Best iPad Deals: Save $29 on the New iPad Air, $149 on Previous iPad Air     – CNET

Best iPad Deals: Save $29 on the New iPad Air, $149 on Previous iPad Air – CNET

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Apple announced a new iPad Air in March, bringing an update to the only iPad that missed a refresh in 2021. The new iPad Air gets Apple’s M1 chip, found in the company’s iPad Pros, along with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. What it didn’t get was expanded storage — the new iPad Air models offer the same 64GB and 256GB capacities as the current versions at the same prices. The new iPad Air started shipping two weeks ago and has already received its first price break — it’s $29 off at Amazon right now. Bargain hunters can save up to $149 on the previous iPad Air. 

The most affordable iPad remains the ninth-gen iPad, and it’s even more affordable right now at its current $20 discount at Walmart. The 10.2-inch iPad features the A13 Bionic chip, Apple’s True Tone display, an improved front-facing camera and an increase in internal storage. It rarely sees a discount. The iPad Mini is $40 off at Amazon. Like the ninth-gen iPad, the sixth-gen iPad Mini was released last fall. It features an 8.3-inch display, the A15 Bionic chip, a USB-C charging port for a quick charge and a power button with Touch ID. 

The 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are now the oldest of Apple’s tablets. They were the first non-Mac devices to be made with Apple’s patented M1 chip
 when they hit the scene last spring. The 11-inch iPad Pro is $50 off and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro $100 off, and you can save more on the higher-capacity Pro models.

If you want the best deals currently available on iPads, check our list below.

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iPad discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
10.2-inch iPad 9th gen (64GB) $329 $309 $299
8.3-inch iPad Mini 6th gen (64GB) $499 $459 $459
2022 10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB) $599 $570 $570
2020 10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB) $599 $470 $470
11-inch iPad Pro (128GB) $799 $749 $700
12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) $1,099 $999 $950

Note that “all-time” means the best price that we’ve seen at an Apple-authorized retailer in the product’s lifetime.

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The basic, 10.2-inch iPad didn’t receive a design overhaul like its Mini cousin, but it does serve up a faster processor, a better front-facing camera and an improved display compared with the previous, eighth-gen iPad. The biggest addition, however, is the storage, which was doubled to 64GB on the base model, and to 256GB on the step-up model. Other than that, the change you’ll most likely welcome in this age of FaceTime and Zoom calls is the front camera going from 1.2 megapixels to a wider-angle 12 megapixels. It’s also added Center Stage to keep your mug in the frame during video calls. Most major retailers have matched Apple’s price, but you can save $20 on the baseline model at Walmart.

Read our 9th-gen iPad review.

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The iPad Mini received a complete overhaul. The new design has rounded edges, thin bezels and no home button. The power button on the side now has Touch ID, and the Lightning port has been replaced by a USB-C charging port. It runs on the new A15 Bionic chip (same as the iPhone 13) and serves up an improved and slightly larger 8.3-inch display and better cameras than the old, fifth-gen Mini. You can save $40 on the baseline model right now, which is better than the $25 price break we’ve been seeing recently. And you can save $50 on the 256GB model.

Read our iPad Mini review.

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The new 10.9-inch iPad Air features Apple’s M1 chip, found in the company’s iPad Pros, along with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. What it didn’t get was expanded storage — the new iPad Air models offer the same 64GB and 256GB capacities as the current versions at the same prices. CNET’s iPad expert Scott Stein still recommends the less expensive 10.2-inch iPad for most people, but sees this iPad Air as a solid step up. Despite being available for less than a month, the new iPad Air has already received its first discount. You can save $29 at Amazon on the 64GB baseline model.

Read our iPad Air 2022 review.

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You can save $129 on Apple’s previous-generation iPad Air right now and pick up the 64GB model for $470 at Amazon when you clip the on-page coupon. It lacks the speedy M1 processor of the new iPad Air but is otherwise very similar in terms of design and features. Whether you view it as a fancier everyday iPad or a cheaper iPad Pro, the 2020 iPad Air is an excellent deal at its current discount. The 256GB model is $149 off at Amazon — there’s a $99 discount up front and $50 more taken off at checkout. (The makeup of these discounts varies slightly by color, but they add up to the same.)

Read our iPad Air 2020 review.

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The new 11-inch iPad Pro features Apple’s M1 chip and comes with storage capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB. Most retailers are selling the baseline 128GB model at or above Apple’s $799 list price, but you can save $50 on it at Amazon right now. And if you are willing to spend more for more storage space, you can also save on some of the higher-capacity models at Amazon.

Read our iPad Pro 2021 review.

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