Get $200 off an M1 iPad Air at Best Buy — last gen but still kicking

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The M1 iPad Air might have just been replaced by the M2 iPad Air, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider the older model — especially given that it’s just received a monster discount. 

Thanks to a Best Buy deal, it returns to its lowest price ever — $200 off to make the price $399, a price we can’t see being beaten any time soon. You’ll want to act quickly with this one as well, as stock of the older iPad seems to running out at a range of retailers (including Amazon), and Best Buy could well be next. $200 off the M1 iPad Air is better than any early Prime Day iPad deal we've seen thus far and could be one of the best Prime Day Apple deal counters, with retailers often trying to one-up Amazon in the run-up to the event. 

$200 off iPad Air M1

iPad Air M1 | $599$399 at Best Buy

iPad Air M1 | $599 $399 at Best Buy

We’ve seen this price on the iPad Air at other retailers, and it generally brings with it a complete sell-out of stock. It’s an absolutely wicked deal though, and while it might not be the newest iPad on the block, it’s still an incredibly capable tablet.

The iPad Air M1 might not have a 13-inch screen option or the M2 chip of the newly released models, but it’s certainly no slouch. The M1 chip at its core is plenty powerful for even some lighter work tasks like short-form video editing, and the screen on the front is exactly the same as the 11-inch version of the newer M2 model.

It’s also a great way to save money — as the iPad Air M1 has aged, the price has gone down and we’ve now reached this all-time low. That’s actually only $50 more than you’d pay if you bought the weaker 10th gen iPad at Apple, and you are by far and away getting the better tablet if you opt for this deal. 

If you must have the latest M2 model then there are also savings to be had, albeit only $50 off the 13-inch model at Amazon:

iPad Air M2 13-inch |$799$749 at Amazon

iPad Air M2 13-inch | $799 $749 at Amazon

The latest model of the iPad Air is a stunner, particularly if you opt for the new larger size option. That's a 13-inch screen on offer, as well as a base storage of 256GB so that you can keep more apps and games on board. This $50 off is the most we've seen on the tablet.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.