The persistentmay help explain the frequent discounts being applied to virtually all of the models in Apple’s current lineup. At the moment, Amazon has most of the best deals, with the biggest discount on the 64GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which costs $850. That’s $150 off the list price.
That noted, Apple is currently offering a deal of its own — to students, at least: Buy an iPad Pro or iPad Air and pick up a free pair of Beats headphones. The deal is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.
Otherwise, the current deals on the newer iPad Mini and iPad Air remain negligible; we’d recommend waiting for the next round of discounts on them to come through before buying. And if you’re looking to pick up the lower-priced iPad, it might be worthwhile to wait it out, as bigger price breaks may return in the next few weeks.
Note that we’re focused on the Wi-Fi versions here. Using LTE on a tablet is cool but, for most people, not worth the additional cost — for the device and the monthly service — especially when you can easily tether your phone for free.
Apple iPad discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|iPad 2018 (32GB)||$329||$250||$229|
|iPad 2018 (128GB)||$429||$329||$299|
|iPad Mini 2019 (64GB)||$399||$384||$359|
|iPad Air 2019 (64GB)||$499||$469||$449|
|iPad Pro 11 (64GB)||$799||$674||$649|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (64GB)||$999||$850||$799|
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Apple still sells the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad for $329, but it’s available for $250 at plenty of other stores, including Amazon and Walmart. This excellent, all-purpose tablet continues to set the bar for design, features and performance in this price range.
Amazon has the best price around on the high-end iPad: $329.
The smallest model in the current iPad lineup comes with the smallest discount. You can find the iPad Mini at most retailers for $384 — that’s $15 off the Apple Store list price.
Published earlier, and regularly updated to reflect new prices.