Looking for a cheap iPad? This early Black Friday deal drops the 10.2 iPad to $249

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Amazon's October Prime Day is over, which means early Black Friday deals are starting to arrive, and one of the best offers we've spotted so far is on Apple's 10.2 iPad on sale for just $249 (was $329) at Amazon. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price I've ever seen for the 9th-generation iPad.

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Apple's 2021 iPad 10.2 includes the speedy A13 Bionic chip and packs 64GB of storage, which allows you to store plenty of movies, apps, and games. The 9th generation tablet received an upgraded 12-megapixel front camera and includes Apple's Center Stage feature to help you stay in the frame during video calls. You also get a 10.2-inch Retina display, support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, and an all-day battery life.

As I've mentioned above, this is the best deal you can find for the 10.2 iPad and an incredible price for a powerful Apple tablet. I can't guarantee you'll find a better offer during the official Black Friday deals event, so if you're in the market for a cheap iPad, we recommend grabbing this limited-time discount at Amazon before it's too late.

Early Black Friday deal - 10.2 Apple iPad

Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (64GB): $329$249 at Amazon

Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (64GB): was $329 now $249 at Amazon
If you're looking for a cheap iPad ahead of Black Friday, Amazon has the 10.2-inch iPad on sale for a record-low price of $249. While it's not the speediest tablet in the range, a decent screen, quality design, and relatively speedy chip make this the iPad that suits most people's needs the best. For streaming, shopping, and doing a few light work tasks, it's a great choice, especially with today's $80 discount.

More early Black Friday Apple deals

AirPods 3rd Gen: $169 $149.99 at Amazon

AirPods 3rd Gen: was $169 now $149.99 at Amazon
Want a pair of Apple AirPods that look pro but don't mind not having active noise cancelation? Amazon's early Black Friday deals have the 2021 AirPods on sale for $149.99 - $10 shy of the lowest-ever price. If you're not sure what you're getting, read our Apple AirPods 3 review to learn more – for one, the stems and charging case on these are noticeably smaller than their predecessors.  

Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS), 2020: $329 $149 at Walmart

Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS), 2020: was $329 now $149 at Walmart
One of the cheapest Apple Watch deals you can buy right now is the Apple Watch SE on sale for just $159 at Walmart. The first-generation Apple Watch SE is an excellent choice for someone who wants essential functions like activity tracking, calorie counting, and sleep tracking, plus the ability to see notifications, take calls, and reply to texts directly from your wrist.

Apple iPad 10.9 2022 (64GB):  $449$399 at Amazon

Apple iPad 10.9 2022 (64GB): was $449 now $399 at Amazon
Amazon also has the best-selling 2022 Apple iPad on sale for a record-low price of $399. Compared to the 2021 iPad, the latest entry-level tablet comes with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Apple's powerful A14 Bionic chip for laptop-like speed, upgraded cameras with 4K video, and all-day battery life. It's a fantastic tablet at a great price, especially with today's $50 discount.

MacBook Air 13-inch (M1):$999.99$799.99 at Amazon

MacBook Air 13-inch (M1): was $999.99 now $799.99 at Amazon
The 2020 Apple MacBook Air with an M1 chip is a little old now, but it's still one of the best laptops ever made - and Amazon has the laptop on sale for $799.99 right now. Our MacBook Air M1 review awarded the device 4.5 stars out of five, where we particularly praised Apple's premium device for its speed, responsiveness, beautiful design, and long-lasting battery life.

Apple 2023 MacBook Air M2 laptop: $1,299.99 $1,049 at Amazon

Apple 2023 MacBook Air M2 laptop: was $1,299.99 now $1,049 at Amazon
If you're looking for a bigger display and more power, Amazon's early Black Friday deals also include the all-new MacBook Air M2 on sale for $1,049 - the lowest price we've seen. The 2023 MacBook Air packs a 15.3-inch liquid retina display, Apple's powerful M2 chip, a six-speaker sound system, and 18 hours of battery life.

You can see more of today's best iPad deals and look forward to this year's Black Friday Apple deals event, which will include impressive Black Friday iPad deals. You can also see more early deals at the Amazon Black Friday deals event.

Mackenzie Frazier

Mackenzie Frazier is the deals editor in the US for TechRadar at Future plc. She's been sharing deal advice for Future for the past three years and loves to find products that the consumer wants at the best possible price. She's had eight years of experience working in the e-commerce space and loves being a mom to her baby boy.