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Black Friday iPad deals: Walmart has the 512GB 10.5-inch Pro for $699

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The 12.9-inch iPad Pro, now available at the lowest price ever.


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As we edge closer to Black Friday 2019, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and B&H Photo continue to do battle, ratcheting up the already-stiff competition on Black Friday iPad prices. Right now, Best Buy has the best deal we’ve seen on the 256GB version of Apple’s most deluxe tablet — $950 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro — and the lowest price on the 11-inch model, too. But you need to be a member of the retailer’s My Best Buy rewards program, the basic tier of which is free, to take advantage of these prices. 

Walmart has a sweet deal on this older version of the iPad Pro. Though it came out in 2017, it’s a Pro-caliber Apple tablet with a 10.5-inch display and a whopping 512GB of storage. It could make a great gift for someone who doesn’t need all of Apple’s latest bells and whistles. 

Otherwise, B&H Photo and Amazon still have the best price on the brand-new 10.2-inch iPad — which is very similar to last year’s 9.7-inch model — at $299. (Walmart has its own discount on last year’s 9.7-inch iPad, with the 128GB model selling for $299.) 


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The deals on the newer iPad Mini and iPad Air are still pretty negligible. We’d recommend waiting for the next round of discounts to come through before buying either one of them. 

Note that we’re focused on the Wi-Fi versions of the iPad here. Using LTE on a tablet is cool but, for most people, not worth the additional cost — for the device and the monthly service — especially when you can easily tether your phone for free. 

Apple iPad discounts, compared

Model List price Best price (current) Best price (all-time)
iPad 2019 (32GB) $329 $299 $250
iPad 2019 (128GB) $429 $399 $330
iPad 2018 (128GB) $429 $329 $299
iPad Mini 2019 (64GB) $399 $385 $359
iPad Air 2019 (64GB) $499 $469 $449
iPad Pro 11 (64GB) $799 $650 $649
iPad Pro 12.9 (64GB) $999 $952 $850
iPad Pro 12.9 (256GB) $1,149 $950 $950

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Last week, Best Buy had the best price we’d seen on the 64GB model, with a $300 discount. That deal is gone — but the company is now offering $200 off the step-up 256GB model (and the 512GB and 1TB versions, too). Note that you need to be a member of Best Buy’s My Best Buy reward program to see the sale prices.

Read our iPad Pro review.

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This is a pretty killer deal on this iPad Pro from 2017. Amazon sells the 64GB version for $650 — but Walmart delivers the 512GB model for just $50 more. You also get a 10.5-inch display, Apple’s A10X processor and Touch ID. It’s a very nice deal on an older model that has most — but not all — of Apple’s latest bells and whistles. 

Read our 10.5-inch iPad Pro review.

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Best Buy comes within $1 of the all-time lowest price we’ve seen for the 11-inch 64GB iPad Pro, $650. And the 256GB model is also on sale for $800. Note that you need to be a member of the retailer’s My Best Buy program to get this sale price.

Read our iPad Pro review.

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Though this model briefly dipped to $250, B&H and Amazon are now selling it for $299. The brand-new 10.2-inch iPad has a larger screen and more Pro-level features than its predecessor. Amazon also has the 128GB model on sale for $400.

Read our 10.2-inch iPad preview.

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Walmart has a nice discount on the 128GB model. It costs as much as the 32GB version of the new 10.2-inch model, which just isn’t that different from the 2018 version. Basically, you’re getting four times the storage for free.

Alternately, you can snag the cellular-enabled 32GB version of this iPad for $299though, as always, you need to supply the data service.

Read our iPad 2018 review.

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The smallest model in the current iPad lineup comes with the smallest discount. You can find the iPad Mini at most retailers for $384 — that’s $15 off the Apple Store list price.

Read our iPad Mini review.

Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated to reflect new prices.

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