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Prime Day iPad Price Predictions 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro

Can’t decide whether to take advantage of one of the many iPad deals available now or wait and see what Amazon has in store for Prime Day 2020? We’re here to help. We’ve looked back at the various discounts the iPad 10.2, iPad Air, iPad Pro, and iPad Mini have seen both on Black Friday 2019 and Prime Day 2019, the trends we’ve seen far in 2020, and our expert knowledge, to formulate some Prime Day iPad price predictions at Amazon.

Keep in mind that these predictions are not based on insider pricing knowledge, nor are they set in stone — they’re estimates of what we think will happen. This is possible because retailers are creatures of habits — it’s rare to see a truly unique sale. Each promotion is based on one that came before it, or is similar to something happening elsewhere. By tracking them, we can forecast the range of discounts we are likely to see in October.

Here’s what we mean:

RRP Black Friday 2019 Prime Day 2019 Best Price 2020 Today’s Price Prime Day 2020 (Prediction)
iPad 10.2 $329  $230 $249 $249 $279 $230 – $279
iPad Air $499 $399 $469 $459 $469 $399 – $459
iPad Mini $399 $384 $384 $349 $384 $349 – $384
iPad Pro 11.0 $799 N/A N/A $750 $800 $750 – $800
iPad Pro 12.9 $999 N/A N/A $949 $994 $900 – $980

These predictions are only for the latest base model of each iPad. Why? Because these are the variants that cost-conscious shoppers tend to hold out for a sale on. That’s not to say we won’t see discounts on the higher-end variants — we will. If the run-of-the-mill 128GB version of the iPad Air is in the bargain bin with $100 off, the maxed-out 256GB model will probably be right there next to it with a comparable discount.

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Should you wait until Prime Day 2020 to buy an iPad?

This depends on how badly you need one. If you’re preparing for back-to-school and can’t hold out for Prime Day in October (according to the latest rumors), then there’s no harm in taking advantage of one of the various iPad deals available now. The highlight? An iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi) for $550 at Best Buy, down $100 from the usual $650. Need something a bit bigger? Amazon has the iPad Pro 12.9 for $949, down from $1000.

Score the 2020 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is a superb value and the one we recommend for most users.
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
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.
With a 10.2-inch Retina display, 128GB storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, an 8MP back camera, and FaceTime HD front camera, the 2020 iPad has everything you need.
If you want the best and beefiest iPad around, the Pro is the one. You can score this third-gen model professionally refurbished in like new condition from the Apple Store for a very nice discount.
Big, great things come in small packages, and nothing embodies this better than the 5th generation of the iPad Mini, equipped with a strong, fast-learning processor and a huge 64GB storage.
Brand new isn't the only way to buy iPads, and if you're willing to buy refurbished, you can score a hefty discount. Apple is offering up to $80 off a range of refurbished iPads on its online store.
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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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