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The iPad Air is the thinnest—and one of the best—tablets Apple has to offer, and it’s going for a pretty good price right now. You can get the latest 5th generation iPad Air with 64GB of memory for $449.99 (originally $599.99) at Best Buy, which also includes three months of Apple TV. For reference, this is similar to the price Amazon sells the used version for. (Amazon was matching the price for this Best Buy deal, but they’ve already run out of stock.)
There are rumors that there is a new iPad Pro and iPad Air coming out in March, according to the Bloomberg. This could explain why we’re seeing these steep discounts at the moment. But as with all leaks and rumors, take it with a grain of salt.
On Jan. 23, Best Buy featured the iPad Air on its app for the same discounted price. It was only available for a couple of hours before it sold out. This wifi-enabled iPad Air with 64GB of internal memory was released in 2022. You’ll get an M1 system-on-a-chip (SoC), a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a 12MP front and back camera, as well as Touch ID through the tablet’s power button. It’s just a tenth of an inch thinner than the iPad Mini, but about twice as heavy. As PCMag described it in its “outstanding” review, the iPad Air offers many of the same features of the iPad Pro, like the M1 processor and second-gen Apple Pencil support, for almost half the price with the current discount. Just don’t expect the same camera, audio, or graphics as the Pro.