Amazing deal: Apple’s previous iPad model hits a record low price of $229.99 for early Black Friday shoppers

Apple’s ninth-generation iPad, the entry-level option for Apple tablets, is currently on sale for a new low price of $229.99, $100 off its MSRP. This early Black Friday deal is $20 cheaper than the previous lowest price of $249.99. The 2021 iPad with 64GB of storage can be purchased at this discounted price from Amazon and Target. If you prefer more storage, the 256GB model is also available at a $100 discount, bringing the price down to $379.99.

Although the ninth-gen iPad is a couple of years old, it is still a budget-friendly tablet with impressive capabilities. It features a 10.2-inch display with boxy bezels and a classic home button with Touch ID. Powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic processor, which was first introduced with the iPhone 11, the tablet is capable of handling basic tasks, streaming, and note-taking with a first-gen Apple Pencil.

The ninth-gen iPad is particularly suitable as an affordable tablet for children, especially if you prefer not to go for Amazon’s cheaper but more limited Fire line. It is capable of running the same apps as more expensive iPads and can also be used as a dedicated Netflix machine without the need to spend hundreds more on other models that might be overkill for simple tasks.

[Update November 20th, 11:16AM ET: Added a link to the 64GB iPad at Amazon.]