Every year in September, Apple has their big Apple Event extravaganza , where they showcase their new products innovations for the upcoming year. This year, the new iPad 7th generation is starting at only a little over $300, which is unheard of for a new iPad, and it is very lightweight, and also uses the Apple Pencil . Which is perfect for taking notes and drawing on the iPad . The older model iPads have been selling for around that same price, so I just did a quick check on the Best Buy website, and they are already drastically dropping the prices on the iPad 5 and iPad 6 , to get them below the cost of the new iPad 7. No one is going to pay more for a 2017 model when they can get a brand new 2020 iPad for the same price (or cheaper) ! So, if you have been considering an iPad at all (@Bess Barber , are you listening ? ), now is the time to start shopping around for the price range you want to find your iPad in. The new models will be out by the end of September, but Apple is already taking pre-orders for them, so used (and new) older models will be hitting the sales with drastic price cuts for the next few weeks.