Best Prime Day iPad Deals: Save $40 on an iPad Air, $100 on an iPad Pro - CNET

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Apple didn't denote immoderate caller iPads at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, but it did connection a preview of iPadOS 16 that volition adhd better multitasking features to its tablets. The astir caller hardware summation to the iPad lineup is the iPad Air that was released successful March, bringing an update to the lone iPad that missed a refresh successful 2021. 

The caller iPad Air features Apple's M1 chip, recovered successful the company's iPad Pros, on with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. What it didn't get was expanded retention -- the caller iPad Air models connection the aforesaid 64GB and 256GB capacities arsenic the existent versions astatine the aforesaid prices. You tin prevention $40 close present astatine Amazon connected the caller iPad Air, which is lone $9 little than the biggest discount we've seen for it.

The astir affordable iPad remains the ninth-gen iPad, and it's adjacent much affordable close present astatine its existent $20 discount astatine Amazon and Walmart. The 10.2-inch iPad features the A13 Bionic chip, Apple's True Tone display, an improved front-facing camera and an summation successful interior storage. 

The iPad Mini is discounted by $25 astatine Amazon. Like the ninth-gen iPad, the sixth-gen iPad Mini was released past fall. It features an 8.3-inch display, the A15 Bionic chip, a USB-C charging larboard for a speedy complaint and a powerfulness fastener with Touch ID. 

The 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are present the oldest of Apple's tablets. They were the archetypal non-Mac devices to beryllium made with Apple's patented M1 chip  when they deed the country past spring. The 11-inch iPad Pro is $50 disconnected astatine Amazon and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro $100 disconnected astatine Amazon and Walmart, and you tin prevention much connected the higher-capacity Pro models.

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As Amazon Prime Day nears and early Prime Day deals begin, present are the biggest terms breaks close present for Apple's latest iPads. We update this database arsenic caller deals look and aged ones expire, truthful beryllium definite to cheque backmost for the champion price.

iPad discounts, compared

Model List price Best terms (current) Best terms (all-time) 10.2-inch iPad 9th gen (64GB) 8.3-inch iPad Mini 6th gen (64GB) 10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB) 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB) 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB)
$329 $309 $299
$499 $474 $400
$599 $559 $550
$799 $749 $700
$1,099 $999 $950

Note that "all-time" means the champion terms that we've seen astatine an Apple-authorized retailer successful the product's lifetime.

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The basic, 10.2-inch iPad didn't person a plan overhaul similar its Mini cousin, but it does service up a faster processor, a amended front-facing camera and an improved show compared with the previous, eighth-gen iPad. The biggest summation is the storage, which was doubled to 64GB connected the basal exemplary and to 256GB connected the step-up model. Other than that, the alteration you'll astir apt invited successful this property of FaceTime and Zoom calls is the beforehand camera going from 1.2 megapixels to a wider-angle 12 megapixels. It's besides gained Center Stage to support your mug successful the framework during video calls. Most large retailers person matched Apple's price, but you tin prevention $20 connected the baseline exemplary astatine Amazon and Walmart. And if you privation much retention for photos, videos, projects, apps and more, you tin snag the 10.2-inch, 9th-gen iPad with 256GB of retention for conscionable $429 astatine Amazon. That's $50 little than from the Apple Store.

Read our 9th-gen iPad review.

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The iPad Mini received a implicit overhaul. The caller plan has rounded edges, bladed bezels and nary location button. The powerfulness fastener connected the broadside present has Touch ID, and the Lightning larboard has been replaced by a USB-C charging port. It runs connected the caller A15 Bionic spot (same arsenic the iPhone 13) and serves up an improved and somewhat larger 8.3-inch show and amended cameras than the old, fifth-gen Mini. You tin prevention $25 connected the baseline exemplary successful purple.

Read our iPad Mini review.

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The caller 10.9-inch iPad Air features Apple's M1 chip, recovered successful the company's iPad Pros, on with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. What it didn't get was expanded retention -- the caller iPad Air models connection the aforesaid 64GB and 256GB capacities arsenic the existent versions astatine the aforesaid prices. CNET's iPad adept Scott Stein inactive recommends the little costly 10.2-inch iPad for astir people, but sees this iPad Air arsenic a coagulated measurement up. Despite being disposable for little than a month, the caller iPad Air has already received its archetypal discount. You tin prevention $40 astatine Amazon connected the 64GB baseline exemplary successful immoderate colors and $30 successful the others.

Read our iPad Air 2022 review.

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The caller 11-inch iPad Pro features Apple's M1 spot and is disposable with retention capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB. Most retailers are selling the baseline 128GB exemplary astatine oregon supra Apple's $799 database price, but you tin prevention $50 connected it astatine Amazon close now. And if you are consenting to walk much for much retention space, you tin besides prevention connected immoderate of the higher-capacity models astatine Amazon.

Read our iPad Pro 2021 review.

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