Best iPad deals in September 2023

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Whether you need a tiny tablet for on-the-go consumption or a huge iPad Pro for work and productivity, there is an iPad to suit every need and every budget. 

We haven't seen a new iPad in some time from Apple, and there are no rumored big releases on the near horizon. That means there has never been a better time to snag a deal on any model from across the entire iPad range. 

Today's best iPad deals

Best iPad deals

Best iPad 10th gen deals

iPad 10th-gen | $399 at Amazon

iPad 10th-gen | $399 at Amazon

This is a brilliant $100 reduction on Apple's entry-level tablet, which boasts a great processor and a lovely range of colors. This is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to spend the earth but wants Apple's latest and greatest. 

iPad 10th gen | $449 at B&H Photo

iPad 10th gen | $449 at B&H Photo

The new iPad is sometimes reduced at B&H Photo, but no such luck at the moment. It has been down as low as $399, so watch out for deals of around that price. You can also bundle the iPad with other software like Photoshop here, so you can save on that too.

Best iPad 9th gen deals

iPad 10.2 | $329

iPad 10.2 | $329 $279 at Amazon 

The design of the traditional iPad has barely changed since its initial release. While it's become slimmer and grown a Touch ID sensor, the front panel is still dominated by a screen surrounded by large bezels and a small home button at the bottom. But there is a reason it hasn't changed - it's still a really attractive and simple design. Under the hood, things are very different. There's a decidedly modern A13 bionic chip powering proceedings along, a 12MP front camera, and support for Apple Pencil. The iPad for everyone.

iPad 9th gen 256GB | $479 at B&H Photo

iPad 9th gen 256GB | $479 at B&H Photo

This isn't the best price out there for the iPad 10.2, but its one of the only places that has any stock. B&H Photo does reduce the price of the iPad here on occasion, so it might be worth waiting to see if you can snag a deal.

Best iPad Mini deals

iPad Mini 8.3 | $499

iPad Mini 8.3 | $499 $469 at Amazon

After a big redesign last year, the iPad Mini has become more of a little powerhouse than ever. It looks like a shrunk-down iPad Air, with the same edge-edge display as its bigger sibling, albeit, of course, slightly smaller. There's a very nice little 12MP wide-angle shooter on the back which lets you scan documents, and its A15 Bionic keeps tasks and swiping buzzing along very smoothly.

iPad Mini | $499 at B&H Photo

iPad Mini | $499 at B&H Photo

This isn't the biggest saving you can find on the iPad Mini at the moment, but it does come with some extras. You can add other products on to save a little money, so there are other savings to be had with B&H Photo.

Best iPad Air deals

iPad Air 2022 | $599

iPad Air 2022 | $599 $551 at Amazon

The iPad Air is a very powerful piece of mobile tech. It's run by an M1 chip that's similar to what you might find in one of Apple's MacBook line-up and features a 10.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display. Its sleek industrial design is available in a range of cool colors, and if you want one then Amazon currently has $40 off full price.

iPad Air | $599 at B&H Photo

iPad Air | $599 at B&H Photo

No saving here on any of the storage options, but if you bundle it up with other accessories and items then you can get some money off. Watch out for savings here around different events such as Black Friday.

Best iPad Pro deals

iPad Pro M2 11-inch | $799

iPad Pro M2 11-inch | $799 $749 at Amazon

The new iPads Pro are here - and they're significantly more powerful than before. The M2 has been shoved into the aluminum shell, along with more RAM and graphics processing power.

iPad Pro M2 11-inch | $799

iPad Pro M2 11-inch | $799 $759 at B&H Photo

This is the same price as you'll find at other retailers, but its only on the Silver color option. There are bundle offers you can add in as well, such as saving options with products like Photoshop. Whatever you choose , you can save a little money.

iPad Pro M2 12.9-inch | $1099

iPad Pro M2 12.9-inch | $1099 $1029 at Amazon

The iPad Pro M2 brings the power of the M2 chip to the iPad Pro line, and the 12.9-inch version is the biggest of the line. Apart from the chip, not much else has changed - including the price. There's currently a $60 discount at Amazon, so you'll save a little when you pick one up.

iPad Pro 12.9-inch | $1099

iPad Pro 12.9-inch | $1099 $1049 at B&H Photo

No big price reduction here, but there are bundle deals so that you can save a little when you buy the iPad with something else.

iPad price history

iPads prices are often changing, sometimes matching or even beating their previous lowest prices. Here are the MSRPs, Current prices and record low prices of all the iPad models.

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ModelMSRPCurrent priceLowest prices
iPad 10.2$329$279$269
iPad Mini 6$499$469$399
iPad (2022)$449$399$399
iPad Air 5$599$551$499
iPad Pro 11-inch$799$749$729
iPad Pro 12.9-inch$1,099$1029$999

iPad cases sales

When you buy yourself a big slab of touchscreen, you're going to want to protect it. There's nothing worse than arriving at work, pulling out your shiny new iPad, and discovering a massive scratch has developed in its glassy facia, reminding you of the little bit extra you should have spent to keep it safe from things like 'your keys' and 'your lunchbox'. Here are some great prices on iPad cases at the moment.

Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air | $69 at Amazon

Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air | $69 at Amazon
Your brand new iPad Air has a bigger screen than ever - which means more screen to break. The Apple Smart Folio is pricey, yes, but it fits perfectly and clicks shut with magnets that wake and sleep the screen. The black cover currently has $10 off on Amazon, so it's $69.

Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch | $229 at Amazon

Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch | $229 at Amazon
If you want to use your iPad Pro 11-inch as a laptop, there really is no better option than the magic keyboard. It protects the screen when it closes, and has a very cool hinge design that floats over the keyboard when open. It's available in black or white and is every bit worth its hefty price tag - especially when it's got $70 off at Amazon.

Which iPad is best for me?

There really is an iPad for everyone. There's a small one, there's a big one, and there's one in between for whom size doesn't matter. Some are more powerful than others, although they're also more expensive. Here's how the iPad models compare at a glance:

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Header Cell - Column 0 iPad MiniiPad 10.2iPad (2022)iPad AiriPad Pro
Display8.3-inch Liquid Retina with True Tone10.2-inch Retina with True Tone10.9-inch Liquid Retina10.9-inch Liquid Retina with True Tone11/12.9-inch Liquid Retina with ProMotion and True Tone
ProcessorA15 BionicA13 BionicA14 BionicM1M2
Storageup to 256GBup to 256GBup to 256GBup to 256GBup to 2TB
SecurityTouchIDTouchIDTouch IDTouchIDFaceID
Rear Camera12MP Wide angle8MP Wide angle12MP with Smart HDR 312MP Wide angle12MP Wide angle
10MP ultrawide
Front Camera12MP ultrawide with Centre Stage12MP ultrawide with Centre Stage12MP ultrawide with Centre Stage12MP ultrawide with Centre Stage12MP ultrawide with Centre Stage
ConnectivityWi-Fi, 5G LTE, BluetoothWi-Fi, 4G LTE, BluetoothWi-Fi, 4G LTE, BluetoothWi-Fi, 5G LTE, BluetoothWi-Fi, 5G LTE, Bluetooth
Up to 10 hours
20W charging
8557mAhUp to 10 hours, 20W chargingUp to 10 hours, 20W charging7,606mAh
Up to 10 hours
20W charging
Up to 10 hours
20W charging
Dimensions7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 inches (195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm)9.87 x 6.85 x 0.30 inches (250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm)9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28 inches (248.6 x 179.5 x 7mm)9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm) 11-inch
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
ColorsSpace Grey
Space GreySilverSilver, Blue, Pink, YellowSpace Grey
Space Grey

If you're looking for the best entry into the iPad lineup with the least cost outlay, then the iPad 10.2 2021 is the way to go. The screen is plenty big and bright enough for watching Netflix, and if you toss an Apple pencil into the deal then you've got an incredibly useful note-taking device. We called it 'Apple's most important iPad' in our iPad 2021 review - because it's the one that most people will buy.

iPad 10.2

iPad 10.2 (Image credit: Apple)

If you're looking for something a little smaller and size-efficient, then the iPad Mini 6 is the iPad for you. It's a surprisingly small device that still manages to pack in a great deal of screen real estate, and a healthy amount of grunt behind its diminutive metal chassis.

If you're after something that sits pretty much perfectly in the middle of all the other iPad models, then the new iPad (2022) could be just what you're looking for. The screen has lost a lot of the bezel of the previous model, and the new colorful case is pretty stunning too. 

Want something a bit bigger, and more powerful? The iPad Air 2022 will have you covered. There's a bigger 10.9-inch edge-to-edge display, along with the monster M1 chip under the hood.

If Power and massive screen size is your bag, then it's the iPad Pro. Available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes with all the power even modern laptops would gawp at, the iPad Pro is for the moving creative who doesn't have room in their bag for a MacBook - or who really likes touchscreens on which to conduct their mobile computing. Just pray you don't have to use it for too long - all that power comes at the cost of battery life, as we found out in our iPad Pro 2022 review.

How do I find iPad deals?

First off, where to look - Amazon. Generally, Amazon is going to have the best iPad sales. You may well find them at other retailers like B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Walmart, but they'll most likely not be better than the prices you'll find at Amazon.

Want the best prices? You might have to go for a different color. Often, Amazon will sell iPads of different colors at different prices - so the Lilac version may have a $20 discount, while the Starlight may still be full price. It's always worth looking at all the different colors to find the best iPad sales.

If you're not bothered as to whether it's the latest model or not, then have a shop around for yesterday's iPads! Sometimes, you'll find some killer deals on iPads that are still really solid devices, they just aren't current. Apple is usually pretty good with supporting their devices, so you shouldn't worry too much about a model that's a couple of months old.

What is an iPad smart connector?

The smart connector on an iPad lets you connect your tablet to a number of accessories, such as one of Apple's smart keyboard accessories or other docking kit. All current models have a Smart Connector on board, although accessory compatibility will be different amongst different models - always check to make sure the accessory you're buying is compatible with your iPad.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.