- Feb 4, 2016
Apple's next-gen iPad Air could sport an upgraded chipset, but it might not be the first OLED iPad after all... ...
When will the new iPad Air be released?While the iPhone and Apple Watch tend to get yearly updates, the same can’t be said of the iPad Air. In fact, compared to the rest of the current range, the iPad Air release history is fairly sporadic:
What’s most likely is a release sometime in 2022, with Ming-Chi Kuo indeed pointing a finger at a 2022 release for the new iPad Air. That’s backed up by a May 2021 ETNews report, also pointing towards a 2022 release date for an OLED-enabled iPad Air.
- iPad Air (first gen): November 2013
- iPad Air (second-gen): October 2014
- iPad Air (third-gen): March 2018
- iPad Air (fourth-gen): October 2020
How much will the new iPad Air cost?The iPad Air saw a noticeable price hike when the redesigned model was introduced in October 2020, going from a starting price of £479/$499 to £579/$599, representing an increase of £100/$100. Here’s how much the current iPad Air range costs:
- iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi): £579/$599
- iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi): £729/$749
- iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi & Cellular)
- iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi & Cellular)
With the price hike still fresh in the minds of consumers, and with Apple being careful not to blur the lines between the iPad Air and iPad Pro 11 any further, it’s likely that Apple will stick to its current pricing with the next-gen iPad Air, so expect to pay around £579/$599 when it eventually makes an appearance.