Apple iPad Pro prices said to range between $799 and $1129 depending on storage and connectivity

Apple iPad Pro prices said to range between $799 and $1129 depending on storage and connectivity
Today at 10 AM Pacific/1PM Eastern time, Apple biggest press event of the year is scheduled to kick off. We've often talked about the various devices that the company might unveil, but with just a few hours to go until the event starts, one of the most reliable sources when it comes to reporting on upcoming Apple products has brought forward a range of details concerning the often-rumored Apple iPad Pro.

If the source turns out to be accurate, then the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro will be priced somewhere between the price of the 11-inch MacBook Air and the price of the Retina MacBook.

Allegedly, the base Apple iPad Pro (Wi-Fi only) model will come with 32GB of internal storage space and will be priced at $799, which is $100 more expensive than the 128GB Apple iPad Air 2. Moving further up the pricing range, the 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Pro will allegedly cost $899, while the 128GB version is said to be priced at $999. 

According to the source, the LTE-enabled iPad Pro models will cost $130 more compared to the Wi-Fi only versions. This means that the most tricked-out iPad Pro, the 128GB model with LTE connectivity, will be priced at a whopping $1129. If this turns out to be accurate pricing info, then the maxed out Apple iPad Pro will be just slightly cheaper than the base Retina MacBook model.

We're very curious to learn what the Apple iPad Pro can do and if the capabilities of the large-screened, productivity-oriented slab will justify what seems to be a steep pricing scheme. What do you guys think?

source: 9to5Mac

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36 Comments

1. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Without OS X or 3:2 display aspect ratio, this will be useless

3. gaming64 unregistered

Not to mention dumb as f*ck storage options.

8. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Far too expensive for a Ipad Fat, but the sheep will be in line to be robbed

2. gaming64 unregistered

HAHAHAHA. No! I'm not buying something that cost me $700 and above just to get 32 GB of free storage. I used to hate purchasing my brand new laptop but now I think it's worth it. #iGreed.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2809; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha ipdad pro....Fail!

5. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Why would someone buy this instead of Surface pro is beyond me.

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2809; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Because ifans are blind!

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because people are stupid.

6. LeeJake

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

definitely an expensive piece of sh*t, but still a huge profit for as*pple.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Profit? No one is going to buy that oversized limited piece of crap. Its a 12" iPad that took 5 years and 6 models to finally get something as simple as splitscreen.

28. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You're forgetting its Apple. All thy need is Apple logo.

32. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 647; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It is made for companies and not private consumers. I am pretty sure that Apple developed this before the background of cooperation with IBM. And companies have money.

33. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Noone ok; lets wait and see; first month, it will sell in millions.

9. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Apple is going after Surface Pro... interesting.

10. foreverjin08

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

This is a wrong product that should not appear in the market.

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

In general, I absolutely agree that from what we know now (could change after the announcement), the Surface Pro 3 is the better product. That being said, the Achilles heel of the Surface Pro 3 is battery life. If an iPad Pro could give brutally amazing battery life, and some quality office features, I could definitely see it working as a viable desktop alternative in more than a few companies.

12. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

If it doesn't run OSX, then how is this a viable DESKTOP alternative? I think a device should have the ability to install software for it to even be considered a desktop replacement.

14. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It doesn't need to though. I'm not talking about it being a desktop alternative to a home user, I literally mean in an office environment where people use the web, email and office apps. It doesn't need a desktop OS to replace the traditional desktop in a lot of offices.

22. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

But that is so stupid. Even the most basic laptop under 400 can handle web, email and office programs too. Why would you need to shell out SO MUCH money for some really, really basic tasks. It is so beyond me.

30. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

There is a lot of appeal to companies in regards to easy to setup, easy to maintain, easy to control and easy to service devices though. It helps with security and simplicity, and even with a higher purchase price, could have lower maintenance costs overall. Again, just playing devil's advocate here.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Surface is a full desktop PC shoved into a tablet. It uses a desktop processor. It sint goign to have iPad batterylife. In fact you have to be non-tech savvy to even compare the 2 in the same sentence. The ipad uses an ARM processor. They dont use power like x86 chips do. They are nowhere near the same class of CPU. Even though Intel does make low voltage mobile CPU's, you have to consider the applications and how powerful they are. Windows has far more services running in the background compared to an ARM based computer. In fact I would go as to say, ALL ARM based tablets suck because they are simply to limited. Even with Office it is not as good as a PC. I wished teh carriers had the Surface Pro vs selling these sense toy tablets. I would rather pay $800 for a Surface Pro vs the Note Pro I have now.

23. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm not disagreeing. The Surface Pro line is absolutely the superior product in most ways. I'm just saying that I can see quite a few companies (tech startups for example) shift to an iPad Pro as the device will likely do exactly what they need (web, email, office) in a controlled way with great battery life. I'm not saying it's a great idea, just that I can actually see it happening.

13. MSi_GS70 unregistered

I really want to know how many STUPID ppl gonna keep buying this.. ! Ppl are so stupid has.no idea how they been /gonna be ripped of..

15. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. People - give me reasons why should I consider oversized iPod Touch over this: http://www.amazon.com/Newest-Model-Dell-Ultrabook-Computer/dp/B00RY4X8A4/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1441809516&sr=1-10&keywords=lenovo+yoga+3

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I bought my MBPr for around the same price and slaughters this with ease. :)

36. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Even better.

16. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Still, I bet my a** this will still sell like hotcakes, just because- Apple has it's LAAAA(insert 98 "A's" here)AAAARGE COMMUNITY, which mostly will buy everything with an apple on it, regardless of that if it's a good or a bad device.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it wont

29. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yes it will.

17. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

799 for 16gb base lol..

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