At its Peek Performance event in 2022, Apple unveiled the M1 iPad Air 5 along with the affordable iPhone SE 3. The iPad Air 5 (2022) features the same design as the iPad Air 4 from 2020. However, it packs significant hardware improvements — including a new chipset and 5G support. If you’re in the market for a new tablet that fits squarely between the latest iPad Mini and the iPad Pro, the 2022 iPad Air 5 might be the one for you. Here are the best deals for the iPad Air 5 (2022). And don’t forget to grab a case after you buy it!
The best iPad Air 5 (2022) deals: Retailers
If Amazon is your retailer of choice, you can buy the iPad Air 5 (2022) from there. Its price there matches that of the Apple Store, and it sometimes gets limited-time discounts.
The iPad Air 5 (2022) is available on Adorama in all finishes and both Wi-Fi and cellular options. You can get it from this retailer for the same price offered in the Apple Store.
Best Buy is also selling the iPad Air 5 in all color options, including the Wi-Fi model and the unlocked cellular one. You can order it directly from the retailer’s website.
Apple Online Store
The iPad Air 5 (2022) went on sale during March 2022 on Apple’s Online Store. It’s available in two storage configurations; 64GB of storage beginning at $599, and 256GB of storage beginning at $749. If you also want cellular support with 5G on either storage configuration, then you’ll be shelling out an additional $149 for the privilege, totaling $749 and $899 respectively. All models are available in multiple vivid colors.
If you’re picking up a cellular model, keep in mind that it can support either eSIM or a physical SIM card. All models support Wi-Fi 6 technology for fast Wi-Fi data transfer, meaning that cellular may not necessarily be a requirement depending on your use case.
If the price is a bit steep, Apple is also offering up to $680 in trade-in credit when trading in an older iPad. Tablets from other manufacturers aren’t eligible, as Apple will instead offer to recycle them for you for free. Sadly the company doesn’t offer a breakdown as to how much exactly you can expect to get for your iPad until you submit a serial number.
Best deals: Carriers
Verizon is selling the iPad Air 5 (2022) through its online store. If you’d rather order it from this carrier, you have the option to.
T-Mobile is also selling the latest iPad Air on its online store. If this is your carrier of choice, you can order it directly through its website.
If you’d rather buy the new iPad Air 5 (2022) from AT&T, that’s also an option — through its online store.
Are you going to buy the new Apple iPad Air 5 (2022)? What storage configuration and color are you planning to go with? Let us know in the comments section below.