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.
Just one thing to note: Black Friday deals season isn’t quite here yet, but there is a second Prime Day coming up on October 11 and 12, which could mean we’ll see some good iPad deals on Amazon.
Best 2022 iPad Air deals right now
In the U.S. you can get a discount on the new iPad Air at Amazon:
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.
64GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi): $599/£579 MSRP
256GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi): $749/£729 MSRP
64GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular): $729/£709 MSRP
256GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular): $879/£859 MSRP
Where to buy the new iPad Air 2022
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 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.Okay., 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.
If you’re after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, here’s where to look:
U.S. carrier deals
Verizon: Save $100 with an Unlimited plan and up to $200 when you buy with an iPhone.
U.Okay. carrier deals
O2 – Get up to 6 months of Disney Plus (or 12 months of another streaming service); plans start at £28 per month, £20 upfront for 1GB data
Vodafone – starting from £38 per month, £100 upfront for 2GB data
EE – Get 4GB data for £42.50 per month, £100 upfront – existing customers get 10% off
Sky – Currently out of stock, but usually has the best price on the market: 2GB of data for £22 per month and no upfront cost (36 months)
iPad Air refurbished deals
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.
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.