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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

Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$350 $399
Expires soon
A gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina touchscreen makes the iPad Mini a perfect travel-friendly alternative to the larger iPads, and the latest model supports the Apple Pencil stylus as well.

Smart Keyboard for iPad (7th Generation) and iPad Air (3rd Generation)

$110 $159
Expires soon
Turn your 7th-gen 10.2-inch iPad or 3rd-gen iPad Air into a lightweight laptop-like workstation with the Apple Smart Keyboard folio. (Note that this does not work with the 6th-gen 9.7-inch iPads.)

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model

$949 $999
Expires soon
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.

Apple Pencil (1st Gen.)

$94 $99
Expires soon
Create a whole new world of wondrous versatility on your iPad with the Apple Pencil, capable of making navigation, drawing, and everything in between as easy as writing with a pen.

Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Gold

Expires soon
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.

Free AirPods with Purchase of Mac, iPad Air, or iPad Pro

Free AirPods with Purchase

Expires soon
College students and teachers (including homeschool teachers) can buy a Mac, iPad Air, or iPad Pro and score a free pair of Apple AirPods, along with free engraving if you want it.

10.5-Inch Apple iPad Pro - 64GB Wifi - 2017 Model - Gray (Refurbished)

Expires soon
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017 model) is the larger, more powerful sibling of the 9.7-inch iPad, featuring more powerful hardware and a larger display similar to a laptop or some decent Chromebooks.

Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 512GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$1,048 $1,099
Expires soon
Do everything, from enjoying various media to getting work done, on the latest 11-inch iPad Pro. With this deal, you'll get 512gb space and free wi-fi for less.

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model

$944 $949
Expires soon
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.

Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular)

$515 $529
Expires soon
With its 7.9-inch retina display, the iPad Mini is perfect for travel. It supports the Apple Pencil for even more versatility, and this one comes with cellular connectivity.

Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB, 2020)

$395 $429
Expires soon
With a 10.2-inch Retina display, 128GB storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, an 8MP back camera, and FaceTime HD front camera, this configuration of the latest 2020 iPad has everything you need.

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model

$1,428 $1,449
Expires soon
The latest and greatest in Apple iPad technology, this 11-inch 2020 iPad Pro has a monumental 1TB of space as well as Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, making it the perfect tablet for any function.

Apple iPad Air with (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB, 2019)

$615 $629
Expires soon
If you want a tablet you can hook up to your cellular network data plan, you can do a lot worse than the new 2019 iPad Air.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (32GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$320 $329
Expires soon
You can already score the awesome new 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is an amazing value and the one we recommend for most users.

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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