Black Friday iPad deals 2021: What to expect this month

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Black Friday iPad deals 2021: What to expect this month

TOP tech is always a prime candidate for discounts come sale season. So, we’ll be keeping track of the best Black Friday iPad deals to help you

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TOP tech is always a prime candidate for discounts come sale season.

So, we’ll be keeping track of the best Black Friday iPad deals to help you find an offer this winter.

*We may earn revenue if you click the links below and buy the products but we never let this affect our recommendations. Remember, to shop around on Black Friday to make sure you’re getting the best price

  1. 2020 Apple iPad Air, 10.9-inch 64GB (4th-generation), was £579 now £549 – buy here

Tech items figure highly into what you find on sale during Black Friday – and while Apple itself rarely slashes prices on its own goods, that doesn’t mean you won’t find great iPad deals elsewhere.

These tablets are among the industry’s finest, each generation boasting ever-improving touchscreens, internal processors, features and capabilities.

Plus, the recent launch of the all-new 2021 iPad and 2021 iPad Mini will doubtless have knock-on effects on older generations of the tablet.

But – like all things Black Friday – it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of deals.

That’s why we’ve put together this dedicated page of the best iPad deals, where you’ll find only genuinely good deals and savings.

For an in-depth guide to the biggest sales event of the year, head to our when is Black Friday explainer.

Best Black Friday iPad Pro deals

Keen to get shopping already? Well, you’re in luck: lots of retailers are already slashing prices in the run-up to Black Friday. Here’s our pick of the best iPad deals.

  1. 2020 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, A12Z Bionic, iOS, Wi-Fi & Cellular, 1TB) at John Lewis – £1,209 (save £210) – buy here
  2. 2019 iPad Mini 5 (7.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) at Argos – £399 – buy here
  3. 2021 Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 256GB WiFi + Cellular) at AO – £970 (save £29) – buy here

Best Black Friday iPad Air deals

Amazon are currently offering the lower-spec version of the 2020 iPad with a small but welcome discount of £23 – it’s still worth a look.

  1. 2020 Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) at Amazon – £556 (save £30) – buy here

Best Black Friday iPad Mini deals

Also over at Amazon, you can find a series of discounts of the 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-generation (that’s the current) iPad Minis.

The earlier two generations are renewed, which means they’re second-hand but have been restored and inspected by a team of professionals at Amazon.

  1. 2021 Apple iPad Mini (8.3-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB, 6th-generation) at Amazon – £459 (save £20) – buy here
  2. Apple iPad Mini (64GB Wi-Fi, 5th-generation, renewed) at Amazon – £299.88 (save £91.09) – buy here
  3. Apple iPad Mini (128GB, Wi-Fi, 4th-generation, renewed) at Amazon – £219.99 (save £14.91) – buy here

When is Black Friday 2021?

This year Black Friday falls on Friday, November 26.

It comes the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving, which always falls on the fourth Friday of the month.

That means Black Friday is always the fourth Friday of the month, and so the date changes from year to year.

But the sale period is larger than one day: some retailers start a week or two early, while others continue beyond the weekend into Cyber Monday.

If you’re looking for Black Friday iPad deals then, there’s a window of around three weeks in which to find a decent discount.

There should be plenty of opportunities too, with a number of retailers stocking iPads involved in the sale bonanza.

When will Black Friday iPad deals start?

Although Black Friday officially begins on November 26, lots of retailers start offering deals ahead of time.

So, it’s worth keeping an eye out for iPad sales in the week or so before Black Friday – you might just spot a fantastic early-bird offer.

When will Black Friday iPad deals end?

The Black Friday sale continues until Cyber Monday, which is November 29.

That Monday is the final day of bargain prices, so make sure you get your Black Friday shopping done by then.

How to get the best deals on an iPad this Black Friday 

There are lots of options among the iPad models – whether you’re looking at the latest releases or older models, iPad classic, Air, Pro or Mini.

So, read around them all and decide beforehand which model you want to buy. Then check out its current price.

That means, come Black Friday, you’ll be able to look for your preferred model straight away – and you’ll know how much you’re saving.

Shop around, too. Different retailers will have very different prices and bundle offers, so make sure you find the best deal for you.

What’s the best iPad right now?

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Apple has just released a new iPad and new iPad Mini, so those are the latest must-haves.

However, you’re probably better off looking at the slightly older iPad models in the Black Friday sales. The previous generation of iPads still gives you a fantastic piece of kit – and won’t break the bank.

