This year's early Prime Day iPad deals are better than ever

Three of the best Prime Day iPad deals
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Amazon Prime Day 2024 starts tomorrow, and we're already seeing some great early Prime Day iPad deals. There are record low prices on everything from the new M4 iPad Pros and M2 Airs to older iPad models and Apple Pencils.

Prime Day 2024 runs over July 16 and 17, but some of the deals we're seeing now may not be beaten. We're checking all major retailers, not just Amazon, since other retailers also tend to offer deals around Prime Day in order to compete, and we're linking to the best deal on each iPad model, whether it's specifically a Prime Day iPad deal or not.

iPad Pro 13-inch (M4, 2024): $1,299$1,198 at AmazonSave $101:

iPad Pro 13-inch (M4, 2024): $1,299
$1,198 at Amazon

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This is the cheapest price to date on the M4 iPad Pro 13, which was only released in May. The best iPad yet for creative work, it's thinner than previous models and adds OLED display tech, a new more powerful chip and compatibility with Apple Pencil Pro for a great drawing experience. We gave it four stars in our own iPad Pro 13-inch review.

Price check: Apple: $1,299 | Best Buy: $1,299

iPad Pro 11-inch (M4, 2024): $999$944 at AmazonSave $55:

iPad Pro 11-inch (M4, 2024): $999
$944 at Amazon

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If you would prefer Apple's latest flagship tablet in a smaller format, Amazon's been running this small but welcome deal almost since the M4 Pros were released in May.

Price check: Apple: $999 | Best Buy: $999

iPad Air 13-inch (M2, 2024): $799 $738 at AmazonSave $45:

iPad Air 13-inch (M2, 2024): $799 $738 at Amazon
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In our four-star review, we described the latest Air as the sweet spot between cost and functionality for non pros. While not as powerful as the Pro above, it does support the new Apple Pencil Pro. Amazon also has $50 off the 11-inch version but with a 256GB SSD.

Price check: Apple: $799 | Best Buy: $799

iPad Air 10.9-inch (M1, 2022): $599.99 $399.99 at Best BuySave $200:

iPad Air 10.9-inch (M1, 2022): $599.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
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If you're looking for a bargain on an older iPad Air, it's not Amazon you need to look to at the moment, but Best Buy, which has $200 of the 2022 M2-chipped tablet. Obviously, it's not as powerful as this year's device, and it supports Apple Pencil 2 rather than the new Apple Pencil Pro, but this is a great buy for casual users.

Price check: B&H Photo: $499

iPad mini (6th Gen, 2021, 64GB): $499 $399.99 at AmazonSave $100:

iPad mini (6th Gen, 2021, 64GB): $499 $399.99 at Amazon
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Amazon's been running this deal on and off for a long time now, but the 2021 Mac mini still never gets any cheaper despite having been around for almost three years now. It's still more powerful than the basic iPad and remains a good option for those who want a compact device for travel.

Price check: B&H Photo: $499

iPad (10th Gen):  $349 $321 at AmazonSave $28:

iPad (10th Gen): $349 $321 at Amazon
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This is the lowest price on record for the 2022 upgrade to the 'entry-level' iPad, which sports a larger, brighter screen than the 9th generation model (see below). It might seem like a small discount, but this tablet was originally priced at $449 on release.

Price check: Best Buy: $349

iPad (9th Gen): $329 $249 at AmazonSave $80:

iPad (9th Gen): $329 $249 at Amazon
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The older 2021 iPad is also at a record low price, but this deal has been around for several months now. The design of the tablet is starting to look a little dated, but it's great value for a tablet for general use.

Price check: Best Buy also $249

Apple Pencil Pro: $129 $119 at AmazonSave $10:

Apple Pencil Pro: $129 $119 at Amazon
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Compatible with the new 2024 iPad Pro and iPad Airs, the Apple Pencil Pro introduces several advances, including a new squeeze gesture and barrel roll feature. We don't expect bigger discounts.

Price check: Best Buy $129

Apple Pencil 2nd gen: $129 $79 at AmazonSave $50:

Apple Pencil 2nd gen: $129 $79 at Amazon
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This is the biggest saving we've seen to date on the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil, which works with previous generations of the iPad Pro, iPad Air and also the 2021 iPad mini.

Price check: Best Buy: $79

iPad Air 10.9-inch (M1, 2022): £699.99 £479 at AmazonSave £220: Price check

iPad Air 10.9-inch (M1, 2022): £699.99 £479 at Amazon
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If you're looking for a bargain on an older iPad Air, then Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on the 2022 version. Obviously, it's not as powerful as this year's device, and it supports Apple Pencil 2 rather than the new Apple Pencil Pro, but this is still a great buy. Currys has the same offer.

Price check: Currys: £479

iPad (9th Gen, 64GB, 2022): £329 £233.53 at Amazon UKSave £96:

iPad (9th Gen, 64GB, 2022): £329 £233.53 at Amazon UK
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There's a decent deal on this budget iPad. Again, this is the best price we've seen and it's just dropped even further. There's only one in stock, though so you'll have to hurry.

Price check: Currys £299

iPad 10.9-inch (2022): £349 £330 at AmazonSave £19:

iPad 10.9-inch (2022): £349 £330 at Amazon
Save £19: The 10th generation iPad is a couple of years old now but it's still a really solid machine and will be more than enough for most people. Amazon is offering almost £20 off, which is the lowest we've seen it.

Price check: Currys: £349

iPad mini (6th Gen, 2021): £499 £459.99 at AmazonSave £40:

iPad mini (6th Gen, 2021): £499 £459.99 at Amazon
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Amazon's been running this deal on and off for a long time now, but this is the lowest price it ever drops too. The iPad mini remains a good option for those who want a compact device for travel.

Price check: Currys: £526

Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.