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Best iPad deals 2022: cheapest iPad Air, iPad Pro and iPad Mini prices

Best iPad deals 2022
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Apple's iPads are some of the best tablets around, so deals are quite hard to come by. But with a bit of research – and some help from the seasonal sales – there's every chance you'll find a tempting price drop below. Read on for today best iPad deals... 

Apple offers a range of models at various price points, so there's an iPad for everyone. Here we've rounded up the best iPad deals, including substantial savings on the iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro.

Waiting for the first iPad with an OLED display? It's not due out until 2024, according to the latest rumour. After a cheaper Android or Amazon Fire tablet? Here's our pick of the best tablet deals.

Now, which iPad deal is best for you? Let's take a look at the options...

Today's best iPad deals 2022

2021 Apple iPad Mini £479 at Amazon

2021 Apple iPad Mini £479 at Amazon
Head over to Amazon and you can bag the brand new, 2021 iPad Mini which features an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, and Apple's zippy A15 Bionic chip. Stock is hard to come by, so grab this deal you can.

2020 iPad Air 4 256GB wi-fi  £729

2020 iPad Air 4 256GB wi-fi £729 £689 at Amazon (save £40)
It's unusual to see a big discount on a brilliant, 2020 iPad Air so this Amazon deal is a bit of a unicorn. Stock is low right now, so don't delay if you want to secure this saving.

2020 iPad Pro 1TB £1269

2020 iPad Pro 1TB £1269 £1079 at Amazon (save £190) Here's one of the best tablet deals around. This 2020 model has been now superseded, but with Apple's insanely-fast A12Z Bionic processor on board, plus an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, it's still a fabulous buy.

iPad Pro 12.9in 512GB (Refurb) £1169

iPad Pro 12.9in 512GB (Refurb) £1169 £849 at Apple Store (save £319)
The other option is to go for a refurbished model. As you can see, the Apple Store sells them at ginormous discounts, so its a great way to get the iPad you want at an crazy-low Black Friday price.

Best iPad Air deals

Best iPad deals 2022

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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

Best iPad deals 2022

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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 iPad deals 2022

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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 range, launched in late 2021, includes 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes. In our review of the Award-winning Apple iPad Pro 12.9, we called its mini LED-lit display "the pinnacle of portable cinema".  

Then there's the 2020 model, which is also available with 11-inch or 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina (OLED) displays with 120Hz Pro Motion technology. Both the 2021 and 2020 models should prove notably smoother than the version launched in 2017. 

Finally, there's a 2017 model with a 10.5in screen. It remains a good buy, especially if you can grab one at a big discount. Despite its age, it features an OLED panel, so you get stunning contrast ratio. 

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, the iPad Pro is a great choice.

Read the full Apple iPad Pro (2021) review

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

Best iPad deals

Best iPad deals 2022

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The standard iPad is now in its ninth generation – and it just gets better and better.

Once the only member of the iPad range, the standard iPad is now considered 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 not as thin as the iPad Air, with a slightly smaller screen. 

The latest entry-level iPad 9 features a 10.2-inch display and a bunch of improvements, including a faster A13 Bionic chipset, a new front-facing camera and a True Tone display for the very first time. 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. We've yet to review the 2021-released iPad 9, but we were mightily impressed with the 2020 iPad (8th Gen), which picked up a What Hi-Fi Award.

Read the full review: Apple iPad (2020)

Read the full review: Apple iPad 9.7 (2017)

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Tom has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Men's Health, ShortList, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include mobile tech, electric cars and video streaming.