If you’re intrigued by the new 10th generation iPad, the 2020 iPad Air has a better screen and the same processor. And if you act fast, you can get one for $349 in Space Gray at Walmart — a massive $250 savings off the original MSRP.
The iPad Air 2020 has the same design as the new iPad, but a superior 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display that is fully laminated and supports P3 wide colors. You also get support for Apple Pencil 2, so you don’t need that ugly adapter to charge it. And of course it is ready for iPadOS 16.1 and should support the same iOS versions in the future because it has the same processor.
All you really give up is Center Stage and better camera placement. When we reviewed it in 2022, we called the iPad Air “a better buy than the iPad Pro for most people,” and at this price, it’s also better than the new iPad.