Apple’s iPad Air third-generation is on sale at Staples for $220 off at $599.99 (regular price $819.99), but coupon code 81422 takes an extra $25 off at checkout, reducing the final price to $575.
The iPad Air 3 listed is a Wi-Fi + Cellular version, which is usually more expensive than a standalone Wi-Fi model, as it allows you to connect a data plan for connectivity on the go.
If compared to the regular iPad 8th generation 32GB with cellular, the latter alone is $570 on the Apple Canada Education store online.
But with the iPad Air 3, you get a 10.5-inch Retina display that supports True Tone, P3 wide colour and is fully laminated, plus the front camera on the iPad Air 3 is a 7MP shooter versus 1.2MP on the iPad 8.
For a current iPad Air 4 with its new design, a 64GB cellular model costs $949 CAD, but you get an A14 Bionic chip (versus A12 Bionic in the iPad Air 3), 2nd generation Apple Pencil support, Magic Keyboard support, 12MP rear camera, Live Photos, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Smart HDR, higher resolution panoramas, 4K video with stabilization, Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit-class LTE and USB-C.