Apple iPad Air gets November 8th release date on U.S. Cellular

Apple iPad Air gets November 8th release date on U.S. Cellular
U.S.Cellular announced on Friday that the new full-sized Apple iPad Air will be available from the carrier on November 8th. The Wi-Fi + Cellular model will be offered to the carrier's subscriber's online. For as low as $5 a month, iPad users can get a 300MB data only plan for $5, or pay $10 a month for 1GB of data. $20 buys you 2GB for the month while $30 brings you 4GB. The plans go all the way up to 50GB, which is priced at $335 a month.

Also on Friday, a couple of less familiar regional carriers, Bluegrass Cellular and C Spire, announced their intentions to carry the 9.7 inch Apple iPad Air. No precise launch date was given, although customers of the four U.S. major carriers will get first crack at the tablet. Both Bluegrass and CSpire said the slab would arrive in the coming weeks. Neither of the two would disclose their pricing for the monthly service although CSpire did promise that it would launch the tablet "with a range of attractive data plans". If CSpire were to use its data only LTE plans, 1GB would be $20 a month, 3GB would be priced at $30 monthly and $50 a month would nab you 5GB.

The Apple iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular is priced at $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, $829 for 64GB and $929 for 128GB, and buyers have a choice of Space Gray or Silver.

source: BluegrassCellular, CSpire, U.S.Cellular via SlashGear (1), (2)

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  • 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

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13 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Am I the only one who finds it funny that Apple is using the term "Retina" on their iPad Air yet the Airs display doesn't even break the 300ppi barrier....something the N10 did back in 2012

2. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

WOAH ! hahaha i just realized that xD

4. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

TBH Apple is still stuck in 2012. Sure they have a great new processor, but the rest of their specs are way outdated, and their new OS is basically IOS 6 with a (in my opinion) uglier skin layered on top.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not trying to be a troll, but when Apple release a new iPhone or new iPad, Apple fans will still buy it, does this mean that Apple fans love outdated specs? Even Steve Wozniak isn't interested on the iPad Air.

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yep, some Apple fans can still justify the high price of an iPhone despite it having a sub-HD screen, massive bezels, 1 gb ram and a way outdated OS. The Woz is right passing on the iPad Air. Though I reckon he should take a second look at the Mini 2.

9. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Or maybe at this point the specs are gimmick and you guys are the sheep.

13. dranis6

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Steve Wozniak is a bitter old hack who hates on apple because he bought out too early.

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I have a feeling the full-size iPads aren't going to sell well at all. The iPad Minis are going to eclipse their sales.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The iPad's name is appropriate. It's basically filled with hot air. I would just purchase a cheaper iPad 3 or 4 online somewhere. The new chip doesn't really matter all that much; as the A5X and A6X are more than capable of running apps on iOS.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I rather get an iPad Air solely based on the thinner profile, A7 chip, and the fact that it would receive all of the new features in iOS 8 while all other models would be stripped of several. This would be my perspective if I was buying an iPad for the first time.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Makes sense to me Smurf, but then again we are techies, unlike others. +1

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You're a moron, not a techie. Also, as for a more thin profile, I'd rather save over $100 than have it a few millimetres thinner, such a change is insignificant. The A7 chip can also be eschewed as well, as it won't be appropriately taken advantage of within a year's time anyway, which would lead up to the A8 anyway. The A6 is more than capable for the time being. Now what would have made me buy this iPad, instead of sticking with the old ones is if: - They improved the battery life rating - Put more than one gig of RAM - Actually improved the camera optics and shooting capabilities - Put a more efficient display semi-conductor for energy conservation, instead of using the same crap for years. Seriously, the only thing new about this is the graphics processor. It's so "meticulously" dumb how they get away with price skimming and they have idiots above me like this man thinking they're getting something "New" or "top of the line"; Apple's not stupid, they have marketing down masterfully.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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