There is no denying the Apple iPad is a great option to invest in if you’re considering buying a tablet.
The launch of two new versions of Apple’s famous Air and Mini models earlier this year means there has never been a better time to snap up the latest models which come packed with the newest features and technology.
Prices for the new iPad Air start from £459 for the Wi-Fi model and £599 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, while the new iPad Mini is priced from £389 for the Wi-Fi model and £519 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Both models, now on sale at a range of retailers including Apple, Amazon and John Lewis, are available in either silver, space grey and gold.
If you’re not quite ready to splash out that much on the newest versions, it is also worth checking out prices for older iPad models too, as you can often find some great deals if you’re not too fussed with having all the latest features. Or you may want to hold out for Amazon Prime Day to see whether any models end up being reduced in the sale.
In any case doing a bit of research before taking the plunge is always a good idea, and we have rounded up all the latest deals on all iPad models below to help get you started.
Cheapest places to buy new Apple iPads?
In a shock release announced in April, Apple unveiled two brand new versions of their famous tablets: the 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
While the larger 10.5-inch version offers high-end features and performance at a breakthrough price, the 7.9-inch mini features considerably faster processors thanks to the A12 Bionic chip and compatibility with the Apple Pencil.
Despite asking for it on our mobiles for years, Apple has finally applied impressive battery life to its tablets, with the trillion dollar company claiming it has up to 10 hours battery life, meaning it can go all day on a single charge.
Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch
Apple iPad mini 7.9-inch
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Apple iPad 9.7-inch
The perfect alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to lug a laptop around but still wants a super fast processor, long battery life and perfect graphics. The iPad most certainly ticks all of the above boxes – and there is no denying it looks and feels sleek and stylish too.
Buy now from Amazon, from £289.97
iPad Mini 4 7.9-inch
If you’re after an even smaller, compact version of the classic iPad then the Mini is where it’s at. It’s equipped with a 7.9‑inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine and the new and improved version also works with the Apple Pencil.
At just 300g, it’s paper thin and featherlight, making it ideal for anyone who needs a tablet for on the go.
Buy now from Amazon, from £359
iPad Pro 11
The Pro larger retina display offers superb high quality visuals, and the screen fills up more of the device’s surface area. It’s thinner than previous models at just 5.9mm wide and also is compatible with Apple’s pencil.
Adding to the premium spec is the A12X chip, which means faster processing and better power efficiency.
Buy now from Amazon, from £719
iPad Pro 12.9
The 12.9 Pro is the larger of the two released by Apple, making this a great option for creatives who need a portable and powerful device to operate apps and programmes for work or play.
It has all the same specs as the smaller Pro, including Apple’s controversial decision to ditch the lightning port we’ve all been accustomed to.
Buy now from Amazon, from £943.97
Where to buy refurbished Apple iPads?
Some of the older iPad models are now discontinued by Apple, but are still sold by retailers such as eBay.co.uk, so you may be able to snap up a bargain there if you don’t mind a refurbished version.
Speaking about the popularity of resale items, Tilda Molho from eBay.co.uk said: “A refurbished smartphone, laptop or appliance is snapped up every 30 seconds on eBay.co.uk. These items are in high demand as shoppers are looking for quality professionally refurbished branded products, which are often up to 50 per cent cheaper than its brand-new equivalent.
“Remember to do your research on the item and seller and if the product isn’t what was described in the listing, you’re backed by eBay.co.uk’s Money Back Guarantee.”
Best retailers to buy second-hand and refurbished iPads from: