T-Mobile Reveals iPad Air And iPad Mini Pricing Plans

Apple CEO Tim Cook tries out the new iPad Pro as singer Lana Del Rey (middle) looks on during an Apple launch event in the Brooklyn borough of New York
Apple CEO Tim Cook tries out the new iPad Pro as singer Lana Del Rey (middle) looks on during an Apple launch event in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., October 30, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

Those who are excited to get their hands on Apple's new iPad Air and iPad Mini will be happy to know that aside from Verizon, these will also be available thru T-Mobile. Read on for details about price and availability.

TmoNews, a self-proclaimed "unofficial" blog for anything T-Mobile, said the carrier has announced important information about launch dates and prices. T-Mobile's pricing scheme is for customers with good credit.

Those who want Wi-Fi only versions of the 10.5-inch iPad Air and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini will only have to shell out $499 and $399 onwards respectively, Pocketnow reports. Those who want to purchase Wi-Fi + Cellular radios and service will need to fork out more than that.

Those who want to purchase the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air will need to pay $29.99 down and $25 monthly for two years for a total of $629.99 retail price. Those who want to get the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air will pay $59.99 down and $30 monthly for two years for a total of $779.99.

For the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Mini, buyers will need to shell out $25.99 down and $21 monthly for two years for a total of $529.99. The 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Mini, on the other hand, will cost $31.99 down and $27 monthly for two years for a total of $679.99.

Those who purchase an iPad Air or iPad Mini can add it to their T-Mobile ONE Tablet Plan at $20 per month with a phone line, or for $60 a month on a standalone basis. This includes unlimited talk, text, LTE data, 3G tethering, and a free Netflix plan.

T-Mobile will start taking online orders for the iPad Air and iPad Mini on March 22, Friday, at 6:00 AM Pacific Time. These devices will also be available at select T-Mobile stores starting March 26, Tuesday next week.

Apple said the latest iPad Air and iPad Mini models are able to perform significantly better than their previous iterations. These new devices feature the Bionic A12 chip and Retina displays that are way better than other iPad models.

This is the third iPad Air model and this time, it's thinner and more powerful than ever. Apple boasts it can perform 70% better than the 9.7-inch iPad. It also features half a million more pixels in its display.

This is the fifth iPad Mini version, and it is way better than its predecessor. Although it retains the same housing, it performs three times faster and boasts of nine times faster graphics capabilities compared to the iPad Mini 4.

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