How to pre-order the Apple iPad Air 4

How to pre-order iPad Air 4
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The new Pad Air 4 (2020) is the tablet we all want. It sports a larger 10.9-inch screen, new A14 Bionic CPU, and it promises a 40% boost in performance when compared to its predecessor. With a starting price of $599 (64GB), the new tablet will go on sale sometimes this month.

We can't be more specific than that — Apple didn't release an exact date for iPad 4 Air sales. Nor did the company say when iPad Air 4 pre-orders would commence. Nevertheless, here's what you can expect from Apple's new tablet.

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The iPad Air 4 is the most advanced iPad to date. It's the first tablet to use Apple's A14 Bionic CPU, which means it could even give the iPad Pros a run for their money. It also features a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, new Touch ID standby button, and it comes in five colors. It'll be available in October. 

The iPad Air 4's most noticeable upgrade is its larger 10.9-inch, 2360 x 1640  Liquid Retina screen. (The previous model featured a 10.5-inch Retina display). The tablet also has slimmer bezels, which gives it an iPad Pro-like design despite measuring nearly the same size as its predecessor. 

Other upgrades include a new A14 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, 4K video recording, and a new fingerprint Touch ID built into the tablet's standby button. (There's no more Touch ID home button at the bottom of the tablet). In terms of connectivity, the iPad Air 4 now features a USB-C port for connecting to cameras, hard drives, and external monitors up to 4K.

The iPad Air 4 is also available in new finishes including silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue. Pricing starts at $599 for the base model and $729 for the cellular model. 

The base model comes with 64GB of storage. Upgrading to 256GB tacks on an additional $150 to your price.

iPad Air 4 pre-order deals

Although pre-orders haven't started, iPad deals on Apple's new tablet have already kicked off. Last month, Verizon was taking $150 off the new iPad Air when you trade in your old tablet and make your purchase on a Verizon Device Payment plan. Alternatively, if you buy any iPhone, you'll get an extra $100 off your new iPad Air. Both deals have since expired, but will likely resurface when the Air is available. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.