Looking for a stylus to accompany your iPad? We thought we’d see some Prime Day discounts on the Apple Pencil, but while there are a couple of small savings on the Apple white wand in the UK, there’s no price drop on Amazon in the US. But there is a saving on our favorite Apple Pencil alternative, the Logitech Crayon, reduced from $69.99 to $62.99 (opens in new tab). Available in orange or gray, it works seamlessly with all iPads from the last couple of years.
There’s a saving in the UK too, where you can get the Logitech Crayon reduced from $64.99 to £56.25 (opens in new tab). And in the UK, Amazon also has £20 off Apple Pencil 1 (opens in new tab) and £5 off Apple Pencil 2 (opens in new tab).
We flagged up a $100 saving on the 2021 M1-chipped iPad Pro 11 (opens in new tab) earlier on, but if you want a larger screen Amazon also has $100 off the iPad Pro 12.9 (opens in new tab) that was released along side it. The 12.9in tablet now starts at $999 for the 128GB configuration. Both are these aren’t actually iPad Prime Day deals, so you can take advantage of the discounts even if you’re not an Amazon Prime day member.
The other alternative to iPad Prime Day deals if you’re looking for a device for drawing and illustration is to consider going to a drawing tablet. We’re tracking the best Prime Day drawing tablet deals, and there are a lot of good options. Our pick as the best buy for beginners or those starting to experiment with digital art is the XP-Pen Artist Pro 22 reduced by $100 from $499.99 to $399.99 (opens in new tab).
That 22 incher is a fairly large option, but if you want a smaller screen, there’s also $100 of the superb Full HD Huion Kamvas 16 – now just $319 (opens in new tab).
Our pick as the best buy in the UK is the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro reduced by £130 from £399.99 to £269.99.
So with no official iPad Prime Day deals in the US, what are the alternatives? Well, we’re pretty dedicated Apple fans here at Creative Bloq, but even we have to recognize that the competition is getting better all the time. And one very tempting alternative is Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8, which Amazon has slashed in price by up to 25% this Prime Day!
Most of the lowest 8GB RAM configurations have already sold out in the US, but there are still some superb deals available on the high spec configurations. My pick as the best buy is the Surface Pro 8 with 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD reduced by $427 from $1,599.99 to $1,172.99 (opens in new tab). If you need more storage, the same device with 512GB is reduced from $1,899.99 to $1,439.99.
Over in the UK, there are still some options left for lower specs, with the Surface Pro 8 with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD reduced by £382.45 from £999 to £616.55 (opens in new tab). That’s more than a third off!
This gives you a premium tablet with top performance and style support with the added advantage that it runs Windows – so you can run fully fledged desktop software. This can be a game changer for people who want to use a stylus for image editing and drawing.
As we inch towards the end of the first day of Amazon Prime Day 2022, iPad Prime Day deals remain thin on the ground. In fact, the only specific iPad Prime Day deal that we’ve found across Amazon’s US and UK sites is this one: £100 – £230 off the 2020 iPad Air in the UK.
This deal shouldn’t be hugely surprising considering that a new iPad Air was released just a couple of months ago, but it’s still a pretty good buy, giving you the change to get sleek iPad that still boasts stellar performance now for as low as £ 419. There are savings across the configurations and colours, and you can save from £100 off the entry 64GB WiFi model (now £419) to £230 off the 256GB WiFi + cellular model (now £589). The 256GB WiFi configuration is £130 off (now £539).
Those are pretty good savings representing up to 26% off the usual retail price, and best of all there’s currently still good availability across the five different color options.
Don’t forget that we’re tracking all kinds of other Apple deals during Prime Day as well as iPad Prime Day deals. You’ll find the best prices on MacBooks, iMacs, AirPods and Apple Watch as well as iPads in our Apple Prime Day deals roundup.
This is a decent saving on the powerful 2021 iPad Pro, 11-inch model. This is the wi-fi, 128GB model, and comes in space gray, but most importantly, you can get this iPad Pro with a $100 saving over at Amazon – it’s down from
$799 to $699 (opens in new tab).
Just to give you an idea of who this iPad is best suited to, why not check out our iPad Pro 11-inch review. The long and short of it is this is an amazing piece of kit, but also probably overkill for many users – hence the hefty price tag.
A note on the deal price – we also say $100 taken off the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) over last year’s Black Friday, but that iPad still costs $999. So in context, this is as big a saving on the already lower-priced 11-inch version. A decent deal, indeed!
This is the best iPad deal on Prime Day – but it’s not even a Prime Day deal! We’ll explain! Right now, over at Amazon, you can get the 2021, 10.2-inch iPad (wi-fi, 64GB) for $299, saving you $30 (opens in new tab). The thing is, you don’t need to have a Prime Day membership to get it. So is it an official Prime Day deal (even though it’s on Amazon)?! Ummm, aaaah, who cares! It’s a great deal on the already well-priced 2021 iPad, so we’re happy to promote it.
There’s a small discount on the very latest iPad Air (2022) at Amazon at the moment. The list price is $599 and it’s on offer at $559 (opens in new tab). This is the iPad Air with the super-speedy M1 chip, and the very fancy camera. This offer is available to Prime and non-Prime members, so get clicking!
Want an iPad Air this Prime Day? You’re in luck if you’re in the UK as the 2020 iPad Air is down to £419 (opens in new tab) (that’s £100 off). We got this model and we absolutely love it. This deal is available in Rose Gold and Space Gray and is for Prime members only (sign up here if you’re not a member (opens in new tab)).
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The iPad Pro is a powerful piece of kit, so much so that it could give the MacBook Air a run for its money these days. So if you need a tablet that can handle, well, pretty much anything you want to throw at it, the iPad Pro is the one for you.
This deal at Amazon sees the super-powerful 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi an a whopping 1TB of storage reduced to just £1,199 (opens in new tab) – that’s a huge £270 off!
For some reason, iPad deals on Amazon in the US aren’t as widely available as they are in the UK. But that could all change over as Prime Day continues. In the meantime, B&H Photo has some excellent offers on Apple’s tablet, including a $50 off the 11-inch 2021 iPad Pro, taking it down to just $749 (opens in new tab).
This particular model comes in silver, with Apple’s M1 8-Core chip, 8-Core GPU and a 16-Core Neural Engine, Liquid Retina display, 128GB SSD and 8GB RAM. There is a limited supply, so if a Pro is what you’re after, grab one before they’re all gone.
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Kicking off our iPad Prime Day deals post off is this brilliant offer at Amazon, which knocks Apple’s bog standard iPad down to less than £300 (opens in new tab). If you don’t need a tablet to do any heavy lifting, and simply want one for the web and streaming etc, this quality little device is more than capable.
This model is usually £319, which is a bargain in itself, but right now you can get an extra £20 off, taking it down to just £299. This isn’t the first time Amazon has offered this deal, and it always goes down a treat. So if you want one, don’t delay as stocks usually fly off the shelves.