Black Friday has finished for this year, but some huge Black Friday iPad deals are still going on. We’re still seeing some hefty discounts on popular iPads, including the iPad Air and iPad Pro, and while the latest iPad Mini isn’t discounted right now, it’s worth paying attention to given it’s in such high demand. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got all the best Black Friday iPad deals neatly rounded up here so there’s something for everyone. Read on while we guide you through all the best Black Friday deals going on and tell you all about why certain iPads are so great — but like most Black Friday Apple deals, you need to shop them now.
Black Friday is over and the Black Friday iPad deals are now drawing to a close — check out these Cyber Monday iPad deals instead.
Best Black Friday iPad deals 2021
- Apple iPad Air 64GB —
- Apple 11-inch iPad Pro 256GB —
- Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro —
Apple iPad Air — $594, was $599
- Ideal for everyone
- Fantastic display
- Touch ID security support
- Decent camera for video calls and photography
The iPad Air tops our list of the best tablets you can buy. It offers everything the average user could need and more from an iPad. That’s because while it lacks the powerful M1 chip that the latest iPad Pro provides, it has a nearly as competent A14 Bionic chip so it’s capable of handling plenty of tasks. The 64GB of storage should be plenty for everyone, so you can store plenty of files here or use iCloud to store everything else on the cloud. Support for Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, and Apple Pencil (second generation) means it’s perfect for being productive on the move, so you’re sure to get plenty of work done wherever you are.
Alongside that, it has an absolutely gorgeous 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color support so whatever you plan on using it for looks great. If you want to make video calls with it or take photos, there’s a 12MP back camera and 7MP FaceTime HD front camera that’s ready and able to do plenty of photo-taking and video calls. Security comes courtesy of Touch ID so you can simply log in with your finger as well as use it for Apple Pay. With a battery life of up to 10 hours, it’ll last you all day. Granted, this isn’t much of a deal, but Apple has slammed down the gates on deals now, making big discounts extremely tough to find. With stock levels dwindling in the run-up to the holidays, this may be one of your last chances to grab an iPad before the end of the year.
Apple iPad Pro 11 — $849, was $899
- Powerful processor
- Fantastic display
- Great cameras
- Long battery life
The iPad Pro is the definitive tablet for everyone, so it’s no surprise it sits at the top of our list of the best iPads. That’s thanks to it being so powerful. It has an Apple M1 chip, which means it’s able to cope with anything you throw at it from video editing, processing tasks, creating music, or simply playing the latest games. It looks fantastic too thanks to a beautiful 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color support. Combined, that means gorgeous colors and speedy response rates that are perfect for advanced video or photo editing. For productivity purposes, there’s support for the Apple Pencil (second generation) as well as Magic Keyboard so you can use it to create some fantastic graphic design delights.
- iPad Pro 11 (512GB, Wi-Fi): $979, was $1,099 — view deal
- iPad Pro 11 (2TB, Wi-Fi): $1,800, was $1,899 — view deal
Elsewhere, it also has a TrueDepth camera system with an ultra wide front camera that has Center Stage support. The latter means that when you’re on a video call, the iPad is able to follow you around ensuring you’re always the focus of attention on a call. It’s a really useful way of making a video call feel more personal as well as more professional. Want even more functionality? All-day battery life means you can use it all day long without a problem. There’s Face ID support so you can easily unlock your iPad Pro without remembering PIN codes or passwords. Finally, don’t forget the four-speaker audio system that’s awesome for watching your favorite streaming shows.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 — $999, was $1,099
- Large high-quality screen
- Fast processor
- Advanced camera system
- Plenty of support for great accessories
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the most advanced iPad out there. With a huge 12.9-inch display, the tablet feels more like using a tactile laptop than a regular tablet. Its display isn’t just large — with XDR technology along with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color support, it’s truly the most advanced screen you’ll get on an Apple tablet. It looks phenomenal and will look super impressive when sketching out a design courtesy of Apple Pencil (second generation) support or opting to watch your favorite streaming shows.
Alongside the gorgeous screen, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is fast thanks to its Apple M1 processor. As fast as many Apple laptops, it’s ideal for video or photo editing or simply playing the latest iOS games. It has a great camera system, too, courtesy of TrueDepth with an Ultra Wide camera that has Center Stage support so you can easily use it for video calls or taking photos. Video calls are particularly effective thanks to Center Stage, which means that the camera follows you around so there’s no need to manually move your iPad with you at all times like with older devices. Backed up with Face ID support for all your security needs plus a Thunderbolt port for hooking it up to external devices, it’s a productivity powerhouse that’s sure to enrich your life. Plus, the four-speaker audio makes watching your favorite streaming shows far more enjoyable.
Should you shop Black Friday iPad deals now or wait until Cyber Monday?
We can’t stress this enough: If you find something you like among the Black Friday iPad deals happening now, buy it now. Don’t wait. All of the best Black Friday iPad deals we’re seeing now bring substantial discounts and offer delivery in time for the holidays. Wait until the end of the month to order and you may not have that luxury. You need to ask yourself what’s more important: Saving a few extra bucks or having the iPad arrive before the end of the year.
Cyber Monday tends to involve a lot of very similar deals to the best Black Friday iPad deals. Generally, you’ll see the exact same prices if you wait until Cyber Monday. However, by then there’s the risk of stock expiring and you missing out on that great bargain you were tempted by on Black Friday. It’s worth shopping now rather than waiting any longer than you have to so you definitely get the item you want.
It’s also worth remembering that if a deal does happen to be cheaper on Cyber Monday, you can always cancel your order or return the item you bought on Black Friday. Only do this if you know buying on Cyber Monday still gets you the product in time for the holidays. Otherwise, it might not be worth the wait to save a few extra bucks.
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