The iPad Air 4 went on sale 23 October, 2020. Despite a design shift to look similar to the latest Pros, the slate was the very first Apple device to come with the A14 Bionic chip, as well as moving Touch ID to the power button.
The new 10.9in iPad Air is an excellent halfway house between the entry-level iPad and high-end iPad Pro – and ideal for those who need some extra power, but don't want to spend hundreds of pounds on a device that may not replace their laptop.
If you want to know where to buy the iPad Air 4 this month at the best price, you've come to the right place. We're also looking at the best iPad deals across every model if you want to see other top offers.
Best iPad Air 4 deals of February 2021
Some of the best offers we're seeing right now on the iPad Air 4 is from AO, where the voucher code R05ZD2MEXX slashes an additional £10 off already market-leading prices. For instance, the 64GB Air (Wi-Fi only) now has 33 off with the code, dropping the price to £546.
Amazon also has £39 off the 64GB Wi-Fi- and Cellular model, which drops the price to £669.97.
We've gathered all the best iPad Air 4th gen discounts below:
1. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, 4th Gen)
Now: £549 (£30 off)
2. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, 4th Gen)
Now: £567.42 (£11.58 off)
If you miss Amazon's discount on the 64GB Air 4, KRCS also has £11 off. It's not as high, but delivery is free.
3. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
Now: £649 (£60 off)
Amazon has an excellent £60 off the Air 4 with Cellular in rose gold. There's also £49 off the Sky Blue option.
4. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen) with 2GB data
Now: £22 per month
Sky's offer is the most competitive if you're looking at total costs. Where O2 and Virgin's contracts last 48 months, Sky's is only 36 months – but with no upfront costs and a monthly rate that outdoes other contract providers for 2GB data.
5. Apple iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 4th Gen)
From: John Lewis
Now: £800 (£59 off + 2 Year Guarantee)
Grab £59 off the iPad Air 4 with 256GB storage and cellular connectivity from John Lewis along with a 2 year guarantee for free. If it sells out there, grab the same discount from Amazon, which also has £40 off the non-cellular version.
6. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB) with 1GB data
Now: £20 upfront, £28 per months (6 months of Disney+ for free)
O2's plan on the iPad Air 4 includes 6 months of Disney+ for free and 100 texts. This rate is over a 48-month term, but you can choose shorter plans (at higher monthly rates).
7. Apple iPad Air Air 2020 (64GB) with 3GB data
From: Virgin Media
Now: £22.50 per month, no upfront cost
Get 3GB of data for the price of 2GB from Virgin media. The term is over 48 months.
8. Apple iPad Air 2020 (64GB) with 60GB data
Was: £55 per month
Now: £49.50 per month, no upfront cost (100GB for the price of 20GB)
Get the iPad Air 4 without any upfront costs from EE. The plan includes six months of Apple News+ as well as one Smart Benefit add-on such as Amazon Prime Video, BritBox or a Video Data Pass. Last month EE only offered 20GB of data at this price!
You can find the iPad Air 4 from the following retailers:
- AO - extra £10 off with R05ZD2MEXX
- BT Shop
- Box - £20 off 256GB option with Wi-Fi
- Currys PC World - £22 off
- John Lewis - Claim £150 with trade-in
- KRCS - £11.58 off
- Laptops Direct - £30 off
In the US, this is the current lineup:
Best iPad Air 4 deals of February 2021 - on contract
If you're after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, here's where to look:
- Sky - Currently the best price on the market: get 2GB of data for £22 per month and no upfront cost
- EE - Get 2GB data for £45 per month, no upfront cost – existing customers get 10% off
- O2 - Get 6 months of Disney Plus, plans starting from £20 upfront, £13.99 for first six months £26.99 per month thereafter (2-year contract)
- Vodafone - starting from £43 per month, £50 upfront for 6GB data
Where to buy the iPad Air 2020 refurbished
The iPad Air 2020 only went on sale last October, so the refurbished market for the device remains thin. Right now the only offer we're seeing is from MusicMagpie. There you'll find the 64GB option (Wi-Fi only), marked in 'Pristine' condition for £559.99, which is £20 less than buying new.
We'd recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air 4 offers:
- Big Phone Store
- Laptops Direct
- Music Magpie
- Smartfone Store
How much does the new iPad Air cost?
There are four configurations to choose from, all of which are noticeably more expensive than the equivalent 2019 Air models:
- iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £579/$599
- iPad Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi): £729/$749
- iPad Air 2020 (64GB, cellular): £709/$729
- iPad Air 2020 (256GB, cellular): £859/$879
When was the 2020 iPad Air released?
The 2020 iPad Air was announced at Apple's 15 September 'Time Flies' event. Pre-orders were live from 16 October, with the device officially available from 23 October.
This followed the same schedule as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, although we have to wait until November for the Mini and Pro Max.
What features does the 2020 iPad Air have?
The new iPad Air is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, now sporting a design similar to that seen on the 2018 iPad Pro. A new 10.9in screen size has much smaller bezels, with Touch ID now built into the power button instead of below the screen. However, there's no Face ID support.
Don't forget to pick up a case for the Air 4 – see the best ones here.
Impressively, the Air is the very first device to sport Apple's new A14 Bionic chip, with a serious boost in performance expected over last year's A12. The single rear camera has also been upgraded to a 12Mp, f/1.8 sensor.
Elsewhere, the new iPad Air also follows the Pro in shifting to USB-C, while there are new green and blue colour options to add to the existing Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold.