So you're thinking of buying a new iPad are you? Great! Then you've come to the right place. Here, we'll help you find out the best place to buy a new iPad, whether you want the brand-new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, or one of Apple's older iPads such as the iPad mini 2, original iPad mini or the original iPad Air.

Read our iPad Air 2 first look review. And our iPad mini 3 first look review.

Where to buy your iPad: Best place to buy new iPad Air, iPad mini

Of course, the most obvious place to buy your iPad is from Apple itself, but that's not the only way. Here, we take you through the options.

If you do want to buy your iPad from Apple, there are two ways of doing so. The first is to head down to an Apple Retail Store and pick one up. You can buy the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 or iPad mini. We've heard that the new iPads should be in Apple stores across the country from 22 October.

Ordering online will mean you'll have to wait for your new to arrive, but it's a quick and easy way to buy a new iPad. Apple's Online Store is taking orders for the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini.

The other option from Apple, if you've not got your heart set on one of Apple's newest iPads, is to visit the Apple Refurbished Store. You can save loads of money by opting to buy a refurbished iPad from Apple rather than splashing out on a brand-new iPad.

For example, at time of writing, you can pick up a 32GB WiFi plus Cellular iPad mini 2 for £319, the same price as the 16GB WiFi-only iPad mini 3 (which is hardly any different from the iPad mini 2 aside from the addition of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the option to buy it in gold).

You'll also find WiFi-only iPad 4 models available starting at £239, and WiFi + Cellular 32GB iPad Air models for £389, which is a saving of £70.

If you're interested in buying a refurbished iPad, read: Should I buy a refurbished iPad?

It's not just Apple that sells iPads, though. Retailers including TescoJohn Lewis, Argos (pre-register) and Curry's also sell iPads, including Apple's latest iPads. They tend to be the same price as they would be from Apple, but occasionally these retailers will offer deals on iPads so it's worth keeping an eye out.

You'll also find iPads available from Apple Premium Resellers. You can find out where your nearest Apple Premium Reseller is here. For us here in London, the nearest resellers include Albion iStore, CompuB and Stormfront.

Carriers such as ThreeEE and Vodafone also offer iPads, though you'll only be able to get a cellular iPad with a contract from them.

See also: iPad buying guide

And: iPad mini 2 vs iPad mini 3