Where to buy the iPad Air (2020): Best Christmas Offers
The iPad Air 4 went on sale from 23 October. Despite a design shift to look similar to the latest Pros, the slate was the very first Apple device to come with the A14 Bionic chip, as well as moving Touch ID to the power button.
The new 10.9in iPad Air is an excellent halfway house between the entry-level iPad and high-end iPad Pro – and 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.
If you want to know where to buy the iPad Air 4 before Christmas at the best price, you’ve come to the right place. We’re also looking at the best iPad deals across every model if you want to see other top Black Friday offers.
Best iPad Air 4 deals of Christmas – Device only
The best offer we’re seeing right now on the 64GB Air (Wi-Fi only) is from KRCS where there’s £11.58 off, dropping the price to £567.42. Amazon also has £36.82 off the 64GB Wi-Fi- and Cellular model, which drops the price to £672.18.
We’ve gathered all the best iPad Air 4 discounts below:
1. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, 4th Gen)
Now: £550.06 (£11.58 off)
KRCS’s discount beats Amazon and includes free next-day delivery, but Amazon has a better discount on the model with Cellular, with £36.82 off. We’re separately rounding up the best iPad Air 4 offers.
2. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
Now: £672.18 (£36.82 off)
3. Apple iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
Now: £819 (£39 off)
If you aren’t in a rush, Amazon has £39 off the 256GB Cellular model – you’ll have to wait until January or early February for it to arrive though!
4. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi, 4th Gen)
Now: £60 off McAfee LiveSafe (with MCAFEE60)
AO isn’t offering money off the device itself, but if you were planning on separately getting security software for your devices you can get £60 off McAfee LiveSafe for unlimited devices with this deal. The software regularly costs £79, but the MCAFEE60 code with the iPad Air purchase drops the total to £19.
5. Apple iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
Now: £841.81 (£17.19 off)
If you miss Amazon’s discount on this model or don’t want to wait until next year for it to arrive, pick it up from KRCS for £17 less and with free next day delivery.
You can also find the iPad Air 4 from the following retailers:
In the US, this is the current lineup:
Best iPad Air 4 deals of Christmas – on contract
If you’re after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, here’s where to look:
How much does the new iPad Air cost?
There are four configurations to choose from, all of which are noticeably more expensive than the equivalent 2019 Air models:
- iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £579/$599
- iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi): £729/$749
- iPad Air 2020 (64GB, cellular): £709/$729
- iPad Air 2020 (256GB, cellular): £859/$879
Read our full iPad Air (2020) review to see whether we thought it’s worth the price.
When was the new iPad Air released?
The 2020 iPad Air was announced at Apple’s 15 September ‘Time Flies’ event. Pre-orders were live from 16 October, with the device officially available from 23 October.
This followed the same schedule as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, although we have to wait until November for the Mini and Pro Max.
What features does the 2020 iPad Air have?
The new iPad Air is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, now sporting a design similar to that seen on the 2018 iPad Pro. A new 10.9in screen size has much smaller bezels, with Touch ID now built into the power button instead of below the screen. However, there’s no Face ID support.
Don’t forget to pick up a case for the Air 4 – see the best ones here.
Impressively, the Air is the very first device to sport Apple’s new A14 Bionic chip, with a serious boost in performance expected over last year’s A12. The single rear camera has also been upgraded to a 12Mp, f/1.8 sensor.
Elsewhere, the new iPad Air also follows the Pro in shifting to USB-C, while there are new green and blue colour options to add to the existing Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold.