Apple’s upgraded fifth-generation iPad Air sports major upgrades including an ultra-wide 12Mp front-facing camera with Apple’s AI-powered Center Stage technology, enhanced 5G connectivity, and the same Apple M1 chip found in not only the latest iPad Air, but also likes the 24-inch iMac and MacBook Air.
In fact, Apple claims that the M1 in the new iPad Air represents a 60% improvement in CPU performance and up to 2x the power in the GPU department when compared to the A14 Bionic in the 2020 iPad Air.
Despite this, the new iPad Air starts at the same $599 in the US, and is actually £10 cheaper in the UK at £569.
With the powerful fifth-generation iPad Air now available worldwide, here’s everything you need to know to buy one in the UK or US. To learn more about what the new tablet has to offer, check out the latest iPad Air (2022) news and our iPad Air 5 (2022) review.
How much will the new iPad Air cost?
There is good news and bad news here. Let’s start with the good; the Wi-Fi-only models are the same price as their predecessor in the US, starting at $599 for 64GB, when it’s actually £10 cheaper in the UK at £569.
The bad news is that the same can’t be said for the mobile variants of the iPad Air, which have seen an increase in both the US and the UK, likely due to the enhanced 5G connectivity on offer, starting at $749/$749. £719 compared to $729 / £709.
Here’s a complete pricing breakdown for the iPad Air (2022) range:
- iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi): $599 / £569
- iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi): $749 / £719
- iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi and Cellular): $749 / £719
- iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi and Cellular): $899 / £869
Where can I buy the iPad Air (2022)?
The iPad Air (2022) range is mainly available from the Apple Store in the US and UK, but there are plenty of third-party retailers and networks that also offer the tablet – both SIM-free and with a contract.
That said, we’ve listed everywhere where you can buy the new iPad Air right now.
We’re also tracking the latest iPad Air (2022) prices in real-time below, so act fast if you spot a bargain:
iPad Air 5 (2022) – 64GB, Wi-Fi
iPad Air 5 (2022) – 256GB, Wi-Fi
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