Prime Day 2020 gave us some amazing iPad deals, and while the sale event may be technically over, there are encore deals that are still worth picking up. These iPad deals are some of, if not, the best we’ve seen so far this year, headlined by a fantastic iPad Pro deal that saw both the iPad Pro 11 and the iPad Pro 12.9 down to their lowest-ever prices. These are Apple deals you really don’t want to miss — and they’re not going to last forever. Prime Day’s deals may be over, but you can still grab these amazing iPad deals.
Apple products work even better when they’re combined. So if you’re looking for a new iPad, why not look at complementing it with some other Apple products that play well together? We’ve rounded up the best Prime Day iPhone deals, the best Prime Day MacBook deals, and the best Prime Day Apple Watch deals so you can see what other delights Apple has in store for you.
Today’s Best Prime Day iPad deals
- Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model, 4th Generation — $559, was $599
- Apple 4th Gen iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB (Verizon) — $630, was $730
- New Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB, 4th Generation) — $699, was $749
- Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi, 2020) — $749, was $799
- Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model — $846, was $899
- Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model — $944, was $949
- Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model — $949, was $999
- Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 2020) — $1,378, was $1,449
Should I shop iPad deals on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?
If you’re looking for a new iPad, waiting until Black Friday deals (and in extension, Cyber Monday) won’t do you any good. This is because prices won’t vary much on Black Friday compared to Prime Day. You’ll also see large shipping delays if you shop on Black Friday because unlike Prime Day, the deals are not exclusive to Prime members. The heavy demand during Black Friday season might also drive the iPad you want out of stock and so you’ll lose your chance to get your holiday shopping done in time. Take advantage of these Prime Day iPad deals now so you can get the tablet you want, at the price you want, before it runs out of stock.
Are any Prime Day iPad deals too good to be true?
You can never really go wrong with any Apple products. That said, if you are looking for a new Bluetooth keyboard or cover to go with your iPad, you’re likely to buy products from other companies. When looking at non-Apple products to go with your new iPad make sure you put a little bit of basic research in. Make sure you look at product reviews and ratings and pick your iPad accessories from a company that you’ve previously heard off. If you see a heavily discounted Bluetooth keyboard or iPad cover from a company you don’t recognize, it’s safe to say that the deal is suspicious and may be too good to be true. Stick to these simple tips and you’ll save yourself from heaps of disappointment come Prime Day.
How to choose an iPad
There’s a decent quantity of iPads available out there, especially with Apple announcing the new iPad Air at its September event this fall. That said, which iPad should you choose? It all depends on what you plan to use your tablet for.
If you want an iPad that attempts to resemble a conventional laptop, go with the iPad Pro. The iPad Pro is powerful, has thin bezels and an edge-to-edge display, and lengthy battery life to keep you productive all day long. It also has a pixel-packed Liquid Retina display giving you clarity like no other tablet has before. If you’re big on using heavy-duty apps like Photoshop and want to replace your work computer with something more compact, buy the iPad Pro. It’s the priciest iPad on the market, but its A12X Bionic processor and sleek design make it worth the investment.
For those of you who want a tablet that offers the workhorse functionality of the iPad Pro without the hefty price tag, buy the iPad Air (2020). Available in October, this iPad carries the newer, more powerful A14 chip processor and has gorgeous slim edges making it the lightest, most powerful tablet at its price tag. It’s definitely a step up from its predecessors and like the iPad Pro, can also be paired with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil, turning it into a stylish, 2-in-1 device. It also uses Touch ID unlike the iPad Pro, so if you’re not a fan of Apple’s Face ID, this is the tablet for you. Not to mention it’s about $200 cheaper than the iPad Pro.
If you’re looking for an even more affordable and compact option, the iPad Mini is for you. It’s considered a small-screen tablet but still carries some of the best features of the iPad Pro and Air. It has a power-packed retina display and integrated Touch ID for added privacy. It can also be paired with an Apple Pencil so you can use it to take notes or illustrate at your leisure. Though the A12 bionic chip isn’t as powerful as that of the iPad Air or iPad Pro, you can still multitask with ease on this mini-tablet. What’s more, it weighs just a little over half a pound making it the most portable Apple tablet out there.
Finally, the latest iPad 10.2 is every bargain hunter’s favorite option. It’s only priced at $329 (without any Prime Day discounts) and has almost all of the same features as the iPad Mini except for having a larger screen. If you’re looking for an affordable iPad with a great retina display and decent multitasking capabilities, go with the latest iPad 10.2.
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