Apple’s new iPad Air is fantastic. It’s slim, it’s fast, it’s powerful, and it has all the great features you want out of your iPad. It also just got its first big discount on Amazon, so pricing right now starts at $469 instead of $500. The Air is a pretty terrific value at that price, but most people would be far better served getting a new 6th-generation iPad instead. It’s also on sale right now with prices starting at just $249, which is an absolute steal. Yes, it’s a tiny bit slower than the iPad Air and the screen is marginally smaller at 9.7 inches instead of 10.5 inches. But for playing with apps, streaming videos, surfing the web, and everything else that 99% of people do with their iPads, the benefits of the Air don’t warrant the much steeper price tag.

iPad Air

  • 10.5-Inch Retina Display with True Tone and wide Color
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor and Apple Pay
  • 8MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD Front camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • 802. 11AC Wi-Fi
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Lightning Connector for charging and accessories
  • IOS 12 with group FaceTime, shared augmented reality experiences, screen time, and more

iPad (6th-Generation)

  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 8MP back camera and 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera
  • Two speaker audio
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Lightning connector for charging and accessories
  • iOS 12 with Group FaceTime, shared augmented reality experiences, Screen Time, and more

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