(Pocket-lint) – There are a couple of big sales days online throughout the year, one of which is Amazon Prime Day. It’s usually held in the summer, and it sees Amazon reducing prices on a number of devices, including 2-in-1s, iPads and tablets.
In previous years, there have been some great discounts on Apple’s slabs and Amazon’s own tablets so there are usually plenty of deals to get excited about.
Here is everything you need to know about what iPad and tablet deals we are expecting for Prime Day 2022, some of which are here already.
What devices will be discounted on Prime Day?
There are usually some great discounts on a number of tablets and 2-in-1 devices on Prime Day, with Samsung, Apple and Amazon slabs all seeing discounts.
If you’re after an iPad, it is usually well worth waiting for the Prime Day sales. You might not always see discounts on the iPad Pro models, but we have seen a decent chunk of money off the iPad Air and the entry-level iPad in the past. That said, with the iPad Pro models over a year old now, it’s possible we will see them hit the Prime Day sales ahead of their expected refresh later this year.
Amazon pretty much always discounts its own tablets too – which are great family tablets, and we’ve seen good discounts on Samsung’s premium Android tablets too for those looking for an Android alternative to the iPad.
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Best Prime Day tablet US deals 2022
Here are the a few of the best tablet deals that are already available on Amazon’s US site for the Prime Day sales in 2022.
Apple iPad mini – save $90
A huge saving on the amazing Apple iPad mini (2021) model. This deal is for the Space Grey model with 64GB storage and it’s $409 instead of $499.
Apple iPad Air (2022) – save $30
The Apple iPad Air (2022) has the M1 processor so it’s as powerful as the 2021 iPad Pro. It’s brand new too so this is a small, but rare saving. You’ll pay $569.99 instead of $599.99.
Apple iPad Pro (2021) – save $50
This deal is for the Apple iPad Pro (2021) 11-inch model with 128GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. You’ll pay $749 instead of $799.
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet – save $20
This deal is for the 2019 model of the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with a 7-inch display and 16GB of storage. It’s a bargain at $29.99 instead of $49.99.
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Tablet – save $50
This deal is for the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Tablet with a 7-inch display, 16GB storage and a blue kids-proof case. It’s $49.99 with this deal instead of $99.99.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE – save over $110
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is an excellent Android tablet with an S Pen included. This deal is for the black model with 64GB of storage and it costs $415 instead of $529.99.
Best Prime Day tablet UK deals 2022
Here are the a few of the best tablet deals already available on Amazon’s UK site for the 2022 Prime Day sales.
Apple iPad Air (2020) – save £90
This deal is for Apple’s slightly older iPad Air from 2020 with 64GB of storage in Space Grey. It’s a great saving on an excellent tablet.
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Pro Tablet – 60% off
This deal is for the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Pro Tablet with a 7-inch display, 16GB storage and a black kids-proof case. It’s £39.99 instead of £99.99 in a huge saving.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 – save £40
After a cheaper, but still premium Android tablet? The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a great option, especially at £179 instead of £219.
When is Prime Day 2022?
Amazon Prime Day has moved around over the last couple of years so it is hard to pin point exactly when it will take place until Amazon announces it each year. In 2019, Prime Day was on 15 July, while in 2020 it was delayed until 13-14 October. In 2021, we saw it return to the summer though, taking place between 21-22 June.
Amazon has confirmed Prime Day will take place on 12-13 July for 2022. The 48-hour event will run from 00.01AM on 12 July to 23:59PM on 13 July. It’s a great time because it’s around six months after the Black Friday sales.
Do I need to be a Prime member?
Yes, that is one of the caveats of the Prime Day sales. It’s an exclusive day for Prime subscribers so if you want to take advantage of the Prime Day sales, you’ll need to make sure you have your Prime membership ready.
If you aren’t already a Prime subscriber, there is a 30-day free trial so you can try out the benefits – which include free delivery, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and more.
Are Prime Day deals genuine?
It’s worth being cautious when shopping on Prime Day. The deals are usually competitive and you’ll definitely find savings, but that doesn’t mean the devices being discounted will never have been that price – or similar – in the past.
Typically, the prices offered on Prime Day will be a genuine deal, as they are on Black Friday, but you’ll need to be quick as Prime Day sales normally only last around 24 or 48 hours before they return to a higher retail price.
Writing by Britta O’Boyle.