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Memorial Day Best iPad Sales: Up to $100 off Apple's Tablet

With Memorial Day sales in full swing, there are some big discounts happening for anyone looking for an Apple tablet. Hardware is always in high demand, so Memorial Day iPad sales really reflect that, being very competitive. Apple offers a tablet for pretty much every price range and need, so there’s sure to be an iPad below to fit your needs. Alternatively, you might want to check out the Apple Memorial Day sale to find something else fruit-flavored, whatever your plan, read below for the best iPad deals and don’t be afraid to hit that buy button quickly. The deals won’t last long.

Apple iPad (2021) – $309, was $329

why buy

  • The best iPad for most people
  • Solid hardware for the price
  • Excellent front camera
  • 64 GB of standard on-board storage

The new 9th-gen 10.2-inch iPad came out last year, and Apple hasn’t reinvented the wheel with the latest version of its classic tablet. That’s fine on our part: The standard iPad has been the most-recommended tablet we’ve been recommending for years now, and that hasn’t changed with its latest update — even if most of the 8th-gen model’s improvements aren’t visible to the naked eye. For starters, the 2021 iPad 10.2 replaces the A12 Bionic chip with the A13 Bionic CPU, the same chip found in the iPhone 11 series. Base storage has also been doubled: you can now get a standard 64GB, instead of 32GB as you did with the iPad of the eighth generation.

Another worthy improvement is the front camera. While the 2020 iPad has a mid-size 1.2MP front camera, the new model features a much better 12MP front sensor. This is a welcome addition for active FaceTimers, selfie-takers, and others who frequently rely on a forward-facing webcam. It also features an ultra-wide-angle lens and improved face-tracking technology. These upgrades alone might not be enough to buy the new iPad if you already have a 2020 model, but if you’re buying your first iPad, the 9th generation model is the one to get.

iPadOS is also a dream to use, and it works beautifully. The 10.2-inch iPad might not rock Apple’s new M1 chipset, but its internal hardware is more than capable, and the software is as smooth and intuitive as you’d expect from Apple. You could, in theory, use this as a lightweight 2-in-1 if you pair it with a keyboard, but the iPad Air and iPad Pro are much better for that — see other Memorial Day iPad deals for those. However, the 2021 iPad is a great buy, and if all you need is a powerful Apple tablet, look no further.

Apple iPad Mini (2021) – $409, was $499

The iPad Mini 2021 displays the home screen with a number of apps.
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why buy

  • Compact design
  • strong performance
  • Amplifiers
  • USB-C charging

The Apple iPad Mini is a small powerhouse, basically. While it may lack the M1 chip you see in more expensive iPads, it does add more weight when it comes to processing power. Thanks to the A15 Bionic chip with the Neural Engine. When combined with iPadOS, it means that the iPad runs very fast at all times. Whether you’re looking to get serious work done on the go (or on the couch) or you want some form of gaming tablet, the Apple iPad Mini is capable of doing it all. Its 8.3″ screen is a Liquid Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support so you can easily transmit brilliant colors and work in any lighting condition.

Besides all that, the Apple iPad Mini also has some tablet-friendly cameras. It has a 12MP wide rear camera for the casual photos you might want to take. It also has a 12MP ultra-wide front camera which is great for making video calls. This was also helped by the support of the Center Stage. The Center Stage is a relatively new addition to Apple’s arsenal and it means you’re always central to the shot when making a video call. Even if you’re on the move, it monitors your tracking so the call looks a lot more professional than if you’re walking away.

The Apple iPad Mini also has other useful features like stereo speakers that are impressively loud for its size. It is ideal for streaming content without losing any sound. Also, there is up to 10 hours of battery life with recharging the Apple iPad Mini via USB-C which is very convenient. If you want to get more creative, you can always use the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) too which is great for sketching designs or writing notes more concretely. The Apple iPad Mini is a versatile and fun device that offers more power than its size suggests.

Apple iPad Air (M1, 2022) – $569, was $599

A man holds an Apple iPad Air 2022.

why buy

  • Powerful Apple M1 . CPU
  • Stylish and lightweight
  • Vivid and colorful Liquid Retina display
  • Great program performance

Apple gave its iPad Air a facelift in 2020 with the release of the fourth generation, but since this model fell right on the cusp of introducing new M1 CPUs, it didn’t feature Apple’s powerful chips — the iPad Pro line would be the first to receive those who They have a 2021 update. This year, though, Apple brought the M1 chip to the iPad Air 5, which has resulted in a welcome performance boost that narrows the gap between the Air and Pro tablets. The iPad Air 5 can’t replace the MacBook Air, but it does come close.

That’s not to say you can’t use the iPad Air as a lightweight 2-in-1 laptop — pair it with your keyboard case and you’re all right. The fifth-generation model now features a 10.9-inch screen (a slight size upgrade from the iPad Air 4), making it roughly the same size as the 11-inch iPad Pro. The M1 CPU and 8GB RAM are more than capable of running applications smoothly and allow you to multitask comfortably; The only real limitation of the iPad Air 5 is onboard storage. It comes standard with 64GB, which is about the same amount you’d get with a regular 10.2-inch iPad. That’s not a huge drawback, but your only other option is 256GB, and storage upgrades on Apple products aren’t cheap.

If you can beat that, the iPad Air 5 is a great buy. Its M1 CPU is powerhouse, its 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display is vibrant and colorful, and it’s paired with a 12MP front-facing camera identical to the new 10.2-inch iPad (complete with ultra-wide capabilities and the new Center Stage face tracking technology that works. Awesome). If you want something more capable than the standard iPad but not as expensive as the iPad Pro line, the iPad Air 5 is the perfect pick for the mid-range that has finally come out with the addition of the M1 processor.

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 2021) – $749, was $799

A woman uses a 2021 11-inch iPad Pro.

why buy

  • Excellent value for high-end Apple tablets
  • great performance
  • Easily operates as a laptop
  • 128 GB of onboard storage

If you’re quite familiar with Apple’s lineup of tablets, you already know that the iPad Pro models are the cream of the crop. This means, of course, that it’s also the most expensive, so deals are always welcome. This 11-inch iPad Pro is still solid value for money, especially if you’re looking for an Apple tablet powerful enough to use comfortably as a 2-in-1. Pair it with something like the Apple Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard Folio and you’ve got a PC Portable high-powered hybrid tablet/tablet.

That power comes from the iPad Pro’s M1 CPU, an upgrade that Apple’s premium tablets received with the 2021 model. This chipset, along with 8GB of standard RAM and 128GB of storage, provides the fifth generation of iPad Pro MacBook-like performance for work and play. The 11-inch edge-to-edge display and overall design also look great, even if this model lacks the small LED display of its larger 12.9-inch sibling. Check out our breakdown of the differences between the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 11-inch iPad Pro if you want a more detailed comparison, but what’s long and short is that aside from the displays, the two are completely identical.

Another notable difference though is the price. The 11-inch iPad Pro is considerably less expensive, retailing for $300 less than the larger model. It’s cool, it’s powerful, it’s efficient, it’s capable of working as a laptop, and with Memorial Day iPad deals, it’s not as expensive as you’d expect. These factors combine to make the 11-inch iPad Pro the best iPad to buy in 2022 if you have the budget.

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