iPad Air 16gb £212.64 @ Sainsburys instore
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iPad Air 16gb £212.64 @ Sainsburys instore

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LocalFound 11th Feb 2016
Just saw this in my local Sainsbury's (Newport Isle of Wight) and thought it was a decent price, yes I know it's Apple and they are overpriced, yes I know it's old tech, yes I know 16gb is bordering on criminal amount of storage, yes I know it could be a wild goose chase but thought I'd share for anyone who is looking for one of these and may be popping in to their local Sainsbury's.

I didn't buy it as we already have 2 iPad's in the house but haven't seen this cheaper anywhere else
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supermod
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Which Sainsbury's?
Please don't say Newport Isle of Wight
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Newport Isle of Wight, sorry
Something tells me a new ipad is on the way
laurabannister

Something tells me a new ipad is on the way



​the pro?
Stock in Leek, Staffs too!
mrsuave

​the pro?



Nope, iPad Air 3. Rumours to be announced next month along with the new Apple Watch.
rudiroo78

Stock in Leek, Staffs too!



​at this price? If so, ill be checking out my local
They have them up here in Lancs also.
If it helps anyone I grabbed one at Sainsbury's in Hayes (Lombardy Retail Park) at lunchtime; the guy said he had quite a few out the back
Edited by: "PavB" 11th Feb 2016
Hedge End in Southampton have grey and silver left
Some in Exeter too... I didn't bite as WiFi only and 16gb...
I'm genuinly not Trolling here and I have owned an ipod and iPhone previously but for this sort of money I'm sure you could get a great android tab.
When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they make it crawl?
can I just say to those that comment about apple v android!!!! there is no comparison its like xbox and playstation your either a fan of one or the other. For those who r apple fans this is a fab deal
winchman

When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they … When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they make it crawl?



Quite amazing timing with that post as this is the exact reason I stopped using the iPhone as an update knackered it.
Apple tend to like it if you continue to get there latest models.
You can you get the internet on the Isle of Wight?
great price
dounavilla

I'm genuinly not Trolling here and I have owned an ipod and iPhone … I'm genuinly not Trolling here and I have owned an ipod and iPhone previously but for this sort of money I'm sure you could get a great android tab.


As an owner of several great android tabs (2013 note is probably still the best imo) the IOS eco system is leaps and bounds ahead. Even my Surface 3 gets less play than my Mini2.

Their watches, the computers, hell even their wires are overpriced tosh, but they do Tablets better than anyone else sadly.
jemseyb

can I just say to those that comment about apple v android!!!! there is … can I just say to those that comment about apple v android!!!! there is no comparison its like xbox and playstation your either a fan of one or the other. For those who r apple fans this is a fab deal



There is a comparison you have overlooked and that is the price difference.
winchman

When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they … When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they make it crawl?



This seems to be the iPad Air (1) which went on sale in late 2013. It's been available for £319 for over year now, since they released the iPad Air 2 in late 2014.

The iPad Air 3 - which was not released according to the usual annual schedule in late 2015 - is expected to be announced on March 15, 2016. It will probably be in shops by late March / early April, probably starting at £399 for the 16gb version (the grand-son/daughter of the model in this post).

Two points:

1.
16gb is really very restrictive with iPads, even more so than with iPhones. You can expect about 11gb to be available out of the box (since some storage is consumed by the operating system). It's fine for light web browsing and streaming, but anything involving media - such as magazines and videos - will become very annoying with only 11gb.

2.
This model is now two-and-a-bit years old. It should receive iOS 10 this year, and iOS 11 next year. But Apple will probably move to integrate more closely features like TouchID (the fingerprint reader on the home button) and 3D touch (where pressing harder on the screen previews emails, etc), which were first introduced with the iPad Air 2. You may not want or need these features, but they are worth considering in terms of the long-term life of the tablet.

All told, this is a great price if you are happy with the storage and just need a tablet for web browsing, organising stuff (email, calendar) and streaming videos (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video). If you are going to play games, store media on the device (e.g. for long-haul flights) or want to guarantee the long-term ownership of the tablet, you might be happier after spending a bit more on the iPad Air 2 today, or the iPad Air 3 next month.

Hope this helps.


Edited by: "dwor" 11th Feb 2016
dwor

This seems to be the iPad Air (1) which went on sale in late 2013. It's … This seems to be the iPad Air (1) which went on sale in late 2013. It's been available for £319 for over year now, since they released the iPad Air 2 in late 2014.The iPad Air 3 - which was not released according to the usual annual schedule in late 2015 - is expected to be announced on March 15, 2016. It will probably be in shops by late March / early April, probably starting at £399 for the 16gb version (the grand-son/daughter of the model in this post).Two points:1.16gb is really very restrictive with iPads, even more so than with iPhones. You can expect about 11gb to be available out of the box (since some storage is consumed by the operating system). It's fine for light web browsing and streaming, but anything involving media - such as magazines and videos - will become very annoying with only 11gb.2.This model is now two-and-a-bit years old. It should receive iOS 10 this year, and iOS 11 next year. But Apple will probably move to integrate more closely features like TouchID (the fingerprint reader on the home button) and 3D touch (where pressing harder on the screen previews emails, etc), which were first introduced with the iPad Air 2. You may not want or need these features, but they are worth considering in terms of the long-term life of the tablet.All told, this is a great price if you are happy with the storage and just need a tablet for web browsing, organising stuff (email, calendar) and streaming videos (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video). If you are going to play games, store media on the device (e.g. for long-haul flights) or want to guarantee the long-term ownership of the tablet, you might be happier after spending a bit more on the iPad Air 2 today, or the iPad Air 3 next month.Hope this helps.



