Black Friday iPad live blog: the best Apple tablet deals around


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

I think that’s got the potential to really rocket this year, even though it’s new – but then again, it keeps going out of stock with key retailers like Amazon, which hints that maybe there aren’t enough to stay around.

If you want it in the US, you can get the 64GB version for $329, and in the UK you’re looking at £319 for the same device… again, that’s not great on the ol’ exchange rate.

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

Both of these iPads have high-quality touchscreens that mean the addition of Apple’s stylus dramatically enhances their usefulness. I still don’t love scrawling on a piece of glass – I wish it felt more like paper – but there’s no doubting having one of these is a real win – especially when the pen sticks magnetically to the side of the tablet.

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

Welcome to our iPad Black Friday deals live blog – we’ve got our main page that’s rounding up all the deals, but there’s going to be so much shifting in terms of prices today that we’re not sure it can catch up – so live blogging makes much more sense.

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

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

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