If you're on the hunt for a 10.2in iPad (8th gen) deal this March, you've come to the right place. We're gathering all the best offers here, whether you're after the Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The 8th gen iPad went on sale on 18 September 2020 and shares a 10.2in screen with its 7th gen predecessor, but it's a whole different story under the hood.
Powered with a new A12 Bionic processor, the new iPad 2020 promises 40% better CPU performance, stronger graphics, and is the first iPad to integrate Neural Engine – Apple's AI and machine learning software that allows better image processing and AR (augmented reality) support, along with a smoother Siri experience.
To top it all off, the iPad 8 is also cheaper than 2019's model – and you can get it for even cheaper from certain retailers.
Here we're not only tracking the best iPad 10.2in prices of the month but also which retailers have the device in stock, with quick, cheap, or free delivery.
How much does the iPad (2020) cost?
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 32GB): £329/$329/AUD$499
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB): £429/$429/AUD$649
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 32GB, cellular): £459/$459/AUD$699
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB, cellular): £559/$559/AUD$849
The iPad 2020 is £20 cheaper than the 2019 model which started at £349 – which means there's no reason to pay full price for the 7th gen iPad, which is still available to buy widely, though now at slightly reduced prices.
Our advice remains clear though: if you're choosing between the 7th generation and the 8th, go for the 8th. You'll get a stronger processor and much better value.
For everything there is to know about the newest iPad, including design and software updates, see our dedicated article.
Best March 2021 deals on iPad 2020 (8th gen)
Good new: iPad (8th gen) stock is showing signs of returning, and there's even a £10 discount from Costco. You'll need a membership to shop.
Apple has the iPad 2020 in stock. Shipping is free, though delivery will take 3-4 weeks. If you want it before then, you'll have to go to Currys PC World where it's available for in-store collection or free delivery. Amazon's supplies are limited, but it does have £34 off the 128GB option with cellular.
Meanwhile, John Lewis only has the 128GB iPad 2020 in stock, in space grey.
The iPad 2020 is also available from Laptops Direct with next-day delivery, but it'll cost you more than buying directly from Apple.
Keep an eye on the following retailers:
- Costco - £10 off 32GB and 128GB
- Currys PC World - in stock, in-store collection, and delivery available
- John Lewis - limited stock
- Laptops Direct - in stock, but overpriced
- Amazon - limited stock
- AO -Out of stock
- Argos - Out of stock
- Carphone Warehouse - out of stock online
- Currys on eBay - out of stock
- Very - out of stock
1. Apple iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB, cellular)
Now: £524.81 (£34.19 off)
The latest 2020 10.2in iPad gets a notable performance upgrade over its predecessor and retains Apple Pencil support too. Despite only just hitting the market, this 4G-capable model already benefits from a discount on Amazon.
2. Apple iPad (2020, 32GB)
Now: £319.99 (£10 off)
Pick up the 8th generation iPad from Costco with £10 off. This is the lowest price we're seeing right now. There's also £10 off the 128GB option
3. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) - Wi-Fi only
From: Currys PC World
Now: £329 (with 5 months of Apple News+, Arcade and Music)
The iPad 2020 with 32GB storage doesn't have a discount from Currys PC World, but you do get 5 months of Apple services for free.
4. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) Wi-Fi + Cellular with 1GB data
From: Virgin Media
Now: From £16 per month
This is currently the cheapest monthly rate we can see on the iPad 2020. It's on a 48-month term, mind you so you will be paying more than the device's standalone cost.
5. Apple iPad 10.2 (2020, 32GB)
Now: £329 (with £60 off McAfee LiveSafe)
This offer from AO won't save you on the device itself, but you do save £60 on McAfee LiveSafe with purchase. Just use code MCAFEE60 at checkout.
6. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) with 1GB data
Now: £25 per month, £20 upfront (with 6 months of Disney+)
O2's deal includes 6 months of Disney+ with the iPad 2020. Keep in mind this contract is for 48 months. You can choose shorter terms, but that will raise the monthly rate.
Best March 2021 deals on iPad 2020 (8th gen) - on contract
These network carriers break the cost up into monthly payments if you don't want to pay in one go:
Where to get refurbished iPad deals
You might also be able to save on an iPad if you buy refurbished. Apple's Certified Refurbished Store is the first place to check for the best quality renewed Apple devices. These are devices that have been thoroughly tested and repaired, and guaranteed to work and look just like new by Apple itself. Right now, the Refurbished Store doesn't have the iPad 8 in stock, so you might have to turn to a third-party reseller.
Below are a few places worth checking out.
- Big Phone Store
- Laptops Direct
- Music Magpie
- Smartfone Store
Get a trade-in discount on iPad 2020 (8th gen)
Don't forget, you can also get money off the new iPad (2020) if you trade in your old iPad. Apple offers up to £410/US$525 when you trade in an old iPad Pro. Unfortunately, Apple won't offer trade-in discounts on non-Apple tablets.
You can see the full breakdown below:
Get an Apple Education discount on new iPad (2020)
The new iPad qualifies for an Educational Discount, so you can pick it up for even less. The Apple Education pricing applies to university students, parents of university students, and teachers or staff of all levels. The discount knocks up to £80/US$100 off a new iPad.
We're separately looking at the best iPad deals of the month if you want to save on a different model.