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 been seeing significant price drops – however, if you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple has increased the price of all iPads! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad Air look better than they are – which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now.
Keep in mind that the Black Friday deals season is almost here with Black Friday starting on 25 November this year – find out what to expect from Black Friday iPad deals in our separate article.
Best 2022 iPad Air deals right now
In the U.S. you can get a discount on the new iPad Air at Amazon:
- 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only): $519 ($80 off at Amazon)
- 256GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only): $679 ($70 off at Amazon)
In the U.K:
- Amazon has the 64GB WiFi model for £569 (now £669 at Apple, was £569 at Apple)
- KRCS has the 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only): for £655.62 (note that this was being sold for £557.62 before Apple upped the RRP to £669 from £569.)
- Amazon has the 64GB Cellular model for £719 (again, this was £674 before Apple upped the price to £849 from £719).
Best 2020 iPad Air deals right now
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.:
- Amazon has the $599 64GB Wi-Fi model for $499.
In the U.K. we’ve found the following deals:
- Amazon has the 64GB WiFi 2020 iPad Air for £494.74 (was £519 at Apple).
- Amazon has the 64GB cellular 2020 iPad Air for £649, which is the price it sold for (it was previously £575.08.)
Best prices for iPad Air (2022 model)
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.
64GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi) MSRP: $599/£669 (WAS £569)
256GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi) MSRP: $749/£849 (WAS £719)
64GB iPad Air (2022, Cellular) MSRP: $749/£849 (WAS £719)
256GB iPad Air (2022, Cellular) MSRP: $899/£1,029 (WAS £869)
Best prices for iPad Air (2020 model)
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) WAS: $599/£579
256GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi) WAS: $749/£729
64GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular) WAS: $729/£709
256GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular) WAS: $879/£859
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.
- Argos – check stock by post code
- BT Shop
- John Lewis
- Laptops Direct
Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following:
iPad Air education discounts
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.
iPad Air carrier deals
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.K. 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.
- Check out the US Apple Refurbished Store to see if there are any iPads available right now.
- If you are in the UK check Apple’s UK Refurbished Store for the latest offerings.
There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. We’d recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers:
- Big Phone Store
- Affordable Mac
- Tech Trade
- Laptops Direct
- Music Magpie
- Smartfone Store
iPad Air: Everything you need to know
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.
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