iPad 10th gen plummets to its lowest price ever

iPad 10 deal of the day
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The colorful iPad 10th gen just became a whole lot more tempting, thanks to a $80 discount at Amazon. That brings the iPad down to a $379 price tag, only $50 away from the full price of the iPad 9th gen, the current entry-level model.

At the same time, however, that 9th gen iPad is also reduced to a sub-$300 price point. So which one should you go for, and is the 10th gen worth the $100 premium?

iPad 10th gen and 9th gen — which reduction is worth your time (and money)

iPad 10th gen |$449$379 at Amazon

iPad 10th gen | $449 $379 at Amazon

The new one

The iPad 10th gen is one of the newest iPad models in the lineup, and has some big features for a lower price. This current price is the best we’ve ever seen on the iPad, chopping an extra $20 off the previous lowest.

Price check: B&H Photo $449 | Best Buy $449

iPad 9th gen |$329$269 at Amazon

iPad 9th gen | $329 $269 at Amazon

The less expensive one

The iPad 9th gen is the oldest model available in the iPad line, and that means it comes in with the lowest price. This price isn’t quite the lowest we’ve seen on this tablet, with the previous lowest hitting $20 less.

Price check: B&H Photo $449 | Best Buy $269 

The iPad 10th gen, in our eyes, is the way to go here if you can stretch the bank. You're getting the modern iPad design language in some wicked colors, and it’s a newer device so software updates will keep coming for some time to come.

Having said that, if you want to save a little money and get an iPad that’s going to be ‘just fine’, then the iPad 9th gen is a great option — It might not be supported for as long, but if you just need an iPad to keep the kids quiet on long car journeys or to browse social media then it could be perfect.

As always, it will depend entirely on what you need the iPad for — just remember that you can’t get the iPad 9th gen in any fancy colors, just Space Gray and Silver.

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.