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iPad Air 2 Deals: Where to buy Apple’s new tablet

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iPad Air 2 Deals: Where to buy Apple’s new tablet

With the iPad Air 2 set to go on sale this week, retailers are all vying for your tablet updating cash.

To help know where's best to go, we’ve searched high and low for the best iPad Air 2 prices in the hope of finding you some seriously enticing deals.

Set to launch alongside the iPad mini 3, Apple's latest flagship slate packs the new A8X chipset alongside a 10-hour charge period and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. With pre-orders for the device already open, the iPad Air 2 release date has been confirmed for October 22.

If you’re keen to throw down some cash on the iPad Air 2, you’ll be able to do so in the following places...

Apple Store

As you might have guessed Apple will act as the principle seller for its new tablet. Currently offering pre-orders for the 9.7-inch Retina-loving tablet, the Cupertino-based company will sell the new Air through both its online and high street channels.

With little deviation between sellers in the pricing of Apple products, the company's own store sets the trend for how much you can expect to pay.

UK prices for the iPad Air 2 have been announced, and there largely echo those of last year's iPad Air.

iPad Air 2 prices kick off a £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model only. Those unconcerned by on-the-move web access also have the option of 64GB and 128GB storage capacities. These are priced at £479 and £559 respectively.

The cheapest cellular enabled model will set wannabe owners back £499. Again larger capacities are available for £579 (64GB) and £659 (£128).

EE

With the iPad Air 2 supporting 4G coverage plans, it is unsurprising that EE, the UK's leading 4G network provider will stock the new iPad Air 2.

Although the seller has yet to outline its exact deals and tariffs, the company has said it will offer the Wi-Fi and Cellular tablet under "a range of attractive data plans."

Further details are expected on the iPad's release date.

Three

Three is another network looking to jump on the iPad Air 2 bandwagon while remaining coy on exact pricing.

"We are pleased to announce that Three UK will offer the new iPad Air 2," an official spokesperson for the retailer stated.

Although Three has yet to announce exact tariffs, it has said it will offer the new tablet with 4G thrown in "at no extra cost". What's more, for those who like to travel, Three has confirmed its iPad deals will let you use the device's data allowing in 16 other countries at no additional charge.

Vodafone

Following its rivals, Vodafone has confirmed it will stock Apple's new tablet. Like the others though, we're still waiting on exact pricing from the red-hued network.

"The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are coming soon to Vodafone UK," a company spokesperson stated.

O2

Completing the UK's big four of network providers, O2 will also be getting in on the iPad Air 2 game.

Unlike its rivals, however, the bubbly seller has already announced its pricing plans for the Nexus 9 rival.

"O2 customers are using their tablets for more functions that mean they want to be in touch on the go – whether as a replacement for a laptop or as the device to control other connected devices including smartwatches, home energy, fitness tracking and alongside smart TVs," the company stated.

"In order to say online wherever and whenever, users are calling for more simple and cost effective payment plans - which O2 has responded to by making the iPad Air 2 available on their range of O2 Refresh packages."

The iPad Air 2 is available through O2, with the 16GB tablet requiring an upfront fee of £34.99. This is followed by a 24-month, £34 per month tarriff. This breaks down to a £15 per month 4G airtime plan and a £19 per month device plan.

This deal will set you back £816 over the next two years, £317 more than simply buying the 4G tablet outright.

John Lewis

As a recognised Apple seller, it is not surprising that John Lewis will stock the company's latest tablet effort.

Although set to mimick Apple's pricing, John Lewis will offer the tablet with its three year warranty as standard.

What's more, the retailer has confirmed when you can expect the device.

We will start selling the new iPads in store on Wednesday,” Will Jones, a Tablets and Computing Buyer with John Lewis, said speaking with TrustedReviews recently.

He added: “I think the 4G versions might be a little bit behind that but certainly the Wi-Fi only models are launching on Wednesday based on our current information.”

Currys/PC World

Like John Lewis, both Currys and PC World will offer the full range of iPad Air 2 configurations at the prices laid out by Apple.

Deatiling when you can get the tablet in your hands, the retailer stated: "We will ensure delivery of the new product from Thursday 23nd October 2014. Stock hits selected stores the day before."

We’ll update this article as soon as we know more.

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rushforthk

October 24, 2014, 9:38 am

Surely Apple are guilty of price fixing

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