The WiFi and cellular enabled iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be available for purchase within a week from T-Mobile, with pre-orders for the devices beginning tomorrow, October 22nd, the company announced today. Pricing for the new iPads doesn’t deviate much from pricing already revealed by Apple, which is $629.00 for the 16GB variant, $729 for the 64GB model and $829.99 for the 128GB version. The iPad mini 3 with WiFi and cellular is currently priced at $529.00 for the 16GB version, $629.00 for 64GB and $729.00 for a 128GB model. T-Mobile will offer the ability to purchase the new iPads with $0 and 24 monthly payments.
Here’s how T-Mobile’s payments break down when coupled with a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan:
|Model||Up Front||Monthly Payment||Payment Term|
|iPad Air 2 16GB||$0||$26.24||24 months|
|iPad Air 2 64GB||$99.99||$26.24||24 months|
|iPad Air 2 128GB||$199.99||$26.24||24 months|
|iPad mini 3 16GB||$0||$22.08||24 months|
|iPad mini 3 64GB||$99.99||$22.08||24 months|
|iPad mini 3 128GB||$199.99||$22.08||24 months|
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Press release follows below.
T-Mobile to Offer iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3
The best tablet plan in wireless is coming to the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 —
all on the only network designed Data Strong™
Bellevue, Washington — October 21, 2014 — T-Mobile today announced that it will offer iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular within a week. T-Mobile will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network.
“Nobody does data like the Un-carrier does data,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “Cutting-edge devices like Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deserve America’s fastest nationwide LTE network. Combine our Data Strong network with the best rate plans in America and $0 down with 24 monthly payments, and it’s no surprise Americans are scooping up big screen devices at T-Mobile in record-shattering numbers.”
iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet in the world — weighing less than a pound yet packed with amazing new innovations including a new anti-reflective Retina display, all new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras for better photos and videos, A8X second generation 64-bit chip delivering improved CPU and graphics performance, faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, and the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor. So thin and light you can comfortably hold it all day long, iPad Air 2 gives you access to the more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it — all while delivering great 10-hour battery life. The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, also including Touch ID, come in three gorgeous metallic finishes including gold, silver and space gray.
Only at T-Mobile will customers enjoy the best tablet plan in wireless on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network with the incredible new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. For only $10 a month, Un-carrier™ customers can now add a tablet and match the data on their Simple Choice™ voice plan up to 5 GB a month. And, unlike the old carriers, you’ll never pay ‘access fees’ just to tap into shared data you’ve already paid for. At T-Mobile, $10 gets you up to 5 GB of high-speed data a month set aside especially for your tablet ? on top of the data you already get for your phone.
In addition, T-Mobile tablet customers also get all the ground-breaking Un-carrier benefits that come with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan, including unlimited international data at no extra charge in 120+ countries and destinations, no domestic overages, unlimited music streaming with Music Freedom and Free Data for Life – giving tablet customers 200 MB of free data per month for the life of their device while on the Un-carrier’s unmatched 4G LTE network.
T-Mobile makes it insanely simple for new customers to make the switch to the Un-carrier by paying off your entire family’s early termination fees when you trade-in their devices and freeing you from those restrictive contracts, outrageous overages, and other fine print and gotchas with your old carrier.
Customers can buy iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular in participating T-Mobile stores nationwide and online within a week. Customers can pre-register for more information now at t-mobile.com/ipad.
For more information on iPad, please visit www.apple.com/ipad.