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Black Friday iPad: what deals to expect on Apple's tablet in 2019

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The Black Friday iPad deals are very nearly upon us. You'll need to be quick if you want to grab a bargain, though - they'll get snapped up as and when they appear. However, you don't need to keep trawling Amazon, Best Buy, and the rest to find a discount. Our team has already done the legwork, so you'll find the most essential offers right here. Be sure to drop back in every now and then, too. Black Friday sales are as changeable as the wind; they'll come thick and fast from November 29 to December 2 (and each week either side, to be honest). In short? Bookmark this page if you want to save money, and check out our guide to the best gaming tablets if you want to keep your options open.

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iPad Pro 10.5" (latest model) | $699 at Walmart (save $300)
By our reckoning, that's the lowest ever price for this version of the iPad Pro. An absolute steal.

Because every retailer is trying to outdo each other with the lowest prices, it's also a win-win situation for us; Black Friday iPad deals will (hopefully) keep coming down with regularity, particularly considering lightning offers and one-day-only discounts. Basically, be sure to bookmark this page if you want to keep up with all the latest price cuts. 

In terms of what we'll actually be covering, anything iPad is fair game. All the same, you'll definitely find the latest models (including the iPad Mini and Pro versions) here. These change constantly, so we won't think you're creepy if you bookmark this page and come back and visit us every few days to see what's changed. Simply scroll down to get started, and don't forget to take a peek at these Black Friday game deals for more savings.

Current retailer Black Friday hubs:
Walmart | Amazon | Best Buy | Newegg | Jet | B&H Photo

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If you've been looking to upgrade, the latest model has the newest features and a bigger screen than previous iterations. It's only a minor upgrade over last year's - so bear that in mind when comparing prices - but Apple Arcade and the upcoming Apple TV make it easy to justify a new tablet. 

iPad Mini deals

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The iPad Mini is the perfect solution for anyone who likes reading or gaming on their tablets but doesn't want to be carrying a huge slab of glass in their bag. The 2015 iPad Mini 4 finally received a brand new update in 2019, simply called the iPad Mini, getting a brand new A12 Bionic Chip and a new retina screen with a 2048 x 1536 resolution.

iPad Pro deals

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If you're using your iPad in any sort of professional setting, all just like to have more power under the hood, the iPad Pro offers the most horsepower for your hands. A new new A12X bionic chipset makes it - according to Apple - faster than 92% of other portable PCs. It's not the cheapest option, but it is a damn impressive one.

How long do Black Friday iPad offers last for?

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Black Friday iPad offers seem to start earlier and earlier with each passing year as retailers fight for your dollars and pounds. While this year's Black Friday officially falls on November 29 (with Cyber Monday landing on December 2), discounts will probably start as far as two weeks before that, before you've even ordered your turkey. That means getting a smart deal will require keeping an eye out from mid-November, around the same time you start arguing with your parents about whether or not you'll pick grandma up from the airport on your visit. This is prime discount season, and paying attention to deals well before November 29 means you'll be ahead of the deals game while everyone else keeps snoozing. 

What is a good Black Friday iPad price?

That very much depends on the iPad model you want to grab. Apple updates its tablets so often that, if you can live with a 2018 model over a 2019, you can score even bigger discounts. If you just want something for Facetiming bae and checking out Apple Arcade, then Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad will work just as well as a 2019 model, but will be more likely to see a big discount.

Want to get some other bargains over the sale season? You can pick up tempting Black Friday gaming headsets from our dedicated hub, and it's always guaranteed that you'll find excellent Black Friday TV deals at the end of November or on Cyber Monday.

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