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The Apple 10th Gen iPad is just $299 as a post-Prime Day deal

Looking to save on an iPad? The iPad 10th Gen dropped to a rare $299 during Amazon's Prime Day sale, and these savings are still hanging around -- for now.
Written by Kayla Solino, Associate Editor
Apple iPad 10th Gen Blue
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If you've been wanting to purchase an iPad, you know how costly these tablets can get. You also know that Apple's products rarely see sales. Following the end of Amazon's Prime Day sale, you can still save $50 on the latest base model iPad, the iPad 10th Gen.

Also: The best Prime Day deals still live

Following Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the iPad 10th Gen got a permanent price drop to $349, and right now, you can swipe it up for $299 in the blue, yellow, silver, and pink colors at Amazon -- even after Prime Day has come to a close.

This beats the $319 price we saw just a few days ago leading up to Prime Day and prices we saw earlier this month during Fourth of July sales. Remember, Apple products don't frequently see price cuts, and with Prime Day officially over, this iPad deal may be fleeting.

The 10th Gen, released in 2022, is Apple's base-model iPad. It boasts substantial upgrades, like symmetrical bezels, a larger 10.9-inch display, Magic Keyboard Folio support, and the latest software version, iPadOS 16. 

The 10th Gen has thinner bezels surrounding a larger Liquid Retina display in place of the front-facing Touch ID and home button. Apple moved the fingerprint sensor to the outer edge, and dual speakers flank the left and right sides when the tablet is held in landscape orientation. The whole unit weighs approximately one pound.

ZDNET's Kerry Wan went hands-on with the iPad 10th Gen in 2022 and was impressed with Apple's upgrades to its base model. He continued using the tablet well into 2023, updating his review in May of that year.

Read the ReviewiPad 10th Gen (2022)

"My 'first impressions' hot take is still ablaze: the iPad beats out the iPad Pro model in two regards. The first is Apple's own accessories. The second area where the regular iPad edges out the Pro is camera placement," Wan wrote in his review. 

If you're looking to snag the 10th Gen iPad, which Wan says stacks up pretty well against the more expensive iPad Air, be sure to jump on this sweet deal while it lasts. Plus, if you want to shop even more Prime Day Apple deals that are still live, we've got you covered.

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