Apple and Best Buy will price match Walmart on the Apple iPad Air in their physical stores

Apple and Best Buy will price match Walmart on the Apple iPad Air in their physical stores
With the Apple iPad Air launching today, Walmart continued its new tradition by chopping  $20 off the price of the 9.7 inch tablet. The new price of $479 is for the 16GB variant of the slab and the $20 discount applies to both online sales, and sales at its brick and mortar stores. The rest of the iPad Air line will not be discounted with the 32GB model priced at $599, $699 for the 64GB model and $799 for the 128GB tablet. Walmart also provided launch day discounts for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c that were followed by many other retailers including Target, Radio Shack and Best Buy.

The $479 price for the Apple iPad Air is being matched by Best Buy and Apple, but only at their physical stores. A check of their websites shows the regular $499 price for the 16GB model of the device. Office supplies retailer Staples will match the $479 price at its stores and online (through November 8th) while Radio Shack won't match the $20 haircut, at least not at this time. Radio Shack is running a trade-in promotion that gives as much as $300 to those trading in an older smartphone or tablet.

As for the Apple iPad mini with Retina display, a launch for the tablet is unknown. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he is not certain that Apple has built enough of the product to meet what is expected to be huge demand for the 7.9 inch slate. Problems with the Retina display panel have slowed down production. The other day, we told you that a product page for Target is listing November 21st as a launch date for the device.

source: Walmart, Staples via 9to5Mac

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iPad Air
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 8820 mAh



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is pretty unprecedented. I don't even think other companies' tablets get discounted this fast, and this with Apple?

2. MrsPotatoHead

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Twenty dollars don't even cover the taxes. I was going to put me one on layaway but after the other article which said it aint really fixable I'm not to sure. Maybe its a bad sign like an omin that it's already getting a dis ount.

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If you put the iPad 2-3-4-5(air) in the same case won't tell the difference hahahsucks

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still expensive though.

4. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Target is doing the same thing. $479 for the 16GB iPad Air.

5. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I tried the iPad Air today and eh it's not really worth the upgrade. Yes it is lighter, but Apple intentionally leaving out the fingerprint scanner was just ridiculous.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart move apple, keep em spending in your stores. Where's my mini2?

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