If you're looking to pick up a deal on the 2021 iPad (9th gen), then you've come to the right place.

You can find great deals if you know where to look - and that's where we step in! We've sorted through all the best places to pick up the 2021 iPad at the best price, so you can get a bargain.

Here we're looking at everything you need to know about buying the new iPad (9th-gen, 2021), including the price and where you can buy one (retailers and networks). Here are the best deals for the 2021 iPad.

What you need to know

Apple's 9th generation iPad went on sale on 24 September following it's unveiling at the 14 September 2021 Apple Event (where Apple also launched the iPhone 13 range, Apple Watch 7, and a new iPad mini.)

While the 9th gen iPad maintains the 10.2in size, it also adds a few new elements, such as a True Tone display, a new A13 Bionic processor, and twice the storage – all for £10 less in the UK than the previous generation!

With the A13 chip, the 2021 iPad offers a 20% boost in performance compared to the previous model, along with improved machine learning capabilities, thanks to the Neural Engine. Apple says the device is three times faster than the best-selling Chromebook and six times faster than the best-selling Android tablet.

With a 12MP ultra-wide camera, the 2021 iPad also supports Center Stage, which dynamically pans to fit everyone in the frame during a video call. The 2021 iPad is also fully compatible with the Apple Pencil (1st gen), Smart Keyboard, and Smart Cover. Read our iPad 10.2in (2021, 9th generation) review.

If you're after the iPad mini 6 (which boasts an A15 Bionic chip) here's where to get a iPad mini at the best price. We're separately looking at the best iPad deals if you aren't sure which model you want.

You may also like to check out our round up of the best Apple deals, along without dedicated Apple gift guide for 2021.

Apple iPad 9 2021

Best iPad 9th generation deals now

While looking for 'deals' we recommend that you keep the following prices in mind as they are the RRP Apple sets...

  • 64GB WiFi - £319/US$329/AUD$499/₹30900
  • 256GB WiFi - £459/US$479/AUD$729/₹44900
  • 64GB WiFi + Cellular - £439/US$459/AUD$699/₹42900
  • 256GB WiFi + Cellular - £579/US$609/AUD$729/₹56900

Best UK prices:

  • The best deal we can currently see is from Amazon where it's £318.98 (which isn't a big drop from the already low RRP of £319 - it's a discount of 2p). Not only is it a paltry saving, it's out of stock and "usually dispatched within 1 or 2 months". But you can place an order now and the site will honour the price.
  • Another option is to take advantage of Virgin Media's bundle where you can get a 2021 10.2in iPad with a iPhone 13 mini for £40 a month with no upfront costs! Find out more here.
  • Virgin also has the iPad (2021) bundle available with the iPhone 12 (from £40/month), iPhone 13 (from £40/month) and iPhone SE (from £29/month)

Best US prices:

  • We aren't seeing any deals with money off in the US right now.

9th gen iPad deals, RRP from £319

You can check out the lowest current prices from a range of major retailers in the automated table below. Most resellers are sticking to Apple's very competitive RRP currently.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

8th gen iPad deals, RRP from £329

Not seeing any 2021 iPad deals that appeal? Check to see if there are any deals on the 2020 iPad 10.2in below. This model is no longer sold by Apple. Note that the price may look high, but could represent a discount on a more expensive model with more storage.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Where to buy the 10.2in iPad, 9th gen 2021

With the 9th gen iPad suffering from stock shortages half the challenge can be finding a retailer that has one in stock. The 2021 iPad (9th gen) is available to buy directly from Apple, and a number of other major retailers.

We recommend that you try the following stockists:

UK retailers

US retailers

Where to buy the new 9th gen iPad on contract

If you want to buy the iPad 9th generation on contract you could try these networks:

UK networks

  • EE - From £30.60 per month
  • O2 - From £21.50 per month, £20 upfront
  • Sky - From £10 per month
  • Vodafone - From £32 per month, £20 upfront

US network carriers

How much does the 9th generation iPad (2021) cost?

iPad 9 prices start at £319/US$329, which makes it £10 cheaper than the entry-level iPad 8 in the UK. Unfortunately there was no price drop in the US or elsewhere. It's slightly different for the higher specced models, though, which not only increases in capacity but have a higher price to match.

  • 64GB WiFi - £319/US$329/AUD$499/₹30900
  • 256GB WiFi - £459/US$479/AUD$729/₹44900
  • 64GB WiFi + Cellular - £439/US$459/AUD$699/₹42900
  • 256GB WiFi + Cellular - £579/US$609/AUD$729/₹56900