Looking for a new iPad this Black Friday? Well you're in luck as this guide is dedicated to finding the best Black Friday iPad deals, including offers on the iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro.
The perfect middle ground between a phone and a laptop, tablets are handy devices for browsing online, reading books, using apps and editing or drawing on photos and videos – whatever your needs are, really! Arguably, Apple iPads are the best tablets (opens in new tab) on the market, but as Apple rarely drops its prices, it can be tricky to find cheap deals on them.
However, tablets – and in particular, Apple iPads – are top sellers in the Black Friday deals (opens in new tab) and typically get great price cuts. Whether you need an upgrade or you’re a designer looking to improve your expertise, iPads are the best-in-class tablets that you need to be shopping for this Black Friday.
Here’s the top three iPads we expect to see in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, plus which UK retailers are expected to have the best discounts.
Apple's entry level iPad is a fantastic all-round slate with Apple Pencil support, and is also capable of delivering a very competent light computing experience too thanks to its Apple keyboard compatibility. Powered by Apple's A13 Bionic chip and coming with 64GB of storage as standard, this tablet has plenty of power and solid storage, while its all-day rated battery means it can run and run.
The iPad Air offers a fantastic all-round tablet experience and a marked step up from the entry level iPad. It works with the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil, making note taking, designing and drawing simple. With a detailed screen, ultra-fast process and slick square-edged design, the iPad Air is still one of the best iPads and tablets on the market, so try and get your hands on this in the Black Friday sales.
At a slightly higher price, the iPad Pro is an elite and premium tablet that’s packed full of power. This is the first iPad to use the new Apple M1 chip (as found across its laptop range), making it speedy and intuitive. Whichever screen size you choose (11- or 12.9-inch), the iPad Pro has one of the best tablet screens available. The 2022 models also update to Apple M2, but you may find better deals on 2021 or 2020 models, as outlined below.
The iPad Mini is a lightweight, portable and small-sized powerhouse, with a fast Apple A15 processor and wide colour high resolution display in the latest model. With Apple Pencil support (2nd Gen in the 2021 model; 1st Gen before that), the Mini is a great device for drawing or editing photos and videos. It’s the ideal travel companion that doesn’t take up much space and has great battery life. If you're looking for a bargain, however, you may wish to buy the previous 2019 release, which as you can see from the widgets below is the cheaper buy...
Where to buy an iPad on Black Friday: Top UK retailers
Amazon UK iPad deals (opens in new tab)
Any iPad (and tablet in general) that you could possibly want is available on Amazon. We predict that many of their iPad/tablets will be discounted in their Black Friday sale but as Amazon are starting their deals a month early, keep an eye out this November for great prices at Amazon.
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Currys iPad deals (opens in new tab)
One of the best tech retailers which are sure to have big cash savings this Black Friday is Currys. With an extensive collection of iPads, Currys offer ‘Buy Now and Pay later’ deals and also compare models to get you the best device at the best price.
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AO.com iPad deals (opens in new tab)
Experts in computing tech and gadgets, AO.com are a strong destination so if you’re searching for a tablet this Black Friday. In addition to their daily deals, AO.com have discount codes that help you save even more money on items throughout their website.
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