Apple’s upgraded fifth-generation iPad Air, sports key upgrades including an ultra-wide 12Mp front-facing camera with Apple’s AI-powered Center Stage technology, upgraded 5G connectivity and the same Apple M1 chip found not only in the latest iPad Air, but the likes of the 24in iMac and MacBook Air too.
In fact, Apple claims that the M1 in the new iPad Air represents a 60% boost to CPU performance and up to 2x the power in the GPU department compared to the A14 Bionic in the 2020 iPad Air.
Despite this, the new iPad Air starts at the same $599 in the US, and it’s actually £10 cheaper in the UK at £569.
With the powerful fifth-gen iPad Air now available worldwide, here’s all you need to know about buying one in the UK or US, including the very best hand-picked deals this September.
For more on what the new tablet offers, take a look at the latest iPad Air (2022) news and our iPad Air 5 (2022) review.
How much does the new iPad Air cost?
There’s good news and bad news here. Let’s start with the good; the Wi-Fi-only models are the same price as their predecessor in the US, starting at $599 for 64GB, while it’s actually £10 cheaper in the UK at £569.
The bad news is that the same can’t be said for the cellular variants of the iPad Air, which have seen an increase both in the US and UK likely due to the upgraded 5G connectivity on offer, starting at $749/£719 compared to $729/£709.
Here’s a complete price breakdown for the iPad Air (2022) range:
iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi): $599/£569iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi): $749/£719iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi & Cellular): $749/£719iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi & Cellular): $899/£869
Where to buy the iPad Air (2022): best deals
The iPad Air (2022) range is primarily available from the Apple Store in the US and UK, but there are plenty of third-party retailers and networks that also offer the tablet – both SIM-free and on contract.
Those in the US can look forward to a $70 saving on the 256GB Wi-Fi variant of iPad Air at Walmart, while those looking to opt for the entry-level 64GB model can grab a $40 saving at Amazon.
Those in the UK don’t have it quite as good this September, with only a £19 saving on the iPad Air available at Amazon. You’ve also got the option of trading in an old iPad to get up to £150 off at John Lewis, as well as an extended two-year warranty as standard.
With that being said, we’ve listed everywhere you can buy the new iPad Air right now.
Apple Amazon – $40 off 64GB Wi-Fi variant Best Buy Target – Get an Apple Pencil for $54.49 with any iPad Air purchase Walmart – $70 off 256GB Wi-Fi variant BH Photo Video
Apple Amazon – £19 off 64GB Wi-Fi variant in Pink and Starlight & £20 off 256GB variant AO Argos Currys – free next-day delivery John Lewis – extended two-year warranty, up to £150 off when trading in an old iPad KRCS – £11.38 off Very
We’re also tracking the latest iPad Air (2022) prices in realtime below, so act quickly if you find yourself a bargain:
iPad Air 5 (2022) – 64GB, Wi-Fi
iPad Air 5 (2022) – 256GB, Wi-Fi
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