Should you buy an iPad on Black Friday?

iPad mini 5
iPad mini 5 (Image credit: iMore)

Should you buy an iPad on Black Friday?

Lots of power at a discount

Black Friday into Cyber Monday is a great time to find awesome discounts on iPads. This year, we believe the biggest discounts will be found on the current iPad (2020) and iPad mini (2019), and last year's iPad Air (2019). It would be best if you also were on the lookout for slight discounts on this year's iPad Pro (2020), both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.

Why buy an iPad Air (2019) on Black Friday?

iPad Air

iPad Air (Image credit: iMore)

Apple made significant changes between last year's iPad Air and the new model. The newest model has a bigger display, better processor and rear-facing camera, support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, 4K video recording, a USB-C connector, and more.

Despite this, last year's model is still worth considering. With a 10.5-inch display, the iPad Air (2019) is larger than the iPad (2019 and 2020), and it still supports an Apple Pencil (first-generation). Plus, the front-facing camera is the same one you'll find on the newer model. If you aren't quite ready to switch to USB-C, keep in mind that the iPad Air (2019) still comes with a Lightning connector.

Why buy an iPad mini (2019) on Black Friday?

The current iPad mini isn't likely to get a 2020 replacement like the iPad (2019) and iPad Air (2019). And yet, Amazon often discounts this model regardless. Though we don't yet know how much Amazon will discount the iPad mini (2019) on Prime Day, it could prove significant. The iPad mini (2019) is best described as an iPad Air (2019), but with a smaller display. Not surprisingly, it makes our list of the best iPads of the year!

Why buy an iPad (2020) on Black Friday?

Ipad 2020 With Apple Pencil Fixed

Ipad 2020 With Apple Pencil Fixed (Image credit: Apple)

Apple's signature iPad is typically on sale throughout the holiday buying season. This year's model offers an A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture and Neural Engine. You'll find a 10.2-inch display and two storage sizes, 32GB and 128GB, like last year's model.

Why buy an iPad Pro (2020) on Black Friday?

iPad Pro 2020

iPad Pro 2020 (Image credit: Apple)

Yes, the iPad Pro is expensive. However, if you've been waiting patiently to make your purchase, you might soon be rewarded. Released in March 2020, this year's iPad Pro models are likely to get replaced early next year. Because of this, you will start to see nice discounts arrive during and after the Black Friday holiday shopping period.

The iPad Pro comes with an A12Z Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture with Neural Engine and Embedded M12 coprocessor. It's available with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of storage.

So much to see

Black Friday remains one day on the calendar. And yet, Black Friday sales happen before and after the unofficial event. Be sure to check out our latest Black Friday news for the newest deals available.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.