Apple’s M1 iPad Air is back down to its lowest price

Playing the game Genshin Impact on the 2022 iPad Air
The M1 chip offers more performance headroom than the newer A15 Bionic — plus it’s paired with 8GB of RAM. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple just announced that its MacBook Pro and Mac Mini lineup are getting the latest M2 chips. That’s great news if you need a fast computer, but if you’re in the market for a speedy tablet instead, check out this $100 discount on the 2022 iPad Air that has an M1 processor. You can grab the latest model for $499.99.

This might actually be the iPad for you if you’re considering Apple’s 10th-gen base iPad, which starts at $449.99. While they might look similar (that’s intentional), the iPad Air is the better choice in several ways: it’s faster, it supports the second-gen Apple Pencil with wireless charging support, its USB-C charging port supports faster data transfer, and it has a better laminated display. It also has access to a better…

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