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 August.
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/£569
- iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi): $749/£719
- iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi & Cellular): $749/£719
- iPad 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 either Amazon or BH Photo Video, and if you’re tempted to go down the contract route, you can save $150 at Best Buy.
Those in the UK don’t have it quite as good this August, with only an £11 saving on the iPad Air available at KRCS. 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.
- Amazon – $40 off 64GB Wi-Fi variant
- Best Buy – $150 off when bought on contract with Verizon
- Target – Get an Apple Pencil for $54 with any iPad Air purchase
- Walmart – $70 off 256GB Wi-Fi variant
- BH Photo Video – $40 off 64GB Wi-Fi variant
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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