The best Black Friday iPad deals for 2020

With stores and shipping companies both flying by the seat of their pants to keep up with the increase in online shopping, this year’s Black Friday deals have started dropping earlier than usual. This means that now’s the time to take advantage of the numerous Black Friday iPad deals that are already happening and save big on an Apple tablet — be it the iPad 10.2, iPad Air, iPad Mini, or iPad Pro. There’s no harm in buying now, either, as many retailers are promising to refund the difference if prices drop even further between now and November 28.

These Black Friday iPad sales are just a fraction of the Black Friday tablet deals we’re seeing at the moment. You’ll need to act fast if you were hoping to do some holiday shopping on the cheap, however; delivery dates are already as far back as the end of November for select models, so it’s only a matter of time until the delays stretch into December. Fortunately, we’ve also rounded up all the other Black Friday Apple deals available right now, so if you’re hoping to give the gift of an Apple Watch or iPhone, we have you covered there too.

Top Black Friday iPad deals

  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)$329, was $349
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)$379, was $399
  • Apple iPad Pro 11.0 (128GB, Wi-Fi)$729, was $799
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (128GB, Wi-Fi)$899, was $1,000

Best Black Friday iPad deals

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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$729 $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.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model

$899 $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 iPad (10.2-inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

The 8th gen 10.2-inch iPad got some minor upgrades under the hood for 2020, but you can already score it for $30 off.
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Apple 4th Gen iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 64GB (Verizon)

$780 $880
Sign on with a 2-year Verizon contract and save a Benjamin on the newest 4th-gen 64GB 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

$799 $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 Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) - US English

$329 $349
The Magic Keyboard is the ultimate keyboard for the top-spec iPad Pro 12.9, and it transforms your tablet into a full-fledged laptop, ready for all your work and play needs.
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Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Previous Model

$714 $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, 512GB) - Latest Model

$1,149 $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 (11-Inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 2020)

$1,428 $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 Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$379 $399
A gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina touchscreen makes the iPad Mini a perfect travel-friendly alternative to the larger iPads, and this model supports the Apple Pencil stylus as well.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model

$999 $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 Pro (11-inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model

$1,398 $1,449
The latest and greatest in Apple iPad technology, this 11-inch 2020 iPad Pro has a monumental 1TB of space as well as Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, making it the perfect tablet for any function.
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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.

How to choose an iPad during Black Friday

There’s no shortage of fantastic Black Friday iPad deals to choose from today, but which model should you buy? For most, the run-of-the-mill iPad 10.2 is the one to choose, so much so we named it the best tablet on the shelves right now. It’s large and powerful enough to make it a pleasure to use for watching the latest must-see show on Netflix and getting some work done while you’re away from your computer, but cheap enough to cater to all. If you’re after something a bit smaller and more portable but with the same power, the iPad Mini is the model to choose.

This leaves the iPad Air and the iPad Pro. Let’s start with the latter: If you’re looking for a tablet to replace your computer, the iPad Pro is the one to choose. It comes in two size variants — 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch — and has the chops to cope with some intense multitasking action, be it watching a movie and working on a spreadsheet at the same time, browsing the web, and responding to email, or even using two applications side-by-side. The iPad Air, on the other hand, is the answer looking those wishing the iPad 10.2 had a better screen and camera.

When to shop Black Friday iPad deals

iPads are some of the most sought-after gifts this holiday season, meaning the best time to shop Black Friday iPad sales is right now. It’s no secret that both retailers and distribution partners alike are struggling to keep up with online demand. Most retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday sales — Best Buy included — and still have the iPad 10.2, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro in stock, making now the time to buy. Wait until the end of the month and there’s a good chance your order won’t arrive before New Year’s Eve, let alone Christmas.

Should you buy an iPad during Black Friday?

Black Friday is the last major discounted shopping event of the year. This means it’s the best time to buy an iPad this side of 2021. Historically, it’s also when the tablets are at their cheapest, so if you’re looking to save some serious cash on your purchase, this is the time to buy. Remember, though: This isn’t your standard Black Friday. To cope with the surge in online shopping as a result of the pandemic, most retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday iPad deals (and sales in general) and encouraging customers to shop right now — and you should.

How much should you spend on an iPad on Black Friday?

Unfortunately, iPads tend not to get huge discounts, even on Black Friday. However, you can still happily grab yourself a bargain. The basic iPad for $300 and just under is a common deal (and a great tablet to grab), while you can expect to see between $50 to $100 drop off the prices of the iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro lines. Discounts above that are likely to be rare and restricted to the most expensive iPad Pro models.

Are any Black Friday iPad deals too good to be true?

As long as you’re buying from a reputable retailer, you probably don’t need to worry too much about an iPad deal being too good to be true. You don’t really need to worry too much about being pressured into buying a rubbish product, because every iPad is a quality device. Unless you’re buying the oldest and creakiest of iPads, you’re unlikely to buy a duffer.

But it’s still worth keeping an eye on what you’re buying and why you’re buying it. If you want a general multimedia device, forking out for an iPad Pro is probably overkill. On the other end of the scale, the basic iPad is capable, but you might be better off with a more expensive iPad Air or iPad Pro if you want a high-powered laptop replacement instead. Make sure you do your research and don’t be rushed into buying by any sales timers.

Where to find the best iPad sales

  • Amazon Black Friday: Amazon is offering steep discounts on the entire iPad line today. That’s right — the iPad 10.2, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro are all discounted.
  • Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy has the iPad 10.2 and iPad Mini discounted, as well as a handful of tablets from other manufacturers, making it a fantastic destination to shop around.
  • Walmart Black Friday: Walmart, like Best Buy, has the iPad 10.2 and iPad Mini in its sales bins, in addition to some cheap tablets from other brands.
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