Now's the time to buy the newest Apple iPad Air—Amazon just knocked $40 off the 'great little device'

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Save $40 on the newest Apple iPad Air. (Photo: Amazon)
Save $40 on the newest Apple iPad Air. (Photo: Amazon)

While Apple’s entry-level iPad is great for casual use, the Apple iPad Air is for when you need a little bit more oomph. It’s speedy, sleek, and powerful. What more could you want?

And now’s the time to act, because Amazon has it on sale for $559—you’ll save $40. The Apple iPad Air is so popular, it’s earned a perfect five-star rating from nearly 2,500 reviewers.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Pure power

The Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi-only model (Space Gray) is slightly larger than the previous model, with a 10.9-inch Retina display compared to 10.2. It’s also zippier, thanks to Apple’s A14 Bionic chip built-in (the older model uses the A12 processor). Plus, it has 64GB of on-board storage instead of 32GB. In just about every way, the Apple iPad Air is bigger, faster, sharper and sleeker than the entry-level model.

“Easiest and most powerful iPad Apple offers next to the Pro,” raved a five-star reviewer.

Get the latest Apple iPad Air for just $559. (Photo: Apple)
Get the latest Apple iPad Air for just $559. (Photo: Apple)

Thin, light, sleek

There’s a reason it’s called the iPad Air: It only weighs a pound.

It’s also compatible with styluses like the Apple Pencil and keyboard covers like the Apple Magic Keyboard (both sold separately). The tablet comes in Space Gray, Sky Blue, Rose Gold and Green—and all colors are on sale.

“...It's a bit faster, a bit thinner, a bit lighter, and a bit shinier than all the tablets I've used before,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “But, taken altogether—and taken along with the second-generation Apple Pencil—it feels like an entirely new experience. I haven't been this struck by a new device in a while...this is a great little device, it fits itself into my workflow immediately. I think the highest praise I can give it is that it's amazing how quickly it effectively disappeared: Within a couple days of using it, I stopped noticing it, because everything about writing and taking notes with the iPad and the Pencil felt second nature; it felt like it had always been there.”

The Apple iPad Air has the power of the iPad Pro with the lightweight, compact design of the standard iPad. If you want more speed and power than the entry-level version offers, but you’re not ready to spring for the Pro, this is the iPad to get.

Perhaps this five-star reviewer said it best: “My new favorite toy. This is a professional-grade tablet. It is powerful, productive, and fun...”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication

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