Forget the iPad Air 4: this Apple tablet just got a massive price drop for Prime Day

There's never been a better time to buy an Apple iPad Air, after a slew of discounts on the 3rd-generation Apple tablet thanks to this year's Prime Day deals.

With the new iPad Air 4 set to launch this month, it's no surprise to see retailers trying to clear stock of the older hardware – and you might want to consider opting for the older iPad Air given the price.

With the base price costing $100/£100 less than the iPad Air 4, 2019's 10.5-inch iPad Air 3 is well worth considering if you're fine to leave the newer model's creativity and business features to one side, but still want a high-performing tablet.

Amazon Prime members in the UK can now pick up the space grey 64GB iPad Air (3rd Gen) for £406.80, which is 15% off its usual price – and the cheapest we've ever seen the tablet. If you want a model with a higher capacity, too, the space grey 256GB iPad Air (3rd Gen) is just £544.50 for Prime Day, again its best ever price. These are both Wi-Fi versions of the tablet.

The silver and gold versions of the 64GB and 256GB tablets have sold out, it seems, so we'd look at nabbing one of the space grey models while you still can.

Not in the UK? Scroll down for iPad Air (2019 prices where you are). 

Apple iPad Air (2019) deals

iPad Air 3rd Generation 2019 64GB Space Grey£479.00£413.10 at Amazon

iPad Air 3rd Generation 2019 64GB Space Grey £479.00 £413.10 at Amazon
With the impending launch of the iPad Air 4, Prime Day brings a discount on the previous generation iPad Air, which is still a great 2-in-1 tablet for productivity and entertainment. This is its best ever price on Amazon UK, and it's dropped an additional £5 since the sale started.

iPad Air 3rd generation 2019 | 256GB | Space Grey:£629.99£544.50 at Amazon

iPad Air 3rd generation 2019 | 256GB | Space Grey: £629.99 £544.50 at Amazon
This higher-capacity iPad Air reaches its best ever price as the launch of the (more expensive) iPad Air 4 is on our doorstep. Worth considering if you're rocking an older iPad and need an upgrade with more capabilities.  

In our 4-star iPad Air 3 (2019) review, we described the tablet as the "underrated middle child" of Apple's range of slates. While it's only compatible with the first-gen iPad Pencil, it's got a beautiful screen, and is a great 2-in-1 productivity tablet if you think you'll use it for that. It goes without saying, of course, that it's also a great way to experience entertainment apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as the various games on Apple Arcade.

If you're not ready to take the plunge on an iPad Pro, then, but want to replace an older tablet, these prices are well worth considering. As ever with Prime Day deals, grab an item before it's out of stock – or the day itself ends. Check out our comparison of the iPad Air 4 vs iPad Air 3 if you need more help making your buying decisions.

More iPad Air (2019) deals

If you're looking for iPad deals outside of the UK, take a look at our quick price comparison table below. 

TechRadar is rounding up all the top deals over the Prime Day sales period, and we’ve put all the best Prime Day deals in an easy-to-navigate article to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.

Samuel Roberts

Samuel is a PR Manager at game developer Frontier. Formerly TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, he's an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. Before his stint at TechRadar, he spent six years at PC Gamer. Samuel is also the co-host of the popular Back Page podcast, in which he details the trials and tribulations of being a games magazine editor – and attempts to justify his impulsive eBay games buying binges.