On your marks, get set, pre-order!
In addition to the iPhone SE and the new green iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, Apple also introduced a new tablet on Tuesday, March 8, the iPad Air 5, with Apple silicon M1 chip. It has been available for pre-order since 2 p.m. today, for deliveries starting next Friday, March 18. It is also on this date that you will be able to find the machine in store.
How to get your iPad Air M1?
Since 2 p.m. today, it will be possible to obtain an iPad Air M1 online from Apple, but also from many third-party stores. Delivery times change according to the merchant, as you know, but also according to the finishes, the version with or without 5G and the storage capacity. When you place a pre-order, you should therefore always keep an eye on the delivery time announced depending on the model to see if certain changes are to be made to your first choice to shorten the deadlines.
Why avoid the online Apple Store?
Because it is the main channel used by buyers to obtain a new product launched for pre-order. Prefer merchants like Fnac, Boulanger, Darty or even Cdiscount and Amazon. Do not worry, by ordering from them, you benefit from the same guarantee as if you had bought your product directly from Apple.
Which models are available for purchase, at what price?
iPad Air 5 comes in a choice of 5 finishes: Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue. Two storage options are available: 64 GB and 256 GB. Finally, you have to choose between the Wi-Fi version and the Wi-Fi + Cellular (5G) version.
Here are the prices according to the models:
- 64 GB Wi-Fi: $699
- 64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $869
- 256 GB Wi-Fi: $869
- 256 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $1039
Our tips for not missing your pre-order
We saw there three tips for successful pre-ordering without suffering extended delivery times. First of all, it is a question of choosing your machine well in advance, with the idea of keeping a second or third choice in mind in case the first choice is the most popular and therefore the most difficult to obtain quickly. Then, do everything so that you don’t find yourself blocked during payment because of a spending limit on your credit card. Finally, fill in all your customer and payment information in advance on the sites that sell the iPad Air to have the possibility of paying as soon as possible as soon as the new machines are put online.
If it’s the berezina and you missed your shot. Don’t panic, you still have the solution of moving to a physical store next week. Indeed, from March 18, the iPad Air 5 will be on sale in stores. But here too, you will have to get up early to get your hands on the copy of your choice.
Who among you bought the new iPad Air 5?