Update (12/12 12:10pm): Save an additional $25 at Best Buy today only when you pay using Visa Checkout. That drops iPad Air 2 down to $275 shipped.
Target and Best Buy are coming in hard with iPad discounts as we inch closer to Christmas. Most notably, iPad Air 2 now starts at just $299.99 at both retailers. That’s $99.01 below Apple’s asking price and about $25 more than Black Friday. It’s the best full-size iPad for most people since the Pro lineup is generally overkill for everyday tasks. But if you are looking for Apple Pencil support and need the extra horsepower, Target dropped the 9.7-inch 32GB iPad Pro down to $449.99 (from $599), 128GB to $549.99 (from $699) and 256GB to $649.99 (from $799).
Make sure you don’t ruin your savings by snagging an overpriced case. This option has auto/sleep wake functionality and gets stellar reviews: iPad Air 2 model from $9.49, 9.7-inch iPad Pro from $9.99. Buy a Bluetooth keyboard so you can really knock out work on your new iPad. Logitech’s multi-device K480 ($35) and K380 ($30) are both smart picks.
iPad Air 2 runs iOS 10, the most advanced, intuitive, and secure mobile operating system in the world. With enhanced apps and features like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture, iOS 10 lets you multitask in powerful yet simple ways. Whether you’re checking messages while answering email or creating a presentation while watching the big game, iOS 10 helps you get more out of iPad than ever before.