Even though it was just yesterday that Apple unveiled the iPad Air (2019) and the iPad mini (2019), pre-orders start tomorrow for both tablets at Verizon, and the new tablets will launch on March 26th. More importantly, Big Red is willing to chop off $100 on the cellular versions of the slates as long as you sign your name on a two-year contract.
iPad Air (2019) carries a 10.5-inch LCD display and a 1668 x 2224 resolution. It is powered by the same A12 Bionic chipset that is employed on the 2018 iPhones and carries an 8MP camera on back (with an aperture of f/2.4) and a 7MP front-facing FaceTime camera. The cellular version of the tablet features 9 hours of battery life. The iPad mini (2019) has the same specs except for the smaller 7.9-inch LCD display and its 1536 x 2048 resolution. Because of the smaller size of the screen, the latter has a pixel density of 324ppi compared to the 265ppi on the former.The Apple
The 64GB cellular version of the iPad Air (2019) is normally $629.99 or $26.24 a month over 24 months. But if you sign a two-year contract, that price drops to $529.99. The 256GB variant is $779.99 or 24 monthly payments of $32.49. With a signed two-year pact, the tablet can be yours for $679.99.
Turning to the 64GB cellular iPad mini (2019), the tablet is priced at $529.99, or 24 monthly payments of $22.08. Lock yourself into Verizon for two years and you can pick up the slate for $429.99. The 256GB version is tagged at $679.99 or $28.33 a month over 24 months. With the $100 discount for a signed two-year contract, the price is $579.99.
If you buy one of the new iPad or iPad mini tablets and a new iPhone using Verizon's 24 month Device Payment plan, you'll receive $250 in monthly bill credits over the 24 months. That works out to savings of $10.41 per month. So let's say you buy a 64GB iPhone XR and a 64GB iPad Air (2019) using the Device Payment plan. Combined, that works out to $57.48 a month over 24 months. With the credit, you'll make 24 monthly payments of $47.07.
These are all limited time offers so keep that in mind while you're looking over your options. If you are subscribed to a Verizon unlimited data plan, you can add up to two tablets at a cost of $20 per month per tablet. Video streams at 720p and you get 10GB of 4G mobile hotspot data each month; after the 10GB is consumed, you can tether at 3G speeds for the remainder of the month.