This might be your last chance to get Apple’s 2020 iPad Air at a hefty discount
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Apple’s newest candidate for the title of best tablet money can buy is here (aka up for pre-order), and that unsurprisingly means the previous iPad Air edition is no longer around. That’s at least on Apple’s end, because the 2020-released 10.9-inch slate can still be purchased from a number of major US retailers.
Of course, the inventory situation is… fluid and in a constant state of flux, so depending on when exactly you decide to pull the trigger, you might find more (or, more likely, less) models in stock at $100 off their list prices.
As is almost always the case, the biggest discount applies merely to Wi-Fi-only units, with cellular-enabled versions costing at most $80 less than usual… if you hurry.
Nowhere near as powerful as its 2022 sequel, the iPad Air 4 still looks very “modern”, with relatively thin bezels around a Liquid Retina IPS LCD screen that’s gone completely unchanged, a top-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, and a hefty battery under its premium hood.
Apart from a state-of-the-art Apple M1 chip that continues to feel somewhat underused on an iPad and an upgraded front-facing camera with Center Stage functionality, the fifth-gen Air doesn’t offer any big advantages over its forerunner, which means that this new deal could very well still make said forerunner pretty attractive for many people.