iPad Air 3 mini Pro 9.7" pricing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Network33, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Network33 macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2013
    I've been trying to get an idea of where the upcoming iPad Pro 9.7" is going to be priced.

    Currently iPad starting prices (USD)
    • Mini 2 $269
    • Mini 4 $399
    • Air $399
    • Air 2 $499
    • Pro 12.9 $799

    Assuming the 1st Gen Air goes away, will we get a new Air 3 at $499? or does the Air 2 stick around at $499 or even drop to $399? If the Air 2 stays at $499 does that price the Pro 9.7" at $599? Or does the Pro 9.7" start at $499 and Air 2 drops to $399?

    What are your thoughts?
  2. Heat_Fan89 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2016
    If the rumored storage bump is true and it starts out at 32GB, I can see the price starting at $599.
  3. Ries macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2007
    Same price as current iPad Air 2 or i'll keep my iPad Air for another year. I am already reluctant to upgrade due to little usage and a higher price would make that a no go.
  4. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2014
    Interesting question, hadnt really thought about it. I'd guess $599 for the 9.7" Pro, $200 cheaper than the 12.9", and basically they can market it as a more professional alternative to the more consumer focused Air 2, for $100 more.
    Air 2 would stay at $499 (and [maybe] Air 1 at $399.) I really think that Apple needs to keep the Air 2 around cause it is a very great tablet, typing on it right now ;) Not everyone wants a Pro device, most people looking for/using an iPad are simply consuming media (although I'll mention I do textbooks and sometimes even write papers for school on my Air 2 without issue)
    That's my guess.
  5. Arline macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2010
    Makes sense. $599 for 9.7-inch Pro starting at 32GB. Keeping Air 2 at $499, or even better releasing a simple upgrade to it with A9, faster touch ID, upgraded WiFi & LTE and release it as Air 3 for $499 and push Air 2 to the $399 category.
  6. Bentron macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    Let's hope its not $50 dollars per character if that is the name of it! ;)
  7. Arline macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2010
    I'll be happy with $649 as long as it has all the "Pro" features, including the resolution of the Pro.
  8. Network33 thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2013
    Well looks like we got the answer. $599 32GB/$749 128GB/$879 128GB+Cellular


    I was going to wait and see what the pricing was going to be. I'm may go to t-mobile and get a 12.9" IPP with Jump on Demand and go from there. The only thing that would change my mind is if the rumor is wrong and the Ipad Pro 9.7" starts at $499.
  9. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Great....they're killing me with LTE only being available on the highest end model. They did this with the iPad pro and I was kind of nervous they'd do the same thing with the standard iPad. And they went ahead and did it. Damnit, damnit, damnit. :(

    So now what should have cost me about $700-$750 or whatever will be closer to $900 bucks. For an iPad. Fail.

    Tablet sales are slowing, people aren't upgrading, etc, etc. that's what you keep hearing. So....why would they do this? Ahh fooey. Guess I'm out then.

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