If space is an issue with regards to storing videos locally then you can always get something like this:
http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Apple-iOS-OTG/PhotoFast/Photofast-Apple-Lightning-to-Micro-SD-Card-Reader---Black
and add up to 128GB to any iOS device you also get lightning memory sticks (similar to otg/usb memory sticks/drives/pens whatever you call them)
Flodd

Some in Exeter too... I didn't bite as WiFi only and 16gb...


Which Exeter store please?
winchman

When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they … When was this version released? How long will it be supported before they make it crawl?


Never understood people who claim this - if this happened to me I'd assume something went wrong in the upgrade and tried restoring the device again.
My 1st gen iPad Mini is spec for spec, basically an iPad 2 (early 2011 spec) and it's still getting updates 5 years on. 9.2.1 was the most recent and it runs like it did when new, never noticed any slow down whatsoever.
Thanks OP. Got a few from Sainsburrys Cheltenham. They have got a few more in stock. Hope it helps.
Coventry canley has a load in stock and also maypole Birmingham
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r3m1xn9

You can you get the internet on the Isle of Wight?



Only if the horses have been fed so they can power the mill
s24adm

Never understood people who claim this - if this happened to me I'd … Never understood people who claim this - if this happened to me I'd assume something went wrong in the upgrade and tried restoring the device again.My 1st gen iPad Mini is spec for spec, basically an iPad 2 (early 2011 spec) and it's still getting updates 5 years on. 9.2.1 was the most recent and it runs like it did when new, never noticed any slow down whatsoever.



The iPad 3rd Generation was probably the worst offender by far, I know because I have one. It's simply shocking with iOS 8 and above.
None in newbury =( looking to upgrade ipad 4
There are 2 left in Oldham sainsburys
Got one in Lincoln!!
Saw these in Norwich Long Water & Pound Lane stores. Had the official leather smart flip cases reduced from £60 to£20 too.
s24adm

If space is an issue with regards to storing videos locally then you can … If space is an issue with regards to storing videos locally then you can always get something like this:http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Apple-iOS-OTG/PhotoFast/Photofast-Apple-Lightning-to-Micro-SD-Card-Reader---Blackand add up to 128GB to any iOS device you also get lightning memory sticks (similar to otg/usb memory sticks/drives/pens whatever you call them)



Hi s24adm,

Sure - you could probably use something like this to store videos.

I remember having a lot of magazine subscriptions through Newsstand, and it was simply frightening how much space they needed - I think GQ alone took up something like 12GB. Okay, you don't need to download them all and keep them on the device, but - if you're willing to pay for content to get the most out of the device - then deleting and re-downloading stuff will get quite painful.

Furthermore, I don't think iOS will let you move apps onto your external storage? So you'll still be limited by the internal storage for games and media through apps (e.g. offline Amazon Prime Video), which makes even £213 for a two-year-old tablet seem like a bit of a poor deal.
Many thanks OP just picked 1 up from Sainsburys Morecambe. They had 2 left about an hour ago.
s24adm

Never understood people who claim this - if this happened to me I'd … Never understood people who claim this - if this happened to me I'd assume something went wrong in the upgrade and tried restoring the device again.My 1st gen iPad Mini is spec for spec, basically an iPad 2 (early 2011 spec) and it's still getting updates 5 years on. 9.2.1 was the most recent and it runs like it did when new, never noticed any slow down whatsoever.




Mine is at a standstill

ipad mini was released more like 3 years and a bit ago

The first generation iPad Mini was announced on October 23, 2012, and was released on November 2, 2012

Edited by: "pew41" 11th Feb 2016
I own an Air and an Air 2 and it seems the original Air is better, although the specs say otherwise.
david_robinson94

The iPad 3rd Generation was probably the worst offender by far, I know … The iPad 3rd Generation was probably the worst offender by far, I know because I have one. It's simply shocking with iOS 8 and above.


Most people don't seem to see this! A friend who I sold my iPad 2 to still finds it just as good as when she first acquired it.

Unlike most Android devices - where support runs out pretty swiftly - Apple keep supporting devices 5 years old (and beyond!)

I currently own a 64Gb iPad Air and I would say that £212 is a good price for the 16Gb model! If you can find any!




Edited by: "BrianM" 11th Feb 2016
just bought two one , they have plenty in Newcastle but only space grey or silver
roberts432

just bought two one , they have plenty in Newcastle but only space grey … just bought two one , they have plenty in Newcastle but only space grey or silver



where abouts in newcastle? heaton is my local store
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