Best iPad Deals
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Best iPad Deals for September 2020
The best iPad deals this month include cash discounts of up to $450 off. Here's a quick roundup of the sales:
The AppleInsider Apple Price Comparison Guides also provide an in-depth way to compare prices on current and closeout models. Updated throughout the day, the lowest iPad prices are always at your fingertips.
Current iPad models
Closeout iPad deals
Exclusive promo code discounts are readily available on accessories to complement your iPad, with even Apple's new Magic Keyboard for 2020 iPad Pros eligible for bonus coupon savings.
- Save $10 to $14 on Apple's Magic Keyboard for the 2020 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with coupon code APINSIDER. Must use this special pricing link or the Adorama links in the AppleInsider 2020 iPad Pro Price Guide. Check out these step-by-step instructions for activation details to secure the coupon discount.
Which iPad should I buy?
There are four major iPad categories to choose from. There is the entry level 10.2-inch iPad, the mid range iPad Air 3, the diminutive iPad mini 5, and the iPad Pro. Each have their own advantages over the other, but a lot of crossover in features. All modern iPads run iPadOS, which means they support features like split screen multitasking, dark mode, and the new home screen design.
The cheapest iPad in the line is not lacking in features. Quite possibly the best value for price of any Apple product, the 10.2-inch iPad is the perfect option for someone looking for a cheap tablet. This iPad has support for the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. The smart connector also allows for third party companies like logitech to make keyboards that utilize the powered connection.
Some compromises were made to ensure this was the budget level iPad.
The 10.2-inch iPad starts at $329 with 32GB of memory and has the option to go to 128GB memory for $429. Cellular costs $130 more on either model. Entry-level iPad deals are regularly available from leading retailers and models are usually discounted for education events or holidays.
iPad mini 5
The smallest iPad still packs a punch. Housing the latest non-pro chipsets and a laminated screen, it truly is the whole iPad experience in a tiny form factor. While there is no Smart Keyboard, the Apple Pencil is supported. The mini works great as a portable digital notepad or drawing pad, and acts as an amazing e-book reader or gaming device on the go. You're more likely to read books on this in bed than attempting to balance one of the larger iPads above your head.
You can purchase the iPad mini 5 in three colors; space gray, silver, and gold. It is configurable to have 64GB or 256GB of storage and a cellular option can be added. Wi-Fi iPad mini prices ring in at $399 for the 64GB model and $549 for the 256GB capacity. Add $130 to the total if you want to add cellular to either option, with iPad deals regularly available on the mini 5 as well.
iPad Air 3
The iPad Air line used to be the premium iPad line before the iPad Pro took over, and still shines as the premium iPad experience without spending pro money. It has a smart connector which fits 10.5-inch keyboards, and allows use of the Apple Pencil. This iPad has the same frame as the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro, therefore the same accessories work with this model.
You can purchase the iPad Air 3 in three colors; space gray, silver, and gold. It is configurable to have 64GB or 256GB of storage and a cellular option can be added. Retail iPad Air prices come in at $499 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and $649 for the 256GB Wi-Fi tablet. Add $130 if you want to add cellular to either option.
The iPad Pro is in its fourth-generation and comes in two sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. The two models are identical except for the size. They utilize an edge-to-edge design with no Touch ID or home button, but instead use Face ID. The Smart Connector is in the back of the device, and attaches accessories using an array of magnets. Because of this, old accessories do not work with the iPad Pro and requires the updated Apple Pencil.
These premium iPads have the A12Z chipset, which make them more powerful than many consumer laptops. They also have a Liquid Retina Display with wide colors and ProMotion. This means that you'll be able to view content in HDR and have up to 120Hz screen refresh.
The new Magic Keyboard attaches via a magnetic cover and a variable viewing position using cantilevered mechanisms. The Apple Pencil features a smaller design with a flat edge, and attaches to the iPad Pro via a magnetic connection that also charges the device. The Magic Keyboard is backwards compatible with the 2018 iPad Pro, and the latest Apple Pencil only works on the third-generation and fourth-generation iPad Pro.
The fourth-generation iPad Pro includes a new LiDAR sensor with dual cameras in the rear of the device. The 12MP wide angle camera and 10MP ultra-wide angle camera allow for better image capture and document scanning. The LiDAR allows for instant room scanning for AR use.
Retail 11-inch iPad Pro prices start at $799, with additional configurations driving the price upward to $1,449. Apple retained the same starting 12.9-inch iPad Pro price point at $999, with the one terabyte cellular-enabled model priced at $1,699, but with the best iPad deals found at the top of this page you can easily save up to $60 this September.