I’ve been obsessively checking iPad prices over the past few weeks. In many homes, including my own, devices have become an even more prized resource — and from what I can see reflected in increasingly modest discounts and further-flung shipping dates, demand is now outstripping supply. The 10.2-inch model, which was selling consistently for around $250 before the pandemic, is now bouncing between $280 and its $330 list price. Today, it’s on sale for $300.
and some retailers are still offering modest discounts on them. Others have cut the prices of previous-generation iPad Pros — but not by much. By and large, the new 2020 entry-level models, which give you more storage and better specs overall, remain the much better value.
Apple iPad discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|10.2-inch iPad 2019 (32GB)||$329||$300||$230|
|7.9-inch iPad Mini 2019 (64GB)||$399||$399||$350|
|10.5-inch iPad Air 2019 (64GB)||$499||$479||$400|
|11-inch iPad Pro 2020 (128GB)||$799||$788||$750|
|11-inch iPad Pro 2018 (64GB)||$799||$699||$649|
|12.9-inch iPad Pro 2020 (128GB)||$999||$984||$947|
|12.9-inch iPad Pro 12.9 (64GB)||$999||$899||$850|
Otherwise, a handful of other iPads are discounted by $15 to $30, and some are stuck at their list price. We’ve got the best prices for each model below. Though we’ve included some Amazon links here — as it often has the lowest price on Apple products — bear in mind that .
Finally, we’re focusing on the Wi-Fi versions of the iPad. Using LTE on a tablet is cool, but for most people it’s not worth the additional cost — for the device and the monthly service — especially when. We update this list regularly.
Best Buy and Amazon are offering a $30 discount on the 32GB 10.2-inch iPad. Though we’ve seen this model sell for as low as $250 in the past, it’s been fluctuating between $280 and $300 since the pandemic started.
Even with a new model on the market, retailers are offering a modest $100 discount on the older 64GB model. In the past, it’s been far less expensive. Our buying recommendation: Hold off for now or shell out for the 2020 version.
It looks a whole lot like the previous model — but the 2020 iPad Pro gets trackpad support, a camera optimized for AR, Wi-Fi 6 and a storage bump for the entry-level model (from 64GB to 128GB). Amazon is currently offering a $15 discount.
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