Following this week’s big reveal, you can now pre-order the new iPad 10.2 (2021) directly from the Apple Store. The 9th generation tablet isn’t scheduled for release until September 24, but you can be sure you’ll already have your hands one day before by pre-ordering the iPad 10.2 from stores in your area below.
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Outside of Apple, we’ll also gather all the retailers that have an initial wave of pre-orders ahead of release. We’re only looking at Amazon and Best Buy with a live store page for now, but it will be helpful in the coming days if there are availability issues at major stores like Apple and Amazon.
As the cheapest tablet in the iPad range, it’s generally the most popular and so we’re expecting demand to be quite high – especially with the difficulties finding stock of the previous generation iPad 10.2 (2020).
As well as all the important links you’ll need if you’re looking to pre-order the 9th generation iPad 10.2, we’ve also got the essential details that you’ll want to consider before buying. As well as a price comparison between the various iPad 10.2 versions, we take a quick look at the new model’s specifications and estimate what iPad deals we might see on the older iterations.
New iPad 10.2 (2021) Pre-Orders: Where to Buy
New iPad 10.2 (2021) pre-order now available on Apple
- Visit the Apple Store in United States of america
- Visit the Apple Store in United Kingdom
- Visit the Apple Store in Australia
Retailers that have iPad 10.2 (2021) pre-ordered
Unsurprisingly, the Apple Store is the first retailer to offer iPad 10.2 (2021) pre-orders. Other major stores will follow in the days before their September 24 launch – and you’ll be able to find those pages right here as they go live. We’re not expecting even the smallest price cut from non-Apple retailers, but they’ll offer an alternative if you prefer or if the tablet is sold at an official store.
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iPad 10.2 (2021) Pre-Order: How Much Does It Cost?
The launch price of the new Apple iPad 10.2 is in line with the current recommended price for the previous generation model. We have broken down the launch prices for each region below based on connectivity and storage options:
|connectivity and storage||US price||UK price||AU value|
|Wi-Fi and 64GB||$329||£319||$499|
|LTE and 64GB||$459||£439||$699|
|Wi-Fi and 256GB||$479||£459||$729|
|LTE and 256GB||$609||£579||$929|
The iPad 10.2 still remains the cheapest option in the entire range, considering it positioned below the Mini, Air, and Pro as entry-level models. It’s the one that’s got most buyers’ attention, though the new iPad mini is definitely worth considering if you’d prefer a smaller form factor.
At this point, we usually ask retailers with any iPad 10.2 deals to watch as they look to clear out last year’s model’s stock. However, many already have limited or no availability of the 2020 edition, so getting a discount can be tough. All the deals we’ve found on the previous generation iPad can be found at the bottom of the page.
When will we see the first iPad 10.2 (2021) deals?
It is difficult to give a definite answer to this right now. That said, if we go back to last year, we’ve seen quite a few iPad 10.2 deals just two months after that release. Best Buy discounted the 32GB model by $50 and the 128GB version by $70, so there’s no question of a price cut in this year’s Black Friday iPad deals. However, you’ll have to be happy waiting until November. And nothing is guaranteed!
New iPad 10.2 (2021): Specs and Features
The latest iPad 10.2 comes in two different storage sizes (64GB and 256GB). This is twice as much as the previous model. You also get to choose between two colors (Silver or Space Grey). Whichever configuration you go for, you’ll get an LED Retina display and the A13 Bionic chip that can currently be found in the 2019 iPhone SE. Apple suggests that this will give the device a boost of CPU and GPU performance by up to 20%.
As you might have guessed, the LCD screen on the 2021 iPad measures 10.2 inches. It offers a display resolution of 2160×1620 at 264ppi and a brightness of 500 nits. The screen also supports Apple’s TrueTone technology, which will adjust to make the image brighter or tweak colors based on the ambient light in your surroundings.
According to Apple, the 12MP front camera has received a major upgrade. It also comes with Apple’s Center Stage feature to place you in the center of the image during a video call. At the back, you’ll find the same 8MP camera and it is similar to last year’s model.
Completing the set of specifications and features is a 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable battery that will give you around 10 hours of battery life. You’ll also find the latest iPadOS that offers comfortable multitasking between different apps and features a home screen widget. Full support for Apple Pencil has also been confirmed.
This is just a brief look. You can read about all the improvements in more detail in our iPad (2021) vs iPad (2020) comparison guide.
What about older Apple iPad deals?
While it’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement of new technology, these launches can also present a great opportunity to find some iPad deals on an older generation device. If you’re a fan of buying a used iPad, here we bring you all the top offers.
Unfortunately, with the stock issues we’re seeing with the 2020 iPad, there aren’t any major discounts available at this time. With that in mind, you’re just as good for the new iPad 10.2 instead. We are not expecting stores to re-stock this older model as the new version is only a few weeks ahead.
The savings you can get right now, however, is on other iPad models. You can check out below for today’s best savings across the entire Apple iPad range, including the Mini, Air, and Pro. Plus, Black Friday 2021 is your next best opportunity for deals on the iPad — and you know we’ll be seriously eyeing those offers coming in November.
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