Apple's latest iPad Air hits lowest price of the year — save $100

Apple 2022 iPad Air in blue with lowest price badge against a purple background
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The iPad Air with Apple M1 succeeds the iPad Air 4 and brings more speed to the brand's lightweight tablet. Currently, the Apple iPad Air is on sale for $499at Amazon. You would usually expect to pay $599 for this tablet, so that's $100 off its normal price. 

This is the cheapest it's ever been and one of the best iPad deals we've tracked so far this year. 

Apple iPad Air 5: $599 $499 @ Amazon

Apple iPad Air 5: $599 $499 @ Amazon
Save $100 on the iPad Air 5 — its lowest price ever. The 2022 iPad Air 5 packs a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone. Rounding out its specs are Apple's M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. For image capturing and video calls it has a 12MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP FaceTime Camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment.

The 2022 iPad Air brings faster performance, more storage, and longer battery life to Apple's lightweight tablet series. It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Apple M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Rounding out its specs are built-in stereo speakers, a 12MP rear camera and 12MP FaceTime camera.

We didn't test the iPad Air 5 however, in our iPad Air 4 review, we praise its sleek, thin-bezel design and loud, clear speakers. The iPad Air's battery life was also impressive. It endured 10 hours and 29 minutes in our Laptop Mag Battery Test of continuous Wi-Fi surfing at 150 nit of brightness. We expect the iPad Air with its new M1 chip to be more on par with the M1 iPad Pro

Apple's M1 8-core chip and 8-core graphics combination ensures snappy responsiveness and smooth gameplay. Touch ID and Apple Pay functionality allow for fast and secure payments. And what's more, the 5th generation iPad Air works with Apple Pencil and Apple Magic Keyboard (both sold separately). 

Weighing in a 1 pound and 9.7 x 7 x 0.24 inches, the iPad Air 5 looks identical to the iPad Air 4 (9.7 x 7 x 0.24 inches and 1 pounds). It's slightly lighter than the Microsoft Surface Go 2 (9.7 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches, 1.2 pounds) and on par with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (10 x 6.5 x 0.25 inches and 1.1 pounds).

Now $100 off, the iPad Air 5 is a must if you want to snag Apple's fastest, lightweight tablet for less. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.