Best iPad sales and deals in December 2022

iPad pro, iPad mini and iPad 10.2
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There are loads of iPad deals and sales to be found - the tricky part is working out which is best for you. Normally, you'd have to spend hours upon hours looking at different prices and working out which one fits your needs and budget. That's where this list is going to be helpful - we've put all the best deals for you in one list so that you can compare them and see which is right for you.

iPads are, after all, expensive devices so making sure that you save some money is important. There are events throughout the year that reduce the prices on iPads, and the holiday season often sees some great iPad prices. Remember, iPads and other Apple products are immensely popular, so as soon as you see a deal on an iPad you like you're going to want to be quick or it may well sell out.

So let's dig into the best iPad deals and sales.

Today's iPad Sales - What you need to know

Some of the better deals on iPads have dried up a little recently after the big Black Friday sales, but there are still some deals to be found. The best at the moment is $100 off the latest iPad Pro 12.9-inch, making it $999 at Amazon (opens in new tab). There are reductions on the iPad Air, iPad Mini, and 9th-gen iPad, but they have been much lower recently so it's worth holding off for now. The new iPad 10th-gen has had some discounts, buy is currently full price.

The iPad 10th-gen and iPad Pro with M2 are here

The new iPads are here! They're out now, and we know where to buy the iPad 2022, and also the best places to buy the iPad Pro M2.

Best iPad Sales

iPad 10.2 | $329 (opens in new tab)

iPad 10.2 | $329 $299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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. Deals are rare, although Amazon currently has $20 off full price, making it $309.

iPad Mini 8.3 | $499 (opens in new tab)

iPad Mini 8.3 | $499 $459 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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 10th-gen | $449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPad 10th-gen | $449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The new iPad is here, and as yet, there have been no reductions. It's brought some fantastic new tech to the table, with a larger screen and more features than the previous model. It's also come at a $120 price premium, so it may be worth waiting to see if there are any reductions.

$599 (opens in new tab)

iPad Air 2022 | $599 $559 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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 Pro 11-inch M1 | $799 (opens in new tab)

iPad Pro 11-inch M1 | $799 $749 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

With the powerful M1 chip within its sleek, aluminum shell, the iPad Pro 11-inch brings some really cool features to the table. Its screen is a step up from the Air, with its 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, that ups the refresh rate, making for a smoother experience. There are larger storage options, going all the way up to the heady heights of 2TB. It also comes at a premium price - a price that can be lowered by $50 when you buy it at Amazon, where it is currently found for $749.

iPad Pro M2 11-inch | $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

iPad Pro M2 11-inch | $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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. This model is also really new, so there are unlikely to be any discounts quite yet - although we love being proved wrong.

iPad Pro M2 12.9-inch | $1099 (opens in new tab)

iPad Pro M2 12.9-inch | $1099 $999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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 $100 discount at Amazon, so you'll save a little when you pick one up.

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$299$269
iPad Mini 6$499$449$399
iPad Air 5$599$559$519
iPad Pro 11-inch$799$769$749
iPad Pro 12.9-inch$1,099$999$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 | $80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple Smart Folio for iPad Air | $80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 | $299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch | $299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 $50 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 AiriPad Pro
Display8.3-inch Liquid Retina with True Tone10.2-inch Retina with True Tone10.9-inch Liquid Retina with True Tone11/12.9-inch Liquid Retina with ProMotion and True Tone
ProcessorA15 BionicA13 BionicM1M2
Storageup to 256GBup to 256GBup to 256GBup to 2TB
SecurityTouchIDTouchIDTouchIDFaceID
Rear Camera12MP Wide angle8MP Wide angle12MP Wide angle12MP Wide angle
10MP ultrawide
Front Camera12MP 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, 5G LTE, BluetoothWi-Fi, 5G LTE, Bluetooth
Battery5,124mAh
Up to 10 hours
20W charging
8557mAh
Up to 10 hours
20W charging
7,606mAh
Up to 10 hours
20W charging
7538mAh
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)9.75 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
Purple
Pink
Starlight
Space Grey
Silver
Space Grey
Purple
Pink
Starlight
Blue
Space Grey
Silver

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.