Well, guess which retailer has started wielding a scissor to cut the price of the iPad Air? If you guessed Walmart, you're absolutely correct. The discounter has taken $20 off the price of the slab which brings it down to $479 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version. It is not yet known if the discount will apply to other versions of the Apple iPad Air offered by Walmart. The tablet will launch in the U.S. on November 1st.
Granted, $20 off the price of an iPad Air is not like $20 off the Apple iPhone 5c, but it is still $20 that will go into your pocket instead of Walmart's coffers. Considering that other retailers, like Best Buy, will price-match, you don't necessarily have to shop at Walmart in order to score the $20 discount. On the other hand, Walmart is expected to offer a tablet trade-in deal. So if you're planning on getting rid of your old slate, you might want to keep that in mind in deciding where to buy your new Apple iPad Air.