Best iPad Deals: Shopping for a new tablet? Then you’re shopping for an iPad, ideally. Allow us to guide you towards the best pre-Black Friday iPad deals in the UK.
Unfortunately, Apple’s growing family of tablets rarely come cheap. Like all of the company’s products, those brand new prices remain fairly consistent.
There are tempting bargains to be had, though, especially around Black Friday. You can rest assured we’ll be covering any iPad Black Friday deals around the big day in November.
Related: Black Friday 2018 guide
You don’t have to wait months if you’re in the market for a top tablet right now, however. Our teams of experts works hard to maintain the following list of current iPad bargains, so there should always be some savings to be had.
Right now is actually a good time to grab an iPad bargain. Rumour has it that Apple will be announcing a brand new top-end iPad at its special event next week.
This means that there are savings to be had on the current and older iPad models, as retailers look to clear some stock for a hot new arrival.
Jump to: Which iPad should you get?
Related to that point, it’s worth mentioning that iPads don’t age as quickly as iPhones or even rival Android tablets. They tend to remain relevant and well supported for years. Indeed, it’s often the case that you can snag the biggest savings on older models, which is reflected in the deals below.
If you want to read about the differences between all the differed iPad models, head down to the bottom of the page.
Before that, let’s run through the best iPad deals from the UK’s top online retailers.
All prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. If you see a deal you’re interested in, act fast before it’s gone.
Best iPad deals – Amazon
Best Amazon iPad Deals
The iPad mini 4 is the newest of the smaller 7.9-inch display toting tablets from Apple. That means a super wrist friendly light weight but with plenty of power from the zippy A8 processor and, of course, Touch ID built in.
The do-it-all iPad designed for professional work as well as multi-tasking playtime. Use the A10X Fusion chip to do anything you need with speed on that 10.5-inch Retina display for a good 10 hours of battery life.
The latest iPad 9.7-inch with a Fusion A10 processor and support for the Apple Pencil. Ideal if you want a great all-rounder without some of the extra performance of the Pro models.
If you want to ramp the storage up on Apple’s sweet all-rounder, you can still snag big savings, provided you’re cool with Rose Gold.
Best iPad deals – Argos
Best Argos iPad Deals
If you don't mind going for last year's iPad 9.7-inch, which is still plenty capable, then you can save a few quid. You still get an A9 chip, 8MP iSight camera, Touch ID and 10 hour battery, just for a little less cost.
If you don’t need Apple Pencil compatibility, then the 2017 iPad 9.7-inch provides a very similar experience to the 2018 model. It’s only a little slower, and you can pick one up with extra storage for a great price.
Best iPad deals – Currys
Best Currys iPad Deals
An already great deal saving you £70 if you use the code iPAD70, but if you trade in your old tablet, you could knock another £100 off the price of Apple’s accomplished 10-incher.
It might be coming to the end of its reign as Apple’s top dog, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro remains a brilliant machine. Use code IPAD50 to save £50. Trade in your old tablet and you’ll knock a further £100 off the price, too.
Best iPad deals – John Lewis
Best John Lewis iPad Deals
This is about as good as the iPad gets right now, with a huge colour-rich display, ample storage, power on tap and cellular connectivity. However, thanks to the divisive Rose Gold colour it’s £60 cheaper than normal. You also get a boosted 3-year warranty from John Lewis.
This is a rare £50 off one of the ‘regular’ coloured recent iPad models at John Lewis. You get the ultra-capable 10.5-inch Pro model in Space Grey with cellular access, as well as a newly upped 3-year warranty.
Best iPad Deals: Which iPad should you get?
The new iPad 9.7-inch 2018 is the newest tablet in Apple’s range, and it looks just like any other iPad from the past five years. It packs in a Fusion A10 processor, so is plenty capable, and it’s added new support for the Apple Pencil stylus.
The iPad 9.7-inch (2017), on the other hand, is last year’s model and the perfect all-rounder for gaming, browsing and working. The iPad Pro is a more feature-rich option if you’re planning on doing some serious tablet-gazing, but both models of the iPad 9.7-inch offer the perfect balance of functionality and price, and is the go-to iPad for most people.
The iPad Pro is a big step up from the iPad 9.7-inch, in price, size and functionality. You have the choice of iPad Pro 10.5– or 12.9-inch versions. Both offer the best screen, camera and performance we’ve seen on a tablet.
If you want the full functionality of an iPad but in a smaller model, the iPad mini 4 will be right up your street. It’s lighter and more manageable in one hand than its bigger brothers, and while typing is trickier because of the smaller keyboard, it’s a great size for reading and commuting. This is also the cheapest iPad you can get.
In short, if you want a tablet just for Netflix binges and web browsing then stick to the iPad 9.7-inch, or iPad mini if portability is important. But if you want the best iPad and are prepared to pay for it, the iPad Pro is the best tablet you can get.
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