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These are the best cheap iPad deals for August 2020

Last update: July 28, 2020.

Whether you like Apple or not, you can’t deny that in the world of tablets, the venerable iPad still reigns supreme. That’s not for no reason: The four different models — the standard iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and premium iPad Pro — offer something for just about everyone. Pair that with Apple’s world-class design, intuitive software, and great build quality, and it’s no surprise as to why the iPad remains so popular.

The iPads are also a surprisingly good value, generally being more reasonably priced than other Apple devices like the flagship iPhones (which typically sail north of $1,000). But why pay retail prices? Below, we’ve rounded up all the best cheap iPad deals you can find online right now that let you score one of these great tablets and have some cash left in your pocket.

Today’s Best iPad Deals

  • Apple iPad Air and iPad ProUp to $100 off for students + free Apple AirPods 
  • Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$400, was $429
  • Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, 64GB, Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$469, was $499
  • Apple iPad Air (10.5-Inch, 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Latest Model)$680, was $780
  • Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB, 2018)$800, was $850
  • Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB, Latest Model)$1,050, was $1,150
LATEST MODEL

Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$393 $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.

Apple iPad Pro - 11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB, Space Gray (2018)

$700 $799
Expires soon
Apple recently launched new devices which means a bevy of savings on the older units, including this iPad Pro. Get the 64GB 11-inch model at a discount and walk away with money left in your pocket.

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 1TB, 2018)

$1,200 $1,349
Expires soon
The iPad Pro is the best tablet in Apple's stable, and the last-gen model is still a great buy if you can find it at a worthy discount.

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

$150 $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, Wi-Fi, 512GB, 2018)

$1,299 $1,349
Expires soon
If you're willing to buy last-gen, then the 2018 iPad Pro is still a good buy -- and a good way to save some cash. This 512GB model is currently on sale for the same price as the 64GB version.

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

$408
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.
LATEST MODEL

Apple iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 128GB (Unlocked)

$549 $559
Expires soon
The all-new 7th generation iPad is our most recommended tablet for most people, and this discounted model comes with boosted storage as well as 4G LTE cellular connectivity.

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

Free AirPods with Purchase

Expires soon
Buy a Mac, iPad Air, or iPad Pro and score a free pair of Apple AirPods, along with free engraving if you want it.
LATEST MODEL

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

$850 $950
Expires soon
Sign up for a two-year plan with Verizon and take $100 off the new 2020 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + 4G LTE connectivity.

Apple iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G Cellular LTE, Latest Model)

$749 $779
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. Also comes with a boosted 256GB of storage.

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

$400 $429
Expires soon
Apple iPad with an A10 Fusion CPU, 10.2-inch Retina display, 128 GB storage, Wi-Fi and cellular, 8MP back camera and FaceTime HD front camera, stereo speakers, and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor

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

$657 $750
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.
DISCOUNT AT CHECKOUT

Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model

$469 $499
Expires soon
The Apple iPad Air offers the versatility of the iPad Pro at a much less expensive price. The latest-gen supports the Apple Pen and Smart Keyboard, making it a great multitasker.

iPad 10.2 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 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

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 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 last 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.

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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.

iPad Pro Deals

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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.

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