Best deal on Apple's new iPad: Best Buy bundles in gift cards, more extras

Apple took the tech world by surprise a few days ago: rather than announcing the much rumored 10.5-inch iPad, it actually introduced the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad to date.

The 'new' iPad (Apple no longer calls it iPad Air) costs just $330 for the base 32 gig Wi-Fi-only model, which is already a great deal, but Best Buy makes it even sweeter: order the tablet now and you get a $25 gift card, and a free 6-month subscription for the Webroot Secure Anywhere protection app for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.

The deal applies to all new iPad models, and you can get it straight away at the link right below:

New iPad $25 gift card deal at Best Buy

Keep in mind, that Best Buy will also accept trade-ins that could further lower the price of this new iPad. If you go to a physical Best Buy store, you can trade in your old (and working) iPad mini 2, mini 3, mini 4, Air, Air 2 or Pro, and get a "minimum" $150 coupon.

Last, but not least, let us remind you that this new iPad is not exactly an upgrade over the iPad Air 2 and / or iPad Pro. It lacks the laminated display, LED camera flash, support for Apple's Pencil and Smart Keyboard, and a few other things. In fact, this new iPad looks practically exactly as the original iPad Air 1st gen. This does not make it any less of a great deal, but it's one thing to keep in mind.

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iPad 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1850 MHz
  • Battery 8827 mAh



1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Apple in desperation mode? Sales of these things must really be tanking. One day in the future, Apple will just be an iPhone company. Do people still use tablets, they are so dated.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Bastardized ARM tablets are what's dated. The Tablet form-factor, that's far from dated given all the things you'd only dream of doing on a Laptop or Desktop form-factor, including this ( ), this ( ), and this ( / ).

5. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

What are you talking about. You can do all those things on a convertible laptop. You are right though, Apple tablets are dying and dated. I don't see many people even using them anymore.

6. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Of course. People just buy tablets that can make phone calls, and squeeze them in their pockets.

4. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

20% off all apple products including the new red iphone and new ipad available from

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