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.

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Today's best iPad deals 2022

Apple iPad 2021  £319

Apple iPad 2021 £319 £299 at Amazon (save £20)
The entry-level iPad is all the tablet that most people will ever need. Discounts are relatively rare, so it's worth grabbing this superb deal (on the Silver version).

2021 Apple iPad Mini £479

2021 Apple iPad Mini £479 £463 at Amazon (save £16)
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 discount you can.

2021 iPad Pro 128GB £749

2021 iPad Pro 128GB £749 £699 at Amazon (save £50)
Treat yourself to a 2021 iPad Pro with an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, Apple's latest M1 chip and FaceID for a bargain price. 

Refurbished iPad Pro 12.9in 512GB £1169

Refurbished iPad Pro 12.9in 512GB £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 it's a great way to get the iPad you want at an crazy-low price.

Best iPad Air deals

Best iPad deals 2022

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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. 

The 2020-released model is a What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner. We were impressed with its great picture and sound, in addition to its attractive design and excellent user experience.

The new, fifth generation iPad Air (2021) looks very much like its predecessor but has a far faster M1 processor at its core. It also supports 5G (cellular models) and has boasts a 12MP front camera with Center Stage support.

Read the full review: Apple iPad Air (2020)

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.

The 2019 iPad mini's 7.9-inch screen might not suit cinematic epics, but for TV shows and YouTube, it's perfect. It also has the highest pixel density of any iPad. So while there's not a lot of screen, what you do get looks great. The speakers aren't going to rival the best desktop computer speakers, but they're not bad considering the size.

Want the latest model? The 2021 version features an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13, optional 5G, USB‑C charging and support for Apple Pencil (2nd gen).

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 is a journalist, copywriter and content designer based in the UK. He has written articles for T3, ShortList, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, Elle Deco, The Sunday Times, Men's Health, Mr Porter, Oracle and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include mobile technology, electric vehicles and video streaming.