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Save on Apple's Latest iPad Air Models With Discounts, Freebies and More

You can now buy Apple's latest and greatest iPad Air at several retailers with some additional savings opportunities.

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Apple announced its first new tablets since 2022 recently, including two new iPad Air models joining the lineup. There are many reasons to choose the new model, and several top retailers are now taking orders. The discounts aren't super abundant at the moment, but that could change and we'll be keeping an eye out so we can update this list as more discounts become available.

While these iPad Airs sport the older Liquid Retina technology, rather than the mini-LED of previous Pros or the tandem OLED of the newest M4 iPad Pro, they're still nothing to sneeze at. These models come at a fraction of the cost of the latest iPad Pro, starting at just $599, so it might just be worth the splurge.

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How much does the iPad Air cost?

The 11-inch model of Apple's newest iPad Air features landscape speakers with spatial audio for an immersive listening experience, and the 13-inch model provides extra bass to boost the audio impact. While these tablets may be rocking the slightly older M2 chip, they still promise to pack a punch. The baseline 11-inch model with 128GB of storage is available for just $599, or you can upgrade to the 256GB model for $100 more. 512GB and 1TB models are also available for $899 and $1,099, respectively.

The iPad Air isn't the only new option in town. If you're looking for an Apple tablet that's a little more cutting-edge and robust, the newest iPad Pro might be the right fit for you. These new Pro models promise to impress, with upgrades to the FaceTime camera placement and a thinner redesign that makes for a more portable device. If you elect for the Pro over the Air, you'll breeze right past the M3 chip, as Apple has loaded the latest iPad Pro with the powerful M4 chip, bringing the potency to handle its brand-new Ultra Retina XDR OLED displays (blasting out 1,600 nits of brightness in HDR) and much more. These upgrades come at a price, with the base model starting at $999. You can preorder the iPad Pro right now.

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We also anticipate that we'll start seeing plenty of iPad deals on older models soon, which may be a better option for budget-conscious buyers who don't mind a previous-gen model. 

Ready to invest in a new iPad Air? We've got the skinny on how to nab the ultrathin iPads and accessories. You can preorder from Apple right now, and we'll update this page as new offers become available at other retailers, so keep checking back. 

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Best iPad Air preorder deals

You can now order a new iPad Air model directly from Apple, starting at $599. Although we aren't seeing direct discounts on the latest iPad Airs yet, you can score up to $580 in trade-in credit toward your new device if you have an older iPad you don't mind giving up. People who preorder with an Apple Card can save a little extra, with up to 3% cash back on their purchase.

Best Buy doesn't have direct discounts on the iPad Air models right now, but it's offering freebies with your order. New and returning subscribers can get three free months of Apple TV Plus and Apple Music, four free months of Apple Arcade and one free month of MLS Season Pass. Three free months of Apple Fitness Plus are also included, but this offer is limited to new subscribers only.

If you have a previous model iPad you're willing to part with, Best Buy is also offering a trade-in credit of up to $310 for qualifying devices.

Walmart is currently offering a small $14 discount on some configurations of the new iPad Air, but it's better than nothing. Better deals are available elsewhere.

Target is offering all four colors of the new iPad Air models but no direct discounts are currently available. Target RedCard holders can save 5% on this purchase, which is nothing to sneeze at, and the free shipping can save you even more.

Though B&H isn't currently offering any discounts on Apple's newest iPad Air models, that doesn't mean that you can't save some cash. If you have another Apple device you're willing to part with, whether it's an iPad, a Mac or an Apple Watch, you can score a trade-in credit to bring down the price. Depending on the device, this could make your new Air free.

There's also another way to save. If you use the B&H Payboo credit card for your purchase, you'll get the tax back as a cash refund. That could be a pretty decent chunk of change, depending on where you live.

Amazon is currently offering a direct discount on the new M2 iPad Air, albeit a small one. You can order an 11-inch or 13-inch iPad Air and save $14 right now, although it should be noted that the discount only applies to some colors. Be sure to check the price before ordering, as we suspect this price (and the colors) could change.

Right now Verizon will give you up to $180 back when you trade in your old device while there is also the option to save $280 via bill credits when you also pick up a new 5G iPhone.

AT&T is currently offering $100 off the new iPad Air with no additional purchases needed. You can save more when you also add any iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro to your cart via bill credits over 36 months. The amount you'll save will vary depending on which models of iPhone and iPad you choose.