With a few days to go, anyone longing for an iPad should be strong now. Apple products rarely get huge price drops during these sales events, but any discount on an iPad is a good discount, because you can spend that money on an Apple Pencil or a nice case or screen protector for that shiny new tablet.
iPad Pro and iPad Air Amazon Prime Day Early Deals
iPad Air (2022) Amazon Prime Day Deals
The new iPad Air 5th generation is kind of an iPad Pro killer – it comes with a 10.9-inch screen and a design almost identical to the iPad Pro 11. It now has the same Apple M1 chip that buzzes, and it has also stereo speakers — two instead of four, but still placed in landscape stereo. What the iPad Air doesn’t have is a 120Hz refresh rate. But if you can live with that, you’ll enjoy a very solid tablet for a pretty solid price – especially around Prime Day when it should drop by $80-$100. So pick your favorite color and get your finger ready – we’ll be keeping a close eye on the best deals as they become available.
iPad mini 6 (2021) Amazon Prime Day Deals
The iPad mini 6 is exclusively for those looking for a super compact tablet (yet not a bulky smartphone). It starts at $499, but we expect it to drop by something like $50 during Amazon Prime Day shopping events. If you’re looking for value for money, you’re better off with the basic iPad. If you specifically want an iPad the size of a Kindle, the mini will do the trick!
The base iPad has been great value for money in the $300 price segment for years. Yes, Apple stubbornly refuses to give it true stereo (the dual speakers are nestled together on one side), and that big bezel design looks a bit off. bit dated. But that doesn’t change the fact that you have a pretty good LCD screen to work with and enough power to run iPadOS in all its glory — all the features that the iPad Pro has, the basic iPad has.
Obviously a lot of corners have been cut – this is the only iPad in the lineup that uses a Lightning port instead of USB Type-C. So it does support an Apple Pencil, but that of the 1st generation. No Magic Keyboard for this one either, but it does have the 3-point connector for a Smart Keyboard (our recommendation – Smart Keyboards are bad and overpriced).
Anyway, the $330 iPad always drops $30 during retail events. If we see a deeper price cut, we’ll be sure to post it here.