The best iPad Air 5 prices in May 2023

A product shot of multiple iPad Airs against a colourful background
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If you're looking for the best iPad Air 5 prices, this is the place to be! This page will feature the very best deals on the iPad Air 5 with live widgets linking you directly to retailers, wherever you're based. The latest iPad Air 5th gen was released in 2022 so it's still relatively new, but we're already seeing some fantastic deals on this sleek tablet.

Price wise, the iPad Air 5 has a starting price of $599/£649. This is (unfortunately) a considerable mark up from the original retail price of $599/£569 due to rising production and living costs, but luckily we're seeing frequent deals popping up here and there. One of the best prices we've seen was $519 during the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, and our live widgets will pull in the best current prices wherever you're based.

The iPad Air is a more slim-line version of the larger iPads. It features the powerful M1 chip and an improved 8-core GPU, as well as a stunning 3.8 million pixels, a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina screen, ultra-fast 5G connectivity and a front camera with Centre Stage for video conferencing. Apple says it's 60 per cent faster than its previous 2020 iPad Air, and considering it's notably cheaper than the iPad Pro what's not to love?

If you're unsure of the differences between the varying iPad models, check out our definitive guide to the iPad Generations. We also have a guide to the best iPad and iPad air cases to help protect your beloved tablet. For now, let's check out the best iPad Air 5 prices available now. 

The best iPad Air 5 prices

Apple iPad Air 2022 5th gen front and rear views

(Image credit: Apple)

iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022)

Apple's latest and greatest iPad Air model

Screen : 10.9-inch | CPU: M1 chip | Weight: 461g | Storage: 64GB-256G

It's an Air with M1 muscle
Beautiful design
Fast performance
Nothing (at deal price)

The starting iPad Air 5 price is $599/£649 for the Wi-Fi configured tablet with 64GB of storage. Wi-fi with cellular models start at $749/£719. These days 64GB of storage isn't exactly generous, although it might do if you use cloud storage. But anyone handling a lot of media will probably want to opt for the 256GB configuration, which is priced at $749/£819 for the wi-fi version and $899/£869 for the wi-fi and 5G cellular version.

Keep an eye on the above live widgets for the best prices available right now. The links will let you know if there are any current deals active wherever you're based (and you can also reference our above prices to double check) – so be assured you'll find the best iPad Air 5 prices on the market now!

Which is the best iPad Air to buy?

The 2020 4th gen iPad Air is still widely available and is coming in for more discounts, but for our money, the new 5th-generation iPad Air (2022) is a worthwhile upgrade. It doesn't offer a big upgrade in terms of design, but it has the same M1 processor as the 2021 iPad Pros for superb performance.

With a stunning 10.9in 1640 x 2360 Liquid Retina IPS LCD screen with a wide colour gamut, great speakers and very reasonable battery life, it's almost something of an iPad Pro lite at a more affordable price – just. It also supports the 2nd gen Apple Pencil, sports a 12 MP, f/1.8 dual pixel main camera and a 12 MP f/2.4 ultrawide selfie camera and comes in five colour options. 

See our complete Apple iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022) review for more details. And to explore the differences between the iPad Air 5 Gen and 4 Gen in more detail, see our iPad Air 4 vs iPad Air 5 comparison.

Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren likes nothing better than to climb himself a bit of rock.  

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