The best iPad Air deals this month – Macworld
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If you want a new iPad Air, you’ve come to the right place. We’re looking at all the best deals and prices for the iPad Air right now–including contract plans. The Air remains incredibly popular and is an excellent halfway house between the entry-level iPad and high-end iPad Pro – ideal for those who need some extra power but don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on a device that may not replace their laptop.
Apple’s latest iPad Air was released in March 2022, and it’s already seeing significant price drops. Additionally, the older model can be found for deeper savings at stores that still have stock.
In the U.S. you can get a discount on the new iPad Air at Amazon:
In the U.K:
The remaining stock of 2020 iPad Airs (4th gen) is being sold at a discount in some locations. Here’s what’s available now in the U.S.:
In the U.K. we’ve found the following deals:
Below are the best iPad Air prices we have seen for a variety of retailers. Browse to find the model you want at the best price.
Many of the best deals right now are on the 2020 iPad Air, which while not the latest model is still a great purchase, especially if you can find it for a discount.
If you want to buy the iPad Air direct from Apple, you can order on the Apple US or Apple UK site. There won’t be any discounts available, though Apple does offer occasional carrier deals and trade-ins.
Of course, Apple isn’t the only place you can buy an iPad Air, the usual resellers around the world will also be stocking the new model including the following. You can see the best prices at these resellers in live price comparison boxes below.
Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following:
Apple offers students and staff in higher education discounts on the iPad Air in its Education Store. Apple isn’t the only retailer that offers student discounts, however. In the U.K., KRCS offers up to 10 percent off for qualifying students.
University students and teachers can also save on the iPad Air with Apple’s Education pricing.
See our full guide on to how to get an education discount.
Or head directly to Apple UK or Apple US to get the educational discount.
If you’re after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, here’s where to look:
The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself – Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain.
The iPads in Apple’s refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full year’s warranty.
There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. We’d recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers:
See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad.
In 2021 we saw Apple introduce a new iPad mini (6th gen), iPad Pro with M1, and a new iPad (9th gen), but the iPad Air was untouched… until March 2022 when Apple introduced the iPad Air (5th gen).
The new iPad Air has an M1 chip, just like the 2021 iPad Pro, an improved 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with support for Center Stage (compared to the 7MP FaceTime camera on the older model), and support for 5G on the cellular models. The color finishes are a little different from the previous generation too: space grey is joined by pink, starlight, purple and blue. Other than the colors, chip, and camera, the design and other features haven’t changed—it still has a 10.9-inch display.
If you are interested in one of the other iPads, or just want the best deal, we’re also tracking the best iPad deals if you want to see other top offers. Also, check out our best Apple deals.
Macworld editor since 2008, Karen has worked on both sides of the Apple divide, clocking up a number of years at Apple’s PR agency prior to joining Macworld almost two decades ago.
Karen’s career highlights include interviewing Apple’s Steve Wozniak and discussing Steve Jobs’ legacy on the BBC. Her focus is Mac, but she lives and breathes Apple.
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August 6, 2022 at 04:10PM