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Lowest-ever price for iPad Air leads unexpectedly great Prime Day iPad deals

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We typically see some decent Prime Day deals on Apple devices, but this year's Apple Prime Day deals are legitimately impressive, with several lowest-price-ever discounts on recent releases like iPads, Apple Watches, and MacBooks.

Out of those, this amazing deal on an iPad Air (2020) (opens in new tab) on Amazon US should get your immediate attention. You'll save $79 on the 64GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi ($519.99) or 64GB Cellular ($649.99), depending on whether you're more of a homebody or world traveler. Some color options are already selling out though, so act fast.

What's impressive is, even on day 2 of Prime Day, Amazon is taking more money off, so you can get the brand-new 11-inch iPad Pro 2021 (opens in new tab) for even less - now $100 off, rather than the $50 of yesterday.

We've also seen a few (admittedly smaller) price drops int the UK as well, so be ready to get your hands on a top-end iPad if you've been waiting for some time to upgrade.

(Not in the US or UK? Scroll down for region-specific deals below).

Today's best US Prime Day iPad Deals

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Apple iPad Air (2020): $599 $519.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $79
 – this is a phenomenally well-made tablet that improves upon the last-gen version in a variety of ways, with a stylish design update and plenty of power for all your tablet needs. These are the lowest prices we've seen at Amazon, so this could be your chance to snag a bargain on a great tablet.
Save $100 on the 264GB Wi-Fi model ($649) (opens in new tab)

The Apple iPad Air (2020) doesn’t bring anything revolutionary to Apple’s tablet range, but a lot of the features that were previously exclusive to the iPad Pro range have trickled down to this far more affordable, and therefore more attractive, device.

From the screen to the audio, to the processing and the camera, everything about the iPad Air (2020) is a cut above what came before and even in 2021, it's a fantastic tablet option – and that's why it's number four on our best tablets list.

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11-inch iPad Pro (2021): $799.00 $699.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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This is the best deal Amazon has offered on this 11-inch tablet, which was released earlier this year, and while it lacks the high-end screen of the 12.9-inch model, it's still got a cracking internal spec list and uses the new M1 chipset too. It's just dropped $50 off too.

If you want the best iPad today and don't mind paying a premium price for it, the iPad Pro 2021 is undoubtedly an amazing piece of machinery, and a slight discount makes the price easier to bear. 

With its ultra-fast M1 chipset, attractive 2048 x 2732 Mini LED screen, and useful accessories like the Apple Pencil (although you have to pay a pretty big amount for the privilege), this is a legitimate tool for productivity and a great way to relax and stream.

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10.2-inch iPad (8th Generation): $329.99 $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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The always iconic iPad now features a 10.2-inch display and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. Enjoy the A12 processor for lightning-fast speeds. We've seen it for this price before, but it fluctuates a lot, so grab it while you can.

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iPad mini (2019): $549.00 $489.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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The latest 7.9-inch iPad mini is available at a nice discount during Amazon Prime Day. Available in various colors, the tablet includes an A12 Bionic chip, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, 8MP back camera and 7MP FaceTime HD front camera, and stereo speakers.

Today's best UK Prime Day iPad Deals

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2021 iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB): £749 £729.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new 11-inch iPad Pro is less than two months old, but it's already cheaper than ever with this £20 discount. While it is a saving, it's not the cheapest we've seen it - but discounts this early are still rather rare in the product life cycle.

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2021 iPad Pro (11-inch, 512GB): £1,049 £1,019.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
And if you want that extra storage, you'll also get a discount of £40 off the iPad Pro's £1,050 normal price. It's nearing the £1,000 mark here, and it's unlikely we'll see any better deals than this over the period of Prime Day.

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New Apple iPad 2020 (Wi-Fi, 32GB): £329 £309 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new iPad for 2020 has been surprisingly tightly priced during previous sales periods like Black Friday. The biggest discount, until now, has been £12 but now we've seen £20 off the 32GB version of the tablet.

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New Apple iPad 2020 (Wi-Fi, 128GB): £429 £414 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for more storage on your iPad? We don't blame you, and there's also a discount on that bringing the price of the slate lower than its normal price. This isn't such a big price drop, but it may be a better option for some people.

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New Apple iPad 2020 (Wi-Fi + LTE, 32GB): £459 £444 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you need LTE service on your iPad, you'll find this is one of the best options for you and there's a discount on Amazon right now. Again, this isn't as cheap as the standard model but it'll be a good price for some.

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No matter where you live, you'll find all the lowest prices for the iPad Air 2020 from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

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Hamish is a Staff Writer for TechRadar (@Hamish_Hector (opens in new tab) on Twitter) and has been writing about tech for almost five years. He now lends his experience to cover news and reviews across everything on TechRadar (from Computing to Audio to Gaming and the rest). In his free time, you’ll likely find Hamish humming show tunes while building Lego or playing D&D with his mates.