Black Friday iPad deals are now here in full force, and that means we're getting all the best offers now. Which is saying something, considering how many good discounts we've had already (the sales kicked off earlier this month, and they've been surprisingly impressive). With that in mind, be aware that stock is steadily decreasing - if you see something you like, you might be best to get on it sooner than later to avoid missing out.
We certainly don't have to search too far to find some worthwhile offers - many of the latest releases are seeing record low prices right now. Not only that, but retailers will be adding more discounts to more models over the next few days as well. We're keeping you up to date on all this movement - and making sure you grab the price cuts that look like they're going to run off the shelves before the big day as well.
With two new M2 Pro models on the shelves Black Friday iPad deals in the more expensive region may see a shift. Savings on these devices have already started peeking onto the shelves, but you'll find the last remaining M1 models holding onto some particularly strong prices as well. On top of that, the iPad Mini has starting to shift its weight a little more (it was still a little too fresh to get involved in last year's discounts), and the new 2022 iPad Air is already looking strong as well.
We've been tracking Black Friday iPad deals for years now, so we're rounding up all our experience in one place. That means you can scope out exactly which iPad you need to pick up this November, and how much you should pay for it. While not exactly canon Black Friday gaming deals, Apple's iPads are some of the best gaming tablets on the market right now, so whether you're getting into streaming your games via Xbox or you're keen to take a look at Apple Arcade, there's every reason to keep an eye on these offers.
Today's best Black Friday iPad deals in the US
- Amazon: record low prices across a range of models (opens in new tab)
- Adorama: big savings on previous generation Pro models (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: 4 months Apple Music and News+ free (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo: save on tablets, cases, and peripherals (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: older releases from just $136 (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: up to $100 off previous and current gen devices (opens in new tab)
$329$269.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- iPad Mini:
$499.99$399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
iPad 10.2-inch (64GB) |
$329 $269.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 - The 10.2-inch iPad is back down to this excellent record low price at Amazon right now. We never saw the previous generation go this cheap, and last time this price emerged it was gone within a few days so we wouldn't wait around for this one. We don't expect to see any additional savings on this in next week's offers either.
2021 iPad Pro 11-inch (128GB) |
$799 $699 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $100 - Not many retailers still stock the previous generation 11-inch iPad Pro, which means this $699 sale price at Walmart may be one of your last chances to grab a cheaper 11-inch model. However, if you can spring over $30 more you'll find a record low on the new release just below.
2020 iPad Pro (11-inch, 1TB) |
$1,299 $949.99 at Adorama (opens in new tab)
Save $349 - If you're after a larger storage device, we'd recommend taking a look at this $349 saving on the previous generation iPad Pro at Adorama. You're picking up the 11-inch device here, with a massive 1TB of space - all for just under $1,000.
Today's best Cyber Monday iPad deals in the UK
- Amazon: up to £110 off the latest releases (opens in new tab)
- Currys: six months Apple TV+ for free (opens in new tab)
- Ebuyer: refurbished devices from £189.99 (opens in new tab)
- John Lewis: claim up to £150 when trading in an old device (opens in new tab)
- Very: save on accessories and cables (opens in new tab)
iPad 9th generation (64GB) |
£319 £309 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £10 - If you're on the hunt for Apple's cheapest iPad, Amazon is your best bet right now. While we have seen this 64GB 9th generation model £10 cheaper in the past, it's the best rate going today.
2022 iPad Air (64GB) |
£669 £569 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - The latest iPad Air is £100 off at Amazon right now, dropping the £669 RRP down to £569. That's just 2p more than the record low on this particular device, making for a particularly enticing early Cyber Monday iPad deal.
2022 iPad Pro 11-inch (128GB) |
£899 £849 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50 - It might not be much, but this is the first discount we've seen on the new 11-inch iPad Pro - and it's now dropped a further £10 than on Black Friday itself. If you're after something a little more powerful, and don't quite want to wait, it's worth jumping in here.
2022 iPad Pro 12.9-inch (128GB) |
£1,249 £1,199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50 - We did see a very small discount down to £1,239 earlier in the month, but this £50 saving in the Amazon Cyber Monday iPad deals has the newest iPad Pro down to £1,199. That's a new record-low price on the M2-toting device.
