You can now buy Apple's ginormous iPad Pro and even have it engraved for free

You can now buy Apple's ginormous iPad Pro and even have it engraved for free
It's been a couple of months since Apple announced the super-sized iPad Pro. With its 12.9-inch screen, and a choice of optional accessories, such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, the slate seems to be targeted at professionals, who want to have the freedom of a tablet's touch interface, but still be able to sit down and use it as a laptop from time to time. Well, if you have been sitting at the edge of your seat, waiting to order one of these Mac Pro-sized tablets, you can now do it straight from Apple's website.

The iPad Pro comes in two storage variants – 32 GB and 128 GB. Of these, only the 128 GB version offers a cellular connectivity variant. You can check their prices in the nifty table below. The tablet comes in three of the classic Apple colors – Space Grey, Silver, and Gold – there is no Rose Gold for the super-sized slate, at least not this year around. You can, however, customize it a little bit further, as the order process takes you through an "engraving" step. You can have a custom piece of text etched into your iPad Pro's back — above the Apple logo — for free. We know this sounds tempting, but let us suggest you also plan ahead and consider how your engraving may affect the item's resale value.

So, here are the prices. Do remember that the accessories are separate purchases! Any takers?

32 GB Wi-Fi
128 GB Wi-Fi
128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular
Apple Pencil
Smart Keyboard
$799
$949
$1,079
$99
$169

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iPad Pro
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 10307 mAh

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33 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Engraved free? Is this a fake promotion???

9. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Would rather get the Core i5 Surface Pro 4 over this overpriced toy with a mobile OS.

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Anything running Windows that cost $1600 is a ripoff!

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Sooooo does that also go for OS X? Here is the difference. if you buy a Windows PC that costs $1600, it actually has top end hardware inside, but not with the Mac for example. I have a laptop in front of me that was $1600. Here is what I have. It has a 256GB Samsung SSD, 16GB of RAM, 1TB Samsung SSD, BluRay Writer/Reader, 17" display, backlite keyboard, dual CPU's from Nividia and Intel, 3USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Beats Audio with quad speakers and dual subs, sdcard reader, fingerprint reader and it wights in at about 4.5lbs. On a Mac you wont get anywhere near those specs. Oh and the i7 inside? 2.7Ghz that Turboboosts up to 3.4GHZ. I don't care if you love Apple. Love them until you're pushing up daisies, but no Apple product brings to the table the exact same benefits in hardware or software at the same level. Windows has over 1Million application available. In fact I can run applications from Windows 95 on todays Windows PC, can you do the same with a Mac? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X86 hardware is cheap due to so many OEM's who use Windows. Yet Apple still jacks up the costs by as much as 60% over a comparable Windows option. The first clue that an iFan is a total and complete idiot, is when they try to compare their stuff to anything else. They don't compare on any level. I can still go into any store that sells hardware and software blindfolded and 95% of the items I pickup will all work on a Windows PC and less than 5% will work on a Mac. With all that compatibility, I'd say you are the fool that's getting ripped off. You are a complete idiot to compare. Apple is in a unique position making their own hardware and software which they for the most part are terrible at. Considering Windows has 15 times the user base and yet have less problems vs Mac users is staggering. Wide up fool. Like what you like, but don't care your walled up sh!t to where the grass is actually greener. After all if sales are the metric to say how good somethign is, why is it in over 30 years Apple has less than 150M Mac users while Windows has 1.4B users? Why does Apple only have 800M peopel using iOS devices and they hit mobile first and a company that came 2 years later has over 1.3Billion users already. It's not better, unless it is. Windows and Android are better for several reasons. Cost efficiency, flexibility, endless choice and easy adoption. None of those can apply to nearly everything Apple sells.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Hey its an iPad PRO. The pro is for how much of a professional it can be at taking your money. There is no 64 gb version. It starts at 32 gb and then your ONLY upgrade option is 128 gb for an additional $200, since there is no expandable storage on this device. Yet its a PRO.

20. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

25. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Tiny Note 5 (SM-N920i) is up to 18% faster overall in Geekbench, so not that impressive. And no, single core is irrelevant for Android. My 4.5 year old S2 would rarely use a single core, let alone now in 2015.Https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/4149721?baseline=3599506

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

For comparison, it performs better than the m3 in the SP4, but worse than the i5 in the SP4 Very impressive hardware, if only it run MacOS ... m3 SP4http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/4088836 i5 SP4http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/4066292

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1489; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The fact that apple is giving away something free suggest that pricing for this iPad is highway robbery. I'm sticking with my iPad Air 2 and just buying a Surface book.

