AT&T has started accepting its own pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 on their website, You can select to get the device on an installment plan, with a two-contract, or at full price with no commitment.
A cellular iPad Air 2 will run you $629 for 16GB, $729 for 64GB, and $829 for 128GB if you pay full price up front. With a two-year contract with AT&T, each of those prices are lowered by $100. An installment plan will see you pay $31.50, $36.50, or $41.50 per month, plus data costs, with no up down payment and no upgrade fee for your next device after the requisite amount of time has passed. AT&T says that orders will ship in six to ten business days.
The iPad Air 2 was announced at Apple's iPad and Mac event. It's even thinner than last year's iPad Air, features Touch ID, and the new A8X processor. The cellular version also comes with a new Apple SIM, which allows you to switch your plan to a different participating cellular carrier whenever you want.
Will you be pre-ordering an iPad Air 2 through AT&T? Let us know in the comments.
Source: AT&T (opens in new tab)
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
My thumb needs to touch some iPad Touch ID. Come on! Sent from the iMore App
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If it goes anything like the iPhone 6 pre-order, I'm not sure who would pre-order from them. Posted via the iMore App for Android
I never usually buy Apple products from carriers but went ahead with the iPad Air 2 since I'm not itching to get it in my hands like I am when new iPhones get released. That being said -- what a terrible online retail experience. Not easy to navigate, kept trying to sell me other AT&T junk, and just not fun. I am reminded why I ALWAYS buy Apple products from Apple! Anyway, supposedly will be delivered to me in a couple weeks... we shall see. BTW, went with a space gray 64gb Wi-Fi/LTE iPad Air 2
I'd like the new iPad mini 3...space grey...16 gig wifi...and you have to love imore for giving the possibility of owning one!!!
I was ready to step up to a cellular model, and paying it in installments isn't too bad (doesn't cost any more than buying it outright). Finally giving up my original Mini for the amazing tech in the Air 2, returning to full-size iPads at last. I have been happy with AT&T; actually got my iPhone 6 on launch day, just sauntered in and picked it up on a whim (only 1 left after mine). Actually bought my 5s last year similarly, just walked in and grabbed it, with no preorder. Nothing beats an Apple Store, but my local AT&T store has been amazing. I just hope the online orders go as smoothly... Sent from the iMore App
People are actually preordering this? Sent from the iMore App
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