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The 12 best Black Friday deals on the iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad Mini

Apple notoriously rarely has deals or sales, but for Black Friday, some iPad models are discounted by hundreds of dollars.
Written by Allison Murray, Staff Writer on
The holiday shopping season has finally arrived, and with it, discounts galore. Black Friday weekend means sales on all things tech, including from big-name brands like Microsoft, Samsung, and Apple. While Apple rarely has discounts on its devices, you can find deals like $100 off iPads right now for the big sales event. We've rounded up the best iPad deals across various retailers so you can snag an iPad for less this holiday season.

Also: Live blog: The absolute best Black Friday 2022 tech deals in real time

Latest Black Friday iPad deals

The last time this page received an update, these were the latest iPad deals worth checking out:

Best Black Friday iPad deals

Below are the six best iPad deals we found could find. Further down the page, you'll see other interesting iPad deals we spotted at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy.
iPad Pro (fifth generation) | Best iPad
  • Current price: $1,000
  • Original price: $1,400
Even though the iPad Pro just got an upgrade to the M2 chip, this 2021 iPad has the almost as powerful M1 chip -- and it's currently $400 off. This is Apple's largest tablet with a 12.9-inch superior display for lifelike images and graphics. This powerful tablet is hailed as a great device for professional editing and content creation.
Appel iPad Pro 2022
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  • Current price: $999
  • Original price: $1,099
The latest iPad Pro model that was only just released in October is $100 off at Amazon for Black Friday. The major changes between the 2021 model and this version is that this iPad has Apple's new M2 chip, which consists of 20 billion transistors -- 25% more than M1. It's the same exact processor that Apple is using in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, so you can expect a powerful tablet.
Apple iPad 9th Generation
  • Current price: $270
  • Original price: $329
Apple rarely has its products on sale, so even $60 off this iPad is something worth noting. It has 64GB of storage and is powered by Apple's A13 Bionic chip. Plus, the 10.2-inch Retina display has True Tone, so the screen is comfortable to view at any light. 
Apple iPad Mini
Image: Apple
  • Current price: $12.49/mo. 
  • Original price: $18.05/mo. 
Snag an iPad Mini for $200 off as a Black Friday deal at Best Buy. This deal is specifically for the iPad Mini Wi-Fi + cellular model through the Verizon network. You'll pay $12.49 per month instead of $18.05 per month (for 36 months, 0% APR) with this deal, saving you $200 ($5.56 per month). The sixth-generation iPad Mini (released last year) has 64GB of storage, an A15 bionic chip, an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and wide color, Touch ID, and a 12MP wide back camera plus a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage. 
Blue iPad air against a lime green background
Image: ZDNET
  • Current price: $669
  • Original price: $749
Apple's newest iPad Air is currently on sale for $80 off for Black Friday. This iPad model was only just released in March, and has only reached this price point one time during Amazon's October Prime Day. All five iPad colors are on sale on Amazon right now, and you can expect a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone as well as Apple's M1 chip with Neural Engine. 

Amazon Black Friday iPad deals 

Here are some other iPad Black Friday deals happening right now at Amazon:

Best Buy Black Friday iPad deals 

Here are some other iPad Black Friday deals happening right now at Best Buy:

Walmart Black Friday iPad deals

Here are some other iPad Black Friday deals happening right now at Walmart:

How did we choose these Black Friday iPad deals?

We chose these Black Friday deals on tablets based on the brand, discounted price, and product reviews (both good and bad). Deals on tablets change daily and even hourly, so if you're interested in the best discounts, be sure to check a retailer's website often for deals of the day. 

When is Black Friday 2022?

Every year, Black Friday occurs the day after Thanksgiving in the US. This year, it takes place on Friday, Nov. 25. However, you can expect deals during the month of November, as well as discounted prices on tablets and other electronics the weekend following Black Friday.

When is Cyber Monday 2022?

Cyber Monday always falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving. This year, it happens on Monday, Nov. 28. Cyber Monday is the day that you can find exclusive online-only deals, and perks like free shipping. 

What are the best Black Friday 2022 deals?

ZDNET scoured Black Friday sales to find the best deals this year: Our experts also split out the best deals by retailer, brand, and category, which you can see below.

Black Friday deals by retailer

Black Friday deals by brand

Black Friday deals by category

 Here are some of the cheapest deals we've found so far:

Finally, if you'd like to see the newest Black Friday deals as they drop:
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