While the iPad Pro could be the tablet to get when it releases in November, there’s an amazing deal on the iPad Air 2 right now if you’re looking to save some cash.
Apple unveiled new iPads earlier this month during the company’s iPhone 6s event. The iPad Pro and the iPad mini 4 were two new tablets that Apple showed off, but the iPad Air 2 remains the company’s latest 9.7-inch tablet.
The iPad mini 4 was essentially updated with iPad Air 2 components, meaning that the smaller tablet and its bigger brother are on somewhat equal ground. The iPad mini has always been superior in the performance department, but Apple has finally changed that.
However, it’s possible that Apple will unveil a new iPad Air next month, as the company usually has an October event every year. Granted, Apple announced new iPads this month, which could render the October event moot, but it’s still possible that the company could still have more product releases up its sleeve.
Whatever the case may be, there’s an amazing deal on the iPad Air 2 going on right now that would allow you to get the flagship tablet for as little as $350. That’s $50 cheaper than the iPad mini 4.
Staples is discounting a handful of iPad Air 2 models, with the 16GB WiFi-only model priced at just $350, which is $150 off the normal price.
From there, the 64GB WiFi-only model is $449 and the 128GB version is $550. These are incredible prices, especially considering that the 128GB model is just $50 more than what the 16GB model normally costs.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many LTE models on sale, with only one discounted at the moment, and that’s an unlocked 64GB WiFi+Cellular iPad Air 2 for $579.
If you’re thinking about getting the iPad Air, you’ll most definitely want to hop on this deal while it’s still available, because who knows how long it will last. Furthermore, some models are already getting sold out, including the Space Gray 16GB iPad Air 2, but you might be able to order it online and pick it up in-store.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen an iPad Air 2 deal this good. We saw a few deals back in March, and January had a handful of iPad deals following the holiday season. Plus, as Black Friday approaches and this year’s holiday shopping season begins, we should see even more discounts on the iPad Air 2, as well as other iPad models.
However, we’re not sure how much better the deals will get as we move into Christmas. $150 off the iPad Air 2 is already a Black Friday-level discount, but we’ll ultimately have to wait and see if Apple has another event next month where they’ll reveal the iPad Air 3. It’s unlikely that will be the case, but you never know.
If Apple does release a new iPad Air 3 next month, this means that the iPad Air 2 will likely drop in price down to $399 for the 16GB model, meaning that any sales on the tablet could be significant, but $150 off the iPad Air 2 right now is about the best it’ll get for right now, making it a great time to buy.
The iPad Air 2 comes with Apple’s A8X processor and 2GB of memory, making it a more-than-capable tablet for most users. The iPad Pro will come with better performance, thanks to its A9X processor and a whopping 4GB of memory, but that will likely be overkill for most users anyway.
However, the larger 12.9-inch screen on the iPad Pro will probably be a feature that many users will be drawn to, but the double-edged sword is that the larger tablet will start at a steep $799 with the 128GB model starting at $949. That’s not cheap by any means, making the iPad Air 2 that much more attractive for casual users.