IPad Pro 12.9 Stock


macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 11, 2014
What is with the iPad Pro 12.8 stock? I'm debating on buying an old one instead of waiting for the iPad Pro 2, but it will not be in stores until April 17! Why a month?


macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2014
Usually an indication that a new iPad Pro 12.9 is in the pipelines. Retailers will let stock totally run down.

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
Why would the stock be so low then?
I can't speak for area. But I checked stores online in my area and it's widely available. Stock shortages doesn't necessarily indicate a Keynote is coming. There have been many times where hardware has been limited and has indication a refresh or a Keynote will happen.

Perhaps April is a possibility, but I think it might be Fall. Similar to how the 12.9 iPad launched in November 2015.


macrumors regular
May 23, 2006
There are basically none to be purchased in Scotland. I'm waiting for a refresh of the 12.9 IPP, and can hold off, as my current Air 2 is fine. I'm an amateur photographer and use Adobe Lightroom a lot. It's great on the Air 2 but I really want the larger 12.9" screen to showcase my photos. It will also be great for watching Netflix and Prime in hotel rooms in the evenings.... Come on Apple.. get your act together.


macrumors 6502
Jul 28, 2006
They've been mostly out of stock pretty much everywhere here in New Zealand for weeks now, and it seems to be a similar story in many parts of the world.

I initially assumed this meant a refresh was imminent, but they've now been in short supply for so long that I suspect it's not related to a refresh and it won't happen until the September to November timeframe (either at the same time as the new iPhones or more likely a few weeks later). I think Apple would have announced refreshed Pro models alongside the new iPad range if they had been ready to launch.

There's been some vague speculation that the stock shortage might be related to supply-chain problems rather than a deliberate stock run-down, but it's impossible to know for sure.

Personally, I've given in waiting and ordered a new iPad Pro 12.9 this week. I can't see any significant advantage in a possible bezel-free design, and any performance increases aren't likely to make a difference to real-world use for me, so I'm going with the current model.


macrumors regular
Jun 8, 2010
There's not many 12.9 around. I checked Kijiji, Craigslist, etc.....
Imho it's because this big tablets are not in high demand. To big and expensive for the average consumer.
Apple didn't even bother make different colours for the smart cover on the 12.9.
I wouldn't buy a 12.9 inch ipp atm, to risky. It's been around for a long time and it's a first gen product. It's likely going to be completely redesigned and you will take a massive hit on the resale value of the current 12.9 ipp.
They might also reduce the price on them? After all the crap they took on the new MBP.
They just released a new ipad. If they were going to release the new ipp that would of been a great time to do it.
Samsung set a date for the release of the S8. This is a great time for Apple to hit with the new ipp, they would still the show.
Who knows

rui no onna

macrumors G3
Oct 25, 2013
You're damn lucky lol :D
I shouldn't read these forums... Just makes me even more impatient. Enjoy your new pad when you get it.
Lol, waiting impatiently here, too.

I want the 256GB LTE model (or heck 512GB if Apple by some miracle releases one) and I've yet to see a decent sale on those. Don't fancy paying full retail ($1,129) for more than one year old tech.
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