These are the best cheap iPad deals for January 2021

The iPad did for tablets what the iPhone did for smartphones, creatine an entirely new product niche that nobody knew they needed until it hit the market. That was more than a decade ago, and although many other tech makers have thrown their hats into the ring in an attempt to steal a slice of Apple’s pie, none of them have come close to unseating the iPad from the throne.

That’s not likely to change soon, either. Today’s iPads are more capable and versatile than ever, and can even serve as lightweight laptops when connected to a good keyboard case. They can be surprisingly affordable, too — the 10.2-inch iPad in particular is a fantastic value — but to help you find one for even less, we’ve corralled all the best iPad deals into one place. Hungry for more Apple bargains? We’ve got some hot iPhone deals or MacBook deals as well.

Today’s Best iPad Deals

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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.
LATEST MODEL
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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.
DISCOUNT AT CHECKOUT
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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 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 (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, 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 (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 (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.
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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 Pencil (2nd Generation)

$99 $129
A must-have for artists and other creatives, this new 2nd-gen Apple Pencil is the perfect way to turn your iPad into a notebook, journal, or drawing pad.
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Apple Pencil (First Generation)

$80 $99
Create a whole new world of wondrous versatility on your iPad with the Apple Pencil, capable of writing, drawing, and everything in between. It's as easy as writing with a pen.
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Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

$8 $14
Miss that 3.5mm headphone jack? This is a cheap way to get it back on any Apple device sporting a Lightning cable port (namely, iPhones and iPads).
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Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th Generation) - US English

$300 $349
The Magic Keyboard is the big new innovation, and helps turn your iPad Pro 12.9 into a full laptop. You can now grab it for even less.
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Magic Keyboard for iPad Air (4th Generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch

$250 $289
Turn your iPad Air or 11-inch iPad Pro into a 2-in-1 laptop with this new 4th-gen Magic Keyboard for iPad, complete with touchpad and USB-C port

iPad 10.2 Deals

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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 2020 10.2-inch iPad remains our favorite tablet, and it’s the one we recommend for most folks. The current eighth-generation 2020 iPad models feature a speedy A12 Bionic chip (a clear upgrade over the last-gen A10 Fusion chip) and 3GB of RAM. 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 newer 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 tends to be quiet with its iPad Air releases, and it was no exception when a new fourth generation model was rolled out in fall of 2020. 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 previous iPad Pro with a 10.9-inch Retina display, arguably placing it in the “Goldilocks zone” of tablet sizes.

It runs on Apple’s newer A14 Bionic chip architecture and 4GB of RAM as well, which are very good specs for browsing, watching videos, work, and mobile gaming. It also has a front-facing camera if you want to FaceTime your loved ones. The standard 64GB iPad Air retails for $599, 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 one in 2019. 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 last-gen 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.

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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