Apple surprised us all with the launch of a new iPad at its 14 September keynote event. While the latest glass is available to pre-order now from Apple and a number of other retailers, it also means that if you've been on the hunt for a discount on the 10.2in iPad (8th gen) deal this month, you're in luck.

iPad 8 prices will only drop, and refurbished availability is sure to balloon, which means it's the perfect time to pick up a new iPad. 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 last year, on 18 September 2020, and shares a 10.2in screen with its 7th gen predecessor (as it does with the 9th gen successor) but it's a whole different story under the hood.

Powered with a A12 Bionic processor, the 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 even cheaper from certain retailers, especially now that Back to School sales are also running this month.

It's worth noting that the 9th generation iPad has a £10 cheaper starting price than the 8th gen and offers double the storage at 64GB – we're separately looking at where to buy the 9th gen iPad 10.2in here.

In this article, we're not only tracking the best iPad 10.2in (2020) prices of the month but also which retailers have the device in stock, with quick, cheap, or free delivery, along with the best refubished iPad deals.

Also see the best Apple deals right here.

Best deals on iPad 2020 (8th gen) in September 2021 - up to £41 off

Good new: iPad (8th gen) stock has returned to most retailers after months of low to zero inventory. There's up to £36 off from Amazon and over at Costco, there's a £41 off the 128 GB Wi-Fi-only option (but 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 Amazon or Currys PC World. Currys is offering in-store collection or free next-day delivery with code FREENEXTDAYDELIVERY.

1. Apple iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB) - Refurbished

From: Argos on eBay

Was: £429

Now: £379.99  (£49 off)

The 2020 10.2in iPad gets a notable performance upgrade over its predecessor and retains Apple Pencil support too. Now that the 9th gen iPad has released, this refurbished WiFi-capable model benefits from a nice discount on Argos on eBay.

2. Apple iPad 10.2in (2020, 32GB)

From: Costco

Was: £329

Now: £289.99  (£40 off)

Costco's price on the iPad 2020 beats AO's and Very's by £10, but you'll need a membership to get this price.

3. Apple iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB, Wi-Fi)

From: Costco

Was: £429

Now: £396.99  (£32.01 off)

It's a price that's hard to beat from Costco on this 128GB Wi-Fi only model. The only catch is you'll need a Costco membership.

4. Apple iPad 10.2in (2020, 32GB)

From: AO

Was: £329

Now: £299  (£30 off)

Last year's iPad (8th gen) now has an incredible £30 off from AO and Very.

5. Apple iPad 10.2 (2020, 32GB)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £329

Now: £319.97  (£9.03)

Laptop Direct has £9 off the 32GB iPad (2020).

6. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) - Wi-Fi only

From: Currys PC World

Now: £329  (with 15% off Apple AirPods

The iPad 2020 with 32GB storage doesn't have a discount from Currys PC World, but you do get 15% off Apple AirPods. Alternatively, choose 5 months of Apple services for free.

Keep an eye on the following retailers:

Best September 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:

How much does the iPad (2020) cost?

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

  • 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. Plus now with the launch of the iPad Pro with the M1 chip (you can already save up to £43), we're seeing prices drop even further. 

For everything there is to know about the iPad 8, including design and software updates, see our dedicated article.

Where to get refurbished iPad deals

You might also be able to save on an iPad if you buy refurbished, especially now that there's a new iPad (9th gen).

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.

See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad

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 £450/US$580 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:

Apple iPad Trade in values

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.

Apple launched its Back to School Sale in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Korea and is now bundling a free pair of AirPods with purchases. Read more about Apple Education Discount here.

You can also head to Apple's UK Education Store, Apple's US Education Store or Apple's AU Education Store to explore the discounts for yourself.

We're separately looking at the best iPad deals of the month if you want to save on a different model.