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Otherwise, the best Black Friday deal so far is on the 11-inch iPad Pro. Best Buy has the entry-level 64GB model on sale for $650 — that’s $150 less than what Apple is charging at its store. And Walmart is sticking with its discount on this 10.5-inch iPad Pro — a decent deal on a Pro-caliber Apple tablet with 512GB of storage.
Note that we’re focused on the Wi-Fi versions of the iPad here. Using LTE on a tablet is cool but, for most people, not worth the additional cost — for the device and the monthly service — especially when you can easily tether your phone for free.
Apple iPad discounts, compared
|Model||List price||Best price (current)||Best price (all-time)|
|iPad 2019 (32GB)||$329||$249||$249|
|iPad 2019 (128GB)||$429||$329||$329|
|iPad 2018 (32GB)||$329||N/A||$249|
|iPad 2018 (128GB)||$429||$349||$299|
|iPad Mini 2019 (64GB)||$399||$384||$359|
|iPad Air 2019 (64GB)||$499||$469||$449|
|iPad Pro 11 (64GB)||$799||$650||$649|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (64GB)||$999||$899||$850|
|iPad Pro 12.9 (256GB)||$1,149||$999||$950|
This is a good deal on an older version of Apple’s iPad Pro. Yes, the discount was up to $400 last week. And, yes, this 10.5-inch iPad was released in 2017. But still. Walmart’s loaded configuration (512GB of storage, Apple’s A10X processor) is a bargain at $699 — even in 2019. Read our 10.5-inch iPad Pro review.
The smallest model in the current iPad lineup comes with the smallest discount. You can find the iPad Mini at most retailers for $384 — that’s $15 off the Apple Store list price. Read our iPad Mini review.
Last week, Best Buy had the best price we’d seen on the 64GB model, with a $300 discount. That deal is gone. But Amazon is currently offering a $100 discount on it — and every other 12.9-inch iPad — which brings the entry-level model down to $899. Read our iPad Pro review.
Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new prices.