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Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days has officially begun and we're seeing some great deals for iPads. The event takes place between 10-11 October, so you only have a small window to get your hands on the best iPad deals we've seen in a while.

Apple iPad models are great for all sorts of tasks, from taking notes to editing photos and videos. Of course, before you buy a model, you need to figure out what type of iPad you need based on what you'll use it for. If the most taxing thing you'll do on your tablet is streaming movies and playing games, then you won't need to get one of the pricier models. However, if you want to use it for work, photo editing, and so on, you may want to dig deeper into your pockets. Hopefully, these deals will make any purchase easier on your budget.

We went ahead and did all the legwork for you, taking a look at all iPad models and finding the best prices for you so you can get these with a discount. Ultimately, you're the only one who can decide which model is best and whether it fits into your budget. So, whether you're in the market for an iPad Air, a Pro, or any other model, this feature will help guide you towards the best deal for your specific needs.

Read more: Amazon October Prime Day 2023: The best deals you can shop now

Best iPad deals during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days

Apple iPad 2021
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Apple iPad (2021)
$249 $329 Save $80

The 9th gen of the Apple iPad has been around for a few years now, but it's still very much worth your attention, especially now that it's on sale for Prime Day for one of its best prices yet. While we've seen this model available for slightly less, we don't really see fantastic discounts for iPads, so now is as good a time as any to get your hands on this 2021 iPad. With an A13 Bionic chip and a 10.2-inch Retina display, this $249 iPad will motor through any task you throw its way, delivering incredible visuals and high processing speeds.

Apple ipad 10
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Apple iPad 10
$399 $449 Save $50

You can also get the Apple iPad 10 for $50 off for this October Prime Day. Both the 64GB and 256GB models are on sale right now for the same discount, so you'll just have to figure out just how much space you need and which one is within your budget. This iPad model runs on the A14 Bionic chip. This one may not be as fast performing as the M2, but it certainly does the job well. With up to 256GB of storage space and a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, we're sure you'll enjoy plenty of games on this device, especially as the battery life is quite good.

Apple iPad Air 2022
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2022 Apple iPad Air
$500 $599 Save $99

Now on sale just in time for Prime Day for its best price ever, the 2022 Apple iPad Air is a great choice for anyone looking for a solid tablet that will get the job done - whatever the job is. With an M1 chip, you can perform a wide range of tasks on this device without issue. The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display is as fantastic as always, displaying crisp and vivid colors no matter the lighting conditions.

Apple iPad mini
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Apple iPad Mini (2021)
$400 $499 Save $99

If you'd like to have a smaller iPad model, then the iPad Mini (2021) is the way to go. With an 8.3-inch display, this is perfect to slip into your bag on the way out. While you may not get the same power as you do with a larger device, it's still enough to get through regular tasks with speed. Plus, if you want to take a selfie with your tablet, it's going to be slightly less awkward to do with a Mini than a regularly-sized iPad. The Mini is on sale for one of its best prices this Prime Day.

ipad pro 12.9
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2022)
$1049 $1099 Save $50

During this October Prime Day, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is down by $50, which is a solid discount for this model, even if it may not seem like it. We do have to admit, however, that we have seen this large iPad Pro available for a bit less, but that kind of discount rarely happens. With a Liquid XDR display, expect even better images and fantastic colors. Plus, the M2 CPU will prove that it can be blazing fast in performing any tasks you require.

ipad pro 11 inch
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Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2022)
$949 $999 Save $50

The 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch tablet is on sale at Amazon and the price is down by $50 if you're looking for the Wi-Fi and Cellular model with 128GB of storage space. If you want more storage space, know that those models are also on sale with up to $100 off, but you'll still be paying quite a bit more this Prime Day. Equipped with the M2 chip, the Apple iPad Pro features an 11-inch Liquid Retina Display, great cameras, and a day-long battery. Now available for $949, this is one of the best prices we've ever seen for this iPad model.

Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
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Apple Pencil (1st Gen)
$89 $99 Save $10

If you're getting a brand new iPad, you might as well get an Apple Pencil too. The first generation is on sale at Amazon and you can get it for $10 off during fall Prime Day.

Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
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Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
$120 $129 Save $9

If you want the best Apple Pencil on the market, you can get it for $120 right now at Amazon. It's perfect for taking notes, drawing on your iPad, or signing documents - whatever you're using your tablet for.

Prime Day iPad keyboard deals

  • Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inch - $329 (down from $349) at Amazon
  • Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Air (4th, 5th gen) - $269 (down from $299) at Amazon
  • Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Air 3rd gen, iPad (7th, 8th, 9th gen) - $133 (down from $159) at Amazon

What to consider when buying an iPad

Picking the right iPad can be difficult as there are so many options. With prices starting at about $300 and climbing to over $1,500 for the more high-performance models, you can get whatever your budget permits. Ultimately, besides daydreaming about a certain iPad model, what it's going to boil down to is how much you can spend on one.

Furthermore, it goes beyond what damage your wallet can take, because you have to consider just what kind of power you need. Are you going to use the tablet to stream Netflix and play games? Then probably an older iPad model will do just fine, especially since those are cheaper. Are you going to be drawing and using image editing apps? Then you're probably going to have to invest a bit more in it and buy one of the iPad Pro models.

The beauty of the iPad is that it's versatile, and the truth is that most of us won't actually need the most expensive models.

Should you get an iPad during this year's fall Prime Day event?

Yes, especially if you've been eyeing iPads for a while, then you should take advantage of any deal that comes your way, these included. With the event already running, we're seeing some impressive discounts for some of these models, with best price levels being hit.

More fall Prime Day deals

If you’re looking for more deals on our favorite gadgets, tablets, and more during Prime Day in October, be sure to check out the following: