Event (opens in new tab)
Free Gift Card - Apple's four-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Event runs from November 26 through November 29, and gives you the chance to bag an £80 gift card. This is only valid on the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch, and it'll be perfect for picking up some accessories to go with your new tablet.

Apple Pencil 2: £119 £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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The Apple Pencil 2 is discounted this Black Friday by £20, and we're not expecting to see many bigger discounts during the big sales event. Before you buy this, make sure it's compatible with your iPad (and if it's not, the version below may be for you). 

Cyber Monday iPad deals: FAQs

iPad Pro 2020 12.9

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What will the best iPad Cyber Monday deals be in 2021?

Some iPads will get discounts, and others likely won’t - knowing which slate you want helps you on your ‘buy or wait’ decision.

Firstly, as a general rule of thumb, the newer the Apple tablet, the less likely it is to receive a juicy discount over Cyber Monday - with a couple of exceptions. Sometimes you'll find the less popular colors and storage capacity models being sold for lower prices, regardless of whether it's a new model or not. This is often a good way to snag a bargain - if you're not bothered about the color of your iPad that is.

Where we expect the best value sales over Black Friday is on the 'newish' but not-the-latest devices - in this case the 2021 iPad Pro and iPad Air 4. We've already seen discounts ranging from $50 to $100 on both models this year and they're a prime target for a record-low price over Cyber Monday thanks to these models having earlier release cycles.

Finally, older tablets that were launched in 2019 or before might see great iPad deals, but probably short-lived ones, as these are opportunities for stores to get rid of their remaining stock of discontinued slates. We could see some massive discounts, but it's likely they'll be in pretty limited numbers, and on tablets that might not be a great buy for 2021.

When will the best iPad Cyber Monday deals start in 2021?

iPads tend to be pretty hot ticket items over the Cyber Monday and Black Friday period so you can expect pretty short price drops over the long weekend of November 26 - 29 itself. In some rare cases, we could see discounts up to a week early, but it's likely retailers will keep their powder dry for really popular items like iPads. Because they often sell out over the event, expect short flash sales lasting a few hours at a time.

So don’t look online a week before Cyber Monday, see no iPad deals despite reductions on loads of other products, and think ‘no iPads here’. Keep checking the web over that weekend to make sure you catch the biggest price-drops as they occur.

This likely won’t be true of accessories like cases, Bluetooth keyboards, and Apple Pencils. Deals on iPad accessories tend to outlast the sales on the slates themselves as they're not quite as in demand.

iPad Air 4

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Where are the best places to find Cyber Monday iPad deals? 

Here’s the million-dollar (or pound) question: where to look for iPad Cyber Monday deals. Unlike Black Friday, Cyber Monday is primarily online, so don’t go in-store expecting great tablet discounts; instead, we’d recommend checking big retailers in your region like Walmart and Best Buy in the US, or Argos in the UK.

It’s worth pointing out that Cyber Monday is a much bigger deal in the US than the UK, so naturally if you’re in the States you’ve got a better chance of finding Black-Friday-beating discounts at the end of the sales period, whereas UK residents should focus on the big Friday itself.

Of course, whenever a great iPad deal hits the web over Cyber Monday, we’ll make sure to report it, so keep this page bookmarked and check back on the day for the best discounts.

Should I wait for Cyber Monday iPad deals? 

Cyber Monday iPad deals aren’t always incredible, as most will knock about $50 / £50 off the lower-cost slates or $100 / £100 off the pricier ones - with a couple of exceptions. 

Normally we say don't wait - especially since there are often good iPad deals on a weekly basis. However, as we draw closer to the event it becomes harder to justify that angle. If you want but don’t urgently need an iPad, then there’s no harm in waiting, and even a small discount is still money you can put towards apps, services, or accessories. In that way, it can pay to wait for Cyber Monday iPad deals.

The exception to this, of course, would be if you desperately need an iPad for starting college or university in August, September, or October, or need a tablet for work or your creative hobbies. In this case, we'd say it's probably worth spending the $50 more to get that slate in your hands quickly. 

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford

Tom's role in the TechRadar team is to specialize in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK.


He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working in TechRadar freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. Outside of TechRadar he works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.