The best iPad Air deals in December 2023

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We've gathered up all the best iPad Air deals so you can pay the lowest price for Apple's popular tablet. Discounts can vary from modest to significant depending on the model and whether there's a sales event on such as the Labor Day sales - but there's generally an offer live at any one time. See all of today's best prices right here.

The starting price of the latest iPad Air (2022) is $599 / £569 / AU$999, but you generally see a small discount at many retailers. Amazon, in particular, often slashes the price by $50 – and it drops even further during key sales events throughout the year.

You could also save more if you're eligible for the Apple student discount in this year's back to school sales or by using one of the latest Apple promo codes.

The iPad Air (2022) comes with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina screen and is powered by the excellent Apple M1 chip, making it worth the price increase compared to other iPads. That same processor is used in many MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models so it's speedy stuff. It's a big improvement over the iPad Air (2020), too, which has the same display but uses the older A14 Bionic chip.

Still, you do have even more options as these are far from the only tablet deals you can consider. You can also check out our best iPad guide to see how each iPad compares and our broader iPad deals page can also assist with the best prices on all models. And then if you do buy one, snapping up a cheap Apple Pencil deal could be the ideal way to make the iPad Air work better for you, too.

Is the iPad Air worth buying?

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The iPad Air (2022) offers many of the same features as the much pricier iPad Pro range. It has a very attractive-looking 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone support. That means it'll look good in all lighting conditions, including if you're outdoors. Overall, though, we picked out the Apple M1 chip as the highlight in our iPad Air (2022) review. It's the same chip you see in the iPad Pro range as well as many MacBook laptops too. 

Long gone are the days when tablets feel like inferior laptops as this iPad Air is versatile with support for the Apple Pencil (2nd Generation), Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio. USB-C connectivity is a good extra, too, while a 12MP wide camera on the back and a 12MP Ultra Wide front camera are handy for video calls.

This does come at a price. The iPad Air (2022) starts at $599 / £569 but there are generally modest discounts available. It's potentially a little close in price to the iPad Pro but we're confident that the iPad Air offers the features that the majority of people will be more than happy with, without having to spend extra. Plus, the option to choose from a range of color schemes is a nice touch compared to the fairly dull-looking iPad Pro.

Ultimately, it's a great compromise if an iPad Pro is too expensive for you.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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