Apple, the developer of top products including the iPad, iPhone, and Mac PCs, rarely discounts its devices.
However, you can find sales if you know where to look. The iPad tablet, for example, is a popular tool for studies, creative applications, and productivity. Still, with so many generations on the market alongside variants such as the iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad mini, it's far from impossible to pick up a discount device.
We've rounded up the best iPad deals, including accessories, that we could find across various retailers so you can snag an iPad or accompaniment for less.
Best Apple iPad deals
Below are the best iPad deals we could find. Further down the page, you'll see other interesting iPad deals we spotted at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy.
- Current price: $1,299
- Original price: $1,899
One of our favorite deals for iPads right now can be found on Amazon. A $600 discount, or 32% off, is available on the 2021 iPad Pro. This model comes with an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, an Apple M1 processor, Wi-Fi connectivity, two cameras, and 2TB SSD storage.
- Current price: $559
- Original price: $599
Another deal of note on Amazon is for the iPad Air, a thinner and smaller cousin of the classic iPad and iPad Pro. You can save $40 on the 2022 model, which is equipped with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 64GB SSD storage.
You can pick up the iPad Air in one of five colors: Space Gray, Blue, Pink, Purple, or Starlight. There is a Wi-Fi and Cellular model available, but there is no discount on the $719 price tag.
- Current price: $1,599
- Original price: $1,799
Another Apple iPad Pro deal is for the latest model at Best Buy. This iPad, available with a $200 discount, comes with a 12.9-inch Retina display, Apple M2 chip, 1TB SSD storage, and 16GB RAM -- but is Wi-Fi only.
- Current price: $1,799
- Original price: $1,999
If you're interested in the Apple iPad Pro above but you need cellular connectivity, Best Buy is offering the same discount for a Wi-Fi + Cellular model -- but, as one would expect, this iPad is at a higher price point. You can still take advantage of $200 off, but you will still pay $1,799 for this high-end device.
- Current price: $13.88/mo.
- Original price: $18.05/mo.
Snag an iPad Mini for $150 off as a deal at Best Buy. This deal is specifically for the iPad Mini Wi-Fi + cellular model through the Verizon network. With this deal, you'll pay $13.88 per month instead of $18.05 per month (for 36 months, 0% APR), saving you $150 ($4.17 per month).
The sixth-generation iPad Mini has 64GB of storage, an A15 bionic chip, an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and wide color, Touch ID, and a 12MP wide back camera plus a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage.
Apple iPad deals at Amazon
Here are some other iPad deals at Amazon:
Apple iPad deals at Best Buy
Here are some other iPad holiday deals available at Best Buy:
Apple iPad deals at Walmart
Here are some other iPad holiday deals available at Walmart:
We chose these deals on iPad tablets based on trusted retailers, discounted price, and product reviews (both good and bad). Deals on tablets change daily and even hourly, so if you're interested in the best discounts, be sure to check a retailer's website often for deals of the day.
Any iPad model will be suitable if you need a tablet for basic tasks, including browsing the internet or streaming, so this is often a question of individual taste. Senior users might want to opt for a larger display in the name of eye comfort; however, all iPads come with accessibility features and the Siri voice assistant. Apple's largest display comes in at 12.9 inches although there are rumors that the tech giant is working on future devices with larger screens.
Apple iPads -- arguably, the classic iPad and iPad Pro, in particular -- may be able to replace your traditional tower PC or laptop. There's much to be said about the portability of iPads when using your tablet for work and productivity purposes, especially when combined with accessories such as a keyboard and a stylus.
However, multitasking can be challenging and standard laptops can still provide more flexibility when it comes to managing your workload. Despite how flexible iPads can be, they may also struggle with other purposes, such as gaming, compared to your PC.
ZDNET experts split out the best deals by retailer, brand, and category, which you can see below.
January 2023 deals by retailer
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