iPad Air and iPad Mini deals before Apple launch event next week

It is anticipated that Apple will be launching its new products in its special press event this Sept. 9, and those who want to be the first to get hold of the newest models will have to wait until they're out in the market. But those who are not aiming for the latest models may get the chance to purchase Apple products at a lower rate by checking out the available iPad Air and iPad Mini deals.

Apple's Back to School promo is ongoing until Sept. 9, so those going to college can get an educational pricing or a $50 gift card for a fourth generation iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina Display. Similarly, the company is giving a $50 gift card for iPhones and $100 for Macs.

Best Buy also has a four-day Labor Day weekend sale which ends Monday, Sept. 1, with a $50-discount on iPad mini with Retina Display. They are also offering a $100 discount on select iPads (conditions apply).

For those who are not so picky, they might consider the refurbished units at the Apple Store, which comes with a one-year warranty. Discounts vary, from 25 percent to as much as 43 percent. For instance, one currently available refurbished white iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB (2012) is being sold at $329, offering savings of $250. Another item, a refurbished space gray iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB (2013) is being sold for $619, $110 less than its original price.

Deal News likewise provides a list of available iPads on discount.

As the holiday season approaches, Apple enthusiasts can expect various deals from merchants like Amazon, Staples, and Walmart.