The iPad Air is a beautiful tech product and is definitely going to generate a lot of consumer interest after it launches on November 1st. If you have purchased at least one new Apple product so far, then you know that the company isnâ€™t keen on discounting its newly launched products.
However, weâ€™ve recently seen Apple allow retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart to sell the new iPhone 5c for a steep discount. Probably the reason why Apple did that is that it felt the polycarbonate iPhone needed a push to get the consumersâ€™ attention.
The iPad Air, on the other hand, is a product that is on everybodyâ€™s lips, so any discount is a good discount. Walmart is the first retailer to sell the 16GB WiFi iPad Air model for $479 on November 1, which is just $20 less than the list price. Even if this is a small price drop, itâ€™s the first there is. Walmart is discounting only the iPad Air, but we must agree that a $379 Retina display will look equally if not even more appealing.
Walmart will also start a tablet trade-in program which means you could get a further discount on the new iPad if you bring in your old iPad. The details for the trade-in program have not yet been made official.
Rival retailers like Best Buy and Target are probably going to offer similar deals in the coming weeks, of course, if Apple allows it.
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