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The best iPad Air 5 Gen prices in May 2022

image of the iPad Air 5 Gen in five colours
(Image credit: Apple)

Trying to find the best iPad Air 5 Gen prices is a bit tricky, considering that the brand new iPad Air 5 only got released in March 2022. However, there will be the odd price discount here and there, so we've put together all the best options together on this page. 

The fifth generation of Apple's super sleek, portable and powerful midrange tablet hit the streets on 18 March, offering iPad Pro-like specs in a more affordable package. Chief among the new features is Apple's proprietary M1 chip in the iPad Air 5 Gen. That means it packs the same chip that powers last year's iPad Pros, and further more boasts a stunning 3.8 million pixel, 10.9-inch Liquid Retina screen, ultra-fast 5G, a front camera with Centre Stage for video conferencing. Apple says it's 60 per cent faster than the iPad Air (2020). If you want to look more into the differences between the iPad Air 5 Gen and the 4 Gen, head over to our iPad Air 4 vs iPad Air 5 page.

Notwithstanding some questionable accusations of the iPad Air 5 Gen "creaking", we love the new device. If you want to know more on our thoughts, check out our hands on Apple iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022) review. Or if you want to check out the whole family, our guide to the iPad generations will give you a sense of where the new model sits in the iPad line-up.

The best iPad Air 5 Gen prices

the front and back of the new iPad Air 5 Gen

(Image credit: Apple )

To kick things off, below we pull in the best model only (no contract) prices on the iPad Air 5 Gen. If there is nothing showing (as stock does seem to be low at the time of writing), fear not. Simply bookmark this page and come back later. Or you can scroll down further to see the contract options...

Nothing showing above? Fear not! Below you'll see the best contract deals on the iPad Air 5 Gen currently on offer from the likes of Sky. This will be the cellular version of the iPad, and will give you a monthly amount of data. 

iPad Air 5 Gen: prices

The starting price for the new 2022 fifth-generation iPad Air is $599/£569 for the Wi-Fi tablet with 64GB of storage. Wi-fi and cellular models start at $899 / £719. That storage isn't huge generous and anyone handling a lot of media will probably want to opt for the 256GB configuration, which is priced at $749/£719 for Wi-Fi and $899/£869 for the Wi-Fi and 5G cellular version. 

Considering the tablet's only just hit the streets, we're not expecting to see any big discounts soon, but keep your eye on our automatically updated list of the best iPad Air prices above, especially during sale periods.

For some context, the standard entry-level iPad 9th generation starts at $329/£319, while the iPad Pro 11 starts at $799/$749 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $1099/£999. That puts the iPad Air square in the middle as something of a more affordable iPad Pro lite. 

iPad Air 5 Gen: specs

The new 5th generation iPad Air (2022) packs the same M1 processor as the 2021 iPad Pros for superb performance. With a superb 10.9in 1640 x 2360 Liquid Retina IPS LCD screen with a wide colour gamut, great speakers and very reasonable battery life, it's become something of an iPad Pro lite at a more affordable price – just. It 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.

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Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He's in charge of getting our product reviews up onto the website and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to office supplies. He's worked as a writer and translator for 20 years and also works as a project manager at a design and branding agency based in London and Buenos Aires, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors.

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