Black Friday iPad deals 2022 — best early sales now

Black Friday arriving means plenty of Black Friday iPad deals. Sales on Apple’s popular tablets continue to be some of the most popular at every retail event, and we’re scouring the internet to find the best prices available.

The new iPad Pro 2022 will release just before Black Friday, so dollar discounts may be tricky to find. The upside is that a new device in the iPad Pro line means discounts on the previous models, and there are some awesome iPad Pro 2021 deals happening at the moment. For example, you can grab the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (M1/128GB) for $899 at Amazon (opens in new tab) right now, which is $300 off a premium tablet with an awesome screen and stellar performance.

There are plenty more iPad deals to be found, too. The iPad Air (2022) is $519 at Amazon (opens in new tab), its lowest price ever. This is our favorite tablet on the market, so this deal will be hard to beat.

We’ll be keeping this page updated through the coming weeks in the leadup to Black Friday, so stay tuned to see the best Black Friday iPad deals available this year.

Black Friday iPad deals — top deals right now

Black Friday iPad deals — best early sales

10.2-inch iPad deals

iPad mini deals

iPad Air deals

iPad Pro deals

iPad accessories

iPad 2021: The iPad 9 is the latest tablet to join Apple’s iPad family. It sports a new A13 Bionic CPU that promises to deliver 20% faster performance than its predecessor. It also includes an upgraded 12MP front camera with support for the iPad Pro’s Center Stage technology. The new iPad also features double the storage capacity of its predecessor starting at 64GB and 256GB. The iPad 9 has already seen multiple price cuts. Both Walmart and Amazon have had it on sale for $299, which is $30 off. The lowest price Amazon has offered for the 2021 iPad is $269, so keep an eye out in case it hits this price or lower.

iPad mini 2021: Although Apple increased the price of the iPad mini by $100 for this generation, the iPad mini 6 received a multitude of upgrades starting with a redesign that includes an edge-to-edge screen. It also sports a larger 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with 2266 x 1488 resolution. (The older iPad mini has a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 display). The new tablet also gets a current-gen A15 Bionic CPU, which is the same processor powering the iPhone 13. According to Apple, the new CPU should provide a 40% jump in performance when compared to the previous iPad mini. Price-wise, the iPad mini has already seen price cuts that take $39 off. However, the biggest discount we’ve seen for the iPad mini 6 is $100, bringing it to a neat $399.

iPad Air 2022: The iPad Air 2022 hit an all-time price low of $519 during the October Prime Day. It had regularly sold for $549 or $559. That means any Black Friday iPad deals for this tablet will have to match or beat this $519 price point. That said, we don’t foresee this tablet getting significantly cheaper than $499 during the holidays. 

iPad Pros: Apple’s professional tablets will see massive price cuts this holiday season. The base 11-inch iPad Pro is regularly $50 off, whereas the base 12.9-inch iPad Pro can usually be found for $999 ($100 off). Expect Black Friday iPad deals to take from $100 to $350 off various configurations of these tablets. The base models should see at least $100 off, whereas the higher $350 discounts will go toward the higher capacity models. 


What retailers offer the best Black Friday iPad deals?

History has shown that Amazon offers the best Black Friday iPad deals every year. This year, the retailer dropped the price of the base iPad to $269. We expect to see a similar discount for the current-gen iPad. Naturally, competitors like Best Buy and Walmart could price match Amazon’s deals, which tend to sell out fast. 

Amazon: from $30 to $60 off select iPads (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: up to $329 off any iPad with trade-in (opens in new tab)
Target: shop all iPad accessories from $121 (opens in new tab)
Walmart: previous-gen iPads from $79 (opens in new tab)

Which iPad is right for me?

The 10.2-inch iPad is the most popular iPad for a reason. It’s Apple’s mainstream model that’s both affordable and offers good bang for your buck. The tablet uses Apple’s A13 Bionic processor, giving faster performance that makes the tablet more capable for iPadOS’ multitasking tricks. It’s also going to make your next round in Apple Arcade a bit smoother.

Our iPad Air (2022) review explains why that tablet is the best iPad for most people. It’s a lot like the iPad Pro, but its starting price is $200 less. The iPad Air has thin bezels and the flat-edge design, and it’s also got the support for the top Apple accessories — the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil that’s much easier to charge and the Magic Keyboard which is a delight to use.

Apple’s iPad mini is the smallest tablet in Apple’s lineup (as its name implies). It’s not light on power though, as the new 2021 model sports an A15 Bionic chip, which on paper makes it as fast as the iPhone 13. Beloved by many, its portable size makes it ideal for reading, as well as writing emails and browsing social media. And don’t worry, its screen is still great enough to watch some of the best Netflix shows.

Power users, though, will want the iPad Pro. It’s available in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. The new tablets are powered by Apple’s M1 CPU, which means you’ll get record-breaking speeds out of them. 

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