Over the past decade Apple has expanded the tablet market and helped turn the tablet into a computing device that’s relied upon daily by both businesses and individuals. There is now a wide range of iPad models available to choose from, and a wide range of accessories as well. Apple products are difficult to find discounts on, but there are quite a few Apple iPad deals taking place right now. We’ve tracked them all down, and with so many models available to choose from, we’ve got you covered in researching the best iPads to buy as well.
- Apple iPad (2021) — $270, was $329
- Apple iPad (2022) — $399, was $449
- Apple iPad Mini (2021) — $400, was $499
- Apple iPad Air M1 — $650, was $749
- Apple iPad Pro M2 13-inch — $1,049, was $1,099
- Apple iPad Pro M2 11-inch — $1,799, was $1,899
- Apple Smart Cover — $40, was $49
- Apple Smart Folio for iPad Mini — $50, was $59
- Apple Smart Keyboard — $132, was $159
If you’re in search of a new tablet but want to avoid the high price points of the Apple iPad Pro lineup, the Apple iPad (2021) is a much more affordable option. It’s a very capable of iPad, as it has all-day battery life, the Apple A13 Bionic chip, and an immersive 10.2-inch Retina display. All of this makes the iPad a great device for creating with, for interacting with the digital world with, and for sitting down with for an evening of movie watching. This WiFi-only model comes in Space Gray with 64GB of internal storage, which is typically plenty for most tablet users’ needs.
This is the most recent release of Apple’s iPad base model. It has an updated design over the 2021 model and brings it in line with the looks of Apple’s higher end iPad models. The 2022 iPad has an 11-inch Liquid Retina display that provides a crisp working environment. The A14 Bionic chip allows you to multitask, collaborate and work seamlessly between apps. And all-day battery life is something you can count on even if you plan to stream movies and play video games all day.
At its core, the Apple iPad Mini is a scaled-down version of a previous generation iPad Air, which makes it a great option for those who want the most power they can get out of a tablet, while still maintaining the form factor of an extremely portable and easy to handle mobile device. When it comes to power, the iPad Mini features an A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, so while the smaller form factor and 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display keep your backpack a little lighter, the iPad Mini sacrifices nothing when it comes to capability. The cameras on the iPad Mini are also incredibly capable, making it a fun device for amateur photographers, or anyone who utilizes video chats regularly.
The Apple iPad Air M1, which sits close to the top of the iPad model lineup, offers many of the great features of the iPad Pro, while maintaining a more reasonable price point. The iPad Air now includes the powerful Apple M1 chip, a processor that can be found in many of Apple’s computers. This gives the iPad Air more power than you’ll find in most competing tablets. You can compare the Apple iPad Pro and iPad Air if you’re uncertain which is best for your needs.
If you like a larger screen or form factor, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch is probably the one for you. The larger screen offers a more immersive viewing experience, and it provides more room to maneuver if you’re a content creator or plan to interact with your iPad frequently for work. The Apple M2 chip delivers performance that’s difficult to find in a tablet. It has an 8-core processor with a 10-core graphics processor. The XDR display itself is one of the most impressive features of the 13-inch iPad M2, as it can reach 1,600 nits of brightness and provides a crystal clear image, wide color gamut, and support for HDR photos and video.
While the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch model is meant for people who want the largest screen they can get in a tablet, the 11-inch iPad Pro is for people who want all of the power of Apple’s M2 chip in the smallest form factor they can get it in. With the M2 chip you get mind-blowing speed, amazing graphics, and other performance capabilities that are typically reserved for the form factor of a laptop. And despite the power the 11-inch Apple iPad Pro is able to pack, the efficiency of the M2 chip keeps it from being a battery drain, and still allows the tablet to achieve all-day battery life.
The Apple Smart Cover is one of Apple’s most popular accessories for iPad. It’s constructed from a single piece of polyurethane to protect the front of your iPad. It automatically wakes up the device when you open it and automatically puts it to sleep when closed. You can fold the Smart Cover into different positions to create a stand for different tasks, and the Smart Cover is easy to remove, allowing you to snap it on and off whenever you want. This Smart Cover is made for several different models of iPad, including the third generation Apple iPad Air.
If you own an Apple iPad Mini, or if you’ve got your eye on the discounted iPad Mini you’ll find a little lower on this list, you’ve got to nab a case for it. Apple’s Smart Folio is one of the better cases you’ll find on the market, and the one discounted here is sized for the 2021 iPad Mini. It’s thin, light, and won’t addd much more profile to your iPad Mini. It will fold into different positions to create a stand for your iPad Mini, making it more ergonomic for reading, viewing, typing, or making FaceTime calls.
The Apple Smart Keyboard is the case you’re looking for if you want to bring a physical typing experience to your iPad. It delivers a comfortable typing experience wherever you are and converts into a slim, durable front cover when you’ve got it folded up. This Apple Smart Keyboard is designed to fit a wide variety of iPad models. It connects easily and requires no charging. All you have to do with this iPad accessory is attach it and start typing.