12.9 pro on sale at best buy. yay or nay?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by detall, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. detall macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2012
    in the market for an ipad pro 12.9" 128gb for reading, watching movies, basic stuff. On sale at Best Buy for $800. Suggestions to wait until March or buy now
    Thank you
  2. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    It's pretty much confirmed they'll launch new iPads next March. The question is just whether the price is right now for you.

    Personally at this time I'd pay no more than $700 for a 128gb Wifi iPad Pro 12.9".
  3. Foggydog macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2014
    Left Coast
    I agree with MASOTIME. If you want the latest then wait until spring. As for the price, I'm loving mine so 800 is less that mine at 1078? Can't remember the exact price. Also, there may be after Christmas sales as a thought.
  4. Jessica08 macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2015
    Roll Tide
    I got the 12.9" inch at Target the week before Thanksgiving for around 15% off (got the wifi 128gb model and pencil for around $145 off). That was the best deal at the time that I could find, and I am in need of a new ipad. My original air only has 950mb of storage left, and it can slow and sluggish at times. Plus it's my Christmas present. :)

    I say if you need it now buy it now. It's not going to become obsolete anytime soon and just how big of an upgrade will the 12.9" receive in March? If you are happy with what you have and it is working well for you, then wait. If my Air wasn't running out of space and slowing down, I probably would wait (well I'm going back to school in January so I don't know if I could have waited).
  5. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    in exile
    That Best Buy deal is only $100 off. The best that I've seen is $150 (there might have been a $175 off sale at one point)

    $100 discount is "ok" but not great. Considering how Apple has been lately, it might be a good deal now if an update in March does something like removing the headphone jack.

    From a hardware perspective, the 12.9 iPad Pro is still a beastly tablet. It handles everything I throw at it without breaking a sweat.
  6. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    If u don't have any iPad , buy right now!!!! Or wait for march if u prefer. But, will you wait 3 months ?
  7. Synergie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Halifax, Canada
    Actually I even remember reading that the 12.9" will be downsized to 10"?

    The processor and RAM in the 12.9 will be fine for some time yet. Several years anyway.
  8. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    If you can wait, then wait. If the updated model appeals to you, then you can get it. If it doesn't, the price on the current model will likely drop even lower than what you're seeing now.
  9. ipulsecases Suspended


    Dec 9, 2016
  10. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Buy one from Swappa. That way you don't lose much value compared to what you paid once the new ones come out.
  11. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    If you want a tablet get an Ipad, I have a surface its a great laptop replacement but a lousey tablet, the tablet mode apps are not even close to their Ipad counterparts and there are not a wide variety of them. I still think Tablet mode on a Surface is an After thought

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