The standard 10.2-inch iPad (9th gen) is the cheapest iPad Apple sells, but in October 2022 it was joined by a 10.9-inch iPad (10th gen) that costs a bit more and comes in a variety of colors. If you’re looking to pick up a deal and save money on either the 2021 iPad (9th gen) or the 2022 iPad (10th gen), then you’ve come to the right place.
You can find great deals if you know where to look–and that’s where we step in! We’ve checked all the best places to pick up the iPad at the best price for you, so you can get a bargain. One thing to note if you are shopping outside of the U.S.–when it introduced the 10th gen iPad Apple actually increased the price of the 9th-generation iPad! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on the older iPad look better than they are – which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now.
There is more than one kind of iPad though. The standard iPad also has more expensive siblings including: iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad Pro and if you click those links you can see deals on those models. Also have a look at our best iPad deals round up and our iPad Buying Guide if you aren’t sure which model you want. You may also like to check out our round up of the best Apple deals.
Best 9th & 10th gen iPad deals right now
While there are deals on the 10th gen iPad we aren’t seeing huge discounts yet.
10th gen iPad:
- Amazon, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 64GB WiFi, $419 ($30 off).
- Amazon, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 256GB WiFi, $594 ($5 off).
9th gen iPad:
- Amazon, 10.2in 9th gen iPad 64GB WiFi, $279.99 ($50 off).
- Amazon, 10.2in 9th gen iPad 256GB WiFi, $399 ($80 off).
10th gen iPad:
- Laptops Direct, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 64GB WiFi, £484.97 (£14 off). Amazon has the same deal.
- Laptops Direct, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 256GB WiFi, £659.97 (£20 off). Amazon has the same deal.
9th gen iPad:
- eBuyer, 10.2in 9th gen iPad 64GB WiFi, £359.99 (£10 off). Apple originally sold this model for £319, but increased the price to £369.
- Amazon, 10.2in 9th gen iPad 256GB WiFi, £542.99 (£60 off). This model originally cost £459 before Apple raised the price to £549.
Check the best prices below to see other deals that are available – including for the cellular models.
Best price for 10.9-inch iPad (10th gen)
The 10th generation iPad, with it’s 10.9-inch display, launched in October 2022 so we aren’t seeing many discounts yet, but as they appear you will see them populate the best prices tables below.
10th gen iPad, 64GB WiFi, MSRP $449/£499
10th gen iPad, 256GB WiFi, MSRP $599/£679
10th gen iPad, 64GB Cellular, MSRP $599/£679
10th gen iPad, 256GB Cellular, MSRP $749/£859
Best price for 10.2-inch iPad (9th gen)
Below are the best iPad 9th gen prices we have seen for a variety of retailers. Since this iPad has been on sale since 2021 there are more in the way of deals, but since it’s already Apple’s cheapest iPad the discounts don’t tend to be as big as you might see on other iPads.
9th gen iPad, 64GB WiFi, RRP $329/£369 (WAS £319)
You can check out the lowest current prices from a range of major retailers in the automated tables below. Now that the 10th generation iPad is here we may see resellers dropping prices for the cheaper model – but keep in mind that Apple has increased U.K. prices, so those discounts may look better than they really are.
9th gen iPad, 256GB WiFi, MSRP $479/£549 (WAS £459)
9th gen iPad, 64GB Cellular, MSRP $479/£519 (WAS £439)
9th gen iPad, 256GB Cellular, MSRP $609/£699 (WAS £579)
Where to buy the iPad (10th gen and 9th gen)
In 2021 the 9th gen iPad suffered from stock shortages, so half the challenge was finding a retailer that has one in stock. Hopefully this won’t also be the case with the 10th gen iPad, but if it is you might find one at one of these major retailers:
Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following:
- KRCS who often is the first to discount new products
- Western Computer
Where to buy the iPad on contract
If you want to buy the iPad on contract you could try these networks:
US network carriers
UK network carriers
Best refurbished iPad deals
The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple very rarely drops the prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you might be able to grab a bargain.
The iPads in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full year’s warranty. It’s not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here.
In the U.S.:
- Apple Refurb: iPad 8th gen, 128GB: $349 ($70 off)
In the U.K.:
- No iPad deals right now.
Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK, which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years – most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old.
There is a large refurbished market for the iPad. We’d recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad offers:
- Big Phone Store
- Affordable Mac
- Tech Trade
- Laptops Direct
- Music Magpie
- Smartfone Store