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Back-to-School iPad Deals 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro

We’re finally into August, which means that stores everywhere are starting to throw back the curtains on their yearly back-to-school sales. Very few of these sales are actually limited to students, so even if you’re not heading to class this fall, now is a great time to start hunting around for laptop deals, iPad deals, and other bargains on high-ticket items you need but obviously don’t want to pay full price for.

If you’re in the market for a new tablet, then the iPad is still the one to buy and ongoing back-to-school iPad sales are your chance to score one on the cheap. We’ve already done the work to sort through online retailers and bring you a list of all the best back-to-school iPad deals below, with discounts to be had on the new 10.2-inch iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and premium iPad Pro. Read on:

Today’s best back-to-school iPad deals

  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)$350, was $399
  • Apple iPad Mini (256GB, Wi-Fi)$500, was $549
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi)$550, was $650
  • Apple iPad Mini (256GB, Cellular + Wi-Fi)$629, was $679
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB, Cellular + Wi-Fi)$680, was $780
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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model, 4th Generation

$559 $599
The new iPad Air is the iPad to buy, with all the power and good looks of its more powerful cousins, but without the high price tag. It's even cheaper thanks to this discount from Amazon.
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New Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB, 4th Generation)

$699 $749
Deals are scarce, but considering that the 4th gen iPad Air has a faster CPU than the Pro, it's a good value even at its regular price. You can grab this one for the same price as the 256GB model.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$749 $799
Do everything, from enjoying various media to getting work done, on the latest 11-inch iPad Pro. With this deal, you'll get 128GB of storage for a great price.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model

$949 $999
If you can forego having a cellular connection, you can take home this iPad Pro with a gorgeous 12.9-inch Retina display for less than a grand -- one of the better prices we've seen for this model.
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Apple 4th Gen iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB (Verizon)

$630 $730
Sign on with a 2-year Verizon contract and save a Benjamin on the newest 4th-gen 256GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular 4G LTE connectivity that lets you use it on your data plan.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model

$846 $899
With blazing performance, a gorgeous display, and a superb camera module, the 2020 11-inch iPad Pro is all the tablet you'll ever need. Pair it with a Smart Keyboard and you've got a compact laptop.
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Apple iPad (10.2-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - 7th Generation

$399 $559
If storage isn't a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 7th-gen 10.2-inch iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 512GB) - Latest Model

$1,229 $1,299
If you want the bigger, more laptop-sized iPad Pro, then this is a modest (but still welcome) discount on the 12.9-inch 4th gen model.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model

$944 $949
If storage isn't a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.
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Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Previous Model

$718 $779
The iPad is still king of the tablet world, and the iPad Pro is the best of the best. So, a lightning deal like this is too good to pass on if you're in the market for a portable computer.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 2020)

$1,378 $1,449
With 1TB space, you can save several photos videos and download premium apps on your iPad Pro. This deal includes a wi-fi and cellular bundle for a reduced price.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model

$1,029 $1,099
Get the best of Apple's state-of-the-art technology with the Apple iPad Pro, capable of doing the work of a desktop with a fraction of the speed, making it a must-have for fast-moving professionals.

How to choose a new iPad

Choosing a new iPad is fairly straightforward, and if you’ve made it this far, there’s a good chance you already have a particular model in mind. For most people, the standard seventh-generation 10.2-inch iPad is still the best choice, and it’s also the most affordable (back-to-school iPad deals are also a great opportunity to score one for even cheaper). Note that we don’t recommend going for the sixth-gen 9.7-inch model in 2020 — the new one is cheap enough, especially when on sale, that the savings aren’t worth it.

In the midrange price bracket lie the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini. If you’re willing to pay more for some upgrades over the standard iPad, the iPad Air offers a lot of bang for the buck — so much so that you might find yourself asking if the iPad Pro is worth the extra money at all. The aptly named iPad Mini is superb, too, but whether or not you spring for that will obviously come down to whether or not you value that smaller 7.9-inch display for its portability.

Lastly, the iPad Pro — now in its third generation — is the one to buy if you’re after the best and most powerful Apple tablet on the market. It’s gorgeous (in both its 11- and 12.9-inch iterations), it’s beefy, and it works great as a 2-in-1 laptop when paired with an Apple Smart Keyboard folio. The iPad Pro is also the only instance where we still recommend the last-gen 2018 model, as these are still great devices by today’s standards and can often be found for much less than the updated 2020 Pro. As the iPad Pro is by far the most expensive member of Apple’s tablet family, this is where you’ll want to look for the biggest discounts when shopping these back-to-school iPad sales.

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