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Deals: Apple's 2018 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Hits Low Price of $799 for 64GB Wi-Fi ($200 Off)

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Amazon has introduced a few new discounts on the 2018 iPad Pro, with one particularly notable sale on the 64GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch model. You can get this iPad Pro for $799.00, down from $999.00 right now on Amazon, a best-ever price among the major Apple resellers online.

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There are a few improvements on the 2020 iPad Pro models compared to those from 2018, like upgraded internals and camera, but for anyone mainly shopping with price in mind, opting for a 2018 model could be worth it to save money. At $799.00, this price is now the cheapest entry level price point a new model of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2018 has ever been.



There are a few other notable discounts for the 2018 iPad Pro, which we've rounded up below. The 256GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch model is $944.00 at Tiger Direct, down from $1,149.00, which is another lowest price. For 11-inch 2018 models, the best deal right now is at Best Buy, where you can get the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Pro for $699.99, down from $799.00.

If you're still mainly looking for 2020 iPad Pro deals, we recently rounded up a few of these. One of the best all-around discounts is for the 128GB cellular 12.9-inch iPad Pro, priced at $1,098.25 on Amazon, down from $1,149.00. For even more iPad deals, head to our full Best Deals guide for iPad. In that guide we track the best discounts online for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

Article Link: Deals: Apple's 2018 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Hits Low Price of $799 for 64GB Wi-Fi ($200 Off)
 

calzon65

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It's a fantastic price and great value but still a lot of money for those who have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed themselves.
 
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rp2011

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As much as it sounds like a good deal, I wouldn’t spend good money on a brand new iPad pro with only 4 gigs of memory. Sounds like a lot of regret in the year to come
 
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FrozenShivers

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As much as it sounds like a good deal, I wouldn’t spend good money on a brand new iPad pro with only 4 gigs of memory. Sounds like a lot of regret in the year to come

This is for the 2018 64GB version which has 3GB not 4GB like all the 2020 pro models. 4GB is hardly low for an IOS device...
 
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Astonish_IT

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This is for the 2018 64GB version which has 3GB not 4GB like all the 2020 pro models. 4GB is hardly low for an IOS device...

3 GB? wern't all iPad Pro's came with 4 gigs of ram, even the 1st Gen 12.9? 3 gb is for the iPad Air 3 if i am not wrong.
 
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Bruce Oksol

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3 GB? wern't all iPad Pro's came with 4 gigs of ram, even the 1st Gen 12.9? 3 gb is for the iPad Air 3 if i am not wrong.
You are correct: 4 GB of RAM. From Cult of Mac: Most versions of the 2018 iPad Pro have 4GB of RAM. But not all. Units configured with 1TB of internal storage have 6GB of RAM. More RAM is part of Apple's promise that its latest tablet makes “working with multiple apps at once and moving between spaces quick and effortless.”
 
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hipnetic

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This deal sucks. As a couple of others have stated, you can get a brand new model with 128GB of storage (and the other minor upgrades that come with the 2020 model) for $100 more through the education discount (yes, not everyone technically qualifies), or you can keep checking/hoping for Apple's refurb store to sell this 2018 model for $699 ($829 for the 256GB version).

I'm in the market for a 12.9" model, and am willing to get the 2018 model, but this isn't the "deal" I'm looking for.

Edit: I seem to recall reading about the RAM being upgraded on the newer units, but I guess it didn't completely register with me. I wouldn't be in the market for a 1TB model, so that means that I'd be getting 4GB of RAM with the 2018 model vs 6GB with the 2020? That may be a compelling enough reason for me to just go with a new 2020 model, especially seeing as the 2018 models aren't (yet) being discounted much.
 
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xxray

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As others have said, not the best deal. This iPad was selling for $150 off a few months after its release, and now it’s only dropped $50 a year to year and a half later?
 
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coachgq

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Hmm, edu discount which nearly everyone can use gets you the 12.9 2020 $899, $100 more than this. Of the $100 you get an extra 64GB of storage, an extra 2GB of ram, 1 more GPU and better useless for most cameras.

that seems like well worth the $100.No sarcasm. I have the 2018 and am real happy with it but I’d be happy to get the extra ram and storage.
 
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cupcakes2000

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Hmm, edu discount which nearly everyone can use gets you the 12.9 2020 $899, $100 more than this. Of the $100 you get an extra 64GB of storage, an extra 2GB of ram, 1 more GPU and better useless for most cameras.