Is Black Friday a good time to buy an iPad?

It definitely is! Apple iPads are known to last, so this is an investment purchase. But you can combine getting a top-end piece of tech with much lower prices on Black Friday.

If you care about making a significant saving on your iPad purchase, wait until Black Friday.

What to expect from iPad retailers in the Black Friday 2021 sales

Based on past years, there will almost certainly be Black Friday iPad deals in 2021 which offer better value than at any other times – with likely discounts of £50 or more.

We don’t either expect the 2021 Apple iPad or 2021 iPad Mini will make an appearance in the sales, since these are very recent additions to the market.

The 2021 Apple iPad Pro was released a little earlier in May this year, but it’s also unlikely to see any kind of significant price drop.

This deluxe piece of kit was described by our tech editor Sean Keach as ‘so good it’s hard to believe it really exists’ in his 2021 iPad Pro review.

Discounts don’t tend to be as big as they might be with other tech brands, and you might have to be quick as stock of any iPads that are on offer may go quickly.

Be sure you are happy with the discount before buying – researching prices ahead of time will help you identify a really good deal.

It’s also sensible to compare prices before you confirm a purchase.

Who has the best Black Friday deals on iPads?

We’ll find out the best iPad Black Friday deals when November arrives: offers change year on year, and any retailer could offer this year’s best discount.

In past years, the best deals we saw were from John Lewis and Currys PC World.

Other retailers to keep in mind during November are: AO, Amazon, Argos and mobile networks’ online shops.

When is Cyber Monday 2021?

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Cyber Monday falls on Monday, November 29 this year.

It’s another opportunity to score deals and discounts on wish-list items like iPads – sales often start on Black Friday and continue through to Cyber Monday.

But if you want to keep an eye on wider deals, the likes of John Lewis, Amazon and Currys PC World are sensible retailers to check for offers.

Will Apple have Black Friday deals?

It is unlikely that Apple will take part in Black Friday.

The company has kept out of the sale event in previous years, and there is no suggestion that will change for 2021.

Apple does usually reveal an ‘Exclusive Apple Event’ allowing for some savings for fans of iPads, Apple Watches and Macbooks.

If there are any iPad deals to be had, from Apple or elsewhere, you can be sure we’ll be keeping track.

Top 10 Best Black Friday Deals Right Now

We've had a hunt around the web, and these are the best deals we've found today (November 13):

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  3. Shark Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, £199 (save £180) – shop here
  4. Disney+ £1.99 for one month (saving 75%) – shop here
  5. Simba Mattresses, up to 45% off – shop here
  6. Virgin Media Ultrafast Broadband, £25 per month – shop here
  7. Emma mattress, up to 52% off with the code ‘SUN’ – shop here
  8. Elemis Pro Collagen Gift Set, £55 (save £49) – shop here
  9. 6ft Inflatable Santa, £25 (50% off) – shop here
  10. Yankee Candles, up to 40% off – shop here
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*We may earn revenue if you click the links above and buy the products but we never let this affect our recommendations. Remember to shop around on Black Friday to make sure you’re getting the best price

Should I wait until Black Friday to buy an iPad?

You can save a decent chunk of cash on an iPad with Black Friday discounts, so it’s a good time of year to get one.

Another good time to buy an iPad is when Apple releases its newest models – the prices on older ones often start to drop.

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The iPad Mini 6 is the very latest iPad release from Apple: it only appeared in autumn 2021.

That means it’s very unlikely you’ll see Black Friday deals on this iPad Mini, since it’s so new and very much in demand.

However, it will almost certainly feature in the Black Friday sales next year.

Black Friday iPad deals to look out for

With the recent release of a cheaper, 10.2-inch 8th generation iPad in 2020, keeping an eye on the new model would be sensible – just in case it drops to an even lower price.

The new iPad Air will be on shopping lists too, but we’re more likely to see deals on the older Air model.

Find great deals on iPads this Black Friday

For top spec discounts, look to the iPad Pro. The most expensive of Apple’s tablets doesn’t often see discounts – but November is the best time to expect one.

Generally, Apple itself doesn’t engage in Black Friday – although it does tend to offer an exclusive ‘Apple Event’ during the period.

Enjoyed our round-up of the best Black Friday iPad deals? We’ve picked out the best tablet deals you can find year-round.

Considering a new Macbook or laptop this Black Friday? Head over to our Black Friday laptops page.

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