Ever since 2010 and the release of the first iPad, Black Friday iPad deals have helped shoppers save serious cash on Apple's popular range of tablets. And 2019's online retail event saw some of the biggest price drops to date. Black Friday iPad discounts and Cyber Monday iPad deals last year were seriously good, with even then recently-released models, such as the 10.2-inch iPad, becoming available at a discounted prices.
Now only a few months away, Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer a great opportunity to either buy your first iPad, or upgrade your existing one to a better model. To help you out, this article will walk you through everything you need to know to get the best Cyber Monday iPad and Black Friday iPad deals in 2020.
Whether you’re looking for a cheap iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini, you should be able to make some big savings. To give you a good idea of the benchmark of savings, below we look at some of the best deals of 2019, and will even start to report pre-Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPad deals. If you're an Apple Head, we've got other articles you'll definitely want to check out and bookmark too. Click to see more on Black Friday MacBook deals; best Black Friday Apple Watch deals; Black Friday Apple Pencil deals; and the best Apple AirPods Black Friday deals.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPad deals: Quicklinks
- Amazon: Discounts across all iPad models in the US and UK
- AO: Deals on iPad Pro, iPad and iPad mini
- Best Buy: Savings across the iPad range, including older models
- B&H Photo: Impressive deals across the entire iPad range
- Currys PC World: Savings on a number of iPad models
- John Lewis: Claim up to £150 back when trading in an old iPad right now
- Laptops Direct: Low prices on refurbished and new iPad devices
- Very: Apple TV+ offer currently running with select iPad purchases
- Walmart: Impressive savings across a range of iPad products
Not sure which model to buy from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPad deals? You’ll find our expert guide to choosing the best iPad at the bottom of this article, in a section called: Which iPad should you buy?
In the meantime, here's a top tip. If you’re looking for the cheapest Black Friday or Cyber Monday iPad deals, choose a Wi-Fi model. An iPad with a cellular connection – which enables you to use 3G or 4G when there's no Wi-Fi – will cost you more.
Once you've chosen your iPad, don't forget to browse the best Apple Pencil deals, and the best Apple Watch deals. In the meantime, read on to see some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPad deals from 2019, plus what we expect to see this year.
Black Friday iPad Pro deals
Released last autumn last year, the latest iPad Pro comes in two versions: the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020) and the iPad Pro 11-inch (2020). Both boast the powerful A12Z Bionic processor, impressive battery capabilities, and a variety of storage options. The larger version offers more screen real estate, while the smaller model is obviously more portable.
Here are the best iPad Pro Black Friday deals that appeared in 2019. Given that these models have been around for a while longer now, we're hoping for even lower Black Friday iPad prices on them this November.
2019 Black Friday iPad Pro deals: US
Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (256GB, 2018):
$1,299.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $200: This shiny new model features a Liquid Retina display that goes edge-to-edge and Face ID and has an incredible discount of 15%. This also includes a two-year Verison cellular contract and free security software. Also available is the larger 512GB model. DEAL EXPIRED
Apple iPad Pro 11" (256GB, 2018):
$1,099.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
Save $200: This is an awesome deal! 18% off the latest model of the powerful 11-inch iPad Pro. The deal includes a two-year Verison contract too, so you'll never stuck be without internet. DEAL EXPIRED
2019 Black Friday iPad Pro deals: UK
Apple iPad Pro 11" (64GB, 2018):
£1,519 £1,319 at Amazon
Save £200: Make incredible savings on the space grey version of the latest 11-inch iPad Pro. This one is for you if you need a bucket-load of storage, but you can also make amazing savings on the 256GB, 512GB and 64GB, too! Just click the option on the page. DEAL EXPIRED
iPad Pro 10.5" (512GB, 2017):
£749 £499 at Currys
Save £250: Get a huge discount on this 2017 iPad Pro right now. This model has 512GB storage and and beautiful 10.5 inch screen. Bear in mind it's compatible with the Apple Pencil 1st gen. DEAL EXPIREDView Deal
Looking for a new iPad Pro now? Here are the best deals available now in your area:
Black Friday iPad deals
The iPad is Apple's baseline tablet. The latest version came out in October 2020 and brought with it capabilities closer to those of the latest iPad Air, with its A12 Bionic chip, and support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. It also offers strong battery life, and smooth performance.
