Over the years, Black Friday has changed from a one-day shopping event in stores to a week-long online and retail discount extravaganza, and it’s hard to say what is a bargain and what is a regular price that masks itself as a big discount. Apple does not often sell its products for less than the retail price in its own store, but other stores do, and the end of November can be one of the best times to pick up some new equipment while saving a few dollars.
If you want a new iPad, this might be the best time to buy. We think the iPad Air is probably the price, the features and the performance for most users, but the standard iPad is extremely affordable and great for kids, and the iPad Pro is insanely fast and deadly for super users. Do not forget that there is also a new iPad mini, and the more compact shape makes it a really good e-reader and media consumption device for travel. So far, we have not seen any significant discounts on either the iPad Air or iPad mini this week.
Black Friday iPad offer from Apple
Apple’s shopping event runs from November 26 to November 29 and offers an Apple gift card with selected purchases. You get a $ 100 Apple Gift Card when you buy an iPad Pro (either 11-inch or 12.9-inch). Unfortunately, neither the iPad Air nor the iPad mini are included in this promotion.
Black Friday 2021: iPad offer from Amazon
Amazon has got the iPad Pro at a significant discount from the retail price. However, the discount varies according to size and capacity. The 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB) is $ 50 off, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (128GB) is $ 100 off, and that discount rises to $ 150 on the 512GB model and above. The iPad Air regularly drops to $ 550 or lower, but it’s been sold out for over a week, and we do not know if it will be refilled before Black Friday arrives.
Black Friday 2021: iPad offer from Best Buy
Best Buy’s discount reflects Amazons – the 11-inch iPad Pro is $ 50 off, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is $ 100 off the 128GB and 256GB models and $ 150 off the 512GB and 1TB models. Best Buy also sells the Magic Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad for $ 199, a $ 150 saving from MSRP.
Verizon: Save $ 100 on Any iPad with Mobile (Unlimited Subscription)
The only provider that has a significant deal on iPads right now seems to be Verizon, which will offer you a $ 100 discount on any iPad with mobile if you have an unlimited plan to tie it to. The discount comes as bill credits over 24 to 30 months.
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