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Need a new tablet? Here are the best Apple iPad deals for April 2020

Android may hold the largest share of the world smartphone market, but the iPad still rules the tablet realm. Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad in April of 2010 (exactly a decade ago), and with it, he introduced the tablet as we now know it and established an entirely new product niche that blurs the line between mobile devices and computers. This sent a tsunami through the tech world, and since that debut, there has been no shortage of other brands making their own tablets in an effort to steal the iPad’s crown.

The iPad’s ever-growing fanbase is the result of its portability, versatility, sleek design, and simplicity, with rival brands like Samsung and Amazon still vying for a share of the Apple pie. It’s no mystery why iPads became so popular in the first place: They’re perfect for video streaming, e-book reading, web browsing, mobile gaming, and other tasks where a smartphone won’t cut it but a regular laptop is too much. That said, your iPad can actually be pressed into service as a lightweight laptop with a quality Bluetooth keyboard, or even better, the Apple Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard if you’ve got a newer iPad.

The bad news is that buying just about anything sporting an Apple logo will usually cost you a pretty penny. The good news is that one of the biggest draws of iPads is that they’re actually very affordable (the exception being the high-end iPad Pro) in contrast to other Apple products such as iPhones, MacBooks, and AirPods. And why pay more? The 2020 spring and summer sales are just around the corner, but you don’t have to wait for a worthwhile bargain if you’re in the market for a new iPad right now and you know where to look; in fact, you’ve already found the right place. We’ve gathered up the best cheap iPad deals and listed them all right here. Once you’ve scored your shiny new tablet, don’t forget to head over to the App Store to take a swim through the sea of awesome Apple Arcade games and services you can enjoy on the new iPadOS.

Today’s best iPad deals

  • Apple iPad (7th gen, 32GB)$297, was $329
  • Refurbished iPads from AppleUp to $370 discount on select models
  • Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 64GB, Certified Refurbished)$549, was $699)
  • Apple iPad Pro (2018, 11-inch, 64GB)$700, was $800
  • Apple iPad Pro (2018, 12.9-inch, 64GB)$900, was $1,000
  • New 2020 iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB)$800
  • New 2020 iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB)$1,000

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi, 64GB

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With its 7.9-inch retina display and 10-hour battery life the iPad Mini is the most portable tablet. It supports Apple Pencil for even more versatility. The discount is small, but it's worthwhile.

Save on refurbished iPads from Apple

Up to $370 off

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Brand new isn't the only way to buy iPads, and if you're willing to buy refurbished, you can score a hefty discount. Apple is offering up to $280 off a range of refurbished iPads on its online store.

New 2020 Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB)

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If you want the bigger, more laptop-sized iPad Pro, then you can now pre-order the 12.9-inch model from Walmart. Set to ship near the end of March.

New 2020 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB)

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It's not discounted yet, but you can already pre-order the impressive new 2020 iPad Pro. Set to ship near the end of March.

Apple iPad Pro - 12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB, Space Gray (2018)

$900 $1,000
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Apple recently launched new devices which means a bevy of savings on the older units, including this iPad Pro. Get the 64GB 12.9-inch model at a discount and walk away with money left in your pocket.

Apple 9.7-inch iPad (6th Gen, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB)

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It's the 9.7-inch model, but the 6th-generation iPad is still a great buy, and this is an excellent deal on the cellular-capable model with a boosted 128GB of storage.

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

$663 $750
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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.

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

$144 $159
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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.)
Additional savings available

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

$1,000 $1,149
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The 11-inch iPad Pro (2019 model) is the larger, beefier sibling of the 9.7-inch iPad, featuring more powerful hardware and a larger display. Amazon is offering additional money off in the basket.

iPad deals

iPad 10.2-inch slide over multiple
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Sometimes, you just can’t beat the original. The standard entry-level Apple iPad is the one that started it all, and although it’s been updated half a dozen times since its first release, the classic design is still hugely popular. The new 1019 10.2-inch iPad remains our favorite all-around tablet, and it’s the one we recommend for most folks. The current seventh-generation 2019 iPad models feature a speedy A10 Fusion chip and 3GB of RAM (up 1GB from the sixth-gen model). Its 10.2-inch touch display, slightly larger this time thanks to slimmed-down bezels, has a crisp high-definition resolution of 2,160 x 1,620.

