Now is the perfect time to grab a bargain on the iPad of your choice. If you know where to look - and our tech experts do - there are great deals to be had on the newest iPads (including the iPad 10.2in and iPad mini launched in September 2021), and superb ones on older models.

As a general rule you can find good savings on iPads at Amazon, John Lewis and Currys. But if you're looking for the best pricing on each model of iPad, read on for our experts' handpicked deals. For each one you'll find an automatically updated price comparison tool, so you can be sure you're getting the best deal at this exact second, and our personal pick of the best options.

US readers looking for dedicated advice should see our separate roundup of the best US iPad deals.

Best iPad deals of the month

1. Apple iPad Air (2020, 64GB)

From: John Lewis

Was: £579

Now: £549  (£30 off)

This is the current best price on the latest iPad Air, and it's a solid saving. Just bear in mind that Amazon was selling the same device for £529.97 in the deals frenzy before Christmas.

AO, Currys and Amazon itself are all matching this deal, but we'd go with John Lewis because of its longer guarantee.

2. Apple iPad Pro (2021, M1, 11in)

From: Amazon

Was: £749

Now: £717.45  (£31.55 off)

Apple's exceptionally powerful M1-equipped iPad Pro for 2021 has a chunky price tag to match. But it's a little less chunky if you go to Amazon - and note that it's dropped by another couple of quid since before Christmas.

3. Apple iPhone 13 mini with iPad (2021)

From: Virgin

Now: From £40 per month, no upfront cost

Pick up the latest iPad and iPhone 13 from Virgin in this Black Friday bundle, which is still available in December 2021.

4. Apple iPad Pro (2021, M1, 12.9in)

From: Amazon

Was: £999

Now: £956.92  (£42.08 off)

Apple's super-powerful flagship tablet is a bit less expensive if you buy from Amazon, but note that this has gone up since the turn of the year. The same retailer had it for £899 before Christmas.

5. Apple iPad mini (2021, 6th gen)

From: eBuyer

Was: £479

Now: £459  (£20 off)

A handy saving on Apple's new iPad mini model for 2021, but note that this price applies to the Starlight colour finish only, which is out of stock right now - although eBuyer says it expects more units in around a week.

If you need your iPad sooner, buy the pink model for £464. That one's in stock at time of writing.

Best iPad 10.2in deals

Best iPad deals: iPad 10.2in (2021)

iPad 10.2in (2021) deals

Apple announced a new entry-level iPad at its event in September last year, significantly improving the FaceTime camera, updating the processor and improving battery life compared to the 2020 model. You'll find all the details in our iPad 10.2in (2021) review.

Despite the improvements it's still the most affordable iPad that Apple currently sells:

UK RRP: From £319
US MSRP: From $329
AU RRP: From AU$499

You can buy it direct from Apple, and trading in your old iPad will lower the price even further. If you're a student, parent, teacher or other staff member at an educational institution, you can also get a 10% discount from Apple's Education Store.

You can check the lowest current prices from a range of major retailers in the automated table below. At time of writing, unfortunately, they're all sticking to Apple's very competitive RRP. (KRCS was selling for £312.62 just before Christmas, but ran out of stock and has now reverted to the RRP.)

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

We've also got a dedicated article rounding up the best iPad 10.2in (2021) deals.

iPad 10.2in (2020) deals

It's been officially discontinued, but you may still be able to buy the 8th-gen iPad from September 2020. With an A12 Bionic processor and support for Apple's Neural Engine AI and machine learning software, it remains a reliable and decently specced choice.

You might manage to find one on Apple's Refurbished store - there's a listing for the device with pricing from £249 but it's out of stock at time of writing. Check out the lowest prices from other retailers in the automatic table below; the lowest price of all can be had from Costco (£289.99), but you'll need to be a member.

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Check our roundup of the best iPad 10.2in (2020) deals for an in-depth look at your options.

Best iPad mini deals

Best iPad mini deals: iPad mini (2021)

iPad mini (2021) deals

Announced alongside the new iPad 10.2in, the sixth-gen iPad mini (pictured above) was the star of Apple's September event. The smallest iPad gets a complete redesign for 2021 - including a larger screen, slimmer bezels and the disappearance of the Home button - a powerful A15 processor, and support for 5G and the Apple Pencil 2.

You can get the lowdown on this stylish tablet in our iPad mini (2021) review. Available to buy direct from Apple, it's priced as follows:

UK RRP: From £479
US MSRP: From $499
AU RRP: From AU$749

You'll find the lowest current prices on the iPad mini in our automated table below. The cheapest option right now is eBuyer, which is selling the Starlight model for £459, a handy £20 off the RRP, although you may need to wait a week or so for stock to come in. If you need your iPad sooner, or prefer pink, that model is £464 and in stock right now.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

We've also got a separate article rounding up the best iPad mini (2021) deals.

