Latest Apple iPad (2018) is a $229 Holiday surprise if you act fast

Chris Davies - Dec 19, 2018, 9:25 am CDT
Latest Apple iPad (2018) is a $229 Holiday surprise if you act fast

Apple products typically miss out on big holiday sales, but clearly nobody told the 2018 iPad that. The latest iteration of the iPad is now at its most affordable, with a limited time promotion promising to cut $100 – almost a third of the usual amount – from the price tag.

Usually tech discounts of this size would be on older models, but not in this case. It’s the latest model, Apple’s 2018 iPad, complete with 32 GB of storage and WiFi. The promotion is available on both the Silver and the Space Gray models.

They’d normally be priced at $329, but Amazon is cutting $100 off that amount – the equivalent of 30-percent. That brings the iPad down to $229, making it one of the cheapest ways to get a new iOS tablet in your gift wrap this holiday season.

The tablet has a 9.7-inch Retina display, and unlike the latest iPad Pro models you still get a home button. That doubles as a Touch ID fingerprint sensor for security. On the front there’s a 1.2-megapixel camera for FaceTime calls, while on the back there’s an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video capture.

Inside, Apple uses its A10 Fusion chip. That’s not quite as new – or as potent – as the silicon inside the new iPad, but more than enough for the typical use-cases people will ask of iOS on this 2018 iPad. Battery life is up to 10 hours.

The deal comes on the heels of widespread iPad discounts earlier this week. As we showed you, you can pick up an iPad Pro 10.5-inch with an aggressive promotion of more than $149 off the usual price. That brings it down to under $650.

Whether you go for the iPad 2018 or the iPad Pro 10.5-inch, you’ll probably want the Apple Pencil, too. That’s also seeing some holiday discounting, down to under $94 if you’re an Amazon Prime member, compared to its usual $99 price tag.

The iPad Pro 11-inch, meanwhile, is also seeing some cuts. If you want Apple’s latest model, that can be had for $899 after a $50 discount. As always, there’s no telling quite how long these promotions will last, though they were all available at time of publication.

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