Local Apple storefront, iStore has announced that pre-orders for the new iPad Air are now open.

The new slate from Apple is going to cost you a pretty penny, with the 64GB iteration of the iPad Air WiFi carrying a price tag of R12 499.

Full pricing follows below.

iStore’s iPad Air pricing
Model 64GB 256GB
iPad Air WiFi R12 499 R15 499
iPad Air WiFi and Cellular R14 999 R18 199

Those are some rather large prices, though iStore does offer trade-ins.

In fact, you can trade-in up to five Apple devices to get an even bigger discount on your new slate. You can find out more about the trade-in offer and find out how much of a discount you can get here.

For those who want to purchase the iPad Air outright, you can place your pre-order here.

Unfortunately iStore hasn’t disclosed when we can expect delivery of the new iPad Air and that might be because nobody knows.

Heading to the official Apple website reveals that, we’re too early to place a pre-order as of 10:13 on Friday morning. We suspect we’ll know the release dates after 14:00 this afternoon.

Until then, perhaps hold off on a pre-order until you at least know when you’ll get your new tablet.