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How to pre-order the Apple iPad Air 4

How to pre-order iPad Air 4
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The iPad Air 4 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 in October.

We can't be more specific than that ā€” Apple didn't release an exact date for iPad 4 Air sales. Nor did the company say when iPad Air 4 pre-orders will commence, as opposed to iPad 8 pre-orders, which have already begun. Nevertheless, here's what you can expect from Apple's other new tablet.  

Apple iPad Air 4: from $599 @ Apple Store
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. View Deal

Apple iPad Air 4: up to $150 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Verizon is the first carrier to offer a sizable discount on the new iPad Air 4. Trade-in your old tablet and you'll get up to $150 off the purchase of a new iPad Air 4 (LTE) when purchased via a 24-month installment plan. Plus, purchase an iPhone and you'll get an extra $100 off plus six months of Apple New+ for free.View Deal

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, we've already spotted one of the first iPad deals on Apple's new tablet. At Verizon, trade in your old tablet and get up to a $150 credit towards the purchase of a new iPad Air when purchased on a Verizon Device Payment plan. Alternatively, if you buy any iPhone, you'll get an extra $100 off  your new iPad Air.