Nearly everyone? What are you talking about?

This deal sucks. As a couple of others have stated, you can get a brand new model with 128GB of storage (and the other minor upgrades that come with the 2020 model) for $100 more through the education discount (yes, not everyone technically qualifies), or you can keep checking/hoping for Apple's refurb store to sell this 2018 model for $699 ($829 for the 256GB version).

I'm in the market for a 12.9" model, and am willing to get the 2018 model, but this isn't the "deal" I'm looking for.

Edit: I seem to recall reading about the RAM being upgraded on the newer units, but I guess it didn't completely register with me. I wouldn't be in the market for a 1TB model, so that means that I'd be getting 4GB of RAM with the 2018 model vs 6GB with the 2020? That may be a compelling enough reason for me to just go with a new 2020 model, especially seeing as the 2018 models aren't (yet) being discounted much.

Saving 200 is a lot of money for many people. And as an owner as one, the 2018 12.9 iPad Pro still screams along and will be extremely useful - as useful as the new one if that’s your only option, for many years. Both will be superseded be the next one way before either are useless.
If you can afford a new one then that’s obviously better. If you want a bargain then there is certainly nothing wrong with this deal.
 
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Ghost31

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Hmm, edu discount which nearly everyone can use gets you the 12.9 2020 $899, $100 more than this. Of the $100 you get an extra 64GB of storage, an extra 2GB of ram, 1 more GPU and better useless for most cameras.

which ever one can use? How can I use the discount?
 
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UbuntuFu

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Hmm, edu discount which nearly everyone can use gets you the 12.9 2020 $899, $100 more than this. Of the $100 you get an extra 64GB of storage, an extra 2GB of ram, 1 more GPU and better useless for most cameras.

Yes and if you're patient & wait for the Back to School promo you should be able to score some free headphones. I'm hoping Airpods are being offered this summer.
 
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Alphazoid

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I'm currently debating whether to get the 2018 11" model for a discount of £69 off, or just go for the latest model. £69 seems weak, and i am genuinely surprised the 2018 models are still priced this close to the 2020 models. For £69 more i get more ram, double storage, latest camera and SoC. But i guess £69 could be used towards the Apple pencil.

Decisions decisions
 
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Sodium Chloride

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It's a fantastic price and great value but still a lot of money for those who have lost their jobs and are struggling to feed themselves.
Exactly, not to mention that you need to spend an extra $129 for the Apple Pencil gen 2 since your old one won’t work with the new iPad.
 
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tomsop

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Now is a bad time to purchase from Apple. They ship with UPS and UPS is experiencing severe delays. I am on day 3 of an overdue delivery and I do not see it coming today - not even sure it is coming tomorrow. I got my magic keyboard on time because they used FEDEX but UPS is a joke. They have a website with the name of that phrase and it documents all of the recent UPS delays. My iPad Pro has been on the truck for 5 days now and they still cannot get it to me.
 
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Sodium Chloride

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Now is a bad time to purchase from Apple. They ship with UPS and UPS is experiencing severe delays. I am on day 3 of an overdue delivery and I do not see it coming today - not even sure it is coming tomorrow. I got my magic keyboard on time because they used FEDEX but UPS is a joke. They have a website with the name of that phrase and it documents all of the recent UPS delays. My iPad Pro has been on the truck for 5 days now and they still cannot get it to me.

do they require you to sign for the package? Mine doesn’t but mine only cost 500 dollars. May be the more expensive iPad would require a signature?
 
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Relentless Power

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do they require you to sign for the package? Mine doesn’t but mine only cost 500 dollars. May be the more expensive iPad would require a signature?

No requirement for signing for your iPad. I had a $1200 MacBook Air delivered last week, and UPS left it directly at my front door. (I was home, but there was no e-signature required.)

If you’re concerned about that, then re-route your iPad to either be held at the UPS facility or have it delivered to a business/other residence where someone can sign for it.
 
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Wolfpup

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Hmm, edu discount which nearly everyone can use gets you the 12.9 2020 $899, $100 more than this. Of the $100 you get an extra 64GB of storage, an extra 2GB of ram, 1 more GPU and better useless for most cameras.

what do you mean almost everyone can get it?
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do they require you to sign for the package? Mine doesn’t but mine only cost 500 dollars. May be the more expensive iPad would require a signature?

oh crap, I hadn’t thought of the signature issue. They shouldn’t be doing that, and I’m not going to pick some things up either.
 
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