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You need to order an iPad Air now if you want it to arrive for the holidays

If you’re looking to snag an iPad Air as a holiday gift for someone in your family, the good news is you can save $40 if you buy it in silver right now from Amazon. The new iPad Air is reduced from $599 to $559 with free delivery. But you had better act fast, because the shipping date is already two to four weeks out for this popular holiday item. It could reach four to six weeks by the end of the week, so you should buy it now if your goal is to wrap it up for Christmas. With some Black Friday deals, you can’t afford to wait.

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The new iPad Air features Apple’s most powerful A14 Bionic chip, so you’ll be able to edit 4K videos and play games with a 40% bump in CPU performance and a 30% improvement in graphics. The large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and stereo speakers in landscape mode provide a more comfortable experience streaming video, and the new 12MP rear camera has the capability to take high-resolution photos and 4K video. You still get a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera as well, so your selfies won’t suffer. A new USB-C port is 10x faster for connecting to 4K monitors, cameras, or hard drives.

You can choose from five distinctly gorgeous finishes, but prices vary. The new iPad Air is even designed to be more environmentally friendly. And it ships with iPadOS 14, which provides better options for handwritten notes and drawing, along with plenty of new convenience features. And next-generation Touch ID ensures your iPad Air is secure. Most customer reviewers say that, overall, this iPad Air offers great improvements over previous models. Of course, you might need more storage or other advanced features, in which case you should check out the other Black Friday iPad deals happening now. On the other hand, you might be looking for a lower price point ($559 is nothing to sneeze at), in which case you’ll find less expensive options in our Black Friday tablet deals roundup.

But if you know the 4th-generation iPad Air is the right choice for you or your loved one, order it now. You don’t want to risk having to put an IOU under the tree in an empty Amazon box. If you buy it in silver, you’ll save $40 off the list price of $599, dropping your total to $559. The green and sky blue models are discounted less, while the space gray and rose gold finishes are still full price. Order today if you want the most powerful iPad Air ever in time for the holidays.

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