Sprint starts selling the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Major carrier Sprint has just announced that it has started to sell the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets today. Both tablets are now available for purchase online, but Sprint confirmed they would arrive in stores next week, on June 13.

The slates come with support for LTE Advanced, along with an embedded Apple SIM. However, you'll have to purchase the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, two of the accessories that could go along with these new iPads.

As far as prices go, there are multiple options for customers who want a particular iPad model. For example, the 64GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro is available at Sprint for $0 down and $32.50 per month for 24 months or $779.99 outright. The 256GB variant costs $879.99 (or $100 down and $32.50 for 24 months), while the 512GB version is priced at $1079.99 or $200 down and $36.67 monthly payments for 24 months.

Customers who decide to go for the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro will have to come up with $929.99 (or $100 down and $34.59 monthly for 24 months) for the 64GB model. The 256GB version can be bought for no less than $1029.99 (or $200 down and $34.59 monthly payments for 24 months), whereas the most expensive variant, the 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available for $1229.99 (or $300 down and $38.75 per month for 24 months).

Keep in mind that some iPad models will now ship by July 15, which means they were more popular among customers or Sprint hasn't been able to secure enough stock.

source: Sprint



1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Who's buying one??

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Someone will. Not enough has changed. God knows I wished I kept my iPad Air. That was the best model after the iPad 3. I'm burned out on these stupid non-standard resolutions. Why not use 2560x1600...1668x2224 is stupid. What good is a 16:9 capable display, when you don't even use a 16:9 resolution? I'm so disappointed in the iPad Pro 9.7, that I already told the wife, you need to take really good care of this one; because I won't ever be buying another iPad. I've already swore off buying another Android tablet too. The original Tab S 10.5 was awesome. The Note 12.2 was awesome. But Samsung refused to really up[grade either. The Tab S is stuck at 5.01, while the Note 12 did get 5.01. But they didn't change the UI on either. They didn't add any features, except under the hood improvements and that pissed me off too. I paid $850 for the Note 12.2, and Samsung went a full 2 years before finally bring Lollipop. They basically abandoned both the Tab S and Note 12. For the Note, they didnt even come out with a new model. Now that the Tab S is like the iPad, I don't want it anymore either. The only Apple tablet I will ever buy would have to be running OS X. I will never buy another ARM based tablet from any OEM. Must be Intel, must run a desktop OS. I'm done with tablets that basically run smartphone apps. And iPad or any other tablet is not worth more than $500 tops. They don't do what PC's do, well at least the iPad doesn't and thus it shouldn't coast as much as a PC. !/2 the capabilities should be 1/2 the price. The Surface starts at $799. Compare a 799 Surface to a 799 iPad and see which one lacks any depth.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

OH MY.......!!!!!

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

#4 he can't answer with a few sentences. He must type essays like a medical college student. God only knows what's inside his head.

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL. Not the response you were expecting, no? Regarding your original question, I think I'll be getting the 10.5", if there will be no iPad minis coming.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I wasn't expecting a summer holiday assignment for asking 'What is your name?'. If you get the gag! Btw, I don't think Apple is eager to release any iPad Mini soon. You better get your hands on the 10.5" ASAP, as it might sell out quickly.

12. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

It wouldn't of hurt if Apple had the same resolution for both 10.5 and 12.9 versions. Maybe they want apps to fit the the different sizes for different resolutions and not merely to stretch icons and stuff for bigger screens. Yeah, it's time Samsung did another Note Pro 12+ inch.

20. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

As usual fake news, fake arguments etc. You are a simple lier.

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Nah. I'm good with iOS 11.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

According to GSMARENA and the spec list,http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8716&idPhone2=7984 - the 9.7 and 10.5 are basiclaly identical hardware-wise with exception ofg screen size, resolution, and s light tweak to the cameras...with the front going 7MP from 5MP and the rear goign from 2.2F to 1.8F, and the CPU. Nothing else has changed other than what iOS11 is bring, which are some nice things, but not enough for the higher cost.

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014


5. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

I'll stick with my $150 Nextbook, 11.6" 64gb and a keyboard

6. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Tablet is made for holding in hand to read book, comic, or watch short YouTube video. I think 10.5 is too big and heavy and it is too small if use as desktop.

15. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Well, keep in mind that the 10.5 iPad Pro is just a bit larger then the iPad Air 2, if that helps to put things into perspective. As for "desktop" use, the 12.9 is perfect IMO.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keeping my 12.9 Pro. I love that device, and it has the better version of iOS. My wife got me the 256 gig model and an Apple Pencil for Xmas, so I'm keeping it for 2-3 years.

9. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I agree. There is absolutely no reason to upgrade any tablet yearly. Also, with the way Apple updates their devices, 3 years is absolutely doable.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not a priority right now. Air 2 still getting the job done. Typing on it right now. Hell with desktop glitchy pc.

11. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Show us the A10X benchmarks already!!!

14. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I really like the new iPads, Apple didn't disappoint. Still though, a reason to upgrade from the original 12.9? Nah. Hardware wise the iPad Pro was perfect to begin with, its software where it fell on its face. But iOS 11 has given the iPad so much more potential, I'm in love with the new slide-up dock and better multitasking abilities such as drag and drop and a more flexible split screen. Not to mention a damn file system at last! Not much of a reason for me to upgrade apart from that fantastic 120hz screen and the beast A10x fusion chipset.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

And the massively improved camera. But a deciding factor only if you plan to utilise it.

19. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Yeah, I game on my iPad Pro. So the upgraded 120hz screen and processing power are the only deciding factor for me. I've never considered the camera on it awful, It can take decent videos and photos. Though, I restrain myself from using it in public. I dont want to become one of "those" people.. I wouldn't utilize the new camera very much, even If i did have it.

22. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

The 120Hz screen is actually a massive improvement and feels extremely good to use according to all the people who have seen it in person. But you are still better off waiting for next years iPad which will likely get a new design and feature a OLED display.

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