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Engraving on Apple products has always been free, as far back as I can remember, anyway. I have a couple of old iPods that were engraved for free.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

The problem with iPad Pro is this: -It can't do all the desktop stuff, so you still need a PC/Mac for that. -If you already have PC/Mac and you want to get a device for entertainment, why not to get more portable/affordable iPad Air 2?

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or why even get an overpriced iPad at all when there are lower costing solutions that do more and so it better?

23. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Android tablets offering this year is very disappointing to bs honest The only viable option is the Sony Z4 Tablet

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I be thinking the normal basic surface 3 is the best cheap tablet as it runs a full OS for less than an iPad Air 2

5. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Well, I really would like to see how Apple has messed up with both nvidia and intel thanks to the TSMC manufactuered A9X superchip. Mainly interested in ridiculously high efficiency that this is supposed to bring.

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nope just interested in trolling ppl nothing more you are! This oversized crap is overpriced as well i stick with my ipad air 2.

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

$799 for just a stretched out iPad Air. Not a good buy.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

For the price, it better give free blowjobs too.

11. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

To iGays? Oh sh!t

15. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

It went from iSheep to iGays. Interesting.....

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Grow up, dude. Throwing around homophobic insults doesn't make you funny or cool.

29. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I ain't insulting! I simply stated a fact; Apple's boss, Tim Cook declared publicly that he is "proud to be gay"! Google it. So why you trying to be smartass? If i had said "To iSheeps?", i would been throwing insults, but i didn't! So grow up! *meh*

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm not trying to be a smartass. I'm dead serious. If you can't see why the term you used might be insulting, then I can't help you.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

We can only dream of a world where the iPad Pro (and other products) are converted to the exchange rate of their destination country. I would be more likely to pay £525 for the iPad Pro but instead it is £679/$1031

12. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I've Surface Pro 3 i5 4 GB model which is more than a year old but it's still a much much better choice than this iCrap!

13. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

No thank you, Apple. I'll wait until the Air 3.

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

- Almost same price as an surface pro 4 - Does Not run full desktop OS but claims it can replace a desktop running OS device - Pen isn't free so buying it makes it almost same price as pro 4 - Pen cant be stored anywhere like the magnetic one on pro 4 - The apps that utilize its pen are childish and only serious ones are for digital artists. So it excludes graphic designers etc. While pro 4 can smoothly run full fledged photoshop CC and anything else. - Has a single connecting port that only use is to charge it meanwhile pro 4 has USB 3 port, display port, sd slot, and can directly and easily connect to any external device. You want to enjoy amazing iOS apps and games? The ipad air is more than great. This is a product with only aim at digital artists and no one else.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple really didn't think this through. I thought Steve Jobs was suppose to have left a roadmap for products for Apple to work with. I simply don't see Steve Jobs releasing this device, unless it was x86 and ran OS X. If they had did that, it would easily be worth $800-1000. I'm not going to pick on Apple. The Galaxy Note Pro is no different, but at least it came with a pen and expendible storage. I just sold mine for slighlty more than 1/2 what I originally paid. It's a novelty at best. When you consider what a tablet can do and what the asking prices are, when you start getting to $700 territory, to look at any device not using x86 is stupid. ARM tablets are too under powered for what they costs. This iPad pro and Samsung's Note pro aren't worth more than $600 tops. They are just over-sized smartphones for the most part. At least Samsung brought a bit more to the tablet. They included the pen, it offers splitting the screen for 4 apps not just 2 as they offer this years prior has expendable storage and a open file system so you can be productive by carrying your own stuff and not having to pay to store stuff on someone elses server. But even with all that, it wasnt worth 749/849. So Apple offers none of that so how is it worth any more? If you spend $700 on a tablet, that's stupid. I did it and it was stupid. I sold it and I'm getting a real computer...Surface. I dont care how much money I have, even if I was Bill Gates rich, there are still things not worth what they cost. You have to compare them side by side. Compare this with any Windows based tablet and see what you get. By the time you buy a 4G enable iPad Pro, get the pencil and a keyboard, you already exceeded the costs of a Mac Air which is also a toy in my opinion and you are near getting a Macbook 15".which would be a much better buy considering its an x86 PC and does way more.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Arm processors are not under powered. They are getting faster and faster all the time. Not to mention they are much more power efficient then any Intel processor.

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