How to get the best Cyber Monday iPad deals: our top tips
Cyber Monday iPad deals are extremely competitive - especially if you're aiming for one of the more powerful Pro or Air models. We'd also class the new Mini in this category as well, as the dinky tablet packs a serious punch and is proving particularly popular.
It pays to go into these discounts with a game plan, and we've been tracking these sales periods for long enough to offer up some top tips below.
1. Start tracking prices now
You'll need to know when you're looking at a good deal when the competition really heats up in November, which means it's a good idea to start tracking prices on the model you're looking for now. We'd recommend keeping a close eye on any price drops you see, so that you can quickly judge whether an offer is worth your time on the day.
2. Know where to look on the day
Cyber Monday iPad deals can come and go in a flash, so it's worth knowing where you need to be on the day. We'll be rounding up all the best offers right here, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back when the discounts start rolling in. Otherwise, we'd recommend checking Amazon (opens in new tab) first - they often have some of the best prices around but can quickly extend their shipping times as stock grows thin.
If you've found your perfect deal, it's worth making sure you can't get a better price elsewhere. Check other retailers for lower prices or additional incentives available at the same price. Some stores offer free subscriptions, accessories, or services when they can't beat another retailer on price alone and these may be more valuable to you.
4. Stick around
The fight isn't over, even when you've got that new iPad box in your hands. If you're really going for the best price possible, it's worth keeping your purchase in the packaging until Cyber Monday iPad deals (opens in new tab) are over. We sometimes see additional price drops on certain colorways during these later sales, so you may well find a better price.
Cyber Monday iPad deals - FAQs
When will Cyber Monday iPad deals begin?
Cyber Monday iPad deals are launching this Monday November 27, which means we're already in the thick of some of the best offers of the year. We often see the biggest savings reserved for flash sales during the main event, but - as last year showed us - nothing's guaranteed. These are incredibly popular offers, which means the early savings we're seeing in this Thanksgiving week could run certain models out of stock before the big day.
Should you buy an iPad before Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday iPad deals may be exciting, but they're far from grail-level discounts. In fact, last year we saw far more savings in the lead up to the event itself. Add in the fact that last year's Pro model will soon be overtaken on the shelves, and considering we've been seeing some particularly hefty discounts on the cheapest 10.2-inch device in recent weeks, and you've got every reason to jump in ahead of time here.
In general, we see the biggest Cyber Monday iPad deals reserved for the larger models - the three-figure Pro devices. If you're on the hunt for something remotely affordable, you'd do best to jump on any price that looks right in the run up. That said, if a 2021 iPad Pro is more your speed, we're expecting some strong savings on the M1 device coming up. The M2 model won't get close to the kinds of discounts we're seeing on the previous generation in November. That's because retailers are looking to shift stock of the old release before the new one takes over. If you're after an iPad Pro at under MSRP, then, we'd recommend moving before these previous generation devices run out of stock.
Where will the best Cyber Monday iPad deals be?
We'll be keeping this page well-stocked with all the best Cyber Monday iPad deals as soon as those offers start to roll in. However, if you're planning on searching for your own sales, these are the retailers we've found to have the best discounts in the past.
Amazon: regularly has the lowest prices around (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: fewer discounts but bundles sometimes available (opens in new tab)
B&H Photo: best for older and refurbished models (opens in new tab)
Newegg: massive range of older devices (opens in new tab)
Walmart: often price matches Amazon on Air and Pro (opens in new tab)
Amazon: the best place for record low prices on the latest devices (opens in new tab)
Argos: regular bundle deals with accessories included (opens in new tab)
Currys: bundles often include free subscriptions and software (opens in new tab)
Ebuyer: discounts often available on premium Pro models (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: regular trade-in deals and excellent warranties (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct: excellent prices but a £5 shipping charge (opens in new tab)
Very: stock often holds on longer with price matched deals (opens in new tab)
Cyber Monday iPad deals: what we expect to see
We expect the most popular model in this year's Cyber Monday iPad deals to be the new 9th generation entry level model. This year we've already seen the $329 tablet beat its predecessor's lowest ever price. Over the summer, this model hit $279 at Amazon, $20 cheaper than the $299 sales price we had come to expect. We would expect to see a similar rate in this year's Black Friday iPad deals, if the rumored iPad 10th generation doesn't run it off the shelves before then.
