Sprint announced on Tuesday night that it will offer the Apple iPad Air
with Wi-Fi and Cellular on Friday, November 1st. Later in the month, the carrier will offer the Apple iPad mini with Retina display
, also with both Wi-Fi and Cellular. Sprint's tablet plans start as low as $5 a month. The full-sized iPad Air and the smaller iPad mini with Retina display are both powered by a 64-bit A7 processor. Neither tablet will feature the Touch ID fingerprint scanner seen on the Apple iPhone 5s.
The Wi-Fi and Cellular variant of the Apple iPad Air will start at $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, $829 for 64GB and the 128GB option is priced at $929. The Apple iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi and Cellular starts at $529 for 16GB, $629 for 32GB, $729 for 64GB and $829 for 128GB.
"iPad Air combines with Sprint’s powerful 4G LTE network and our aggressively priced rate plans to bring customers an outstanding tablet experience. Sprint currently provides 4G LTE in 185 markets and we expect to extend that to more than 200 million people by the end of the year. With tablet plans starting at just $5 per month, our customers will appreciate the exciting features available on this new device beginning on November 1."-Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint