Thanks to a series of price drops and storage bumps, the cheapest new iPad you can buy is a $269 iPad mini 2 with 32GB of storage. There’s no such thing as a new iPad with less than 32GB of storage anymore.
Here’s an overview of the new iPad pricing:
- iPad mini 2 with 32GB for $269
- iPad mini 4 with 32GB for $399
- iPad mini 4 with 128GB for $499
- iPad Air 2 with 32GB for $399
- iPad Air 2 with 128GB for $499
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro with 32GB for $599
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro with 128GB for $699
- 9.7 inch iPad Pro with 256GB for $799
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro with 32GB for $799
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro with 128GB for $899
- 12.9 inch iPad Pro with 256GB for $999
Note that these prices are for the WiFi-only models. You can add $130 to the price of pretty much any model to get a WiFi+ Cellular variant.
Apple’s high-end iPad tablets are still relatively pricey compared with Android, and even entry-level Windows tablets. But with a starting price of $269 for a model with a 7.9 inch, 2048 a 1536 pixel display and support for iOS 10, Apple’s cheapest tablets look a lot more competitive for value-oriented customers.
Just keep in mind that the iPad mini 2 has an Apple A7 processor, which is a 3-year-old chip.