The new iPad Pros: price and release date


WWDC 2017 is on and Apple's opening keynote is behind us. At it, we were introduced to some really cool software improvements, but Cupertino also announced a few new hardware products. Among them is the refresh of the iPad Pro line!

The new slates come in two form factors — the ginormous, 12.9-inch behemoth makes a return, and a smaller sidekick comes around as well, but this time with a 10.5-inch screen. The two tablets are available for purchase on the Apple website right now and shipping should start within the next 5 business days. So, essentially, you should be able to get one next week.

As for price, the Pro models aren't budging. They are still premium-priced products but — at the very least — the base model starts with a 64 GB storage!

iPad Pro 10.5iPad Pro 10.5 CellulariPad Pro 12.9iPad Pro 12.9 Cellular
64 GB256 GB512 GB64 GB256 GB512 GB64 GB256 GB512 GB64 GB256 GB512 GB
$649$749$949$779$879$1,079$799$899$1,099$929$1,029$1,229

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iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • Display 10.5" 1668 x 2224 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10X Fusion, Hexa-core, 2380 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 8134 mAh
iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10X Fusion, Hexa-core, 2380 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 10891 mAh

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36 Comments

1. fatTony

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

My goodness, look at those prices.

11. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

as much as i like my apple products, you are certainly correct. That said, i thikn im going to be buying a pro first gen instead.

34. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

@fatTony. The 64gb and 256gb prices aren't so bad for the 10.5 wifi. The 256gb is pretty appealing actually. @PA Fix the comment section PLEASE! I hate having to edit for @s.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 812; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Tablets with Cheap quality older generation hardware at 1000$.... Surface tablet >>>>> 10 Kg of all Apple products ( iPad, iPad pro, MacBook, iMac )

3. Iodine

Posts: 1474; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Queh.... What's cheap quality in there ?

12. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

except the surface pro is not a master of any of them.

35. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

except surface pro is superior in anything and it has x86 ARHITECTURE!!! for the uneducated, it runs FULL WINDOWS APPLICATIONS!!!

30. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What's cheap quality and older generation hardware in these devices....???? Are you retarded you dumb cunt...??

4. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

I want that 120hz screen. Hopefully Pixel 2 or iPhone 8 will have it come fall.

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

One of the advantages of OLED and plasma over LCD is that they can have crazy refresh rates or don't need them. I wonder why mobile operating systems haven't made use of this yet.

25. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

not OLED, but yes for plasma. OLED has pretty much the same refresh rates as LCD. Plasma, on the other hand, was never viable for mobile porducts

27. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

"Refresh rate is important in a television that relies on LCD technology, just because of the way the individual pixels in an LCD light and amount of time it takes to change the light in LCD pixels, as well as the way the LED backlight works behind the LCD screen. The newer OLED display technology does not suffer from problems with motion blur, and refresh rate is not measured in OLED units." Got that from an article.

5. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Imagine, an iphone 8 with 120hz screen. With 512GB of internal storage......... Does android have an existing unit that could match the 512GB of internal storage?

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not internally, but let's be real--probably less than 1% of consumers prefer a phone with 256GB internal. The market for 512GB is pretty much non-existent at this point.

29. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Don't fall for the Apple Koolaid. They have many. Refresh rate OLED really scores highly over LCD with or without LED backlighting when it comes to refresh rate. An OLED panel is capable of a refresh rate of 0.001ms, up to a thousand times faster than LCD is capable. This results in smoother on-screen action with less judder and picture ghosting. There could still be artefacts due to the picture processing engine, but the refresh rate is not to fault. So in theory they IPhone 7s/8 doesn't really need a 120hz refresh rate,

6. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Who makes the screens for these?

8. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Is this a better deal than this Dell XPS 13-9365 2-in-1 and a mobile hotspot? the iPad12.9 has 512GB, but other than that...?? Intel Core 7th Generation i5-7Y54 Processor (Dual Core, up to 3.2GHz, 4MB cache,7W) Windows 10 Pro 256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive 8GB Memory 13.3 inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) InfinityEdge Touch Display Intel HD Graphics

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off, it is pointless to compare anything that run Windows, to anything that runs Android or IOS. It will never be fair x86 hardware is different vs ARM based hardware and they dont compare on any front. The application code is also very different. the CPU and GPU in ARM devices are a joke compared to whats available for Windows. I think anyone who just uses an iPAd for media consumption, would so better with a 2N1 Windows PC. You get the tablet form factor, all the media giants all have their apps available for Windows, some come with a stylus and so much more. Any windows tablet woudl be a better buy vs any arm tablet when you consider just price. But tits not a fair comparison because Windows PC's the 2N1 hybrids, are not tablets per se. They are a full Windows laptop, in a tablet form factor. But with them you get more. You get higher resolution displays, better displays, more features like windowing unlimited apps, you can customize the UI to your desired preference and the settings for apps are in the apps. then you can switch from desktop model, to tablet mode and use Windows store apps right along side desktop app all on the same device. I can't speak for others, but since buying the Surface, I have zero plans to every buy any ARM based tablet ever again. They are pointless. BEcause even if I buy a iPAd or Samsung Tablet as an example, I still have to own a Windows PC of some kind. After buying a Surface, I now dont need both devices. I get both in the same price range as an ipad. The iPad doesn't even come close to handling productivity the same way Windows does and it never will. Not just the iPad, any ARM based tablet will never be what a Windows tablet is.

15. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

so then, since i've been lurking on this site quite a while and have read many of your posts, would you agree that i'd do much better with the 2N1 and a hotspot that the iPad Pro?

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

"The iPad doesn't even come close to handling productivity the same way Windows does and it never will." Since your full time job is writing stupid huge comments, I think an iPad 1st generation is sufficient for you.

21. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I guess you don't realize ARM out performs low and X86 hardware already and is improving at a much faster rate than Intel. You also must not realize there will be windows devices running on ARM before the end of the year. As an owner of a surface pro, I must also say there is still room for Android/iOS. The interface on Windows 10 isn't very good for touch, the keyboard is a joke. Surface also weights more, has shorter battery life, and runs hotter. My Android tablets are better for touch based gaming by far, and better for drawing/sketching and just sitting on my couch browsing.

26. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

what's low level? Intel atom? if that's the case, yes you are correct. But most Windows tablet in the 800USD price range using intel core m5/m7 even i5 processor which pretty much crush all ARM precessor really.

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Edit: This is a reply to no.26 I don't think the Intel M-series crushes Apple's A10X chipset in the iPad Pro. Neither does the Core i5-7Y54 in the Dell XPS 13-9365 2-in-1 mentioned by Greenmule in comment no.8. Therefore, I think A10X is a better choice then any of M chipsets, or the core i5 mentioned in the paragraph above. As far as benchmarks go, it seems to be true.

36. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Amazing how the Apple chips are still gaining 30% performance a year while the Core i-chips are still in single figures. The Intel chips also tend to need a fair bit of cooling whereas every iPad has been passively cooled without any problems. I wonder how long these 30% gains can continue. Intel must be getting scared. Mobile chips catching up on one side and AMD catching up on the higher performance/desktop side.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

IPad sales will drop even more. There is no way I would pay $1000 for any tablet that uses ARM hardware. 512GB of storage on an iPad? Seems like a waste. 256GB is enough on any ARM base device. $1000 for a cellular enabled iPad is nothign but greed. Apple has lost not only their way, but their minds. I look forward to reading iPad sales drop double digits again. If it had OSX on it, I'd pay $1000, as long as it had Intel hardware. No product with ARM chips is worth $1000, from Apple, LG, Samsung or anyone else. ARM limits what apps can do. These iPAd cost Apple less than $300 to make. Certainl;y not worth or have a retail value of $1000. The original Tab S, at 10.5 still does way mor ethan the iPad. It 16:9, 2560x1600, microSD up to 256 with Android 5.x, SuperAMOLED, allows for multiple user accounts on one device and more. Apple is done!

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

"Apple is done!" Keep dreaming....

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I wouldn't put much stock in techies comment.

10. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

edit post 8 the advertisement for the Dell claims that there is a pen with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. the Dell screen is only 400 nits and 1,000 to 1 contrast ratio.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

that 400 nits in numbers will be just as bright as 1000 nits on a smartphone.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wow, what beefy price tags I see above... So glad I ain't vested in Apple's ecosystem, FFS.

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