Tablets are like larger versions of smartphones, at least in most cases. But buying an iPad for yourself or a loved one is still a great idea. iPads are very simple to use while offering a surprising amount of power depending on the model you choose. Their larger screens, added power, and advanced usage options certainly complement your phone well. There’s pretty much one for every situation with the standard 10.2-inch iPad perfect for all the family, and doing things like watching YouTube videos or playing some games. The iPad Pro is great if you need to do some video editing on the move, sketching, or even take notes in class. There’s always the iPad Air or the iPad Mini for portability. Of course, iPads can be pricy, even the older models. The good news is that there are some excellent iPad deals floating around. And because there are so many Apple deals, we’ve taken the time to highlight some of the best ones so you can save on iPads in the New Year.
Apple’s A13 Bionic chip is no M1 or M2, but it still offers 64-bit architecture and neural engine support for excellent performance. In other words, this 10.2-inch iPad is incredible value. It has a 10.2-inch Retina display, 64GB of storage, supports Touch ID and Apple Pencil (1st Gen), and it’s size, plus all-day battery life make it an excellent choice for anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle.
The 10.9-inch iPad remains one of the best iPads for someone on a budget. If you just want an easy to use tablet to browse the internet, watch some streaming shows, and do other straightforward tasks, it’s a reasonable solution. The 10th Gen version is powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, has a liquid Retina display, WiFi 6 for better connectivity, and works with Touch ID.
A “little powerhouse”, the Apple iPad Mini is ideal if you need a more portable iPad. It has a smaller 8.3-inch screen but that makes it the perfect middle ground between your phone and a laptop. Performance is pretty good from the A15 Bionic processor which is the same as the one on the iPhone 13. There’s support for the Apple Pencil too making it an ideal tablet for sketching out designs or taking notes. If you want a smaller tablet, this is perfect. Previous iPad Minis weren’t so great performance wise and had a smaller display, but the 6th generation model fixes that.
Offering incredible value, the iPad Air is a great option if you don’t want to splurge on the iPad Pro but you still want plenty of power. While the screen isn’t quite as good as the iPad Pro, everything else about it is high-end including its M1 processor. Thanks to plenty of accessory compatibility, it’s a good bet for when you need to be more productive, but is great for relaxing, too. All-day battery life keeps you going into the late hours without a charge.
You can enrich your iPad experience with accessories. For example, with an Apple Pencil you can sketch out designs or write notes. The Magic Keyboard makes it easier to type up essays or other reports, while there are many case options for keeping your beloved tablet safe. If you are going to get a stylus, read our guide on which Apple Pencil to buy for your tablet first, as choosing can be somewhat complicated.
Otherwise, here are some other Apple iPad deals we love, on cases, the Apple pencil, and more:
Save on iPad cases and covers
- Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air —
- Apple Smart Folio for iPad (10th generation) —
Save on iPad accessories
- Apple Pencil (1st gen) —
- Apple Pencil (2nd gen) —
- Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Air —
- Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inch —
More iPad deals
- Apple iPad 10.2 8th generation 32GB Wi-Fi (Renewed) —
- Apple iPad Air 4 64GB Wi-Fi (renewed) —
- Apple iPad 10.2 9th generation 256GB Wi-Fi and cellular —
- Apple iPad Air 5 256GB Wi-Fi —
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