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Deals: Walmart Discounts 32GB 10.2-Inch iPad to $279 ($50 Off)

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Walmart is discounting the 10.2-inch iPad from 2019 to $279.00, down from $329.00. This is the Wi-Fi only model with 32GB of storage, and the best deal we're tracking among the major Apple resellers online this week.

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You can get the 32GB iPad in Gold and Space Gray. These models are sold and shipped by Walmart, and if you opt for free delivery you'll get the iPad in about a week. You can also ship the iPad to a local Walmart for pickup.



Apple updated the iPad in September of 2019 with a larger 10.2-inch display and a similar aluminum body as the previous generation. The iPad supports the Apple Pencil, and it also includes a Smart Connector that makes it compatible with the Smart Keyboard accessory.

For even more iPad deals, head to our full Best Deals guide for iPad. In that guide we track the best discounts online for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

Article Link: Deals: Walmart Discounts 32GB 10.2-Inch iPad to $279 ($50 Off)
 

Azrael9

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Yeah. But you never seem to get those deals over here in the UK.

If they offered this iPad for £199 I'd buy it.

We'll see what the new 'low cost' iPad Air brings.

Azrael.
 

aarongwalker

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Two weeks ago BB had the best price at $20 more. Returning that one for this one 🤷‍♂️. Black frame will work better for teleprompter use!
 

Kantry123

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That’s a great deal, I would get this for my mom. She never owned or used a computer and I believe this would be the ideal way for her to do the basics which is just FaceTime, What’s App and YouTube.
Whatsapp isn’t there on iPad, you can use whatsapp web bit the interface requires so many taps that the experience is bad
 

name99

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32GB is so small these days....

Why do people ALWAYS assume that everyone else buys an iPad for the same reasons that they do?

For example: Suppose I want to buy the iPad to mount it on the wall as an always-on HomeKit controller? Then 32G is just fine! Suppose I want to buy it as a nice color Kindle. Again fine.

Not everyone cares about having their entire photo, video, and music library stored in flash on every device they own!
 

fbr$

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Although it's very cheap to buy it, I don't know if in the long run the equation price/longevity is favourable.

Ancient A10 chip + only 32 GB of storage doesn't help on that.
 

name99

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That discount must have been for pretty limited stock because a day later (5/2), Walmart lists that model for $395.

It's still there right now. The Walmart web page is very confusing (and seems to be hosting a bunch of dodgy 3rd parties trying to sell off 2017 and 2018 iPad models at the price of the current model...) but look for iPad 7th Gen.
 
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ryanwarsaw

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How exactly has it replaced the government for you? I’m confused.

What I mean is that Amazon and Walmart have been more necessary than anything the government has done during the crisis. They are the ones that keep people fed and the country running.

It could be said the government gave me a $1,200 check but that was simply my own money to begin with and I will undoubtedly pay it back 10 fold later.
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It was simply in response to somebody making a dumb comment about Walmart. So I was trying to illustrate that they are a valuable company to have around. Don't make too much of it.
 
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fbr$

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If at this price, this unit is good for 5 years, I will say I got my money’s worth.
IMO the iPad mini is a much better purchase: A12 chip, 64GB, more portable to carry around, much better screen (fully laminated, 326 ppi).

Its 2048x1536 resolution is the same as the old 9.7" iPad, hence exactly same quality of the mirrored screen to the TV via AirPlay.
 
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I7guy

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Gotta be in it to win it
IMO the iPad mini is a much better purchase: A12 chip, 64GB, more portable to carry around, much better screen (fully laminated, 326 ppi).

Its 2048x1536 resolution is the same as the old 9.7" iPad, hence exactly same quality of the mirrored screen to the TV via AirPlay.
I didn't care about the A12 chip. I just replace my ipad 2, which I bought for about $629...64gb + cellular. I lasted 9 years. I wasn't looking for a super-hi rez true tone, promotion screen. I wanted a basic consumption device. And the ipad mini as more than $100 than this. But I get your point and different strokes for different folks.
 
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Swift

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I got the 128GB from Apple. So much better. Well worth the price. It is now usable again.
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IMO the iPad mini is a much better purchase: A12 chip, 64GB, more portable to carry around, much better screen (fully laminated, 326 ppi).

Its 2048x1536 resolution is the same as the old 9.7" iPad, hence exactly same quality of the mirrored screen to the TV via AirPlay.

I like the big screen for what I use it for.
 

kyleh22

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Then 32G is just fine!
I'd argue that even as a color kindle or homekit controller, 32gb is limiting. My point was, it would cost Apple almost nothing the make it 64GB or 128GB. It's belief that the majority of people buying 32Gb don't realize how limiting it is going to be. I also believe Apple only makes 32GB devices so people buy into their ecosystem. Once the customer is committed to the platform, the customer runs out of room for updates and needs to upgrade their device. I've seen this happen to so many people that aren't computer literate.
 

I7guy

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Gotta be in it to win it
I'd argue that even as a color kindle or homekit controller, 32gb is limiting. My point was, it would cost Apple almost nothing the make it 64GB or 128GB. It's belief that the majority of people buying 32Gb don't realize how limiting it is going to be. I also believe Apple only makes 32GB devices so people buy into their ecosystem. Once the customer is committed to the platform, the customer runs out of room for updates and needs to upgrade their device. I've seen this happen to so many people that aren't computer literate.
I bought the 10.2 with full realization about the 32gb. I'll make it work.
 

name99

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I'd argue that even as a color kindle or homekit controller, 32gb is limiting. My point was, it would cost Apple almost nothing the make it 64GB or 128GB. It's belief that the majority of people buying 32Gb don't realize how limiting it is going to be. I also believe Apple only makes 32GB devices so people buy into their ecosystem. Once the customer is committed to the platform, the customer runs out of room for updates and needs to upgrade their device. I've seen this happen to so many people that aren't computer literate.

"runs out of room for updates"?!?
I think you are reading about terrible designs that have happened on the Windows side --
where the OS is both MUCH larger than iOS (starts off being larger, then add in 32bit and .NET support) AND
requires pretty much an entire copy of the OS as a backup in case you overwrite the original AND
vendors were selling 16GB devices


I have never encountered a realistic case of this on iOS. The closest we get is the (admittedly very irritating) case where you have say a 64GB backup that you want to install on a 32GB device and iOS gives you no way to prune the backup, to say "yeah, just install what you can but drop the photos and movies if you have to".
 
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