Following its first official iPhone launch earlier this year, T-Mobile is experiencing another Apple-related first today. T-Mo is now selling both the iPad Air and iPad mini online and in stores, which marks the first time that Magenta has officially sold iPad hardware that’s compatible with its network. As you can see in the image above, passed along to us by an anonymous tipster, T-Mobile stores are receiving stock of both the space gray and silver versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini.
When it comes to pricing, here’s the amount of cash that you’ll need to pony up to take one of these things outside of a T-Mobile store:
- 16GB: $0 down and 24 payments of $26.25 each, $630 full retail
- 32GB: $99.99 down and 24 payments of $26.25 each, $729.99 full retail
- 64GB: $199.99 down and 24 payments of $26.25 each, $829.99 full retail
- 16GB: $0 up front and 24 installments of $17.91 each, $429.84 full retail
T-Mobile also plans to sell the iPad mini with Retina display when Apple launches it later in November. Pricing for the T-Mo-flavored iPad mini with Retina display will be set at:
iPad mini with Retina display
- 16GB: $0 down and 24 payments of $22.08 each, $529.92 full retail
- 32GB: $99.99 up front and 24 payments of $22.08 each, $629.91 full retail
- 64GB: $199.99 down and 24 installments of $22.08 a piece, $729.91 full retail
T-Mobile is also accepting trade-ins of other tablets and giving out credit that can then be put toward the purchase of a new device. Both Wi-Fi and cellular-enabled tablets are eligible to be traded in, so anyone looking to make the jump from a Wi-Fi-only device to one with built-in wireless can take advantage of the offer.
Oh, and don’t forget about T-Mobile’s Tablets Un-leashed promo. Magenta is giving every T-Mobile tablet user 200MB of free data each month for the life of their device, even if they’re not an actual T-Mobile customer, so that could be a good plan for light data users or anyone that wants to try out T-Mo’s network before signing up for a paid data plan. As far as those paid plans go, T-Mobile voice customers can add data buckets that start at $10 per month for 500MB and go up in 2GB/$10 increments. T-Mobile also offers daily passes that start at $5/500MB and weekly passes that start out at $10/1GB.
Now that the iPad is officially available on T-Mobile and the Tablets Un-leashed promo is underway, do any of you plan on celebrating by picking up a shiny new cellular-enabled slate?