Best 10.2in iPad deals (2020, 8th gen) of January
If you’re on the hunt for a 10.2in iPad (8th gen) deal this January, you’ve come to the right place. We’re gathering all the best offers here, whether you’re after the Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The 8th gen iPad went on sale on 18 September 2020 and shares a 10.2in screen with its 7th gen predecessor, but it’s a whole different story under the hood.
Powered with a new A12 Bionic processor, the new iPad 2020 promises 40% better CPU performance, stronger graphics, and is the first iPad to integrate Neural Engine – Apple’s AI and machine learning software that allows better image processing and AR (augmented reality) support, along with a smoother Siri experience.
To top it all off, the iPad 8 is also cheaper than last year’s model – and you can get it for even cheaper from certain retailers.
Here we’re not only tracking the best iPad 10.2in prices of Christmas but also which retailers have the device in stock, with quick, cheap, or free delivery.
How much does the iPad (2020) cost?
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 32GB): £329/$329/AUD$499
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB): £429/$429/AUD$649
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 32GB, cellular): £459/$459/AUD$699
- iPad 10.2in (2020, 128GB, cellular): £559/$559/AUD$849
The iPad 2020 is £20 cheaper than the 2019 model which started at £349 – which means there’s no reason to pay full price for the 7th gen iPad, which is still available to buy widely, though now at slightly reduced prices.
Our advice remains clear though: if you’re choosing between the 7th generation and the 8th, go for the 8th. You’ll get a stronger processor and much better value.
For everything there is to know about the newest iPad, including design and software updates, see our dedicated article.
Best January 2021 deals on iPad 2020 (8th gen)
The iPad (8th gen) is available to buy directly from Apple, along with a few other select retailers in the UK. Shipping is free from Apple, though delivery is expected early February.
Below, we’ve listed where to buy the iPad (2020) at the best price in January 2021. Be warned, there aren’t many deals around.
While there’s no money off from Currys PC World, you can get £30 off Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal (1 year). Similarly, AO is offering £60 off McAfee LiveSafe with its iPad bundle offer.
For fast delivery or collection we’d recommend the following retailers:
It’s also in stock at Laptops Direct, but it’s a lot more expensive.
1. Apple iPad 10.2 (2020, 32GB)
Now: £322.43 (£6.57 off)
Get £6.57 off the brand new iPad 2020 from KRCS – currently the only discount available on this device. KRCS also offers next day delivery and free standard delivery.
2. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) – Wi-Fi only
From: Currys PC World
Now: £329 (with £40 off Microsoft 365 Family)
The iPad 2020 with 32GB storage doesn’t have a discount from Currys PC World, but you do get £40 off Microsoft 365 Family for a year for up to 6 users.
3. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) Wi-Fi + Cellular with 1GB data
From: Virgin Media
Now: From £16 per month
This is currently the cheapest monthly rate we can see on the iPad 2020. It’s on a 48-month term, mind you so you will be paying more than the device’s standalone cost.
4. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020)
Was: £34 per month
Now: £30.60 per month, no upfront cost (£81 off monthly cost)
Save £81 on the total monthly cost on the entry-level iPad 2020 with 32GB storage. The plan includes 2GB of storage and free delivery. Existing customers also get an extra 10% off.
5. Apple iPad 10.2in (32GB, 2020) with 1GB data
Now: £25 per month, £20 upfront (with 6 months of Disney+)
O2’s deal includes 6 months of Disney+ with the iPad 2020. Keep in mind this contract is for 48 months. You can choose shorter terms, but that will raise the monthly rate.
These retailers are currently out of stock but check back often if they’re your preferred retailer:
Best January 2021 deals on iPad 2020 (8th gen) – on contract
These network carriers break the cost up into monthly payments if you don’t want to pay in one go:
Get a trade-in discount on iPad 2020 (8th gen)
Don’t forget, you can also get money off the new iPad (2020) if you trade in your old iPad. Apple offers up to £410/US$500 when you trade in an old iPad Pro. Unfortunately, Apple won’t offer trade-in discounts on non-Apple tablets.
You can see the full breakdown below:
Get an Apple Education discount on new iPad (2020)
The new iPad qualifies for an Educational Discount, so you can pick it up for even less. The Apple Education pricing applies to university students, parents of university students, and teachers or staff of all levels. The discount knocks up to £80/US$100 off a new iPad.
We’re separately looking at the best iPad deals of the month if you want to save on a different model.