The best iPad deals to snap up right now

Including iPad Air, iPad Pro and the iPad mini

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by Ryan Houghton |
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Apple’s flagship tablet titans are selling rapidly, if you’re looking to get your hands on some top-tier smart tech, here’s where you can find the boldest Apple deals on the iPad Air, iPad Pro and the iPad Mini.

If you’re searching for a great budget tablet or the very cutting-edge of Apple’s smart tech, we've got you covered.

We've rounded up the best iPad deals available on the market right now to save you time and money.

Whether it's their ease of transport, their impressive displays or their long-lasting battery life, there's very little they aren't suited for. Perfect companions to a busy student, a budding artist, or even a hardcore gamer, iPads are terrifically convenient, light and yet powerful devices for the day-to-day.

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The best iPad deals available:

Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm
Display Size: 10.9”
Display Resolution: 1640 x 2360 p
Camera: Front: 12 MP (ultrawide), Back: 12 MP (wide)
Battery: 7600 mAh
Available Colours: Space Grey, Starlight, Pink, Purple, Blue
Storage: 64 GB (larger storage options available)


Excellent build and design quality
Incredible value
M1 chipset is fantastic


Low storage


The latest addition to the iPad family, the fifth-generation iPad Air arrived in March and offers the incredible performance power of the iPad Pro with a far more lightweight design.

With the ultra-powerful M1 chipset previously exclusive to Apple’s flagship iPad Pro, yet with a significantly smaller 10.9-inch screen display, the iPad Air feels fantastic to hold.

The latest iPad offers ultra-low-latency writing with the Apple Pencil as well as the all-important Magic Keyboard, making the iPad Air a viable work laptop. Although you may want to grab the heftier 256 GB model instead if you plan to do any serious projects with it.

It’s lighter and about as quick as the iPad Pro, yet it’s cheaper - so what’s the catch?

Well, the iPad Air has some significantly weaker cameras than its 'big brother', with a front-facing 12 MP front camera and a 12 MP Wide camera on the back.

While these alone are great cameras, they’re easily outperformed by the Pro’s terrific triple-camera setup.

Sometimes, spending a ton of money on a tablet isn't worth it for what you plan on using it for, so if you're looking for something substantially cheaper, check out The best iPads for every budget.

Editor's pick

Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm
Display Size: 11”
Display Resolution: 2388 x 1668 p
Camera: Front: 12 MP (ultrawide), Back: 12 MP (wide), 10 MP (ultrawide), TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Battery: 7538 mAh
Available Colours: Silver, Space Grey
Storage: 128 GB (larger storage options available)


One of the most powerful tablets on the market
Beautiful 600 nits display
Ultra-high 120 Hz resolution


Very expensive
Low storage


Apple's iPad Pro is the absolute pinnacle of tablets right now, with a crisp and vibrant 2388 x 1668 p display and an 11-inch screen.

The latest iPad is perfect for high-performance tasks such as playing some Genshin Impact or working on some seriously big art projects with the ultra-low latency Apple Pencil.

Pair it up with Apple's Magic Keyboard and the iPad Pro can easily double up as a nifty, lightweight laptop, perfect for daily commuting without lugging around your precious gaming laptop.

Dimensions: 195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm
Display Size: 8.3”
Display Resolution: 1488 x 2266 p
Camera: Front: 12 MP (wide), Back: 12 MP (wide)
Battery: 5,124 mAh
Available Colours: Space Grey, Pink, Purple, Starlight
Storage: 64 GB (larger storage options available)


Great screen quality
Incredibly light and portable
Perfect for students




For the regular commuter, this convenient little tablet is so light and unobtrusive to carry compared to the significantly larger iPad Pro (which is over double the weight of the iPad Mini).

It’s perfect for notetaking and drawing, as well as for much more casual use such as some light gaming and Netflix bingeing.

The iPad Mini, however, has comparatively weaker cameras than the iPad Pro, sporting only an Ultra-Wide 12 MP front camera and a 12MP wide camera, yet the cameras themselves are still incredibly solid.

Unlike the iPad Pro, the iPad Mini’s base model has a rather meagre 64 GB of storage and is incompatible with Apple’s Magic Keyboard, so if you’re looking for an ultra-light, and high-performing replacement for your laptop, stick to the iPad Pro.


Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm
Display Size: 10.9”
Display Resolution: 1640 x 2360 p
Camera: Front: 7 MP (standard), Back: 12 MP (wide)
Battery: 7,606 mAh
Available Colours: Space Grey, Pink, Purple, Starlight
Storage: 64 GB (larger storage options available)


Fantastic Liquid Retina display
Solid performance
Good value


Low storage


Despite being an older iPad model, the iPad Air is by no means not worthy of consideration as your dedicated tablet. With a great camera, great battery life and a sizeable 10.9” display, the iPad Air remains a very solid tablet to this day.

However, the 4th generation iPad Air does have a slightly older A14 chipset with 4 GB of RAM which is half of the RAM of the iPad Pro, with a £50 price difference.

If you’re after a tablet that is future-proof and is guaranteed to hold up as a laptop, the iPad Pro is a much better option.

If, however, you’re looking for something a little lighter for you and your wallet, the 4th generation iPad Air is a great choice.

Best Value iPad
An Apple iPad (9th Generation)Apple

Rrp: $279.00

Price: $259.50

Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm
Display Size: 10.2”
Display Resolution: 1640 x 2160 p
Camera: Front: 12 MP (standard), Back: 8 MP (wide)
Battery: 8,557 mAh
Available Colours: Space Grey, Silver
Storage: 64 GB (larger storage options available)


Great value
Amazing battery
Excellent screen


Poor storage


Despite its significantly lower price point than the flagship iPad Pro, the 9th Generation iPad holds its own fairly well.

Apple's beautifully minimalistic design shines through, with a solid metal body, and rounded corners for great hand-feel.

Yes, it has a meagre 3 GB RAM and an ageing A13 Bionic chipset, but for the price alone it is certainly worth admission.

This foundational iPad is perfect for video streaming, video calls, reading and even gaming to some extent. It also has incredible battery life, which is great for your QOL.

Of course, don’t expect to play the latest mobile games with perfect performance, yet if you’re not looking to break the bank, the iPad is a perfect choice.

How much does delivery cost on Amazon?

Some orders on Amazon qualify as free delivery, otherwise, the standard Amazon delivery can be anywhere between £1.99 to £4.75.

However, if you have Amazon Prime all deliveries apart from groceries are usually free.

Ryan is a tech writer and reviewer for What's The Best, specialising in PCs and gaming. He is a keen PC gamer and an avid reader.

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