You can save $30 to $40 off the newest models with iPad Air deals at Amazon. This is the new model with support for the Apple Pencil and a 10.5-inch Retina Display.
This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on the iPad Air since the release date and it’s a good time to buy this model that was just announced in March.
The iPad Air with LTE doesn’t require a contract, but you will need to choose a monthly plan from a carrier to get online or a prepaid option to use that feature. It’s handy if you travel often or work remotely and need a second internet connection as a backup.
Apple added support for the Apple Pencil to this model and you can also use the Smart Keyboard with it.
The iPad Air features a 10.5-inch Retina Display, the Apple A12 Bionic chip, an 8MP rear camera with support for HD videos, Touch ID, support for the Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard and Bluetooth keyboards. It uses a Lightning connector.
Here’s a rundown of the reasons to and not to buy the 2019 iPad Air. If you decide to get one, this guide will help you choose a color and this will walk you through how much iPad Air storage you need.
Buy for the Best iPad Air Software Support
If you plan on keeping your next iPad for a long time, you should think about investing in a newer model.
Apple didn't announce this when it confirmed the iPad Air 3 but the device is in line for four plus years of software support.
That means four years of new features, bug fixes, enhancements, and very important security patches.
So while you might be tempted to go with an older, cheaper iPad model like the iPad Air 2, note that support for that device and other models will end much sooner.
The iPad Air 3 was upgraded to Apple's iPadOS 13 update while the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 were left behind on iOS 12.
It will also get upgraded to the company's upcoming iPadOS 14 operating system later this year while some older iPad models won't.
The iPad Air 3's new hardware also ensures you'll get the latest and greatest software features from Apple. Older devices typically don't get the full version of iOS due to hardware limitations.
And that will indeed be the case with iPadOS 14.