Don't wait for Prime Day, save up to $100 in this iPad sales bonanza

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off this week, but there are already some great deals to be found on all your favorite tech, if you know where to look.

Right now, we're seeing great prices on three of Apple's best iPads, the iPad 9th generation, the 10th generation, and the iPad mini

The latter has a fantastic 20% discount, with a saving of $100 on the base price of $499, now just $399. Likewise, the 10th-gen iPad is down to $399, and the 9th-gen iPad is just $269. While that might not be the best price we've seen on that last one, it's still incredible value for an entry-level tablet. With its Home Button and headphone jack, it's perfect for kids and those who are new to tablet and touchscreen technology. 

Early Prime Day iPad deals

 iPad mini |$499$399 at Amazon 

 iPad mini | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09G983JJS%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$499 $399 at Amazon 

This is a fantastic price on the iPad mini, down to just $399. It features an A16 Bionic chip, 8.3-inch Liquid Retina Display, a 12MP camera on both sides, and more. Available in pink and space gray. 

Price check: <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-ipad%2Fipad-mini" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Apple $499| <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1664337-REG/apple_mk7m3ll_a_ipad_mini_wi_fi_64gb.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">B&H Photo $499 | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2F4901902.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Best Buy $499

&nbsp;iPad 9th gen | $329$269 at Amazon&nbsp;

 iPad 9th gen | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09G9FPHY6%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$329 $269 at Amazon 

This isn't quite the lowest price we've ever seen on this tablet, but $269 for an iPad is a steal any way of the week. It still has a handy chip inside, a nice display, and a headphone jack, making it perfect for kids, car journeys, the elderly, and more. 

Price check: <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-ipad%2Fipad-10-2" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Apple $329| <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1664329-REG/apple_mk2k3ll_a_10_2_ipad_wi_fi_64gb.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">B&H Photo $319 | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2F4901809.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Best Buy $329

&nbsp;iPad 10th gen |$449$399 at Amazon

 iPad 10th gen | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0BJLT98Q7%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$449 $399 at Amazon 

This is a very new iPad, so a chunky discount like this is really exciting. You'll get one of Apple's latest chips, the A14, along with a 10.9-inch Retina Display. It's a big upgrade over the 9th-gen, hence the big price increase. 

Price check: <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fbuy-ipad%2Fipad" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Apple $449 | <a href="https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/replacement_for/1731145-REG/apple_mpq03ll_a_10_9_ipad_10th_gen.html?BI=20811&KBID=16572&SID=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">B&H Photo $449 | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2F5200904.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" data-link-merchant="bhphotovideo.com"" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Best Buy $449

If you move fast, you can get a brand new iPad for less and avoid the Prime Day rush. Our pick of the bunch here is the iPad 10th gen, just because of how generous this discount is on one of Apple's newer products. The mini is a great choice for people who want a tiny tablet for on-the-go. 

If you're in the hunt for something heftier, the best Prime Day iPad deals also include savings on the iPad Air and impressive iPad Pro. 

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9