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 more than a year on 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.
Best 2022 iPad Air deals right now
In the U.S:
- Amazon, 2022 iPad Air, 64GB, Wi-Fi: $559 ($40 off)
- Amazon, 2022 iPad Air, 256GB, Wi-Fi: $679 ($70 off)
In the U.K:
- Amazon, 2022 iPad Air, 64GB, WiFi: £629 (£40 off new Apple price)
- Amazon, 2022 iPad Air, 256GB, WiFi: £819 (£30 off new Apple price)
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. Just beware that some prices may be for used iPads, so pay attention to the details.
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. If the iPad Air from 2020 is available to buy you will see the best deals below.
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:
- KRCS often is the first to discount new products
- Western Computer
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.
Or head directly to Apple UK or Apple US to get the educational 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. It’s not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here.
In the U.S.:
- Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 64GB, Wi-FI: $469 ($80 off)
- Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 256GB, Wi-Fi: $599 ($100 off)
- Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 64GB, Cellular: $579 ($80 off)
- Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 256GB, Cellular: $709 ($120 off)
In the U.K.:
- No iPad Air deals right now.
Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK, which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years – most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old.
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
See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad.
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.