It’s also considerably lighter and less bulky compared to its predecessors, coming in at around the same size as the original iPad Air. It comes in such colors as space gray, black, rose gold, silver, and pink, not to mention it’s loaded with the new feature-rich iPadOS mobile operating system. Plus, if you buy it directly from Apple, you can also get the Apple Pencil — great for artists, graphic designers, and those of you who are more education-focused. The 10.2-inch iPad is competitively priced and not prohibitively expensive, making it hands-down the best Apple iPad deal you’ll find.

iPad Air deals

iPad Air deals

Apple surprised pretty much everyone when the company suddenly rolled out a new iPad Air earlier this year despite rumors that the line was quietly being retired. The surprise was a very pleasant one: The new iPad Air is so good it almost makes you wonder why you’d even bother paying extra for the Pro, and it’s a superb upgrade pick over the standard iPad if you want something better but don’t want to pay $700 or $800 for a tablet. The new Air is similar to the 2017 iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch Retina display, arguably placing it in the “Goldilocks zone” of tablet sizes.

It runs on Apple’s newer A12 Bionic chip architecture and 3GB of RAM as well, which are very good specs for browsing, watching videos, work, and even some mobile gaming. It also has a front-facing camera if you want to FaceTime your loved ones. The standard 64GB iPad Air goes for $500, making this slim tablet a nice middle option between the standard iPad and the beefier (and pricier) iPad Pro — and an even better value if you catch it on sale.

iPad Pro deals

iPad Pro deals

The iPad Pro is the larger, beefier sibling of the standard 10.2-inch iPad, featuring more powerful hardware and a larger display similar to a laptop or many Chromebooks. Apple also just revealed the new 2020 iPad Pro line, which will, like the 2018 Pro, come in two sizes: One with an 11-inch screen and one with a 12.9-inch display. With more power and more screen, many opt to add a stylus, keyboard, or some other accessory into the mix to get the most out of their new iPad. The new Pro is also being rolled out alongside the Magic Keyboard accessory, which effectively turns the iPad Pro into a laptop (it even has a touchpad).

Under the hood, the 2018 iPad Pro models run on a beefed-up A12X Bionic CPU and 4GB of RAM (or 6GB in the 1TB model) for snappy performance. The 11-inch Pro display has a sharp 2,388 x 1,668 HD resolution, while the 12.9-inch offers an increased 2,732 x 2,048 pixels of screen real estate. Both feature Apple’s stunning proprietary Retina display technology as well as Face ID for protection. The new 2020 iPad Pro packs a new A12Z octa-core Bionic CPU and a camera module similar to that of the iPhone 11, with the ability to record 4K video.

As the “upgrade model” in the Apple tablet lineup, the iPad Pro is a bit pricier than the standard cheap iPad with a starting price of around $800 for the 11-inch model or $1,000 for the 12.9-inch model. The release of the new 2020 Pro is a great chance to find the still-excellent 2018 line at a discount, though, so you can forget about paying retail with the above iPad Pro deals.

iPad Mini deals

With the last-gen iPad Mini 4 having been released in 2014, Apple’s pint-sized tablet was long, long overdue for a refresh – one it finally got earlier this year. The newest iPad Mini 5 (simply called the “iPad Mini,” with Apple dropping the number in the name) was launched without much warning right alongside the new iPad Air. Our take? It’s a lovely, tiny beast that punches well above its weight, and if you’re in the market for a smaller tablet, the iPad Mini is the only one you should even be looking at. Its 7.9-inch Retina touch display is gorgeous, and it runs on the same snappy A12 Bionic chipset as the iPad Air.

If the larger iPads are too bulky for your tastes, then the Mini is a great alternative choice as an on-the-go multitasking machine that won’t take up a ton of space in your bag. The 2019 iPad Mini launched at $399, but the price is slowly coming down a bit (not at huge discounts yet, but any savings are good), or you can opt for one of the earlier fourth-generation models and save even more cash.

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