Apple-flavored week for deals. Until June 4,
Sam’s Club has the Wi-Fi-only iPad on sale. The retailer is
offering the 32GB Space Gray iPad for $298 and the 128GB tablet
in Gray or Silver for $358.
The 128GB version is the better deal, since it’s usually $429
from Apple. That keeps $71 in your pocket—more than double the
$31 you’ll save if you buy the 32GB tablet. Note that these
prices are for Sam’s Club members only.
These current-generation models feature the usual 9.7-inch
retina display, a 64-bit A9 chip, an 8 mega-pixel camera with
1080p video, a 1.2MP FaceTime camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and up to
10 hours of battery life.
Improvements over previous generations include a stronger
backlight, a slightly larger battery, and an improved camera
coprocessor. The standard fifth-generation iPad does lack
extras you’ll find in the Pro line, like Apple Pencil support
and True Tone, but if you’re debating between these and a Pro
model, we genuinely believe that this
iPad is the better option for most people.