Deals: 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Hits New Low Price as New iPad Mini and Air Get Pre-Order Discounts

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Amid the launch of brand-new iPads this week, there are quite a few deals on older models for users who don't mind purchasing previous generation devices. Along with these sales, you can also save a bit of money when pre-ordering the new iPad mini and iPad Air at Best Buy this week.

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    The majority of the sales center on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from 2017, which Apple discontinued this week to make way for the new 10.5-inch iPad Air in this price range and screen size. For a detailed breakdown of the differences between the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Air, check out our comparison guide on the tablets.

    For the 2017 iPad Pro, you'll find lowest-ever prices among major Apple resellers like Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo in the list below.

    Older Models on Sale

    10.5-inch iPad Pro
    [*]Wi-Fi, 64 GB - $499.99, down from $649.00 / Best Buy and Amazon / $150 off, lowest price
    [*]Wi-Fi, 512 GB - $749.00, down from $999.00 / Amazon and B&H / $250 off, lowest price
    [*]Cellular, 64 GB - $629.99, down from $779.99 / Best Buy / $150 off, lowest price
    [*]Cellular, 256 GB - $779.99, down from $929.00 / Best Buy / $150 off, lowest price
    [*]Cellular, 512 GB - $899.00, down from $1,129.00 / Amazon and B&H / $230 off, lowest price
    9.7-inch iPad (2018)
    [*]Wi-Fi, 32 GB - $249.00, down from $329.00 / Amazon / $80 off
    [*]Wi-Fi, 128 GB - $329.00, down from $429.00 / Amazon / $100 off, lowest price
    [*]Cellular, 128 GB - $479.00, down from $559.00 / Amazon / $80 off, lowest price
    New Models for Pre-Order

    iPad mini 5
    If you're interested in the brand new fifth-generation iPad mini, Best Buy is offering a $25 discount on pre-orders of the tablet. You'll have to be a My Best Buy member to get the discount, and if you place your order you'll also get a free six-month subscription for Webroot Internet Security + Antivirus 2018 for three devices.

    There are multiple iPad minis available for the pre-order discount, including Wi-Fi and Cellular options, as well as both 64GB and 256GB storage options. The sale drops the cheapest iPad mini 5 to $374.99, from $399.99. Head to Best Buy to see the full list.

    Best Buy is also discounting the previous-generation iPad mini 4 in Cellular/128GB to a new low price of $379.99, down from $529.00 ($150 off). The Wi-Fi only models of the iPad mini 4 aren't being discounted at this time.

    You can also pre-order the new iPad mini at B&H Photo, Adorama, and Amazon, although these retailers do not offer any discounts this week. The new iPad mini is also available on, and will ship next week.

    10.5-inch iPad Air
    If you're interested in the larger-screened iPad Air, opportunities to pre-order the tablet have also opened up this week. Just like for the iPad mini, My Best Buy members can get $25 off pre-orders for the new iPad Air, placing the cheapest model (Wi-Fi, 64GB) at $474.99, down from $499.99.


    You can pre-order the new 10.5-inch iPad Air at B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon, and on Apple's own website. The new iPad Air will begin shipping next week.

    Head to our full Deals Roundup to check out more information on the latest Apple device sales.

    Article Link: Deals: 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Hits New Low Price as New iPad Mini and Air Get Pre-Order Discounts
  2. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    $500 iPad Pro 10.5” is a great deal. I’m really trying to resist that.
  3. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    Sorry, Best Buy. $25 off (iPad Mini) isn't enough to convince me to order from your horrible company. And foisting upon me a product that I actively don't want makes the offer even less attractive.
  4. KPandian1 macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2013
    I'll buy an iPad Pro if the 256 GB version is at this price - the 512 GB another $50.
  5. gnomeisland macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2008
    New York, NY
    That's a great deal on the 10.5" iPP! Might suggest a family member or two picking one up. For most uses the difference in speakers/screen will be more evident than the difference in processor speed.
  6. Bigskydoc macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2017
    That Mini 4 cellular seems like a heck of a deal though.
  7. Knightcastle macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2015
    Which would you buy if both $499... old Pro or new Air?

    I have the old Pro already. Don’t think I’d swap it.
  8. imola.zhp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    Mud Island (Memphis), TN
    After just a few months with an iPhone XS, coming from two years with a 7+, anything with a home button just seems ancient.
  9. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Old Pro. 120hz ProMotion and quad speakers is worth it cause I pretty much just use an iPad for media viewing and web browsing so I don't care for an updated CPU or GPU.
  10. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Just got done buying a 10.5” iPad Pro Space Gray 64GB model at Apple store.
  11. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    How much did you pay? If it was over $500 you need to return it and go buy the same thing at Best Buy
  12. txcoolio macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2019
    BEWARE IF YOU BUY NEW IPADS.. a cracked or faulty display will mean a need for a complete replacement of the device.. with no respite once you’re out of warranty

    my iPad Pro 10.5 suffers from a bright spot an inch from the home button which has affected many users as well.. an obvious hardware and manufacturing defect.. went down to the Apple store today and they said they can’t just fix iPad displays and have to get the whole device replaced for almost S$700..

    So many people with the same issue!! 24 pages on macrumors!!!

    very very disappointed in the brand and this is coming from a long time apple fan. Unreliable products being made nowadays

    Little wonder why they discontinued this model.. they need a repair program ASAP
  13. JSRinUK macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2018
    Greater London, UK
    I could have been tempted by this:
    - but here in the UK, that Amazon link doesn't even get us £4 off.

    I won't bother.
  14. missbing macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2015
    Verizon is offering $250 off the cellular version of the iPad mini 5 (probably the new iPad too, but didn't check) with a 2 year contract, so if you were going to get cellular service anyway it's a good deal.

    Also, ABT offers $25 off if you sign up for newsletters and there's no sales tax.

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