Apple discontinuing 10.5 pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by UnLiMiTeD558, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2009
    just curious is apple is going to be discontinuing the 10.5 pro model fairly soon or going to hold onto it for a bit now that the new models have been released. Im leaning towards a 10.5 pro more and more as I research but wondering if I should wait for a sale or grab it now before they discontinue it
  2. SnacksGU macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2018
    I don't think its getting discontinued soon. It allows Apple to feel good about their higher prices. :)
  3. XtremeArtists macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2018
    Wait for a sale. It will be around until at least Spring when they will update the iPad mini.
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    The Mini is dead. Apple is trying to place the iPad as a real PC replacement, that means apps being optimised for screens >9 inches. The iPhone X platform replaced the Mini.
  5. XtremeArtists macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2018
    iPhone X is not the same aspect ratio. It's not a suitable replacement. That is why the iPad mini will be introduced this Spring with Apple Pencil support.

    Regardless, the 10.5 is not being discontinued in the near future.
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    There almost certainly won't be a Mini or SE replacement for that matter next year. It's not in Apple's strategy. It wouldn't surprise me if Apple went the other way and introduced an even larger iPad at some point, maybe 15".
  7. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    Ming-Chi Kuo is usually pretty accurate with his reports, and he has stated Apple will be releasing an updated iPad mini late this year or early next year. He said it would have a lower cost panel, like the 2018 iPad does compared to the iPad Air 2.

    It would make sense for Apple to release the updated iPad mini in the spring next year like they released the 2018 iPad.
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    But I agree with everyone that iPad 10.5 is not going anywhere.
  8. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Did everyone not see the keynote slide? They specifically noted that the 10.5" pro is sticking around for $650 (The same price it was before.) It even has its own link/page on the main iPad site on My guess is it sticks around till the iPad Pro refreshes again next year.
  9. giggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012
    Are you people familiar with what I call “keep it around just in case some business or school district needs it” Apple products?

    The most egregious example was the 2012 Ivy Bridge 13” MBP with
    - Superdrive
    - full size ethernet
    - firewire
    - USB

    They keep that around for 4 years, the last of its kind.

    The iPad Mini 4 is another one of those.
    The 2014-2018 Mac Mini could also be considered one.

    As for the 10.5” iPad Pro I don’t know how long it’ll be around...the biggest threat to its long term existence is the pencil-enabled 2018 iPad 9.7” as the definitive heir of the home-button iPads..
  10. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    It’s a big jump to go from $329 to $799, so a $649 10.5” can still make a lot of sense. Plus, they will keep the A10X around for a couple more years, because it’s also used in the Apple TV 4K model.

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