Fourth-Generation iPad Air Now Available for Pre-Order

Alongside the new iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, Apple is offering pre-orders for the redesigned fourth-generation iPad Air, which was first introduced at Apple's September event.

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The ‌iPad Air‌ can be purchased from the Apple online store or through the Apple Store app.

Priced starting at $599 for 64GB of storage, the 10.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌ features an edge-to-edge display with a unique Touch ID power button instead of Face ID. Like the new ‌iPhone 12‌ models, the ‌iPad Air‌ uses Apple's new 5-nanometer A14 Bionic chip.

The new ‌iPad Air‌ comes in silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and blue, and it features Apple Pencil 2 support, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

Apple first announced the ‌iPad Air‌ at its September event, but didn't provide a release date beyond "October." Following today's pre-orders, the ‌iPad Air‌ will launch on Friday, October 23, which is the date that the first pre-orders will be arriving in the hands of customers.

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Top Rated Comments

Akrapovic Avatar
21 months ago
Got my order in before the store went down!

Blue - Wi-Fi 64Gb.

My first iPad. Very excited!
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inbloomgc Avatar
21 months ago
Reminder: if you have Chase freedom, 5% cashback category is PayPal, so use PayPal for checkout. Also some cash back websites give cb for apple accessories.
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fishman6 Avatar
21 months ago
I am going to sit next to my door next Friday to hear the faintest sound of a delivery truck coming up my street to deliver my beautiful green iPad Air. Can’t believe they finally released. Betting it will be hell trying to preorder my iPhone 12 pro max.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
21 months ago
Excited for this!!!

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sjsharksfan12 Avatar
21 months ago
I probably would have been sold on the Iphone 12 if they had included Touch ID on the power button like they did with the Ipad Air. Such a missed opportunity, especially in the time of Covid and face masks. I might get the new Ipad Air mainly because of this feature.
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gymratjudy Avatar
21 months ago
Just ordered the blue one. Its replacing my iPad mini 5.
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