iPad's command high prices - so finding a deal is often the name of the game! Prime Day is a great time to find a good price on iPad, with some of the best prices of previous years falling over the two days of Amazon's sale. Here, you'll find all the latest info on Prime Day deals on the likes of the massive screened iPad Pro, to the slim and light iPad Air.
While Prime Day is still some ways off, we're dusting off last year's deals and discounts to give you an idea of what to expect come Prime Day proper. We can't guarantee that these prices will reflect this year's deals perfectly, however, and it's well worth popping this page in a bookmark and checking back closer to the big day - we'll be keeping this page updated as and when we learn more.
That's not to say there aren't some great deals to be had right now - and for the more impatient among us, we've collected together some of the internet's best prices and offers on iPads from around the web.
Not sure which iPad is for you? No worries, we've got you covered: we've tested them all and compared them in our comprehensive guide to the best iPad.
Current iPad deals
Absolutely need an iPad now? There are some great deals out there - here are just a few!
When are we going to see the Prime Day iPad deals?
Amazon has very recently let us know Prime Day 2022's date - it's 12 July - 13 July.
Am I going to need an Amazon Prime account for the Prime Day deals?
In a word, yes. In a few more words, you will need an Amazon Prime account for the very best Prime Day deals, but you may find some great deals that Amazon have made available for customers that don't pay monthly for the privilege. Have a double check on a products page, and if it doesn't say anything about Prime Day then you'll be able to make use of the reduction without the need of an Amazon Prime account. Watch out elsewhere as well - often, many other retailers try to beat Amazon to the punch with some equally good deals.
In some cases in fact those deals can be better - pay close attention to the likes of Walmart and target who in previous years have bettered Amazon's already pretty stellar deals. We'll bring you highlights from other stores too of course.
There's always Amazon's 30 - day Prime trial that if you've not had before is certainly worth a look - especially around Prime Day. Not only will you have access to the Prime Day deals, you'll have a chance to try out the free next day delivery and other perks exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers.
What iPad deals can I expect?
Good ones. Prime Day has always had some impressive savings on iPads, and this year is unlikely to be any different. These are our predictions for the various models, given Prime Days of previous years.
Last year's newest model, the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models saw modest discounts of around $50. Given how recent the models were, no-one really expected anything better, and the discount turned out to be the best up until that point - most retailers had been reluctant to reduce prices on the item of the moment. Since then, however, there have been heftier discounts of up to $100, and we're expecting around that figure for this year's Prime Day.
Apple's more accessibly-priced iPad often sees little to no discount anywhere. Last year it only saw a small discount to $299, which also happens to be the lowest price they've ever seen. Any discount would make this already tempting device well worth grabbing, particularly around the $50 off mark.
Last year's deals were on the previous 4th-generation iPad Air, so the fact that it was a model on the way out may explain why the savings were quite so delicious. We saw the price dip to $539 - a record low at the time. Unfortunately, that was only on a few colours, so you didn't get the pick of the crop. With the new M1 models we're already seeing discounts of around $30 pretty consistently, so we can pretty reliably expect a saving of about $50 or more during the Prime Day 2022 rush.
Previous Prime Day iPad Deals
We've gathered and kept a hold of last year's best iPad deals, and put them here for safe keeping. While they may not reflect Prime Day 2022's iPad deals, they'll give us an idea of what you might be able to expect from this year's big day. Worth bearing in mind that these deals came around the same time as stock shortages, so retailers may well be more likely to give healthier discounts on some of these older models.
Which iPad Prime Day deal is best for me?
There really is an iPad for everyone - from the small and light iPad Mini 8.3, to the massive and powerful iPad Pro 2021. But beyond price, how do you know which iPad, and iPad deal, is the one for you? We've put together some advice as to which iPad you might need, considering your use case.
The iPad Mini is a brilliant option if you're after something slightly bigger than your phone, but not as big as some of the larger bag filling options. It's small enought to fit in most bags (and some pockets, if you're brave enough) and powerful enough for pretty much all your tablet needs. It'll play games from Apple Arcade, run all your favourite streaming services for long, back of the car roadtrips, and even take pretty stellar photos should you need a bigger screen than your phone when you're taking your shots on vactation. you can get one for $409 on Amazon right now.
Going bigger, and you're looking at a couple of options. The iPad 10.2 is a really good size for mobile computing around the house, but it's design is starting to age in relation to the rest of the range. It's A13 processor is still plenty powerful however, and at $309 it offers some great bang for the buck. For a little over $200 more, you'll get the brand new iPad Air 2022, a very impressive tablet. It's slightly bigger at 10.9-inches, and a lot more powerful with an M1 chip within its slender frame. It's worth the extra, honestly, and if you can afford the extra, then $549 at Amazon is an excellent price for Apple's latest tablet.
For the iPad power user, the M1 iPad Pro line is not only an obvious option but a good one. These are Apple's most powerful tablets on offer, bringing not only the laptop grade M1 chips to the table, but also a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina Pro XDR display. It's accredited in the same way as Apple's Pro Display XDR, and has even better HDR performance than previous iPad Pro screens. It does, however, come at a price premium - at Amazon, you'll have to shell out $749 for the 11-inch version, and $999 for the 12.9-inch. The prices will also go up for the extra storage options, all the way up to an eye watering $2000.
For more information about Apple Prime Day deals, make sure you take a look at our selection of hubs below: * Apple Watch Prime Day deals * AirPods Prime Day deals * iPhone Prime Day deals * MacBook Prime Day deals
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