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The best 2020 iPad deals: The 10.2-inch model is on sale for $300

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I’ve been obsessively checking iPad prices during 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.

Apple recently unveiled two new iPad Pros and some retailers are still offering modest discounts on them. Others have cut the prices of the 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 the retailer is delaying some shipments of nonessential items by up to a month in the US

Finally, we’re focused 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 you can easily tether your phone for free. We update this list regularly.

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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.

Read our 10.2-inch iPad review.

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Though Amazon has discontinued its usual $15 price break on the 64GB model, it and B&H Photo are offering $27 off the pricey 256GB model. But if you’ve got your heart set on the smallest iPad on the market, equipped with a 256GB SSD, this might be your moment.

Read our iPad Mini review.

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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.

Read our iPad Pro 2018 review.

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.

Read our 2020 iPad Pro review.


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