If you do spot a $279 price tag before then, we'd take the plunge ahead of time. Of course, nothing's guaranteed - retailers could surprise us with a blockbuster discount later on in the year, but that's highly unlikely.
If you're after the newer 10th generation you might be in for a surprise. Apple's latest tablet comes with a full redesign but at a much higher rate - $449 / £499 at the least. We may well see some of the first discounts on this model over Cyber Monday, but don't expect more than $10 / £10 off.
Cyber Monday iPad Air deals: what to expect
The iPad Air 5 has already taken a trip down to $549 / £510 a few times this year but is more likely to be found at $559 / £569 from day to day. We expect Amazon (opens in new tab), Best Buy (opens in new tab), and Walmart (opens in new tab) to raise this price a little when heading into the holiday sales season, only to drop it back down to $549 / £549 during official Cyber Monday iPad deals.
Considering the previous generation was regularly hitting $499 in the months leading up to last year's offers, we could optimistically hope for a little extra off in November. That said, the 2020 model did have another year under its belt by the time it hit this cost - at this stage in its lifespan it was found at $529. That means we're hopeful for a $529-$549 price later on this year.
Cyber Monday iPad Mini deals: what to expect
Despite its dinky form factor, the iPad Mini line is actually a fairly premium one. Packing all that tech into a one-handed chassis is an expensive affair, as reflected in the $499 / £569 starting price of the 2021 release. However, we have seen discounts bringing that cost down a little over the course of 2022. Prices have hit $399 / £459 a handful of times over the last few months, sparking hope for a $100 / £110 discount over November.
Cyber Monday iPad Pro deals: what to expect
The M1 iPad Pro has shattered its discount records a few times this year, with the 12.9-inch model hitting an $899 record low in the summer ($100 cheaper than the regular $999 sale price) and the 11-inch happily dipping down to $689-$699 plenty of times over the last few months. While last year's Cyber Monday iPad deals weren't too kind to the Pro model, we would expect better things in 2022.
That's if these tablets last until November. With the new M2 models landing on October 26, we're looking forward to a range of discounts landing well before Cyber Monday iPad deals. Retailers will be looking to shift stock of the older release while the M2 occupies the same price point, and that means hefty savings for us. We'd recommend keeping a close eye on these previous generation devices over the next few weeks - you won't find a new release for the same kind of price in November, and they may well be out of stock by then.
Which iPad should you buy on Cyber Monday?
If you're itching for a taste of Apple's latest tablet lineup it can be difficult to work out exactly which Cyber Monday iPad deals you should be aiming for this year. To find out which model will suit you best, you first need to ask yourself what you plan on doing with your device. Each iPad is (fairly) neatly separated into several different use cases, so it's easy to work out whether you can pick up a cheap 9th generation model or go for something with a little more power under the hood.
9th generation iPad - you want an every day device for streaming, browsing the web, playing some games, and light note-taking.
10th generation iPad - you need more screen space and a faster processor for note-taking, gaming, and web browsing, but don't need the expensive M1 CPU.
iPad Air 5 - you're generally going to be streaming and playing heavier games, but will also be writing up documents, taking more notes, or using your device as a graphics tablet.
iPad Mini 6 - you need to take your iPad on the go with you regularly and don't want to carry a 10-inch+ device. The iPad Mini 6 is more powerful these days, but if you're looking to run more demanding apps or games, we'd recommend the Pro model instead - this one is mostly about form factor.
iPad Pro 11-inch - you're going to be using large files for media editing, playing high performance games, and using your iPad more as a computer.
iPad Pro 12.9-inch - you're looking for a device to replace a laptop when you're on the go, supporting powerful media editing controls, large file sizes, and with plenty of screen space for multi-tasking.
|Row 0 - Cell 0||Best for|
|iPad 10.2-inch (9th gen)||Everyday browsing, light note-taking, light gaming, entertainment|
|iPad Air||Moderate note-taking, light multi-tasking, gaming, entertainment|
|iPad Mini||Portable browsing, light note-taking, light gaming|
|iPad Pro||Heavy note-taking, significant multi-tasking, high-end gaming, demanding apps|
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