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iPad Air 3 (2019) deals

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Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Space Grey
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Gold
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Silver
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 256GB Space Grey
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£22
per month
£12.00
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 256GB Gold
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£22
per month
£12.00
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 256GB Silver
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£22
per month
£12.00
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Space Grey
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Gold
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Silver
  • Term 36 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Sky Mobile
iPad Air 3 (2019)
Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) 64GB Gold
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
FREE
upfront cost

About iPad Air 3 (2019) - Review, Specs + more

The new 2019 iPad Air - called the "3rd generation" - offers a lot of power and all the up-to-date features you would expect from an Apple branded tablet in this price range. Also - the display size has been increased a little over the previous model.

iPad Air 2019 - What you need to know:

  • A12 Bionic chip with 40% more power than its predecessor
  • WLAN ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS
  • Available in silver, space grey and gold
  • Cheaper than the iPad Pro

Apple has brought the iPad Air (2019) closer to the iPad Pro  12.9 (2019) both in terms of features and performance. The two main cores of the A12 Bionic clock at 2.49 GHz and are supported by 4 smaller cores, which are clocked at 1.6 GHz and energy-saving approved.

Under the bonnet

This model also includes the M12 co-processor, which is primarily responsible for the processing of sensor data (acceleration, gyroscope, compass). The deeply, immersive Retina display has grown to 10.5 inches. It has a 4: 3 aspect ratio and boasts 1668 × 2224 pixels (265 ppi).

Features include Wi-Fi(ac) with up to 866 Mbps, the latest Bluetooth tech and GPS. The WiFi + Cellular model variants communicate via LTE (4G).

The front and main cameras are equipped with 8 MP or 7 MP sensors that deliver Full HD videos with HDR. Both versions are available with 64 and 256 GB of storage space. Apple continues to rely on the home button with integrated fingerprint scanner here, although they removed it in the Pro so perhaps they'll remove it from the Air in due course.

iPad Air design

Back in October of last year, Apple didn't just bring the rounded iPhone XR display design to the iPad Pro 11. They brought back a lot of the squared-off iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 design language as well to make something retro modern and all shades of badass.

With bezels that were shoved so far back the Home button popped off and an overall look that made all the older iPads instantly look… older. So, to have new iPads come out with that old design language can seem a bit... strange.

Bezels are the same. I'm totally in the, "delete them all and let Jony Ive figure it out" camp, but I know some people who also just love a little something extra to hold onto. With ebooks, it's not so big a deal but with comic books, I reluctantly admit it's nice not to have your giant, 'It's clobbering time mitt' obscure the art.

Should I get one?

The iPad Air is perfect for people who need:

  • Touch ID
  • Old/Classic design
  • 10.5-inch size
  • Laminated, wide gamut display
  • Cutting edge processors
  • Lightning port
  • iOS + millions of apps

 

The physical ports include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Lightning connector, and a Smart Connector, which is designed for accessories such as keyboard casings. The weight is 456g (LTE version 464g). The battery is permanently installed as usual and should allow a running time of up to 10 hours.

 

Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air deals

Features include Wi-Fi(ac) with up to 866 Mbps, the latest Bluetooth tech and GPS. The WiFi + Cellular model variant that we compare here, has LTE (4G support. 

Please note that we generally only compare prices on the Cellular models.

 

How much does the iPad Air 2019 cost?

In the UK the price is £599 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB  model but you can get it on contract for about £18 a month from Sky Mobile, or other networks, with £0 upfront.

iPad Air 3 (2019) Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 60 Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals on the EE network
  • Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals on the Vodafone network
  • Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals on the iD network
  • Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals on the O2 network
  • Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals on the Virgin network
  • Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

iPad Air 3 (2019): What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the iPad Air 3 (2019) currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

iPad Air 3 (2019) deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for iPad Air 3 (2019)?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Apple iPad Air 3 (2019), so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) ee contract or a Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 60 Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals, covering 3 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 60 Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deals, our cheapest Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) deal over the entire life of the contract is £576.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Apple iPad Air 3 (2019) phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Apple will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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