Last year we saw some fantastic Black Friday iPad bargains, and cracking Cyber Monday iPad deals, including some on slightly older models, details of which you can find below.
2019 Black Friday iPad deals: US
Apple iPad 10.2” (32GB, 2019): $
329 $229 at Target
Save $100: Apple’s entry level iPad is available right now for an absolute steal at Target. A short term offer, this 2019 model is currently reduced by a whopping $100, taking it down to just $229! There’s really never been a better time to buy. DEAL EXPIRED
Apple iPad 9.7 (128GB, 2017):
$559 $429 at Walmart
Save $130: If you want that cellular connection and some decent storage, this 6th gen iPad Black Friday deal knocks $130 off the usual price. Choose between three different colours. DEAL EXPIRED
2019 Black Friday iPad deals: UK
iPad 10.2" (32GB, 2019):
£349.99 £298.99 at Amazon
Save £50: This morning Amazon has launched a lightning deal that sees the latest iPad 10.2" price dropped by 14%. This 32GB, Wi-Fi model is only available at this price for a few hours, so don't delay! DEAL EXPIRED
iPad 10.2" (32GB, 2019):
£349 £299 at Very
Save £50: Apple's newest and most popular iPad supports Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. This Wi-FI version doesn't have cellular data, so it costs less, and right now Very has knocked £50 off, taking it to a very reasonable £299. There's also £50 off the 128GB version. DEAL EXPIRED
Looking for a new iPad now? Here are the best deals available now in your area:
Black Friday iPad Air deals
We weren't expecting hefty discounts on the newest iPad Air last year, but we were happily proved wrong. The recent launch of a new iPad Air will make it likely we'll see ever better discounts on older, but still very capable versions in 2020. Here are the best iPad Air Black Friday deals, and Cyber Monday iPad Air deals we saw in 2019.
2019 Black Friday iPad Air deals: US
iPad Air (64GB, 2019):
$499 $459 at Walmart
Save $40: This is Apple's newest iPad Air, so $40 off is about the best you're going to get on this model. This 10.5-inch 64GB model is compatible with the Apple Pencil (1st gen) and a powerful A12 bionic chip. There's up to 10 hours of battery life, too. DEAL EXPIRED
2019 Black Friday iPad Air deals: UK
iPad Air (64GB, 2019):
£479 £448 at Amazon
Save £30: This is Apple's latest and greatest iPad Air, so it's incredible to be seeing any savings on it at all. This 64GB model has a decent screen size of 10.5-inches and is compatible with the Apple Pencil (1st gen). And there's £30 off at Amazon, or at Currys. DEAL EXPIRED
Looking for a new iPad Air now? Here are the best deals available now in your area:
Black Friday iPad Mini deals
Much like the iPad Air, the arrival of a new iPad mini in 2020 means we're surely see some great discounts on older models come Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year saw some impressive discounts, and we're convinced that 2020 will bring even better Black Friday iPad mini deals to save you cash.
2019 Black Friday iPad Mini deals: US
iPad mini (64GB, 2019): $399.99 plus 1 year Apple TV at Best Buy
Get 1 year free Apple TV: Apple fans can get a brand new iPad mini plus a whole year of Apple TV for just $399.99 at Best Buy. This hot new model is compatible with Apple Pencil (1st gen). DEAL EXPIRED
iPad mini 4 (64GB, renewed):
$450 $269.99 at Amazon
40% off: There's a huge saving on this refurbished mini model. These are pre-owned tablets that are tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, so should work just like new (and are backed by a 90-day guarantee if you have any issues). DEAL EXPIRED
2019 iPad mini Black Friday deals: UK
iPad mini (256GB, 2019):
£669 £569 at Very
Save £100: Snap up a 2019 iPad mini with £100 off right now at Very. The 7.9" tablet includes a Retina Display, Touch ID and an A12 Bionic Chip. It also supports Apple Pencil and works with Wi-Fi or cellular data. DEAL EXPIRED
iPad mini (64GB, 2019):
£399 £379 at John Lewis
Save £20: This 7.9-inch iPad mini is brand new and has £20 off. This is the best price we've seen on this 64GB model. If this one is sold out by the time you get there, Amazon is offering the same model for £384, and discounts on other models too. DEAL EXPIRED
Looking for a new iPad mini now? Here are the best deals available now in your area:
Black Friday iPad deals: Which iPad should I buy?
Which iPad is best for you? If you want maximum power, specs and screen size, then you'll want the top-of-the-range iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020). With its A12Z Bionic chip for super-speedy graphics, and 2732 x 2048 resolution, you won't get finer.
The slightly smaller (and cheaper) iPad Pro 11-inch (2020) is another good choice for creatives, and has the same super-charged A12Z Bionic chip. Both iPad Pro models are available with 64GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of memory for your photos, music and videos, and both work with the second generation Apple Pencil, although you'll have to buy that separately. The Apple Pencil 2 attaches magnetically to the iPad, where it also charges and pairs, and it's one of the best styluses available for drawing digitally
Think about whether do you really want to pay extra for a cellular model. The alternative is to tether a Wi-Fi-enabled iPad to your phone, and use that for a mobile signal when you're away from Wi-Fi instead. Meanwhile, if you want to save even more money, and are not so fussed about screen size, or top specs, then the 10.2-inch iPad (2019) could be a good cheap. It's a lot cheaper, and has a still-impressive A10 chip and 2160 x 1620-pixel resolution. It supports the first generation Apple Pencil, and is available with 32GB or 128GB of memory.
Other iPads include the iPad mini (see our iPad mini review here), which has a A12 chip and 7.9-inch screen. It's extra portable, as the name suggests, and is compatible with first generation Apple Pencil. There's also the iPad Air, which has 10.5-inch display and also has an A12 chip, plus several older models of the iPad. The 2017 versions have previously been on sale over Black Friday, so there probably will be Black Friday iPad price-cutting on them again this time. However if you want to use your iPad for drawing then you'll want one with Apple Pencil support, which some of the older models don't offer.
How much are iPads on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020?
Black Friday iPad discounts tend to go to a maximum of 40 per cent off, but that's pretty rare. You're still likely to make significant savings, especially on the pricier iPads that run into the several hundreds. And let's face it, as long as you're not paying the full standard price, you're saving money.
Apple itself isn't the best place to look for Black Friday iPad deals; in previous years it's offered gift cards, rather than discounted products, and 2019 was no exception. But third-party retailers did offer some very good deals.
We saw a lot of Apple Black Friday deals on iPads in 2019, with Walmart and Best Buy being the places to head for US shoppers, while in the UK, Currys, eBay, John Lewis and Amazon all had excellent discounts. So we'd certainly keep an eye on these outlets on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year too.
How do you get the best iPad Black Friday deals?
We won't sugar-coat it: the best Black Friday iPad deals in 2020 are likely to be in short supply, and big discounts even rarer. The best offers normally appear as lightning deals with limited stock available, and you need to leap on them as soon as they appear. So keep checking this page, where we'll bring you news of deals the moment they're announced.
To speed things up, decide in advance what model you're after; do you want a standard iPad, a Pro, a Mini or an Air? Remember that retailers often unload older models at knock-down prices.
When are Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020?
Black Friday this year (as with every year) will fall on the Friday after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November). That means this year it should take place on 27 November. Yes, we know, 2020 has had a habit of messing with even the most rock-solid certainties. But we're still confident that, online at least, Black Friday will go ahead as usual.
Cyber Monday will be three days later, on 30 Monday, and if past experience is a guide, there'll be plenty of great iPad discounts then too. In fact, it's not even just about those two individual days any more. As time's gone on, more and more retailers have been launching Black Friday iPad discounts days before the Friday itself, and often keep them going long after Cyber Monday.
The best bargains, however, tend to sell out straight away, so you still have to be quick off the mark. With that in mind, we'd advise checking back to this page from around 20 November, where we'll be posting the best Black Friday iPad deals as soon as they go live.
Where can you find Black Friday iPad deals?
Apple itself doesn't usually discount iPads, but that doesn't mean you can't find a great Black Friday iPad deal this year. Plenty of third-party retailers that stock Apple products typically offer worthwhile discounts that can save you significant amounts of cash. Below, we list all places we're confident will offer the best Black Friday iPad prices in November 2020; not least because they already offer discounts on iPads today.
The moment that specific Black Friday iPad deals are announced, we'll add them to this page as and when they appear. So make sure you bookmark this URL and do keep checking back!