Apple’s new iPad will start its retail run in the US this week – T-Mobile and Verizon have confirmed they will carry it.
Apple’s own store will be able to ship ordered iPads starting April 2 – the same date that AT&T is delivering its pre-orders.
Meanwhile BestBuy is offering a $25 gift card with an iPad purchase.
In reality the 2018 version of “the iPad” costs as much as its predecessor but brings support for Apple’s $99 Pencil and offers a $30 reduction in price for schools, which can have it starting at $299.
If a student goes for a combination of the Apple iPad, the $99.95 Logitech Slim Folio Case with keyboard and the $89 Apple Pencil they’ll need to shell out $500 and that’s pushing on twice the price of a keyboard-equipped Chromebook device. Well, at least you can save $40 by buying the Logitech Crayon stylus instead of the Apple Pencil – score!
Finally, while the special $299 is only for schools, you may still qualify the $309 discounted price for individual students and educators. It covers current and newly accepted college students and their parents, school faculty and staff and homeschool teachers.