Where to buy the iPad Air (2020): Best January 2021 Offers
The iPad Air 4 went on sale 23 October, 2020. 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 this New Year 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 offers.
Best iPad Air 4 deals of January
The best offer we’re seeing right now on the 64GB Air (Wi-Fi only) is from AO, where there’s £24 off, dropping the price to £555. Amazon also has £39 off the 64GB Wi-Fi- and Cellular model, which drops the price to £669.97.
We’ve gathered all the best iPad Air 4th gen discounts below:
1. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, 4th Gen)
Now: £555 (£24 off)
2. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, 4th Gen)
Now: £556.98 (£22.02 off)
3. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
Now: £669.97 (£39.03 off)
4. Apple iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
Now: £819 (£39 off)
Amazon also has £39 off the 256GB Cellular model. Get free next day delivery if you’re on Prime.
5. Apple iPad Air Air 2020 (64GB) with 3GB data
From: Virgin Media
Now: £21.50 per month, no upfront cost
Get 3GB of data for the price of 2GB from Virgin media. The term is over 48 months.
6. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB) with 1GB data
Now: £20 upfront, £28 per month (6 months of Disney+ for free)
O2’s plan on the iPad Air 4 includes 6 months of Disney+ for free and 100 texts. This rate is over a 48-month term, but you can choose shorter plans (at higher monthly rates).
7. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB) with 2GB data
Was: £50 per month
Now: £45 per month, no upfront cost (£120 off 24-month term)
Get the iPad Air 4 without any upfront costs from EE. The plan includes six months of Apple News+
You can find the iPad Air 4 from the following retailers:
In the US, this is the current lineup:
Best iPad Air 4 deals of January – on contract
If you’re after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, here’s where to look:
- EE – Get 2GB data for £45 per month, no upfront cost – existing customers get 10% off
- O2 – Get 6 months of Disney Plus, plans starting from £20 upfront, £28 per month (2 years)
- Sky – out of stock
- Vodafone – starting from £43 per month, £50 upfront for 6GB data
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
When was the 2020 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.