Apple's 2020 iPad Air is now available to purchase with prices starting at $599 — here's how to buy it

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  • Apple announced its fourth-generation iPad Air on September 15.
  • The new iPad Air starts at $599 and became available to purchase in October.
  • Here's everything you need to know about the 2020 iPad Air and how to buy it online.

Apple unveiled a brand-new design for its fourth-generation iPad Air on September 15. The 2020 iPad Air features a 10.9-inch screen, a USB-C charger, an A14 bionic chip, and 64GB or 256GB of storage space — starting at $599.

Apple first introduced the iPad Air as a slimmer alternative to its flagship tablet in 2013, but the product was discontinued for several years after the launch of the more powerful iPad Pro in 2016. The iPad Air returned in 2019, outperforming the standard iPad with a better processor, twice as much storage space, and a slightly larger screen. 

iPad Air 2020 price

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No surprises here, you can buy the fourth-generation iPad Air via the Apple online store with prices starting at $599 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. The cellular-enabled version of the 2020 iPad Air starts at $729, while increasing the storage to 256GB will add $150 to the price tag of either model.

You can also buy the iPad Air from other stores should you have a preference, like Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Target, and Adorama.

 

 

iPad Air 2020 specifications

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iPad Air.
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The fourth-generation iPad Air has an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, making it look more similar to last year's iPad Pro. It also packs a significantly more powerful processing chip than the standard iPad, which starts at $329 for a 10.2-inch screen with 128GB storage, and the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which costs $399 for 256GB storage.

With prices starting at $599, the iPad Air is $200 cheaper than the 11-inch version of the iPad Pro. However, the iPad Pro boasts a larger Liquid Retina display, a faster processor, better cameras, and some other features that make it function more like a hybrid computer.

The 2020 iPad Air's screen will display in 2360 x 1440p resolution, and Apple claims that the new A14 bionic chip makes the fourth-gen iPad Air up to 10 times faster than the previous model.

Like older iPads, the iPad Air supports Apple Pencil, Touch ID, and Apple's smart keyboard. Apple's iPadOS 14 introduces even more support for the Apple Pencil, allowing buyers to write into digital forms by hand and more. It's also compatible with Apple's Magic Keyboard case that comes with a trackpad, so you can get a familiar mouse experience that can help with productivity on the new iPad Air.

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