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Best iPad deals 2021: cheapest iPad Air, iPad Pro and iPad Mini prices

Best Apple iPad deals 2021
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Apple's iPads are some of the best tablets around. And with a range of models at various price points, there's something for everyone. Here we've rounded up the best iPad deals, including substantial savings on the new iPad (8th Generation), iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro. 

And with summer deals landing all over, this month could be the best time to bag a bargain iPad.  

Deals on Apple devices are quite hard to come by due to high demand, but we've done the bargain-hunting so you don't have to! Below you'll find the today's cheapest iPad prices online. 

Apple recently unveiled the new iPad Pro 2021, including a range-topping version with a super-bright 12.9-inch Mini LED display and up to 2TB of storage. Prefer something cheaper? Make a beeline for our best tablet deals page for bargain Android and Fire tablets.

Now, which iPad deal is best for you?

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Best iPad Air deals

Best Apple iPad deals 2021

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The iPad Air is the slimmest and lightest full-size iPad that Apple makes (only the iPad Mini equals it for slimness and bests it on the weight scales). At 10.5in, its screen is pretty big and there's HDR support for showing off Netflix in all its glory.

Its sonic abilities are decent too, marred only by the slightly awkward speaker placement (they're on the bottom when held in portrait mode, so if you watch a film in landscape all the audio comes from one side).

It too works with the Apple Pencil if you fancy getting creative, but like most modern tablets there's no 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Air is Apple's best all-rounder – it's powerful enough for most tasks, the battery life lasts all day, and it's slim and light enough to not weigh you down. This means for most of us looking to watch, listen and play on the move, it's the best bet out of Apple's iPad range.

Read the full review: Apple iPad Air

Best iPad Mini deals

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If you're always on the go and want a small screen for dipping into e-books or casual watching, the iPad Mini could be your ideal travel companion. 

Its 7.9in screen is the smallest of any iPad, making it better suited to TV shows and YouTube videos than proper, cinematic viewing. But the fact it has the highest pixel density of any Apple tablet makes it a joy to watch on.

The speakers aren't going to rival the best desktop computer speakers, but they're not bad considering the size. And we'd wager that 99 percent of listening will be done through a pair of wireless headphones – in which case, the iPad Mini excels.

Put simply, this is arguably the best iPad around, and well worth considering for anyone always on the move.

Read the full review: Apple iPad Mini (2019)

Best iPad Pro deals

Best Apple iPad deals 2021

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The iPad Pro is the biggest and most powerful tablet Apple makes. It's aimed squarely at creative professionals – those pointy-glasses-wearing content creators who illustrate, design, animate and produce. And it's perfectly suited to the task.

The latest model, launched in late 2020, is available with an 11-inch or 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina (OLED) display with 120Hz Pro Motion technology. In other words, it should prove smoother than the previous version. 

The 2017 model has a 10.5in screen is exceptionally good, too. It's an OLED panel so you get stunning contrast ratio. And if it's not big enough for you, you can always go for the more recent 12.9in model instead.

Apple's own processors won't slow down the action no matter how demanding your graphical needs, and it's compatible with the Apple Pencil stylus (sold separately) for doodling on screen. Add all-day battery life and superb sound, and you've effectively got a mobile office for today's creative professional.

The iPad Pro is bigger than Apple's other tablets, and its feature-set is a little overkill for just consuming media. In other words, if you're after a machine for just watching films, playing games and listening to music, you might be better served by the cheaper iPad Air. But if you're creating content as well as consuming it, look no further.

Read the full review: Apple iPad Pro 10.5in (2017)

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Best Apple iPad deals 2021

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The standard iPad is now in its seventh generation - that's just one fewer than the epic Fast & Furious film series. But unlike Vin Diesel's franchise, Apple's tablet just gets better and better.

Once the only member of the iPad range, the standard iPad is now the entry-level model, with a more modest price tag than its siblings. That also means it's less well-specced - it has less storage than the rest of the family, less power, and is fatter and heavier than the iPad Air, with a slightly smaller screen. Its screen also lacks the lamination and anti-reflective coating of the other iPads, and it's not HDR-compatible.

Still, you're only likely to notice most of these if you place the tablets side by side. Images are natural and detailed, and the speakers are loud and dynamic. And it runs the same iOS as Apple's other tablets, giving it market-leading user-friendliness.

If you're on a tight budget, this is the tablet for you.

Read the full review: Apple iPad 7th Generation

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