There’s no better time to buy a new iPad than during a Black Friday deal, as the discount is one of the biggest we’ll see all year. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, various models of Apple tablets are on sale at Amazon for much cheaper than usual, and we’ve listed our favorite picks below. However, since iPad Black Friday deals almost always sell out quickly, we highly recommend that you make your decision about what to get as soon as possible.

Apple iPad 9th Generation (Wi-Fi, 64GB) – $230, was $329

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The ninth-generation Apple iPad, also known as the iPad 10.2 due to the size of the Retina display, remains on our best iPad list despite its 2021 release date as it is our top choice on a budget. It’s powered by the A13 Bionic chip, which is still pretty fast by today’s standards, especially since you can update it to iPadOS 17, which is the latest version of Apple’s operating system for tablets.

Apple iPad 10th generation (Wi-Fi, 64GB) – $349, was $449

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The 10th generation Apple iPad is the latest model in the brand’s entry-level tablet series. It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with improved performance over its predecessor thanks to the A14 Bionic chip. It has the previous generation 12MP ultra wide front camera that supports Center Stage which puts you in the center of the screen during video calls while upgrading to the 12MP wide back camera.

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Apple iPad Mini 6th Gen (Wi-Fi, 64GB) – $400, was $499

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If you want an iPad that you can comfortably hold in one hand while accessing your apps and watching streaming content, choose the sixth-generation Apple iPad Mini. It may be smaller than other iPad models with its 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, but it packs a punch in terms of performance as it’s powered by the A15 Bionic chip, and its speakers are quite loud too.

Apple iPad Air 5th Gen (Wi-Fi, 64GB) – $500, was $599

The back of the iPad Air 5.
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We crowned the fifth-generation Apple iPad Air as our top overall choice among the best tablets for several reasons, and it all starts with the high-performance M1 processor that makes the device run very fast and smoothly. It features a sharp and colorful 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and the thin and light design that is a trademark of the iPad Air line.

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