After confirming yesterday that T-Mobile will sell Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad mini models, I’ve now got more precise launch and pricing information for you.
T-Mobile will begin taking orders for the new iPad Air and iPad mini this Friday, March 22nd, at 6:00 am PT. Both models will be available in select T-Mo stores on March 26th if you prefer to buy your new tablet that way.
As for pricing, the 10.5-inch iPad Air will start at $29.99 down and $25 per month for 24 months ($629.99 full retail price) for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model, while the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular version will cost $59.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($779.99 FRP). The smaller 7.9-inch iPad mini will start at $25.99 down and $21 per month for 24 months ($529.99 FRP) for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular version and will go up to $31.99 down and $27 per month for 24 months ($679.99 FRP) for the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Customers who purchase a new iPad Air or iPad mini can add it to their T-Mobile One plan for $20 per line per month. That includes unlimited high-speed data, texting, and 3G tethering.
As a refresher, these new iPad models come with Apple’s A12 Bionic processor, a Touch ID fingerprint reader, and support for the first generation Apple Pencil stylus. The iPad Air is equipped with a 10.5-inch 2224×1668 display, while the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch 2048×1536 screen. The cellular models include support for T-Mobile LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, and 71.
Now that we’ve got pricing and availability info for Apple’s new iPad models, are you thinking about buying one? If so, which device do you have your eye on?