iPad How much will the iPad Pro cost?

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How much will iPad Pro 12.9 cost?

  1. Starts 599

    22 vote(s)
    24.2%
  2. Starts 699

    17 vote(s)
    18.7%
  3. Starts 799

    22 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. Starts 899

    13 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Starts 999

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
  6. Starts more than 999

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  7. It sucks

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    rMini starts at 399 and air starts at 499. I would say ipad Pro will start at 799 64gb, 899 128gb, and 999 256gb.
     
  2. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately it's not on track to be announced until next spring.

    Considering we have no idea exactly how "pro" it will be, it's hard to speculate. However your guess seems reasonable based on my wish list for the device. A "Pro" device is going to warrant a wider difference in starting price compared to Air vs. Mini. However if they get too close to the MBA they start to confuse their average Joe buyers.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  4. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is pure profit company; that is they only care about profits post-SteveJobs era so here are your prices:

    $649/$699 = 16GB
    $849 = 64GB
    $999 = 128GB

    it will not start at $499.
     
  5. mrex macrumors 68020

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    if there will be a basic line, air line and the pro, the pro will have high prices. i would say prices will start close to 1000 dollars. and there wont be 16gb models... but it depends on what pro means to apple...
     
  6. miketheappleguy macrumors regular

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    Without knowing what it is and what it does exactly it's hard to put a price on it.
     
  7. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I'm think $699 because of larger display and 8AX chip.
     
  9. JoeRito macrumors 6502a

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    And yet will it be worth any added expense? Bigger, less portable.... Same software as what's on your phone.
     
  10. MF878 macrumors regular

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    If it's simply a larger version of the same ideals (eg. Pro is to Air as Air is to mini), then it would be logical to assume that you get all the same models at $100 more than the equivalent Air, meaning it would start at $599.

    However, if the Pro is more than just a larger version of the same iPad concept (eg. some kind of 11" MacBook Air alternative, greater functionality than today's iPads), then I would expect it to start at say $699 or $799, positioning it above the regular iPads without causing higher capacity/cellular models to break $1000.
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    They won't make a 64GB (It's not enough space to have pro apps and content to work with, especially when apps have to store copies within their apps), it will be 128GB and onwards. And probably at $899-999. I was sculpting on my iPad Mini earlier today and it did fine with 512MB, but I bet you they'll be sticking 2GB in.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    It will have 2gb of ram.
    Base model will be 32gb.
    Price starting at $599.


    I'll come back to this post and see how close/far off I was lol.
     
  13. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I'm basically split between $100 or $200 more than an equivalent capacity iPad Air (I chose $599 in the poll after reading the thread :p). I'm not entirely convinced it will even have a 16 GB version (or whatever the lowest capacity of the iPad Air is at that time).

    I expect the resolution of the iPad "Pro" to be higher than 1024x768 points (maybe around 1366x1024 points) and I also expect an A8X. However I also think the iPad "Pro" won't be announced until 2015 H1 so that's some time for 20 nm prices and yields to improve.
     
  14. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i think people are getting swayed by the "pro" name. does nobody think the bigger ipad will actually be called the ipad plus (air plus)?
     
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    iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I think a name with a "Plus" suffix is more likely than "iPad Pro" due to the iPhone 6 Plus. I'm just used to writing and thinking "iPad 'Pro'" since the rumors have been calling it that.

    As for any extra features over the iPad Air, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few, like the iPhone 6 Plus over the iPhone 6 (I was honestly surprised that the 6 Plus has the iPad-like landscape view). However I don't think that an iPad "Pro" will be a laptop replacement, Surface-like device, or anything along those lines. I'm not ruling out pen input, but I think that if the iPad "Pro" gets it, it is likely to spread to the rest of the iPad line as another point of differentiation between the iPads and the iPhones.
     
  16. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Nah. I think it will be Pro.
     
  17. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Knowing Apple, the jump from 9.7" to 12.9" will likely cause (I think) a $200 price difference. I vote $699.
     
  18. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Is there any historical evidence where a product jumped 2-3 inches and Apple charged $200 more for it?
     
  19. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Me too. MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, and iPad Pro.

    Some of us ARE productive with our tablets. Get over it.
     
  20. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Are we assuming no additional features and just a larger screen?
     
  21. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I agree!

    I'm not one of those people, but I still agree! :D
     
  22. Traverse macrumors 603

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    None. But the jump from 4.7" to 5.5" caused a $100 jump so made an educated guess.
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I really want a Pro, but my max would be $599. Don't think I would pull the trigger at $699. Too much just for another iPad (already own 1).
     
  24. SeattlesFinest macrumors member

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    Guessing starting 100 less than the MBA and hopefully will be just about as powerful..
     
  25. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I don't know. If it's only $100 less than a MBA, why would you buy the iPad?

    I know they're two different products, but I believe they need to be separated by price a little more..
     

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