Best iPad Air deals

Best iPad Air deals: iPad Air (2020)

iPad Air (2020) deals

Apple released a new iPad Air in October 2020. It takes the iPad Pro all-screen design (although, unusually, it offers Touch ID fingerprint recognition instead of Face ID facial recognition: the sensor is hidden in the power button) and also supports the second-gen version of the Apple Pencil. It's a sumptuous, high-spec tablet.

Read our iPad Air (2020) review for in-depth buying advice.

Here are the official prices:

UK RRP: From £579
US MSRP: From $599
AU RRP: From AU$899

You can beat Apple's £579 price tag by shopping elsewhere. The sub-£535 prices we were seeing before Christmas have now ended, but at time of writing you can pick up the Air for £549 - a solid saving of £30 - from John Lewis, AO, Currys and Amazon. Check them all to see which has the best delivery fees to your area, but bear in mind that John Lewis offers a two-year guarantee.

The automated table below has the very latest pricing from a wide range of retailers.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Best iPad Pro deals

Best iPad Pro deals: 2021 iPad Pro

Apple updated both of its iPad Pro models - 11in and 12.9in - in April 2021. They look the same as the 2020 and 2018 models, but there are some important enhancements on the inside.

They've been upgraded with the fast and power-efficient M1 processors that were so popular in the Mac range; they now support 5G (in the cellular versions); the front-facing camera array has been bumped from 7MP to 12MP, and now offers a new ultra-wide lens and a feature called Centre Stage which automatically keeps you in shot on video calls.

There's also an upgrade to the display, although this only applies to the costlier 12.9in model. The Liquid Retina XDR display is backlit by a huge number of mini-LEDs for subtle localised dimming, and offers a whopping 1,600 nits of peak brightness in HDR and a million-to-one contrast ratio.

Read our iPad Pro 12.9in (2021) review for more details.

iPad Pro 11in (M1, 2021) deals

UK RRP: From £749
US MSRP: From $799
AU RRP: From AU$1,199

The 2021 iPad Pro models have been on sale since May, but you may find that some retailers have run out of stock; the premium tablets have proved popular.

You can obviously buy on Apple's website for the RRP (which starts at £749). But price-wise Amazon currently leads the way, selling the Space Grey 11in model for £717.45, or £31.55 off the RRP.

Check our automated table for the latest pricing:

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

For a more in-depth look at your buying options, visit Where to buy the new iPad Pro (2021).

iPad Pro 12.9in (M1, 2021) deals

UK RRP: From £999
US MSRP: From $1,099
AU RRP: From AU$1,649

The 12.9in iPad Pro (2021) is available to buy from Apple for the RRP, which starts at £999. But we can find lower prices elsewhere.

The terrific deals we were seeing before Christmas (such as Amazon's £899 offer) have evaporated, we're sorry to report, but you can still save £42.08 off the RRP with the same retailer.

The comparison table below has the very latest prices.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

iPad Pro 11in (2020) deals

UK RRP (when it launched): From £769
US MSRP (when it launched): From $799
AU RRP (when it launched): From AU$1,329

Apple no longer sells the 2020 Pro models but you should be able to find them at other retailers for a while - just make sure you're paying a lot less than the RRP listed above.

Check the automated table below for the latest prices elsewhere, assuming retailers have stock right now. (There have been severe iPad shortages recently, and older models like this are a dwindling resource in any case.)

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

iPad Pro 12.9in (2020) deals

UK RRP (when it launched): From £969
US MSRP (when it launched): From $999
AU RRP (when it launched): From AU$1,649

Again, this device (which you can read about in our iPad Pro 12.9in 2020 review) is no longer available direct from Apple, but you should be able to find a chunky saving elsewhere, if you can live without the latest features. Read iPad Pro 2021 vs iPad Pro 2020 for an explanation of the differences.

The table below has up-to-the-minute pricing from a wide range of retailers.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

Apple Refurbished Store

One of our favourite hunting grounds for a tasty iPad deal is the Apple Refurbished Store, where you'll find iPads with huge discounts. These are items that have been returned, but in most respects you wouldn't be able to tell.

Apple replaces the battery and outer shell of every refurbished iPad, and you'll still get all of the accessories and manuals that would come with a new model. Plus, you'll also get the same one-year warranty as you would with a brand-new iPad.

The only thing that gives the game away is the box - Apple replaces the original with a white box to prevent people from buying the discounted models and selling them as new.

Best iPad Student Deals

Don't forget students can get discounts on iPad devices as a part of Apple's Education Discount.

That concludes our guide to the best iPad deals available right now. But if you're unsure of which model you should pick up, take a look at our in-depth iPad buying guide.