Apple iPad Black Friday deals

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Apple iPad Black Friday deals
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year and it brought with it some unexpectedly large markdowns on the latest Apple iPad Pro models that almost never get discounted otherwise. We saw the iPad Pro 2022 go down the whopping $400 over at Best Buy, as well as some nice gift card offers with it on Walmart.

Our other favorite deal was on the $330 iPad that came out fairly recently, yet dipped down below $300 during Black Friday with the help of Amazon and the like. 

Regardless of whether you pick up a cheap or expensive modern iPad, it'll likely crush all the tasks you'd want to do with it effortlessly - from school work, through things like drawing and video editing, so Black Friday is the way to go if you can wait for a good deal on an Apple iPad.

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Best iPad deals right now

M1 iPad Pro 12.9-inch: save an epic $300 right now at Best Buy!

Discounts start at $300 for lower storage models and go to $400 if you wish to upgrade to 512 GB or more. Best Buy is now offering an extra savings of up to $450!
$799 99
$1099 99
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M1 iPad Pro 11" 2021 (512GB) — $198 discount at Best Buy

Just like the deal for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M1 processor, you can save even more if you trade-in a comparable device: save up to $450 today with a trade-in! UPDATE: Only 512GB models are still available!
$901 99
$1099 99
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Black Friday deals: iPad Pro 11" and 12.9"

What's a better way to score on an Apple device like the iPad that gets directly discounted so rarely than grab on during the Black Friday iPad deals bonanza. You could get up to 30% off the iPad Pro at Best Buy during the last Black Friday sales event, amounting to $400 off the newest 2022 12.9-inch edition, for instance.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022)

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Black Friday iPad deals: Apple iPad Air

The newest iPad Air is basically an iPad Pro 11" killer — it has the M1 chip, it has almost the same form factor, it has a USB C port, and supports the same Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2. If you don't mind a 60 Hz refresh rate and a dual speaker setup (instead of quad speakers), you can get a lot of tablet for your money. Especially during a sales event!

Apple iPad Air (2022)

Apple iPad Air (2022)

The Good

  • Unrivaled performance at this price
  • Premium build quality
  • Solid speakers
  • Supports iPad Pro (11-inch) accessories

The Bad

  • 64 GB of base storage is a bit stingy, the only other option is a costly jump to 256 GB
  • Expensive accessories

Black Friday iPad deals: Apple iPad 10.2"

The base iPad 10.2-inch got an upgrade upping its base storage tier. Now, it starts at 64 GB for $330, which is still not amazing, but one can make do with that type of storage, if they do some housekeeping once in a while.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021)

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021)

The Good

  • The full iPadOS experience at a low cost
  • TrueTone display
  • 64 GB base storage
  • Has a headphone jack
  • Dependable battery life

The Bad

  • Dated design
  • One-sided speakers
  • Lightning port
  • Non-laminated screen
  • Camera is not great

Black Friday iPad deals: Apple iPad mini 6

The iPad mini 6 is a new addition to the iPad lineup. It is one of the best compact tablets right now. With its redesigned, lightweight build, perfect for one-handed use, the 2021 iPad mini is arguably the best premium tablet for reading and note-taking.

Apple iPad mini 6

Apple iPad mini 6

The Good

  • Perfect size and weight for reading and jotting down notes
  • Unrivaled performance on a small tablet
  • Punchy stereo speakers
  • USB Type-C
  • 2nd-gen Apple Pencil support

The Bad

  • Unimpressive display, wavy scrolling in portrait mode

Where to find the best iPad deals during Black Friday?

Traditionally, some of the best discounts on Apple iPads have been the ones from retailers like Amazon or Target which gives you gift cards with every purchase that are way in excess of the discounts others offer. 

Still, Best Buy has been giving great iPad deals during Black Friday, with the caveat that these were mainly doorbusters and stock quickly ran out if you couldn't queue for a significant time and early outside a store. It did have an amazing online deal on the iPad Pro during the last Black Friday session, though, which restored our faith in Apple product discounts.

Does Apple have discounts on iPads during Black Friday?

Apple is unlikely to slash the price of its own devices for the sake of participating in the Black Friday deals craze. It usually just sweetens the pot with bundle deals that force you to buy another Apple product, or gives some App Store gift cards, and that's that.

Given the looming recession and sales slowdown that forced it to slash the component orders for its newest iPhone 14 series, it may be tempted to directly lower the price of an iPad or two so as not to miss out on direct holiday sales through its main channel.

Should I wait for Black Friday to buy an iPad?

Since Black Friday is the year's biggest shopping event with some significant savings to be had, unlike some other self-proclaimed deal bonanzas in the ranks of Amazon Prime Day, one can reasonably expect Black Friday deals on the iPad as well.

Whether because merchants are often using coveted Apple products as lure to attract customers to their online or offline stores, like Target or Best Buy do, or simply because Black Friday is the best chance for a price cut on a top-selling product, we'd recommend you wait and see what Black Friday deals on iPads would anyone have in store in November.
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