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Technology: Black Friday 2019 iPad deals: Pick up the 10.2-inch iPad for $299

The best cheap iPad deals in November 2019

  The best cheap iPad deals in November 2019 Here are the best Apple iPad prices on new and old models including the Pro and Mini versions.But when new versions come out on an almost annual basis, there's plenty of room for discounts on the older ones. We're here to find reduced iPad prices on current-gen models too including the latest members of the family, the brand new 2019 incarnations of the all new 10.2-inch iPad, the iPad Mini and iPad Air. We've got you covered for the latest high-end iPad Pro deals too.

One of the stars of Black Friday 2019 is the iPad. Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and others have already unveiled some major discounts, culminating in Walmart's head-turner on this 10.5-inch iPad Pro last week. (The price has since creeped from $599 to $699 -- but it's still a total steal on a pro-caliber Apple tablet with 512GB of storage.)

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But the best deals are still to come. And if you're in the market, take note: Walmart has announced that the new 10.2-inch iPad will hit $250 on Nov. 27. For now, B&H and Amazon are now selling it for $299. But if you can wait, you should.

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In the meantime, we still like the 9.7-inch iPad for $289 at Amazon (though it's currently listed as out of stock until after the new year). And Best Buy is sticking with its worthy deal on the 256GB version of Apple's most deluxe tablet -- $950 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. (You need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy rewards program, the basic tier of which is free, to take advantage of the price.)

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First look at Apple's 10.2-inch iPad

The discounts on the newer iPad Mini and iPad Air are still pretty negligible. We'd recommend waiting for the next round of deals to come through before buying either one of them.

Note that we're focused on the Wi-Fi versions of the iPad here. Using LTE on a tablet is cool but, for most people, not worth the additional cost -- for the device and the monthly service -- especially when you can easily tether your phone for free.

Best Black Friday 2019 iPad deals: The biggest Apple iPad savings available now

  Best Black Friday 2019 iPad deals: The biggest Apple iPad savings available now Apple's iPad range is bigger and more confusing than ever. But thankfully, it's an easy decision this year.Unlike last year, Apple hasn't released a new version of the top-end iPad Pro. But the recent 10.2-inch budget-line iPad is better than ever.

10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB): $699

You save $300

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This is a nice deal on an older version of Apple's iPad Pro. Yes, the discount was up to $400 last week. And, yes, this 10.5-inch iPad was released in 2017. But, still. Walmart's loaded configuration (512GB of storage, Apple's A10X processor) is a bargain at $699 -- even in 2019.

$699.00 AT WALMART

12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB): $950

Save $200

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Last week, Best Buy had the best price we'd seen on the 64GB model, with a $300 discount. That deal is gone -- but the company is now offering $200 off the step-up 256GB model (and the 512GB and 1TB versions, too). Note that you need to be a member of Best Buy's My Best Buy reward program to see the sale prices.

$950.00 AT BEST BUY

11-inch iPad Pro: $650

Save $150

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Best Buy comes within $1 of the all-time lowest price we've seen for the 11-inch 64GB iPad Pro, $650. And the 256GB model is also on sale for $800. Note that you need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy program to get this sale price.

Best Black Friday 2019 iPad deals: $250 10.2-inch iPad and more on sale now

  Best Black Friday 2019 iPad deals: $250 10.2-inch iPad and more on sale now Apple's iPad range is bigger and more confusing than ever. Here's how to choose the right one for you this year.Unlike last year, Apple hasn't released a new version of the top-end iPad Pro. But the recent 10.2-inch budget-line iPad is better than ever.

$650.00 AT BEST BUY

2018 Apple 9.7-inch iPad (32GB): $289

You save $40

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Last year's 9.7-inch iPad is pretty much the same as the new 10.2-inch model -- just with a slightly smaller display and no dock connection. And this is the lowest price we've seen in a minute. Note: Amazon says this model won't be in stock until after the new year.

$289.00 AT AMAZON

2018 Apple 9.7-inch iPad (128GB): $400

Save $30

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Walmart is offering a modest discount on the 128GB model. Alternately, you can snag the cellular-enabled 32GB version of this iPad for $329, though, as always, you need to supply the data service.

$400.00 AT WALMART

2019 10.2-inch Apple iPad (32GB): $299

Save $30

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Walmart has announced that this new iPad will hit $250 on Nov. 27. For now, B&H and Amazon are now selling it for $299. The brand-new 10.2-inch iPad has a larger screen and more Pro-level features than its predecessor. Amazon also has the 128GB model on sale for $400.

Biggest Black Friday 2019 iPad deals available now: Huge savings with $250 10.2-inch iPad

  Biggest Black Friday 2019 iPad deals available now: Huge savings with $250 10.2-inch iPad With Apple's iPad range getting bigger and more confusing than ever, we go through how to choose the right one for you this year.Unlike last year, Apple hasn't released a new version of the top-end iPad Pro. But the recent 10.2-inch budget-line iPad is better than ever.

$299.00 AT B&H PHOTO

iPad Mini: $384

Save $15

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The smallest model in the current iPad lineup comes with the smallest discount. You can find the iPad Mini at most retailers for $384 -- that's $15 off the Apple Store list price.

$384.00 AT AMAZON

iPad Air: $469

Save $30

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The iPad Air now sits between the new 10.2-inch iPad, which starts at $329, and the 11-inch iPad Pro, which has a more powerful A12X processor.

$469.00 AT B&H PHOTO

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Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new prices.

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