The best Black Friday sales are happening now and will continue through Saturday. If you’re hoping to grab an iPad deal before Cyber Monday arrives, we’ve broken down the sales below by iPad model:
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These Black Friday iPad sales are just a fraction of the Black Friday tablet deals we’re seeing. You’ll need to act quickly if you’re hoping to do some holiday shopping on the cheap, as inventory is thinning and delivery dates are stretching into December. We’ve also rounded up all the other Apple Black Friday sales available through Cyber Monday, so if you’re hoping to give the gift of an Apple Watch or iPhone, we have you covered there too.
Best Black Friday iPad deal today
- — $329, was $349
Best iPad Air deals
Best iPad Pro deals
Some of the best tablet deals going on right now are on iPad Pros at Amazon. We’ve found discounts on the 11-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pros for Black Friday.
While we do expect more iPad Black Friday deals to drop at some point in the next few days, the only good iPad Mini deal we’ve found is at Amazon right now.
How to choose an iPad during Black Friday or Cyber Monday
There’s no shortage of fantastic Black Friday iPad deals to choose from, but which model should you buy? For most, the run-of-the-mill iPad 10.2 is the one to choose, so much so we named it the best tablet on the shelves right now. It’s large and powerful enough to make it a pleasure to use for watching the latest must-see shows on Netflix and getting some work done while you’re away from your computer, but cheap enough to appeal to pretty much everyone. If you’re after something a bit smaller and more portable but with the same power, the iPad Mini is the model to choose.
This leaves the iPad Air and the iPad Pro. Let’s start with the latter: If you’re looking for a tablet to replace your computer, the iPad Pro is the one to choose. It comes in two sizes — 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch — and has the chops to cope with some intense multitasking action, be it watching a movie and working on a spreadsheet at the same time, browsing the web, and responding to email, or even using two applications side-by-side. The iPad Air, on the other hand, is the answer looking those wishing the iPad 10.2 had a better screen and camera.
Should you buy an iPad during Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
Black Friday, paired with Cyber Monday, is the last major discounted shopping event of the year. This means it’s the best time to buy an iPad on this side of 2021. Historically, it’s also when the tablets are at their cheapest, so if you’re looking to save some serious cash on your purchase, this is the time to buy. Remember, though: This isn’t your standard Black Friday. To cope with the surge in online shopping as a result of the pandemic, most retailers kicked off their Black Friday iPad deals (and sales in general) and encouraging customers to shop right now — and you should.
How much should you spend on an iPad on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
Unfortunately, iPads tend not to get huge discounts, even during major sales events. However, you can still happily grab yourself a bargain. The basic iPad for $300 and just under is a common deal (and a great tablet, too), while you can expect to see between $50 to $100 drop off the prices of the iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro lines through Cyber Monday. Discounts above that are rare and mostly restricted to the most expensive iPad Pro models.
Are any iPad deals too good to be true?
As long as you’re buying from a reputable retailer, you probably don’t need to worry too much about an iPad deal being too good to be true. You don’t really need to worry too much about being pressured into buying a rubbish product, because every iPad is a quality device. Even the oldest or refurbished iPads are good quality, so you’re unlikely to buy a lemon.
But it’s still worth keeping an eye on what you’re buying and why you’re buying it. If you just want a general multimedia device, forking over the big bucks for an iPad Pro is probably overkill. On the other end of the scale, the basic iPad is capable, but you might be better off with a more expensive iPad Air or iPad Pro if you want a high-powered laptop replacement. Make sure you do your research and don’t be rushed into buying by any sales timers.
Where to find the best iPad sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Amazon is offering steep discounts on the entire iPad line today. That’s right — the iPad 10.2, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro are all discounted.
- Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy has the iPad 10.2 and iPad Mini discounted, as well as a handful of tablets from other manufacturers, making it a fantastic destination to shop around.
- Walmart Black Friday: Walmart, like Best Buy, has the iPad 10.2 and iPad Mini in its sales bins, in addition to some cheap tablets from other brands.
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