Apple's latest 10.2-inch iPad drops back to $250, making it the perfect holiday gift for all

iPad (2019)
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An iPad makes for a great holiday gift (for yourself or a loved one), but you might not want to spend a bunch on an iPad Pro model or even the iPad Air. The top-end iPad models pack more power than most people need, and likely cost a lot more than most need to spend for their day-to-day computing.

That's precisely why the new 10.2-inch iPad is the perfect tablet for so many users. And right now it is up to $100 off at Best Buy, bringing starting prices down to just $249.99. It first hit this price over the Black Friday weekend before promptly selling out, but the deal has returned ahead of the holidays making now the exact right time to pick one up.


Apple iPad 10.2-inch

This discount might be your last chance to snag this recently-released entry-level iPad at a discount ahead of the holidays. Get the Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip, the 8MP back camera, the 1.2MP front camera, a 10-hour battery life, and more.

This latest model of Apple's iPad was just released a few months ago and isn equipped with a 10.2-inch Retina display, along with a powerful A10 Fusion chip and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor for added security. It's capable of lasting for up to 10 hours on a single charge so you can get nearly a full day's use out of it while it's not plugged in. On the back is an 8MP camera, while the front features a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera for selfies and video chatting with friends. You can get it in the 32GB capacity for $249.99 or get 4x the storage for an additional $80.

You can learn all about this latest iteration of Apple's popular iPad tablet in our review in which we gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and said "... for anyone not wanting to spend a dollar more on an iPad than they absolutely have to, or are buying in bulk for education or enterprise, this new iPad is absolutely the new, better best value in tech today."

Once you've placed your order at Best Buy, head to this guide of the best iPad 10.2-inch cases to pick out some protection and make sure your tablet is covered as soon as it arrives at your home.

Adam Oram

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.