Walmart is hoping to attract more students during the back-to-school season with a host of attractive deals on Apple's iPads.
Students can save up to as much as $75 in discounts when they purchase one of the iPad models currently available at Walmart. The discounts are available for those who purchase online, and Walmart also offers free shipping on all of the discounted items, so customers do not have to worry about going to a physical Walmart store to pick up their purchases.
The best deal you can get is the 64GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities, which is currently being offered for $654. This is $75 down from the $729 that Apple regularly charges for this device. The iPad Air 2 is Apple's latest iPad, and it features a 9.7-inch Retina display, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and Apple's A8X chip. Currently, the only color available for this model is gold.
If you don't need cellular connectivity, you can go after the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad Air 2. It is still the 64GB version, and you still save nearly as much as the savings you make with the cellular version ($74), but you only pay $524 for the device. This model has the same specs as the cellular version, but it is available in space gray and gold. Come to think of it. This could be a more attractive option especially for students, since pretty much every place on campus usually already has Wi-Fi, so there's no need for a cellular connection.
If you're not big on storage, the 16GB iPad with a 9.7-inch Retina display and Wi-Fi is only $329, nearly $70 down from its original price of $399. It is available only in white, and has an older A6X processor. There are also highly discounted cellular versions, which currently cost $299, but they are only compatible with AT&T or Sprint and are currently available only in white.
The new iPad Air 2 with 16GB storage is also available for $449, which is $50 off its regular price of $499. This model comes with Wi-Fi only and is available in silver and space gray.
The 16GB iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi and cellular is also down $50 from its original price of $529. Currently, Walmart sells the iPad mini 3 for only $479. The device is available in silver and space gray.
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