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Black Friday Live Blog on iPad: The Best Deals for Apple Tablets

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The new iPad mini is one of the latest additions to the company’s tablet lineup, and we especially liked its small size. In our test, we praised the 2021 iPad mini for its compact design, the fact that it comes with 64GB (or more) of storage, and the fact that it has a powerful chipset.

Since this is a relatively new product, deals are quite difficult to find for the miniature iPad. In the UK we’ve seen £ 20 off the iPad mini over the past few weeks. This price has strangely increased for Black Friday, which may mean that the stock is decreasing for this. iPad mini at £ 463 on Amazon.

In the United States, we have yet to find a single deal for the 2021 iPad mini. That means you’ll pay full price for the tablet, which is currently $ 499 for the 64 GB version on Amazon. We may see more deals today, but it seems unlikely.

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The Apple Store is still down and we’re not sure why. TechRadar has asked Apple for comment on why this has happened, and we’ll update this blog live when we hear from the company.

What does this mean to you right now? This means that you won’t be able to make the most of the company’s gift card offer which gives you a £ 80 or $ 100 cashback.

This is only on the latest iPad Pro models, but it is an offer that would give you extra cash to purchase accessories or any other Apple gadget. This offer is valid until Cyber ​​Monday, so I hope you can use it at a later date.

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One of the things you’ll need to do – especially if you don’t want / can’t invest in a keyboard cover for your iPad – and this Zagg screen protector will allow you to make sure that the iPad’s pretty screen looks good. ‘not get scratched and broken.

The Zagg InvisibleShield Glass Plus is designed to resemble the iPad screen, and it is up to only $ 19.99 – which is pretty impressive, when it was $ 54.99 not too long ago.

In the UK you can get it for £ 20.10, again laughing at those who pay in £££ s, but that’s only a saving of £ 10. It’s definitely worth thinking about when spending hundreds on a high-end tablet.

What if you wanted to buy an iPad directly from Apple? Then what ? Well, you’ll have to wait for now, as the Apple Store is inexplicably down.

(If this came up with Tim Cook riding around in an Apple Car, and no explanation, it would be the the biggest flex).

But if you buy an iPad Pro 11 or iPad Pro 12.9, you will get a $ 100 / £ 80 gift card to spend at Apple, which is largely a pair of AirPods or a fancy case.

12.9 inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

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Right – let us fill you in on another iPad we’ve checked out – and this is the one I would really recommend if you can afford it.

The iPad Pro 12.9 is a great tablet, with our review showing just how versatile and powerful it can be – it can handle any task you throw at it, and the display uses the new mini LED (or Liquid Retina). XDR, if you give it the fancy name Apple) to look great.

But honestly having a 13 inch screen in your bag is great – loved it and you should too. For $ 999 for the 128 GB version in the US, it’s not the worst price in the world, considering it was $ 1,099 to start with.

In UK the same model costs £ 949 so you don’t save that much (it started at £ 999), but it’s still decent to see some savings on this top-of-the-line model.

Alright, it’s time for another accessory cat piece – this time it’s the Apple Magic Keyboard, which I consider to be kind of a puzzle.

It really is a game-changer on the iPad Pro or iPad Air – it allows you to make the iPad much more of a computer, with the large trackpad and very clickable keys. Loved it … but it costs $ 349.

NO LONGER! In the USA, Best Buy has it for $ 199. While this is still a huge additional amount, it’s a lot less, and if you’re going to invest in the iPad experience, I say it’s worth it.

iPad 10.2

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Listen, we want to foster a good relationship here, between you and me. You have to trust me that I’m looking for the right deals for you – and with that in mind, I have to tell you that I’m not currently seeing any good iPad deals for the 2021 iPad, this year’s 10.2-inch model.

I think it has the potential to really skyrocket this year, although it’s new – but again, it continues to run out of stock at key retailers like Amazon, which suggests there isn’t. may not have enough to stay.

If you want it in the United States, you can get the 64 GB version for $ 329, and in the United Kingdom you are looking for £ 319 for the same device… again, it’s not great with the old exchange rate.

If you’re in the UK or US and want to follow our (excellent) recommendation for the best iPad deal, you’ll want to invest in an Apple Pencil.

Both of these iPads feature high-quality touch screens, which means the addition of Apple’s stylus greatly improves their usefulness. i still don’t love scribble on a piece of glass – I wish it looked more like paper – but there’s no doubt that one of these is a real win – especially when the pen magnetically sticks to the side of the tablet.

With this in mind, the Apple Pencil 2 (with said magnets) only costs $ 99 on Amazon in the US, and £ 99 in UK … again with Amazon, the brand that clearly doesn’t give a damn about exchange rates.

Welcome to our live blog on iPad Black Friday Deals – we have our main page that brings all the deals together, but there are going to be so many price changes today that we’re not sure it can catch up. its delay – so live blogging makes a lot more sense.

We’re obviously going to be looking for the best deals on iPad units, but there’s also a world of stands, cases, and pencils out there – stick around and we’ll give you everything you need to know.

Let’s start here: The current best iPad deal in the US is the iPad Air 2020, which went down to $ 539, and in the United Kingdom, it is iPad Pro 11 (from 2021) which costs just £ 699 in this year’s Black Friday sales.